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By Meghan Belnap  Basements can be an asset or a liability. On the one hand, it can be a convenient place to store items like exercise equipment and old home furnishings. On the other hand, it can lead to an accumulation of unnecessary clutter. These days, however, many people have started uniquely using their basements; they are turning them into apartments. There...

By Lizzie Weakly  Whether you're new to home maintenance or have been doing it for years, there are some basics every homeowner should know. From keeping your roof, gutters and lawn in top shape to painting your walls or maintaining your home's plumbing, here’s a comprehensive guide that will help teach you how to do these tasks, and do them right! Plumbing

By Kara Masterson Lacking a paved driveway can create all sorts of problems for home and property owners. From having to navigate pools of standing water and mud on the way to your vehicle, to a lack of curb appeal that could be negatively impacting the market value of your home, there are plenty of problems that can be eliminated by paving your driveway. Increase...

By Megan Belnap  If you're like most people, you crank up your air conditioner when it starts getting hotter outside. Cooling off with an AC unit is usually the preferred option when temperatures soar. However, while they are an excellent way to keep your home comfortable during the warmer months, they require regular maintenance to work effectively. By following...

By Meghan Belnap If you're planning a home remodel, doing the work yourself is a great way to save money. However, there are some jobs you should leave to the professionals. Handling hazardous materials without the proper training and equipment can result in injuries, illness or death. Here are four of the most dangerous materials you may encounter during a home...

By Brooke Chaplan  Both the intense summer heat and the frigid winter air will often target your house. While it may seem hopeless to defend your home from the fluctuating weather conditions, doing so will help you minimize your energy bill. Below are several tips to keep your home comfortable regardless of the external temperature. Adequate Home Insulation

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By Brentnie Daggett, Rentec Direct Though it may not be the most glamorous side of being a homeowner, understanding the basics of a septic system is extremely important if you own a property that uses one. Without proper maintenance, a small septic issue can turn into a catastrophe that ends up costing you precious time and money.  Does My Home Have a Septic...

By Meghan Belnap If you're a homeowner looking for ways to build wealth and invest in the future, you may want to consider buying a second home. This is possible even if you don't have the cash on hand for these types of investments, as you can purchase a second home or vacation property with a variety of financing options. Here's a three-step plan to secure your...

By Brooke Chaplan You should always make your home look its best before an open house. If the paint is old, chipping away or looks dull, repaint the exterior of your house. Adding paint has proven to be one of the most cost-effective ways of increasing the value of a property. Below are a few reasons why a fresh coat of paint can impact the decisions of potential...

By Anica Oaks When you are preparing to host an open house, you naturally want everything to be perfect in hopes of attracting a buyer. However, if buyers are walking through your home and seeing ants, mice or other pests, you definitely won’t be making that sale. If your home has had pest problems in the past, you may want to consider having it sprayed prior to...