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How to Work with a Real Estate Agent When Buying a Home

How to Work with a Real Estate Agent When Buying a Home

If you have purchased a home in the past, you may know how simple the process can be with the help of a real estate agent. With a realtor, you get professional help navigating the steps towards becoming a homeowner. If you're ready to buy the home of your dreams, work...

Fall Home Maintenance Tasks to Complete

Fall Home Maintenance Tasks to Complete

Create a Fall Home Maintenance Checklist Cooler weather is arriving. While you may be ready to dig out your winter clothes and start a fire in the fireplace, don't forget to take care of your home. Creating a fall home maintenance checklist helps you plan essential...

5 Simple Ways to Save Water at Home

5 Simple Ways to Save Water at Home

Reducing water consumption conserves a natural resource and saves money. Significant water conservation at home requires a combination of methods. It takes many smaller efforts to make an impact. Save water at home with these useful tips. Save Water at Home With These...

4 Signs of Termites in Your Home

4 Signs of Termites in Your Home

Look for These Signs of Termites Termites destroy buildings from the inside out causing thousands of dollars in damage. Look out for these signs of termites so that you can catch the pests early on before extensive structural damage occurs. 1. Watch out for Swarmers...

5 Home Maintenance Costs That Surprise First-Time Home Buyers

5 Home Maintenance Costs That Surprise First-Time Home Buyers

When you are a homeowner, you have expenses other than just the mortgage and insurance. A necessary part of home ownership is keeping your home well-maintained. These added expenses often surprise many first-time home buyers. Here we explain some of the most common...

Questions to Ask When Planning for a Fence On Your Property

Questions to Ask When Planning for a Fence On Your Property

Fencing serves a variety of purposes on your property. When planning for a fence, you should construct it to achieve your goals in the most affordable and durable way. Ask yourself these questions when you've decided you want to install a fence. Why are You Planning...

Five Important Tips for Keeping Kids Safe on Your Deck

Five Important Tips for Keeping Kids Safe on Your Deck

May is National Deck Safety Month, so it’s a good time to evaluate the safety of your deck. Decks provide a relaxing outdoor space during the warmer months of the year and add value to your home. However, keeping kids safe on your deck takes some extra attention and...

What to Look for When Buying a House

What to Look for When Buying a House

Are you a home buyer wondering what you should look for when buying a house? We were recently asked by Redfin to collaborate on a blog post answering this question. Read the full article at redfin.com.

Be Prepared With Home Safety Essentials

Be Prepared With Home Safety Essentials

You want your home to be a safe, secure place for family and friends. Being ready for an emergency situation will put your mind at ease. Get these important home safety essentials so you're prepared in the event of an emergency. Your List of Home Safety Essentials...

4 Tips for Efficient Home Heating

4 Tips for Efficient Home Heating

Keeping your home warm and comfortable throughout the colder months seems to get more expensive each year. If you find yourself turning the thermostat down in an effort to save money, check out these tips to help you efficiently heat your home. Reasons to Heat Your...

Helpful Tips to Prevent Household Plumbing Leaks

Helpful Tips to Prevent Household Plumbing Leaks

Most people don’t think about plumbing leaks until they realize they have one at home. While a plumbing system is designed to last a long time, various parts can be damaged or deteriorate over time. It is not possible to completely avoid all plumbing issues, but you...

9 Tips for Safely Taking Down Your Holiday Decorations

9 Tips for Safely Taking Down Your Holiday Decorations

With the holidays over, it's time to tackle putting away all of our holiday decorations. But, before you start scrambling to get all your decorations taken down, think about safety first. Don’t start off the New Year with an injury or accident. Here are nine reminders...

5 Winter Home Improvement Projects

5 Winter Home Improvement Projects

Home improvement enthusiasts are often looking for ways to enhance their home's comfort and livability. If you are one of those people, your mind is busy thinking about what you can do to make your home just a little bit better. Fortunately, the cold winter months...

Why You Should Test For Radon In Your Home

Why You Should Test For Radon In Your Home

Radon is a radioactive gas that forms from the breakdown of naturally occurring radioactive elements like radium, uranium, and thorium. The breakdown occurs in the soil, below underground water, or in the rocks. If it is formed in the soil underneath your home, radon...

Three Important Reasons to Clean Your Gutters During the Fall

Three Important Reasons to Clean Your Gutters During the Fall

Cleaning the gutters is not a chore many homeowners look forward to completing. While it is an unpleasant and tricky task, there are many reasons why you should add it to your list of things to do this fall. Here are three important reasons why you should clean your...

Two Natural Disasters That Contribute to Termite Infestations

Two Natural Disasters That Contribute to Termite Infestations

Natural Disasters and Termite Infestations Media reports about natural disasters usually fail to mention all the problems that can occur for homeowners afterward. Both forest fires and floods often precede termite infestations. These natural events effectively disrupt...

The Ultimate Guide on How to Secure Your Home While on Vacation

The Ultimate Guide on How to Secure Your Home While on Vacation

Getting ready to go on a trip this summer? If so, you should take some time to secure your home while on vacation. Most people are focused on packing and making reservations and forget to plan for home security. No matter how long your vacation, you should take...

How to Keep Your Home Cool in the Summer and Save Energy

How to Keep Your Home Cool in the Summer and Save Energy

The summer season can heat up in Eastern Oregon, which also means homeowners are likely spending more money on energy. Staying cool and comfortable in your home usually means running the HVAC system throughout the day and night. If you want to save energy and money at...

Preventing Mold in the Home

Preventing Mold in the Home

Mold can be beneficial in science and medicine, but you don't want it in your home. Mold in the home is one of the most common culprits of damage and health concerns for people across the country. Mold can go undetected for some time as it lurks behind the walls, the...

5 Spring Organizing Tips to Start the Season Off Right

5 Spring Organizing Tips to Start the Season Off Right

Spring is the perfect time to get your home in order, whether you’re going to be putting it on the market or you simply want to move into the nicer weather with a more organized home. With these spring organizing tips, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy your time at...

How Home Inspectors Use Thermal Imaging In Home Inspections

How Home Inspectors Use Thermal Imaging In Home Inspections

A thermal imaging camera is a special type of camera that creates a picture based on infrared energy, which is the heat emitted from the surface of floors, walls, ceilings, and other objects. Using thermal imaging in home inspections, your home inspector may find...