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Part 2: 4 Simple Tips to Winterize Your Home

In a recent blog post, we provided a few tips on getting your home ready for colder weather. Here are a few more to help you stay warm this winter!

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Part 1: 4 Simple Steps to "Winterize" Your Home

Ah, fall! The nights are getting longer and the days are getting chilly. Between carving a jack-o-lantern, kicking off football season, and getting your pumpkin spice on, you’ll want to make sure you’re getting ready for colder weather by winterizing your home. Like a bear preparing its den for hibernation during the fall, this is the best season to make sure your nest is warm and cozy when winter weather sets in.

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Increase Your Home's Value in 5 Simple Steps

No one knows your home like you do. You see its flaws, charm, and room for improvement daily. Whether you are looking to increase the value of your home over time, sell in the near future, or simply for a new project, follow these steps to make your home stand out, and reap the potential financial benefits:

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Spring Cleaning Ideas that will Give Your Home a Facelift

For most homeowners, spring is the perfect time of year to take advantage of warmer weather and get some chores done around the house that they've been putting off because of the cold winter air! Typically, spring cleaning means you're cleaning out junk drawers and donating unused sweaters. However spring cleaning doesn’t have to end there. In fact, with a few simple projects, you can give your home a facelift without having to go through with an entire remodel.

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Outsmart the Heat: 6 Tips to Keep Your Home Cool All Summer

In case you couldn’t feel it already—summer is here! With 100-degree days becoming the new norm for much of the country, it’s easy to lose your cool trying to keep yourself and your home a refreshing, air-conditioned paradise away from the heat of the day.

Just because its summer doesn’t mean you’ll have to battle out the rising temperatures every day.

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5 Essential Home Maintenance Projects for Spring

Homeowners are encouraged to maintain their home in order to retain its property value over the long term. Warm spring weather offers a great opportunity for you to pursue home maintenance tasks that can improve the appearance and function of your property. Here are five tasks that you can do to upgrade your home.

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5 Home Inspection Problems to Avoid

Shopping for a new home is an exciting process. When you do find the perfect home, you might be distracted by sparkling new counter tops or a beautiful backyard and be tempted to sign the dotted line before slowing down to ensure your dream home will stand the test of time.

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How to Select the Right Contractor After an Insurance Claim

As if falling victim to a natural disaster or major home burglary isn't bad enough, such a situation also hands you a major to-do list to repair your home. It's hard to even know where to start. Luckily, that's what we're here for. Here is a guide to how to select a good contractor after you've filed a large insurance claim.

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Why Flood Insurance May Not Be Enough Protection for Your Home

I think at this point, given the multitude of weather-related events that have occurred, we have all seen online and on TV the damage and downright destruction a flood can cause. You've probably heard the stat that 80% of homes in Houston, Texas that were affected by Hurricane Harvey related flooding, did not have flood insurance. That's because some of the households live in a moderate- to a low-risk area for flooding, so homeowners didn't believe the need was great enough to purchase flood insurance from either Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), who runs the program, or a private firm. However, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) states that 25% of all flood claims come from outside of the high-risk zones. That means there's a chance that flooding can happen anywhere, regardless of where your home is located.

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Begin Your Kitchen Renovation in 3 Steps

Are you ready to ditch your cookie-cutter kitchen? For most families, the kitchen is the heart of the house, where family food traditions and sweet memories are made. That's why it’s ideal to keep your kitchen looking and feeling fresh and up-to-date! If a kitchen remodel is in your future, here is breakdown of the kitchen renovation process.

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