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How to Paint your Home or Apartment: A Beginner’s Guide

Posted by Collin McGorty on Sep 5, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Whether it’s the wall, trim or ceilings, painting the interior of your home or apartment isn’t such an easy project. From preparation to execution and clean up, there are a lot of small details that can get lost along the way if you aren’t experienced. However, we’ve compiled some techniques to help teach you how to paint in no time.

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Topics: residential real estate, home improvement, interior design, property value

Babyproofing 101: How to Protect your Child in the Home

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jul 25, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Once babies begin crawling and moving around after a few months, there’s no telling what kind of trouble they can get into. That’s why so many parents have turned to babyproofing as a way to protect their child against household dangers. Once your home is babyproofed, you can rest easy knowing that whatever your child opens, pulls, finds or tries won’t hurt them.

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Topics: home improvement, residential real estate

Summer Savings Tips to Reduce Energy Consumption at Home

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jul 5, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Sometimes air conditioning can be an absolute necessity for combatting the sweltering summer heat. That’s why a home typically consumes a greater amount of energy between June and September than it does throughout the rest of the year. Electric bills rise to astronomical highs during these months as a result. To reduce energy consumption and preserve some funds in the process, check out these summer savings that should do the trick if executed correctly.

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Topics: home improvement, home maintenance, Summer, residential real estate

How a Smart Home can be Both an Advantage and Disadvantage

Posted by Collin McGorty on May 17, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Everywhere across the world, people are beginning to convert their living spaces into fully-functional smart homes. They are residential buildings that utilize the newest and most modern technologies and innovations to bring more control to homeowners. However, owning a smart home has its fair share of pros and cons, which are further explored below.

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Topics: smart home, residential real estate, home improvement

Quick and Easy Home Improvement Tips for a Fixer-Upper

Posted by Collin McGorty on Oct 27, 2016 9:30:00 AM

When you’re in the market to buy a house, you may end up finding the perfect dream home with every feature and amenity you could possibly want. But sometimes, there’s a catch: it’s a bit of a fixer-upper. With just a little bit of home improvement, you can turn that fixer-upper into the jewel of the neighborhood.

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Topics: Buying, home improvement, home value, home maintenance

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