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Don't suffer the pain of high energy bills in your next home

Do you cringe each month when your utility bill arrives in the mail? If high energy costs are getting you down, don’t blame your electronic devices. Heating and cooling are the largest energy expense for most homes, reports the U.S. Department of Energy.If you dream of building a new, custom home, you must make some fundamental decisions about how the home will be built in order to avoid thousands of dollars in wasted energy costs each year.When you picture your... read more
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3 ways to personalize your home's curb appeal with an eye-catching front door

At its core, the desire to create a home with curb appeal is a desire to make a home uniquely one’s own. After all, no matter how beautiful they are, rows of homes that look the same inherently fail to capture attention. Using personal touches, people want friends and family to know which home is theirs.Among the dozens...
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3 ways to quickly and economically save big bucks on home heating and cooling costs

What would you rather do: Pay your utility bill or take a much-deserved vacation? With an endless stream of bills each month, you might wonder where you can find the money to jet off to the beach or mountain resort of your dreams. Read on for the solution. The average U.S. household spends more than $2,200 yearly on energy...
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3 ways to get your home spring ready

Spring brings warmer weather and longer days. Many of us feel re-energized, ready to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. For homeowners, spring is a great time to think about areas of the home ripe for home improvement. Looking around the perimeter of your home as well as the inside with a critical eye can typically help...
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Get safer drinking water

Your home plumbing could be making you sick and costing you money. Hard water, which contains high levels of calcium and magnesium, may be directly contributing to the buildup of dangerous bacteria in your household pipes. This is a serious problem across the United States, especially when you consider that nearly 90 percent of American homes have hard...
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