Author Archives: Melissa Erickson

Pro tips for cleaning gutters (access required)

The average price to hire a professional to clean out your gutters is $145, according to Home Advisor’s True Cost Guide. If homeowners are not afraid of heights or to get their hands dirty, they can tackle the job themselves. ...

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Buying your first home (access required)

Buying a home for the first time can be an overwhelming process, from preapproval to closing. While each home-purchase experience is unique, here are some tips for all first-time home buyers. “The most important thing for first-time home buyers is ...

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Keep it covered (access required)

Consider your home insurance a safety net. The question is: How big a net do you need? “A standard home-owners insurance policy insures the home itself and the things you keep in it,” said Jeff Hay, head of product management, ...

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Why homeowners love smart technology (access required)

From climate and lighting upgrades to security and entertainment features, homeowners are embracing smart technology when renovating their homes. According to the Houzz Smart Home Trends survey, nearly half of all homeowners are incorporating smart technology when undergoing renovation, but ...

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