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What You Should Know: Buying a Home

By Jessica Klimczak on July 23, 2015

When you begin to consider purchasing a home it can be hard to feel prepared. According to the national association of realtors, over 92% of potential home buyers do research online whether it is to gather more information about purchasing or to locate available properties. The biggest...

Air Conditioner

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10+ Hot Money-Saving Tips for Summer

By Carolyn Hauck on June 11, 2015

 Splurging on far-away travels, road trips or festivals this summer? Paying extra for summer camp for the kids? Follow these easy money-saving tips from Experts on JustAnswer to help you budget your way through the fun-...

House for sale

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The top 3 tips for selling your house quickly

By Carolyn Hauck on May 19, 2015

You’ve decided to sell your house; you’ve maybe even contacted your realtor and started packing. Although you are beginning to move on and think about the next home, it’s important to spend time and a little money fixing up the house you are preparing to leave, because it could mean a higher...

Hammer Nail

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4 easy (and affordable) ways to fix up your home

By Carolyn Hauck on April 16, 2015

 Want to do more than just clean this spring, but you’re strapped for cash?

Inexpensive home improvements can give your home or apartment a much-desired upgrade without spending too much money.


New wall color is by far the easiest way to give a room or...

Spring Cleaning

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Spring-cleaning is good for you

By Carolyn Hauck on March 24, 2015

Even if it’s still snowing where you live, come March, we all start to feel the urge to clean, purge and start anew in spring. This can mean different things to different people, so we asked Marc, a home improvement specialist on JustAnswer, where he...

Spring Gardening

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Spring gardening has arrived

By Carolyn Hauck on March 17, 2015

Unless there’s seven feet of snow on the ground where you live, if you’re a gardener, you’re probably itching to get out in the yard and start your spring preparations. Here’s a short list of the springtime gardening to-dos:

Pruning and Transplanting Trees and Shrubs...

Start a garden that will grow

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Start a garden that will grow

By Carolyn Hauck on March 03, 2015

Are you a beginning gardener or have you given vegetable gardening a try but didn’t yield much? We’ve done some research and talked with Experts on JustAnswer to give you the basics for starting a strong veggie garden this year.

Begin with the three S’s: Sun, Space and Soil...

House Covered in Snow

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Winterizing Your Home the Right Way

By Carolyn Hauck on December 18, 2014

Whether you’re a snowbird who heads south for the winter, or own a second home in a cold climate, winterizing your home for cold weather is checklist item #1 before you pack up and leave.

Winterizing basics

1)    Unplug all appliances to avoid any potential fire...

Christmas Lights

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Xmas lights and safety

By Carolyn Hauck on December 11, 2014

Christmas lights and candles are more than just festive decorations; they offer brightness and warmth in the darkening days of winter. Besides, what would Christmas be without them? Well, the statistics on the fires and damage they can cause are slightly staggering:

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Glass of Water

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True or False: Does the water filter really have to be changed as often as it indicates?

By Jessica Klimczak on November 24, 2014

I don’t know about you but it seems like the “replace water filter” light on my fridge is always on. Maybe it is that time goes by just a little faster than I remember but sometimes I wonder if my fridge is a little too high maintenance for its own good. I put the question to an...