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LED Light Bulbs Save Energy And Money

  As the cost of energy continues to rise, homeowners everywhere are looking for ways to cut back on their usage and exercise energy efficiency in their homes. Lighting your house is no minor expense, with recent data from the U.S. Department of Energy showing that an average household dedicates 10... Read More

Borrowers To Get Hurricane Sandy Insurance Proceeds Faster

Freddie Mac has taken steps to cut the time it's taking servicers to get insurance proceeds to borrowers to start repairs on homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy and secured by Freddie Mac-owned or -guaranteed mortgages.  Tracy Mooney, senior vice president of Single-Family Servicing and Real Estate Owned at Freddie Mac said; "The... Read More

iRobot Roomba 600 and iRobot Looj Announced

  iRobot has announced the launch of a new iRobot Looj  gutter cleaning robot and new iRobot Roomba 600 Series vacuum cleaning robots. The iRobot Roomba 600 Series vacuum cleaning robots incorporates new technologies and design to enhance the cleaning system of the entry-level Roomba. Looj 330 takes a dangerous job and does it for you,... Read More

Shady Contractors Can Make Disaster Damage Worse

  As the damage from disasters is tallied, a new peril may threaten homeowners -- con artists posing as contractors and public adjusters with offers of cheap labor and a quick damage fix. But for homeowners seeking repairs or needing help filing insurance claims, enlisting unlicensed help can be a costly mistake.   In... Read More

Tips for Attic Treasure Hunts

From PBS's Antiques Roadshow to A&E’s Storage Wars, reality TV has capitalized on our fascination with discovering treasure in household junk. It happened to historian Michael Mendoza, whose patient culling through boxes of old papers was rewarded when he found a Civil War veteran’s personal account of his experiences. The 17-page... Read More

Termite Season Starting, Is Your Home At Risk?

As spring warms its way across the country, flowers are not the only signs of spring sprouting out of the ground. It’s also the time of year when termites come in search of a new habitat – such as winter weathered homes. As a result of excessive...

Green Tips For Apartments

Even if you rent your home or apartment, there are a number of things you can do to make your place more efficient without involving your landlord.  These tips from the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency will show you how to save energy, money, and reduce...

Energy Efficient Doors And Windows Save Money

Improving the energy efficiency of your home can save you money, keep you warmer in winter, cooler in summer, and reduce the amount of natural resources your home consumes.  One of the easiest and most effective ways to improve the energy efficiency of your home is to update your doors,...

Living Large in Less Space

Smaller and More Spacious Can Go Together Thankfully, the days of Super-Size Me McMansion Hummer homes are coming to a close.  The housing trend that began in the 1990's toward larger and larger houses for smaller and smaller families is at last showing signs of reversing itself. The average American home swelled from...

Cold Weather Is Here: Prevent Bursting Water Pipes

Colder weather is here, if you haven't already, Decisive Magazine and Missouri American water suggest the following precautions  to  prevent costly plumbing repairs and headaches for homeowners that come with bursting pipes. During cold weather, interior water pipes need special care to keep them from freezing, so ...

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