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How to conduct a Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audit

Bright Ideas from AllState
Posted by Kelsey Fulton on March 02, 2016 in  Buying a Home  Home Decor  News  Selling Your Home
How to Conduct a Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audit Bright ideas from AllState LINDSAY LISTANSKI A breeze blowing through your house is a good way to keep things cool – unless, of course, it’s coming from a fireplace damper or other leak when you’ve been running the A/C running on high. A home energy audit can help you pinpoint these air leaks (and other costly energy drains). And, good news, it doesn’t necessarily have to be done by a pro. With a flashlight, some simple props and a&... read more
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How to Know When It Is Time to Upgrade Your Home Electric System

Can your home handle the growing demand for electricity?
Posted by Brianna Corey on February 25, 2016 in  Buying a Home  News  Selling Your Home
How to Know When It Is Time to Upgrade Your Home Electric System Can your home handle the growing demand for electricity? LINDSAY LISTANSKI By Fran J. Donegan With a new electronic device hitting the market almost daily, it is understandable that you might  wonder if your home can handle the growing demand for electricity. Fortunately, most new electronic devices draw very little power. A cell phone charger draws about 10 watts, and a 50-inch LED TV only draws 100 to 200 watts—compare those numbers t... read more
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Become a Shower Rock Star with This Smart Home Item

Forget Singing in the rain. Singing in the shower is WAY more fun
Posted by Kelsey Fulton on February 25, 2016 in  Buying a Home  Home Decor  Kids  Selling Your Home
Become a Shower Rock Star with This Smart Home Item Forget singing in the rain. Singing in the shower is WAY more fun. LINDSAY LISTANSKIFEB 25, 2016 Singing in the shower is one of those awesome moments we have in the privacy of our own home that is, simply put, good for the soul. Whether you think you can hit high notes like Mariah or laugh out loud at your lack of skills there is nothing like belting out a good tune while you get squeaky clean. But to be the  ultimate shower rock star you nee... read more
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How Many of These 9 Cleaning Hacks Did You Already Know About?

How Many of These 9 Cleaning Hacks Did You Already Know About? Because a clean home is a happy home…
Posted by Brianna Corey on February 20, 2016 in  Buying a Home  Home Decor  Kids  Selling Your Home
How Many of These 9 Cleaning Hacks Did You Already Know About? Because a clean home is a happy home… LINDSAY LISTANSKI With spring right around the corner, cleaning is on everyone’s mind. Between washing your siding and deep cleaning your oven, you could spend every day of the next few months up to your elbows in soap suds. Instead, knock a few items off your list quickly and easily, with these brilliant cleaning tricks that really work! Thanks to these Hometalk ideas, you’ll be taking a relax... read more
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7 Best and Worst Home Renovations is 2016

As it turns out, renovations aren’t always the answer.
Posted by Brianna Corey on February 13, 2016 in  Buying a Home  Home Decor  Kids  Selling Your Home
7 Best and Worst Home Renovations in 2016 As it turns out, renovations aren’t always the answer. LINDSAY LISTANSKI Guest Post by Andrea Davis A renovation project should not only add immediate value to your home, but also ensure that your return on investment (ROI) is attainable (should you decide to eventually sell). If you’re looking for a high-impact project to tackle this year, be sure to check the 2016 Cost vs. Value Report before breaking ground. To ensure that your shoo-in project w... read more
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