How to Increase Your Home’s Resale Value

Learn what kinds of renovations will pay off at closing. If you’re putting your home on the market, you may be considering renovations to make your listing more attractive to buyers. But do you know which upgrades to your home … Continued

Protect Your Home From Chilly Drafts

A drafty house can be expensive to keep at a comfortable temperature. Your heating and cooling systems are counteracted by air leaks in your home — which can lead to a 10% increase in utilities bills. You can avoid this … Continued

Secure Your Home Before Hitting the Road for the Holidays

The holidays are a busy time of year for travel. According to U.S. Department of Transportation Statistics, the number of long-distance trips by Americans increases by 54 percent during the Thanksgiving travel period. The number rises by 23 percent during Christmas and New Year’s, compared to the average number for the remainder of the year.

Why Do You Need a Home Inventory List?

A home inventory list provides you with a safety net in case your valuables are lost, stolen or damaged. Sure, we’ve all misplaced something in our homes (your favorite shirt disappears or you can’t find the book you were reading), or broken things on occasion (various dishes and glassware over the years), but we are talking about your big-ticket items like expensive electronics and jewelry. When these items are lost, stolen or damaged, you’ll want to file a homeowners insurance claim. If your property is well documented, it will speed the process and ensure you don’t forget to make claims on any of your valuable items.

Safe Ways to Stay Warm in a House With No Heat

Whether you’re trying to save money on your utility bill, dealing with a power outage or shivering through a furnace breakdown, staying warm in a home with sub-zero temperatures outside can be a challenge. Here are some ways to keep toasty.

Prepare Your Home for Winter’s Chill

Get ready for the cold season with these tips. Winter is the perfect time for sipping hot cocoa and snuggling under cozy blankets. But the changing season also means your home is vulnerable to higher heat bills and winter storms. … Continued

How to Save Money on Pet Care

Americans will spend an estimated $55.5 billion on their pets this year, according to the American Pet Products Association (APPA). Whether you have a dog, cat, gerbil or exotic animal, you know the costs of regular exams and vaccinations, food, … Continued