Home Maintenance

March 27, 2015
Honey Do List

A Homeowner’s Checklist for Year-Round Maintenance

Home maintenance doesn’t begin and end with spring cleaning. Regular upkeep is required 24/7-365. Keeping your home in like-new condition throughout all of the seasons will prevent potentially hefty renovation costs in the future. Use this helpful guide to keep […]
March 12, 2015
Before you paint in Cincinnati

Before You Paint Your Home…

Whether you have found your dream home and plan to stay in it forever, or are planning to sell soon, a new paint job will have it looking and feeling fresher without breaking the bank. If you plan to sell […]
February 23, 2015
Fixing Air Leaks

New Home? Stop Air Leaks Now and Save Big Bucks

Recently moved into a new home and feeling breezes from windows and doors during the cold spell? Stop leaks now and save big bucks! Cold climates give homeowners two choices: seal now or pay later. Compiled by the U.S. Department […]
November 17, 2014
3 Ways to Keep Your Yard & Garden Healthy While you may think your home and yard are separate and do not impact one another, this isn’t always the case. There are different ways you may actually be doing damage to your landscaping or garden because of the things that happen inside of your home. If you take pride in your lawn or garden, be aware of what is going on in both your yard and your home. Water & Chemical Problems If you wash your floors, you may go outside and dump the bucket of dirty water out into the backyard. But what are those chemicals going to do to your yard? Floor cleaning products often contain ammonia and while ammonia is found naturally in plants, once it is diluted with water, it changes form and can actually do more harm than good. Household ammonia will discolor your plants, burn the roots and eventually kill them.

4 Ways to Keep Your Yard and Garden Healthy

Yes I know it’s cold outside and there’s a chance you have snow on the grass.  What better time to think ahead to warmer weather….. While you may think your home and yard are separate and do not impact one […]
January 13, 2014

Show Your Home in its Best Light

 Rebecca Smith Burned-out bulbs, long dark hallways and closets too dark to see into are deal breakers for most home buyers. According to the home-selling experts of HGTV, buyers listed great lighting as the second most important feature in a […]
December 9, 2013

Get Your Home Ready for the Big Sale

The Wall Street Journal reports that almost 50 percent of the home sales so far this year have been cash sales. These people are looking for homes that are ready to move into without a lot of repairs needing to […]
November 26, 2013

Is It Time to Update Your Electrical Outlets & Wall Plates?

Top 10 Reasons to Update Your Electrical Outlets & Wall Plates I know when my house’s decor is feeling a little too bland and familiar, the first thing I do to spice the place up is replacing the wall outlet […]
November 15, 2013

Hidden Costs of Inefficient Home Heating, Cooling and Insulation

By:  Carl Romito According to EnergySavers.gov, the combined energy use of 113 million American households is equal to 22 percent of the nation’s energy total consumption. In 2002, the Energy Star program helped Americans save enough energy to offer utility […]
August 20, 2013
Primping for sale

Home Primping on the Cheap

Primping or prepping your property for sale in the greater Cincinnati real estate market can be stressful and costly.  Lots of sellers resist putting more money into a property they’re trying to sell- but it’s really about getting ready for […]