By Brentnie Daggett Water damage is a homeowner’s worst nightmare. Not only can it cause devastating damage and decrease the value of your home, but it can also pose real health risks if left unaddressed. There are a number of issues that can lead to water damage in the home, ranging from something as simple as a leaking appliance to something as serious as flash...

By Brentnie Daggett Remodeling is a great way to fix, update or upgrade your home while increasing its value, but costs can add up. It’s important to prioritize the projects that will not only benefit you and your family in your daily lives, but also will attract future buyers if and when the time comes to sell. Related: How to Get Approved for a Home Improvement...

By Brentnie Daggett Moving usually brings up a whole mix of emotions–from excitement and stress to fatigue and fear. Once the moving process is over and you’re officially in your new home, the more optimistic feelings should start to take precedence over the negative ones, but your job isn’t done just yet. Here are a few essential steps you should take in your...

By Brentnie Daggett If you're one of the select few who enjoys cleaning, keeping your home tidy might not seem like a huge chore. However, if cleaning isn’t your favorite activity, creating a schedule can remove a lot of the stress involved, ensuring that no task goes unnoticed for too long–especially if you live in a larger home. Keeping your entire house clean...

By Brentnie Daggett Your home is likely the largest investment you'll ever make, and the cardinal rule of investing is to protect and preserve. Preventative home maintenance will not only protect your home and preserve its value, but it will also help you save money in the long run. Beyond the financial aspect, you want to ensure that your home is a safe and comfortable...

By Brentnie Daggett If you live alone or have extra space in your home, you may have considered renting out a room in your house as an option to earn some extra income. Whether you live close to a vacation destination or are debating looking for a long-term tenant, renting a room in your home as opposed to an entire unit can often be a more affordable option for...

By Brentnie Daggett Frozen or burst pipes during the cold weather months can be one of the most costly maintenance issues you'll face as a property owner. A burst pipe suddenly flooding your kitchen can quickly become an out-of-hand emergency that could cost you thousands of dollars in damage. A quick and accurate response is key to resolving the issue and mitigating...

By Brentnie Daggett During times of economic turmoil and widespread unemployment, you are not alone if you find yourself concerned about keeping up with your mortgage payments. According to a U.S. Census Bureau survey earlier this year, a quarter of all Americans either missed a rent or mortgage payment, or had little to no confidence that they would be able to make...

By Brentnie Daggett So far, 2020 has been a year unlike any other. With the end of the year just around the corner, the promise of going back to "normal" seems shaky at best. Millions of Americans are facing massive income loss and widespread unemployment, and almost every industry has been forced to adapt in one way or another. The real estate industry is no exception—but...

By Brentnie Daggett Climate change and environmental issues aren't going away anytime soon, so many of us are considering how we can contribute to positive change. Living an environmentally-conscious lifestyle will not only reduce your carbon footprint, but can save you money in the long run. Related: Top 7 Eco-Friendly Amenities for Your Home
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