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Four Ways to Clean Your Gutters This Fall

While most of us welcome the cooler weather of the fall season, falling leaves and debris create more work around the house. Leaves fall on your roof and start to pile up in your gutters. Compromised gutters can affect the efficiency of your roofing system and make it...

Is Your Brick Home At Risk for a Termite Infestation?

Some people think they’re safe from having a termite infestation because they live in a brick house. But the truth is, termites feed off cellulose found in wood, and there is wood throughout the structure of any home. Your brick home is just as much at risk for a...

How to Prepare Your Finances Before Home Buying

Unless you’re wealthy enough to pay cash, buying a home includes obtaining a mortgage. Before lenders will give you one, however, they’ll examine your financial history and ability to pay. If you want to get the best terms such as the lowest interest rate for your...

5 Tips for Electrical Safety in Your Home

Making Repairs for Electrical Safety in Your Home Homes built in the 1880s and before often appeal to us due to their history and their charm, but did you know that they were built before residential electric service existed? While you probably expect to tackle some...

6 Ways to Protect Your Home While On Vacation

Don't Forget to Protect Your Home While On Vacation Your home is at risk of being targeted for theft when you're out of town. To increase security, there are a few important steps to take when you want to protect your home while on vacation. 1. Install Motion Sensor...

Four Summer Lawn Care Tips To Keep Your Lawn Healthy

The summer heat can take its toll on many components of the home, including the air conditioner, the roof, and even the lawn! A well-manicured lawn adds appeal and value to a property, but without proper TLC, your lawn will become unsightly. Use the four summer lawn...

3 Easy Home Repairs Any New Homeowner Can Do

If you’re a new homeowner and have zero experience with home repairs, fear not! There are a lot of simple projects that you can do yourself without calling in the pros. Below are three easy home repairs you can handle with minimal expenses. Easy Home Repair #1: Unclog...

A Pre-Listing Home Inspection: Top 5 Checks For A Seller

Why Sellers Should Get a Pre-Listing Home Inspection If you are planning to put your home on the market, getting a pre-listing home inspection can save you time and money. A pre-listing home inspection allows sellers time to make repairs so that unappealing surprises...

Enhance Your Home with These DIY Home Projects

Even if you don’t have a lot of time or money to spend, there are plenty of quick and budget-friendly DIY home projects to enhance your home. Simple things like replacing wall plates, freshening paint, updating outdoor landscaping, installing new light fixtures, or...

How to Clean Your Kitchen in 15 Minutes (or Less)

The kitchen is the one room in your home that needs to be cleaned every single day, but it doesn’t have to be a grueling, time-consuming job. Clean your kitchen by following the tips outlined below, and you should be able to get rid of the grime in 15 minutes or less!...

Buying an Older Home? 5 Things to Consider

When you are thinking about buying an older home, it most likely means that character and charm are important to you. If you find an old house that meets your needs with the details you appreciate, you understand that in buying an older home, you may give up some...

4 Signs of Foundation Problems

How to Spot Foundation Problems If you’re preparing to buy or sell a home, then you should have a home inspection performed. One of the areas inspected that can be a red flag to potential buyers if issues are found is the foundation. Here are some of the most common...

Beyond Termites: Other Common Wood Destroying Organisms

What are Common Wood Destroying Organisms? When you think of wood destroying organisms, termites are typically the first insects that come to mind. These pests are famous and feared for the damage they can cause to your house, furniture, clothing, and more. But...

Preventing Mold Growth in Your Home

When it comes to mold, what they say about an ounce of prevention really is the truth. Our beautiful area is known for its precipitation, and as we head into the colder, damper months, preventing mold growth should be at the forefront of your home maintenance...

Home Buying Tips in a Competitive Real Estate Market

Tips for Buying a Home in a Competitive Real Estate Market If you’re searching for a new home in a fast real estate market like Seattle, WA, you should be prepared for the process and ready to move quickly. Seattle not only tops the list in how fast homes sell, but...

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