Top 10 Things That Need Fixing When You Buy a New Home

Top 10 Things That Need Fixing When You Buy a New HomeWhen you buy your new home, you are excited and exhilarated. You are moving and living in this amazing new place. But then you move in and all of a sudden your need to start fixing quirky things that you did not see when you first looked at the house. These are the top things in the house that generally need fixing when you buy a new home. Read More


Is Your Home Improvement Budget Ready for a Rainy Day?

home improvement budgetWhile many homeowners have a to-do list of fun home improvement projects, most don’t enjoy spending money on things that keep the house safe and sound. You might convince yourself that the brownish-yellow water stain on the ceiling is not a big deal Read More


5 Tasks You Can Do During Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention WeekWhen it comes to being prepared, there is nothing more important than fire awareness. Our homes are made of wood, paint, and gas and electric lines. Inside our homes, we have furniture made of wood and fabric. Outside our homes, we have grass, trees and shrubs. All of these elements are highly flammable should a fire occur in or around your home.  Read More


Should You Repair or Replace Your Air Conditioning Unit? The Practical Homeowner’s Guide

Repair or ReplaceShould you repair or replace your broken air conditioner? It seems straightforward enough, right? If the cost of repair is significantly less than replacement, save some money and go with the repair.

Unfortunately, the solution isn’t always so cut and dry. Let’s say you’re dealing with a broken air conditioner that could cost you a couple hundred dollars to repair. While replacement would be somewhere in the ballpark or $4,000.

It’s tempting to save a few thousand dollars in the short term and schedule the repair. Maybe a few months later your compressor wears out and you drop a few hundred bucks. Yet again to get that replaced. Then the motor goes out a few months later. You see the point.  Read More