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When, and Why: Tankless Water Heaters

When, and Why: Tankless Water Heaters

Should you power your water-based machines with one of these long life and energy-efficient units? If your conventional water heating unit is more than 10-years-old, is showing signs of leaks around the base, or operates erratically, it may be time to consider purchasing a replacement. Here is how to find the right water heater that’s

The Homeowner’s Guide to Buying Brand-New Kitchen Appliances

The Homeowner’s Guide to Buying Brand-New Kitchen Appliances

Sometimes, being presented with too many options can be more difficult than not being given enough. If the kitchen is the heart of the home, then its major appliances are its corresponding chambers that keep it beating. If your home’s last remodel came before you moved into the home, or your appliances are just too old,

3 Ways to Turn Away Potential Buyers

3 Ways to Turn Away Potential Buyers

 From above-ground pools to the overly-complicated fixtures, here are three features that could make your home less attractive to buyers. Many potential buyers make judgments of homes immediately based on what they see on the internet. If the photos you choose to portray your home turn buyers off, they may never step foot inside. If

How to Avoid Fixture Misunderstandings

How to Avoid Fixture Misunderstandings

Finishes, furniture, and fixtures: what you see isn’t always what you get. Many sellers realize that staging their home is a great way to sell. Staging involves hiring a professional to move in furniture (that isn’t yours) to help sell your empty home. Sometimes, however, sellers will display really nice furnishings and buyers will want

Know What 4 Things Won’t be Inspected by Your Home Inspector

Know What 4 Things Won’t Be Inspected by Your Home Inspector

Don’t forget about these areas that may be outside of your home inspector’s knowledge.  Your home inspector examines every square inch of your house to determine if there are any faults with your home. They check everything from faulty electric wiring, bad construction, inefficient insulation, and everything else in between. Home inspectors try to avoid

3 Questions to Ask if You Want Your Security Deposit Back

3 Questions to Ask If You Want Your Security Deposit Back

When you’re moving, it’s important to have as much money as possible in the bank.  When you’ve been approved for your new rental, a security deposit can sure take away any euphoria you were feeling at the time. It’s important to be on your toes when it comes to getting your deposit back because, as

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,

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