12 Ways to Pest-Proof Your Home Against Rodents and Bugs

Posted on June 17, 2017

AdviceHome DamageHome Tech

The average house in the U.S. serves as the unwilling home to more than 100 different species of pests. Mice, insects and spiders constantly crawl inside your home looking for food and a place to nest. Besides biting and stinging you, spreading disease, and laying eggs, these pests can even cause structural damage to your […]

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Selling a House with Lead Paint

Posted on June 9, 2017

AdviceSelling a House

How to Sell a House with Lead Paint Lead is so harmful to your health that lead based paint was banned in the United States in 1978. If your house was built before then, it probably still contains some lead paint. Finding the lead paint and removing it can be expensive, but you do have […]

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Selling a House That’s Not Up to Code

Posted on June 1, 2017

AdviceSelling a House

How to Sell a House That Isn’t Up to Code If your home has seen its fair share of handyman work or DIY home improvement projects over the years, chances are you have some hidden residential building code violations. Even if those problems were caused by a previous owner, you could be on the hook […]

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Dangers of DIY Electrical Work

Posted on May 19, 2017

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3 Hidden Dangers of DIY Electrical Work Sooner or later, every homeowner gets to the point where you ask yourself, “Can I do my own electrical work?” With the right tools and know-how, you could. But should you? Before you head for the circuit breaker, here are three good reasons you should hire a certified […]

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Tips For Selling Your House For Top Dollar

Posted on May 10, 2017

AdviceSelling a House

6 Tips For Selling Your House For Top Dollar Getting the best possible price for your home isn’t easy, but you can do it if you know how. Follow these six tips for selling your house and you’ll maximize the money you get for your home. 1. Get into the House-Selling Mindset Of all the […]

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Signs That Your Home Has Foundation Issues

Posted on May 1, 2017

AdviceHome Damage

10 Signs That Your Home Has Foundation Problems Is that little crack in your foundation just a harmless sign of the house settling? Or is it the first symptom of a massive foundation mess? If you’re worried about a major foundation issue, here are the top 10 warning signs: Leaning walls. (You can check this […]

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House Spring Cleaning Checklist

Posted on April 20, 2017

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Now that spring is finally here, it’s time to start that annual cathartic ritual: spring-cleaning. Even though the work can seem massive, there’s always a sense of accomplishment after seeing a winter’s worth of dust removed. Also, spring-cleaning is essential for maintaining your home’s resale value. So as you break out the sponges, Swiffer, and […]

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What to do if the Contractor Doesn’t Call Back

Posted on April 11, 2017

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Many homeowners love taking on renovation projects themselves. Throughout the country, DIY home reno’s are becoming more and more common (after all, who doesn’t love an excuse to grab a Home Depot hot dog with their drywall?). If you need to renovate a house that you’re trying to sell, hiring a contractor often seems like […]

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How To Fix a Slab Foundation

Posted on April 6, 2017

Foundation IssuesSlab Foundation

It almost goes without saying that a house is only as strong as its foundation. If you encounter problems with your foundation, especially when it’s a slab foundation, you’ll need to make repairs as soon as possible. Most problems with slab foundations result from freezing water that has expanded the pipes beneath the foundation, creating […]

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How HomeVestors Helped This Retiree Sell His Historic Home (to the Perfect Owner!)

Posted on March 31, 2017

Real EstateRetirementSelling a House

Marty Rogus had lived in his childhood home for 60 years, but when he fell ill, he was no longer able to care for himself or the property. As his medical bills piled up, Rogus knew that he needed to sell his house quickly. He also hoped to find just the right buyer for the […]

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