Trick or Treating Tips Infographic

Halloween is just around the corner, and there are a few things to consider before October 31st. From picking out the right costume to keeping your house protected, Halloween requires some preparation. Check out these Halloween facts and trick or … Continued

Home Fire Drill Day Infographic

Saturday, October 15, is Home Fire Drill Day! Did you know that home fires are the biggest disaster threat facing Americans today? In 2014, a home fire happened every 86 seconds. Yet only half of parents say their kids know … Continued

How to Grow Your Own Vegetables at Home

More people are paying attention to what goes into their food, even their healthy vegetables. They see the advantage of buying food that is locally grown because it tastes better, picked at the best moment of flavor. So what could … Continued

Should You Rent or Sell Your House? Infographic

There are several important criteria to consider when it comes to renting or selling your house: Will current market conditions hold? What are the expenses for the property? What is the long-term outlook for the neighborhood? Can I increase my property value? … Continued

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Solar Panel Installer

The residential solar panel market is soaring. The number of homes adding solar panels increased 66 percent in 2015 and is expected to increase more than 50 percent in 2016. But homeowners considering solar panels need to know more than just … Continued

The Art and Craft of Refinishing Wood Floors

Beautiful floors are one of the first thing people see when they enter a home. And beautiful hardwood floors are a certain attractant for buyers. A National Association of Realtors study indicates homeowners are willing pay an extra $2,080 just … Continued

5 Essential Road Trip Tips

The road trip has become an American tradition, and it seems that nothing – congested roads, advancements in air travel or even the price of gas – can take away from its mystique and appeal. At its heart, the road … Continued

Signs of Termites: What’s Bugging Your Home?

Termites can be stealthy and they can show up anywhere. Particularly in warmer climates these insects can be an issue, cautions Brian T. Forschler, PhD, professor of entomology, University of Georgia, Athens. “I’ve lived in the South for 30 years, … Continued

4 Ideas to Make Your Company Picnic Great

A company picnic is a good way to enjoy some delicious food, promote socializing and create connections between your employees. Having a company outing shows that you appreciate your employees and care about them on a personal level. You know … Continued

6 Tips for Ladder Safety

Ladders are a common part of home repair and maintenance. They enable homeowners to complete tasks that would otherwise be difficult to reach. But as is the case for any tool, it’s important to use ladders safely. Ladder-related injuries send … Continued

7 Ways to Protect Your Home While on Vacation

Burglaries increase by 10.5 percent in the summer months, according to a Department of Justice report. July and August are the most frequent months for break-ins, perhaps because so many people leave their homes unattended while they’re on vacation. Here … Continued

4 Essential Boating Safety Tips

As the weather turns warmer, more water sports enthusiasts will be out on the water with their recreational powerboats and watercrafts – and accidents will happen. According to 2015 Coast Guard statistics, 85% of drowning victims were not wearing life … Continued