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Prevent Thunderstorm Damage to Your Property

Thunderstorms are most likely in the spring and summer months so the experts at American Modern Insurance Group offer homeowners these tips to protect their properties and families. “When it comes to thunderstorms, thoughtful planning and preparation are essential,” said … Continue reading

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Disrupt Your DIY Mindset

When it comes to home improvements I’ve changed the way I look at doing-it-myself. That’s quite a statement since we’ve thrived on remodeling and reselling houses and writing about it. Yes, of course, it saves you money to paint a … Continue reading

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A Modem and BBS, Not Mark Zuckerberg, Created Social Media

Tim Berners-Lee and researchers at the U. S. government’s Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) are credited with the technology that launched  the World Wide Web leading to the Internet. That may be so, but I think the Smartmodem deserves … Continue reading

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10 Easy Ways to Age Proof a Home

Thinking about age proofing your home? Here are common sense ideas to make your home an easy place to live whether you’re young or old, able or disabled.  Every home should be accident-proof so it’s a safe haven for everyone … Continue reading

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2 Minute Test at Your Favorite Home Center

The recent J.D. Power study of 2,972 customers of five home improvement retailers – Ace Hardware, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Menards, and True Value – reveals they expect to receive assistance from a store employee within two minutes from entering the … Continue reading

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Easy Does It August Home Checklist

Here are 11 checkups and inspections to make your home and property work better and more efficiently in August. These are mainly cleanup and checkups, so nothing major heavy duty or extensive. Replace air conditioner filter Inspect for open joints … Continue reading

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Easy Yard Fix Ups

Make your property more attractive and enjoyable with these simple repairs. These are no-brainer jobs any homeowner can tackle with a small amount of time, money and energy. Compare the cost of hiring a professional with doing it yourself and … Continue reading

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