• Home Maintenance,  Winter

    Winterizing Your Home

    With the winter months upon us, it’s important that your home be ready for the cooler weather, both inside and out. A well prepared home will not only be warmer, but also save you money on your monthly energy bills. Remember to take time out to prepare your home. Follow these simple tips and ideas and you will be on your way to having a winter-ready home. Windows. A lot of warm air can escape through small cracks in your home’s windows. A good way to prevent this is to inspect both the inside and outside of each window. If you find a problem, it can easily be repaired with…

  • Christmas,  Holiday,  Selling a Home

    Selling Your Home During the Holiday Season

    The holidays are here, and the only gift you want is a “sold” sign in your front yard. In past years, it’s been difficult to sell a home during the winter months. It’s an extremely busy time of year, any an expensive one at that. However, selling your home during the holiday season doesn’t have to be hard. If you’re determined to sell your home this holiday season, consider these tips. Create curb appeal. Clear your driveway, walkways and stairs of snow and ice. Spruce up the front door with a wreath and a holiday welcome mat. Decorate the outside of the house with a few holiday lights. You can…

  • Home Maintenance,  Winter

    7 Tips for Prepping the Pool for Winter

    If you have a house in a cold climate that has a swimming pool, then make sure you get it ready for winter. Anywhere the temperatures dip near or below 32 degrees, pools and spas should be winterized by cleaning and treating the water and protecting the equipment from freezing, according to the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals. Here are some tips: 1. Clean the water. Vacuum the water thoroughly making sure the waste-water is going to the appropriate place. Set the filter on the waste position, or set the vacuum to filter only. 2. Test the water. Either balance normally or treat with the proper amount of special…