Tag Archives: environment

Is Hard Water Ruining Your Appliances?

Preserving expensive appliances is common household concern. With that in mind, it’s alarming that so many Americans do not realize the damage their water is doing. Most Americans have hard water flowing through their plumbing, and it’s taking a silent, but pricey toll on their water-using appliances and pipes. “If you think you’re not affected,


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Real estate markets across the country are inching their way to a slow recovery after bottoming out, according to several real estate economists who spoke at a forum hosted by the National Association of Real Estate Editors. National Association of REALTORS®’ Chief Economist Lawrence Yun, Zillow Chief Economist Stan Humphries, and National Association of Home

Selling Your Home? Start at the Top

In today’s competitive real estate market, many homeowners go to great lengths to help their home stand out from the competition, from staging to landscaping to replacing windows. An important place to start, however, is at the top. Does your roof add or subtract from the salability of your home? Any signs of aging or

Simple Tips to Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Have you been wanting to change the look of your house but aren’t sure what you can do to increase your curb appeal? Handyman Connection, one of the largest networks of home repair and remodeling contractors in North America, has released a few home improvement ideas to help you enhance the street view of your


For many recent college graduates, the dream of owning a home is being postponed as they first grapple with repaying mounds of education debt. Outstanding student loan debt now totals more than $1 trillion, according to a recent report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. That surpasses the amount owned on all credit cards issued

Keeping Your New Home Environmentally Sound

While the focus is often on redecorating and buying new furniture when moving into your new home, there are several steps you should take to ensure your home’s environment is safe and comfortable, in addition to aesthetically pleasing. According to contractor Danny Lipford and Honeywell Home Environment, the following simple strategies will protect your home