How can homeowners conserve water?

Water is an important resource, however many homes use more of it than they realize. As such, it’s vital to consider the ways homeowners can conserve water as this will ultimately create positive environmental changes and cut costs for them as well. There are many ways the average homeowner wastes water without even being aware. In…

Homeowners should invest in smart security systems

During this time of year, homeowners and potential buyers should explore the options available in making their properties safe and secure. The good news is, there are a variety of security systems now readily available at relatively low costs, with easy installation and monitoring capabilities. One of the most popular types of home security features…

Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring is almost here! It’s time to open your windows, freshen up your home, and plan your outdoors spaces for summer. Check out these helpful tips to make the most of March: Plan your garden It might not be quite warm enough yet to begin your garden, but it is the perfect time to check…

New Year’s Resolutions for your Home

Being a few days into the New Year, many people like to set goals for what they hope to accomplish in the months to come. Your home can definitely be part of these aspirations! Here are a few small ways you can improve your home for 2017. Plan a Budget for Improvements Take a look…

Is winter a good time to sell?

The summer buying season got its name for a reason: It is by far the busiest time for real estate sales in the calendar year. However, this fact seems to have also created something of an unfair negative view of other times to both sell and buy properties. In fact, some experts say there are actually benefits…

5 Tips for a Safe Home this Holiday Season

This holiday season brings along fun traditions, time with family, and a festive spirit in the air. It’s a time of joy and celebration, but can also be a common season for home accidents or injuries. To avoid putting a damper on your holiday festivities, here are a few tips to keep your home and…

Simple tricks to fix your appliances

It’s every homeowner’s worst nightmare – you have a pot over the stove and turn the switch to find your burner won’t light. It’s the same idea with your refrigerator. No one wants to swing open the doors for a snack to see that their food is warm and spoiled. While your first reaction may…

6 DIY Cleaning Hacks to Simplify your Life

Everyone knows cleaning the house is not the most exciting task and yet we all find ourselves needing to get it done on a regular basis. Over the years, homeowners have gotten quite clever and innovative by taking common ingredients and using them to clean. Not only is this very cost effective, but also limits…

Do you need a home warranty?

Many home owners struggle with the decision of purchasing a home warranty plan. You’re probably already paying a mortgage, and likely utilities too. So it’s understandable if adding another monthly payment is unappealing. But investing in the safety of your home with a home warranty could make a huge difference in your family’s financial security and…

Simple Tricks May Fix Your Appliances

It’s every homeowner’s worst nightmare – you have a pot over the stove and turn the switch to find your burner won’t light. It’s the same idea with your refrigerator. No one wants to swing open the doors for a snack to see that their food is warm and spoiled. While your first reaction may be…

Bigger and Livable: What 2016 Has Show Us So Far

The busiest part of the real estate calendar is winding down. If you want to sell your home soon, but skipped listing your home this summer, you can still leverage lessons from recent months to ensure a higher return when you do put your home on the market. It’s never too early to reflect on…

Requiring Renters’ Insurance

By Mark Cloyd, June 1, 2016 at 3:00 AM, as seen in Central Penn Business Journal When using a property as a rental, it is critical to protect your investment. You may believe that the homeowners’ and landlord insurance policies will protect against any damage caused by a tenant or any loss the tenant may experience….