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By Megan Wild Even though it'll soon be spring, you should still consider how to lower your oil heating costs. A modest home of roughly 2,500 square feet burns up to five gallons of oil daily. The more you can decrease the oil you burn, the less you'll pay. Lower costs can be achieved with better management of your oil usage and your furnace and oil consumption. Here...

Home styles run the gamut from traditional Colonial to Mid-Century Modern. But which is the most popular? Craftsman homes, according to a recent Harris Poll conducted for Trulia that surveyed over 2,000 Americans over the age of 18. The winner was voted in by 43 percent of respondents, with ranch-style homes as the runner-up at 41 percent, followed by Colonials at...

By Brentnie Daggett
In some locations across the country, March snowfalls are breaking records, so it's strange to already be talking about spring. But the "spring forward" time change and the Spring equinox remind us that the flowers will start blooming soon! This seasonal change means more than just fresh rain, new flowers and renewal. As a property owner,...

As with new relationships, there's always going to be a honeymoon period between homebuyers and their new home. Those feelings can soon fade, however, especially if certain things aren't maintained and taken care of as they should be. It's Valentine's Day, so there's no better time to discuss how to fall back in love with your home! As with all good things, these...

By Hannah Whittenly Buyers want to know exactly what they're getting when purchasing a home. As it's a major investment, all potential homebuyers will want to inspect your entire property while keeping an eye out for any signs of damage. What can you do to make sure your home is ready for public scrutiny? Here's what you need to know: Thoroughly Clean the Home Before...

By Megan Wild It's sometimes tough financially to make home improvements. Many home improvements cost around four digits, and some cost even more. Unless you've been saving for a project, you're unlikely to have that kind of cash lying around. Enter your tax return. If you're receiving a sizable chunk of change, it acts almost as an automatic savings account. Suddenly,...

By Christy Matte Smart home technology is all the rage lately, touted as anything from a fun set of individual gadgets to an integrated and connected way to protect your family. But what does it actually mean? And what do you need to know as you shop for a new home? Here are the smart home basics to make your home-buying process easier: Features to Look for The phrase...

From augmented reality to smart apartments, tech has had a major impact on the real estate industry in the past few years; however, as more and more aspects of the home-buying and renting processes become automated, a general nervousness has taken hold. One company, however, is helping to transform the industry while keeping agents completely involved: Zenplace. Late...

When moving into a new home, one of the most important things you should do is create a home inventory. In the event that somewhere down the road your valuables are lost or stolen, having visual evidence of your property is the best way for insurance adjusters to determine what they're worth. Unfortunately, many people skip this task. "Very often, homeowners learn...

By Brentnie Daggett With historically low temperatures and storms hitting the East Coast, there’s no shortage of weather and conditions that create the perfect opportunity to…slip. While winter weather brings fun adventures, it’s important to remember safety, especially if you're a homeowner or landlord. Guest and tenant safety should be at the forefront of...