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    Care and Feeding of Brick Siding

    By Jennifer Smith | August 26, 2019

    Having brick siding installed on your house gives it a classic look. Unfortunately, a lot of people view brick as an install-it-and-forget-it option and allow that look to deteriorate over time. Brick homes require basic maintenance and care just like vinyl and wood siding do, though the specifics of maintenance may be a little bit... Read More

    By Jennifer Smith | August 19, 2019

    A mortgage is one of the biggest single debts you’re likely to willingly take on. As such, being able to properly manage your mortgage is very important. With so many options when it comes to loans, repayment and refinancing, it can all get a bit confusing. One point in particular that you might hear a... Read More

    Can I Sell My Home Using a Gift of Equity?

    By Jennifer Smith | August 12, 2019

    Real estate can be a tricky business. You put your home on the market, people make offers and there’s a lot of back-and-forth to make sure that everyone gets what they believe is the best deal. There are a lot of gray areas that make things more confusing, too. What if you’re selling your home... Read More

    Who Do You Call When a Water Pipe Bursts?

    By Jennifer Smith | July 22, 2019

    A burst water pipe is no laughing matter. Depending on the size of the damaged area, a large pipe can lose a gallon or more per second. Even smaller pipes can cause a significant amount of water loss, not only driving up the water bill but also potentially causing a lot of water damage. When... Read More

    Drywall Anchors: Secrets Revealed!

    By Jennifer Smith | July 22, 2019

    Whether you’re hanging a picture or mounting a television, anything that goes on your wall needs something to anchor it in place. If there’s a stud in the wall that you can attach it to then you’re fine; you’ve got well-supported wood to drive a screw into which will hold whatever you’re mounting in place.... Read More

    Raising the Roof: Can You Lay New Shingles Over Old?

    By Jennifer Smith | May 20, 2019

    A house is more than just four walls and a roof. However, when your roof springs a leak, shingles start to blow away or age has just gotten the best of it, all you’re thinking about is that darn roof. You may ask yourself a few very serious questions, like “how am I going to... Read More

    Save Money and the Environment One LED Bulb at a Time

    By Jennifer Smith | August 30, 2018

    Way back in 2012, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 was being phased in. One of the most useful — and controversial — results was that old fashioned light bulbs had to be reinvented. All light bulbs manufactured after the phase out dates, which varied from state to state, had to use 25 percent less... Read More

    7 Things You Didn’t Know About Radon

    By Jennifer Smith | August 30, 2018

    You found the perfect home. It’s gorgeous, energy efficient, in a great neighborhood and well within your budget. You wonder to yourself, “why is this perfect home still on the market?” Then you read the disclosures. Your perfect pad has a serious radon problem. Continue Reading… Read More

    Closet Storage Systems Basics

    By Jennifer Smith | August 30, 2018

    Your new home has an amazingly huge closet, but a startling lack of places to hang stuff. Sure, you could pile all your extra clothing, shoes and accessories in the corner, or move your antique dressers into the empty space, but there’s probably a better solution. Why not try a closet storage system? Continue Reading… Read More

    The Loan Estimate Form Turns Oranges Into Apples

    By Jennifer Smith | August 6, 2018

    Shopping for a house can be stressful, but choosing a loan has the potential to be just as bad. There’s a lot to know, a small window in which to figure it all out and a 30 year commitment to a loan product that might just not be right for you for to worry about.... Read More