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Protecting your home from falling trees

January 13, 2015
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With winter just around the corner and the last leaves falling, it’s time to take a good look around your backyard, for trees and tree limbs that may need attention. Falling trees can cause thousands of dollars worth of damage and can even result in loss of life. Taking real time to inspect the trees in your yard can minimize the risk of a potential disaster.

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Making the Most of Falling Leaves

December 4, 2014
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Many of us of a certain age have a childhood memory of raking leaves into large piles and burning them by the roadside. Huddled in the twilight amidst barren trees, the pungent smoke of cherry and oak leaves rising in the first cold air of autumn evokes a very different time.

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Your Home Office

November 18, 2014

To get the best in-home office setup, don’t be scared to think outside of the box—after all, you decided to start your own business or go it alone for your own reasons, one of which was very likely to get out of the cubicle.

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Exterior Paint Colors – Which is the Right One for Your Home

November 13, 2014
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If you are unlike the tens of thousands of Americans who don’t really have options in the color they select for their home exterior due to Home Owner’s Association constraints, then you are dealing with both a blessing and a curse. Do you want to be the house that sticks out or blends in?

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A Checklist for Getting Your Home Winter Ready

October 23, 2014
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While the days grow shorter and temperatures dip lower, there’s still time to get your home ready for the winter ahead. In addition to stowing away deck furniture and prepping the lawn and garden for the winter, here is a simple checklist of things you can do to make sure your home is warm and cozy for the winter.

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Smaller homes are they the next big thing

October 16, 2014

The smaller house movement began in earnest In 1997 with the publication of “The Not So Big House” by Sara Susanka. The recession, which hit the nation’s housing market hard ten years later, only served to strengthened the movement.

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To-do list Apps or How to Avoid Multiple Trips to Home Depot

October 16, 2014

Everyone knows we’re all too busy these days to waste time. Let’s face it. There is nothing worse than making multiple trips to Home Depot in the midst of DIY project because you forgot something else you needed, again.

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Getting Your Lawn and Mower Ready for Winter

October 7, 2014
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Preparing your lawn for the winter ahead doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. The result, a lush green lawn is well worth the effort of seeding and fertilizing one last time. Here’s where to start.

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New appliances – Be an Energy Star

September 18, 2014

We’re always looking for ways to save both money and energy. Of course sometimes you have to spend money to save money. One way to do both is to consider the purchase of new appliances for your kitchen and laundry room.

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Consider an Energy Audit

September 12, 2014

Over the last ten years energy providers, particularly electric companies, have been working to educate consumers about their energy use. Electricity use is a concept that’s hard to visualize until you get the bill and it’s quantified in dollars and cents.

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