Common Causes of Household Water Damage

Even if you work to keep your house in excellent condition, some things are beyond your control. Water damage is always a possibility. However, you can take steps to prevent water damage and avoid costly repairs. Inspect your house after...

Benefits of a Basement

According to a recent study by the National Association of Home Builders, basements are considered especially desirable in homes by younger home buyers and by those living in colder climates. It appears that younger buyers are looking for added living...

The Site of the Slug

You’re in your kitchen, in the middle of making dinner, when out of the corner of your eye you see something slithering across the floor. You look quickly, kind of confused to see something unexpected on your kitchen floor. You...

Housing Shortage to Last Another Year

The housing market is currently trapped in an "inventory spiral" that is unlikely to snap for at least another year, according to real estate experts. Housing prices found a floor in February 2012 and have been on the rise as...

Supply of Existing Homes Down

Nationwide, the supply of existing homes for sale has fallen for seven straight months, hitting an almost eight-year low in January, the National Association of Realtors reports. Competing offers for the same homes are rising in more markets, especially in...

Steps to Take After Fire Damage

A house fire is one of the worst things you can experience. But as long as your family is safe, you’ll ultimately be okay. The level of fire damage depends on the extent of the blaze. And while you may...