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The Fair Housing Act and What You Should Know

The Fair Housing Act (FHA), also known as the Civil Rights Act of 1968, was established in order to protect people who are renting or buying, applying to get a mortgage, or applying for housing assistance from discrimination. The Act, which was signed into law by Pre...

Safety Tips For Your DIY Projects

We are in the age of "do-it-yourself" when planning projects around the house.  Let’s face it, it’s expensive to pay for labor. However, watching YouTube videos and home improvement shows really does not give you all of the facts or prepare you for all of the preca...

Dangers to Be Aware of Around Your Home

Both new and existing home owners sometimes take for granted that their home is safe.  Life gets busy, and let’s face it, sometimes we are running around so much that the things that are out of sight (and smell), are literally pushed aside or forgotten.  Here we out...

Strategies to Cut Down on Your Home Remodeling Costs

Remodeling your home can be fun and exciting, but it can also be very costly.  Whether you have savings built up for your remodel project or you recently got approved for a line of credit, the money you have earmarked for the project can dissipate very quickly if you...

Minimizing the Risks of Injuries in Your Home

Being a homeowner means having responsibilities of all kinds.  Between daily chores, upkeep, maintenance and bill paying, homeowners have their hands and schedules full.  But on top of all of these daily responsibilities, and mostly importantly, we have to make sure o...

Tips and Tricks for Small Household Repairs

Whether you just moved into a “new to you” home or have lived in your home for years, there seems to always be something that comes your way that needs to be fixed or tweaked.  The problem is, we don’t always have the right tools handy to fix it, or so...

Keeping Your Home Safe While You Are Away

Planning a trip can be very exciting, but there is always a lot to consider and a lot to do in preparation.  Whether it’s a work-related trip or an adventure with your family, you spend time figuring out all of the details to make sure you and your family arrive safe...

Ways To Cut Down On Exterior Home Maintenance

Homeowners have less and less time to worry about the upkeep of their home, especially some of the larger, more time consuming, labor intensive, expensive jobs.  Here we outline options to consider that are low-maintenance and durable when you are facing your next upgr...

Creating an Environmentally Friendly Home

Every day, more and more people are becoming more environmentally conscious. Adopting eco-friendly habits will not only help our environment, but it will also help you to save money. Here we list things you can change or update in your home to work towards this goal. ...

Should You Refinance With Your Current Lender?

Whether you have owned your home for quite some time or you’ve just recently purchased your home, you might consider refinancing your home to take advantage of lower interest rates. After deciding to refinance, the next decision is... do you refinance with the same...