Archive for the ‘Home Tips’ Category

What to Look For in a Family Vacation Rental

When you’re looking for a family vacation rental online, the choices and the options can be overwhelming. After deciding where you and your family will travel for your vacation, the next step is to determine what options you would like for your home away from home – both the essential features as well as the […]

Picking the Right Flooring Based on Health

The environment plays an enormous role in our health and general well-being, but it’s not exclusive  to what’s outside our front door. In fact, the layout of your own home can pose health risks or, at the least, cause a sense of discomfort. For example, pets, paint, and plants can trigger symptoms; think of all […]

Should You Invest in a Fixer-Upper?

The beauty of fixer-uppers is not on how they look, but their great return of investment. Purchase a fixer-upper in a good neighborhood at below the market price, invest money in renovating it, and you end up at least doubling its value when it looks good as new again. But when something is too good […]

Why You Need Renter’s Insurance

Even if you’re just renting an apartment or a house, it is still for your best interests to get a renter’s insurance policy. Unfortunately, 60 percent of renters don’t have one, and it is alarming to note that 72 percent of renters below the age of 25 are without insurance. One of the popular reasons […]

Summer Saving Tips for Homeowners

The warm weather and vacation days makes the summer a thrilling time to be outside and escape. But home owners need to be continually reminded of ways they can save during the summer. So before you get the sunscreen out and car packed, check out these helpful homeowner tips to save money during the summer. […]

The World of Uses of Duct Tape

In an episode of the show MythBusters, the toughness and versatility of duct tape was put to a test. They used the sticky industrial tape as their one and only material to lift Jamie and a car, fix a boat, build a boat—and even build a cannon. You might not have a need for a […]

What’s a PCA?

Have you ever sold or purchased a house? Have you ever heard of a “PCA?” How about a Property Condition Assessment? What exactly does PCA mean, anyway? If you are a banker, builder, developer, architect, or engineer, chances are pretty good that you know what a PCA is. For those  readers that aren’t familiar with […]

Easy Renovations that are a Good Investment for Home Sellers

It’s easy to consider investing into home renovations when you are planning to live in your home for the foreseeable future, but much harder to spend when you’re planning to move. When your home is about to go on the market though, a little bit of renovation can make a big difference in your selling […]

How Hot Rolled Steel Buildings Are Commanding the Market

More and more construction in the United States is being carried out using hot rolled steel from certified suppliers as a building material. People across the nation have become familiar with steel in recent years, and its benefits over other types of building materials. One of the many advantages of building with steel is the option to […]

A take on chlorine for pool owners

chlorine production

Are you looking for a quick and easy way to maintain your pool? Or maybe you have some general questions regarding pool maintenance and utilization of pool chemicals (there is an excellent guide on pool chemicals here). Below are some common questions regarding pool supplies and how to use them to keep your pool clean […]