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By Anita Ginsburg Pets are a wonderful addition to any home, but if you aren’t careful, they can also be the source of some expensive plumbing repairs. Keep these tips in mind to prevent your cat or dog from damaging your home’s pipes: Keep Pet Hair Out of the Drains Your furry friend will need a bath from time to time. However, it’s best to do this outside...

By Anita Ginsburg If hot weather is just around the corner in your area, you need to be sure that your home is ready for the summer heat. With these simple upgrades and repairs, you'll have peace of mind knowing that your home will remain cool and comfortable no matter what the weather is like outside: Roof When it comes to your home’s efficiency, few things are...

By Lizzie Weakley Many homeowners don't fully utilize their basements; some even ignore their basement altogether. Rather than being wasted space, a basement can be great for storage, working areas and recreation. Here are four ideas for making the most of your basement by changing up the floor plan: Make a Secluded Office Space Thanks to their natural sound insulation,...

By Anita Ginsburg Spring brings warm weather, sunshine and an abundance of flowers, but it also brings about a few unique plumbing problems. While spring showers help your flowers and other plants to grow, rain can also cause plumbing issues. As the weather warms up, be on the lookout for these four springtime plumbing problems. Catching them early can save you a...

By Anita Ginsburg Your roof is what protects your family from the elements and other dangers outside your home. However, your roof is susceptible to damage, especially from different critters. Here are some of the animals and other pests that can quickly ruin your roof: Birds It can be nice to hear birds singing out in your yard, but you don't want to hear them singing...

By Anica Oaks Having a massive apartment is always lovely. However, most of us can't afford a large apartment with many luxury features. If you're stuck with a smaller apartment, here are four things that you can do to save yourself some space and feel less cluttered throughout the day: Hang What You Can It's crazy to think that most people live in homes that don't...

By Anita Ginsburg There are some repairs that every homeowner should learn to do. There are others, though, that always need a professional's touch. Here are three types of repairs that fall into each category: DIY: Basic Leak Repair You'd be amazed how easy it is to fix a leaky faucet. Tightening up a few bolts or replacing a simple part can let you get the job...

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 Brooke Chaplan Although water is a necessary resource, it can be a serious problem if it gets into the wrong places in your home. Fortunately, if you invest in the right waterproofing projects, you can protect your home and increase its value. It's important, then, that you know which projects are worthwhile investments and which are a waste of money. Consider...

It's the most wonderful time of the year again: Fall! Leaves are changing, families are going apple picking and haunted attractions are back. However, if you live in a home that's actually haunted, would you immediately pack up and move? According to realtor.com®'s annual Halloween survey, most Americans would not. Among the more than 2,000 U.S. homeowners that...