Fall is for Fireplaces: 8 Tips for Homeowners

A wood-burning fireplace is a wonderful feature in many homes. Here are some reminders and tips for staying safe and getting full enjoyment from your fireplace this season: Annual Inspections – Have your fireplace and chimney inspected and cleaned by a professional to ensure that it’s obstruction free and clear of creosote – a black,… Read more »

Boost Buyer Interest and Add Value with Curb Appeal

Curb appeal. It’s all about how your home looks to people walking or driving by. But there is no more important audience to attract than potential buyers, who are highly influenced by their first glimpse. If you’re selling, you can boost that first impression by making sure your home looks great before it hits the… Read more »

Pre-listing Home Inspections Benefit Everyone

  You invest a great deal of time, money, and energy to market your listings, and of course you need to get a good return on that investment. Don’t be caught unaware of problems that could seriously undermine your dedicated efforts to sell a home, or that could keep a property from selling at its… Read more »

Smoke Alarm Smarts

Smoke Alarm Smarts

Smoke alarms are an important defense against injury or death in house fires. Statistics from the National Fire Protection Association show that nearly two-thirds of home fire fatalities occur in homes with non-working or missing smoke detectors. Most building codes now require smoke detectors in all residential structures, which has resulted in a steep drop… Read more »