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How to Make Sure Your New Home Prospect Is in Excellent Condition
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How to Make Sure Your New Home Prospect Is in Excellent Condition

Around 13% of Americans move home every year. Some are expert movers and have moved several times throughout their life. But others are moving into their first-ever property. Buying a new house, whether it's your first or fifth move, can be stressful and expensive. You don't want to make it even more stressful and expensive by buying one with lots of hidden issues. You want to make sure any home prospect is in excellent condition so you can move in and enjoy your new home ASAP. But what are the things to look for and ways to test any potential home prospect? This guide will show you exactly what to do. Turn Everything On and Off No, you're not rebooting a computer! You're checking that all the electrics and other appliances work as they should. When you enter a room, turn the ligh...
4 Tips for Cleaning Hardwood Floors
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4 Tips for Cleaning Hardwood Floors

Everyone wants a home with shiny hardwood floors, right? Get rid of that carpet and reveal (and refinish) that vintage floor underneath. Cleaning hardwood floors is different from cleaning carpets or tiles. You have to take extra steps to make sure that you're protecting it. We're here to offer you a few tips for cleaning hardwood floors so you can keep your floor in good condition. Read on to learn more. 1. Vacuum and Sweep Often Let's face it: hardwood floors seem to attract dust, crumbs, and other debris. How did it get there? Nobody knows, but you need to get rid of it. It's in your best interest to sweep or vacuum (yes, you can vacuum hardwood floors) as often as possible. This may be every day if you have children or shedding pets, or it may be a few times per week. By gett...
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8 Technology Upgrades You Can Add to Your Home

Did you know that there are around 175 million smart homes in the world? Smart homes allow you to reduce energy usage, save water, have a more secure home, and make your life easier.  Because there are so many conveniences to having a smart home, making technology upgrades will improve your house value and make your home easier to sell.  Whether you want to sell your house or have a more comfortable living environment, upgrading your house is worth it. If you want a smart home, keep reading for eight smart home technology ideas.  Smart Thermostat One of the best home upgrades that you can make is installing a smart thermostat. Heating and cooling make up around 53% of the average household's electricity bill.  If you want to save a large amount of energy and lessen yo...
3 Reasons to Get a Home Foundation Inspection
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3 Reasons to Get a Home Foundation Inspection

There will be about seven million homes sold and purchased this year. Are you one of the many aspiring buyers looking to move into a new house? If so, there are a few things you're going to want to do before you sign on the dotted line, committing your life savings to a property. One of the most important things you can do to ensure a wise financial decision is to order a home foundation inspection. Many new homeowners skip this, to their own detriment. Home foundations are the most important component of your home, and if it's jeopardized, the rest of your home can be, as well. So what are the common foundation problems that an inspection can spot ahead of time? Read on below for three important reasons to order an inspection before moving in. Spot Cracks or Fracture...