Home Maintenance and Repair Tips and Checklists

Move-Out Cleaning: A Comprehensive Checklist

Move-Out Cleaning: A Comprehensive Checklist

By Embrace Home Loans Staff / May 28, 2020
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When you’re moving out, giving your old place a good scrub down is essential. Whether your main motivation is to leave your former home looking nice for the new owners or simply to get your security deposit back, a top-to-bottom…

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Pros and Cons of Using Vinyl Siding on Your Home

Pros and Cons of Using Vinyl Siding on Your Home

By Embrace Home Loans Staff / May 22, 2020
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Vinyl siding is a polarizing topic. Some people love it, but others would rather see their home coated with just about anything else. If you’re not sure where you fall on the spectrum, keep reading. We’ve outlined the pros and…

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5 Spring Lawn Care Tips To Help Your Yard Look Exceptional This Year

5 Spring Lawn Care Tips To Help Your Yard Look Exceptional This Year

By Embrace Home Loans Staff / May 20, 2020
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Spring is officially here, which means its time to put lawn care at the forefront of your mind. Beyond simply mowing regularly, there are plenty of things that you can do to keep your lawn looking its best. Read over…

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Spring Cleaning Tips

6 Spring Cleaning Tips That Will Make The Process Much Easier

By Embrace Home Loans Staff / April 22, 2020
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Spring is officially here and, for many people, that means that it’s time to do some spring cleaning. With that in mind, we’ve brought you some helpful spring cleaning tips to make the process much easier. However, rather than simply…

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new homeowner toolbox

Toolbox Must-Haves for New Homeowners

By Embrace Home Loans Staff / November 4, 2019
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The prospect of being a new homeowner — particularly a first-time homeowner — is exhilarating. Finally free of your landlord, you have the chance to personalize your new abode. Of course, without a landlord, you also have the added responsibility…

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House in the high mountains

9 Things You Can Do to Keep Your House Warm in the Colder Months

By Embrace Home Loans Staff / October 21, 2019
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It’s time to think about preparing your home for the late fall and winter ahead. Taking these steps will not only keep you warm, but they can also save you money. Here are 9 things you can do to ensure…

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Man holding a lit light bulb: Improve Your Home's Energy Efficiency with These 8 Small Changes

Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency with these 8 Small Changes

By Aly Yale / September 12, 2019
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Recent data shows that LEED-certified green homes are on the rise. And with the savings they offer, it’s no wonder why. According to the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED-certified homes save owners anywhere from 20 to 30% on their energy…

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September home maintenance

Stay One Step Ahead of the Season Change with These September Home Maintenance Ideas

By Embrace Home Loans Staff / September 3, 2019
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It may not seem like it, and you may not want to hear it, but “winter is coming.” Getting a head start on fall maintenance will leave you with more free time to enjoy the colors of autumn. Here’s a…

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Man staring out his window

Time to Replace Your Windows? Here’s What You Need to Know

By Embrace Home Loans Staff / July 11, 2019
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Excess noise. Condensation. A draft when closed. Water-damaged wood frames. These are all signs that your windows may need to be replaced. Windows generally last from 15 to 20 years — even longer if regularly and properly maintained. Today’s homeowners…

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carpet and hardwood

What Are the Best Types of Wood for Hardwood Flooring?

By Embrace Home Loans Staff / July 3, 2019
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Back in the 1980’s, a whole new generation of homeowners experienced the thrill and beauty of solid hardwood floors as they stripped away the orange and green wall-to-wall shag carpeting which had been so popular in the 1970’s. Hardwood floors…

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