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Snow Shoveling Tips

At best, snow shoveling is a chore. At worst, it’s a potential hazard that could injure you. Learn more about proper shoveling technique that can minimize the bother and the risk from The Spruce. https://www.thespruce.com/snow-shoveling-tips-2132769  

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Smart, Safe Storm Cleanup Tips

  Winter storm season may have you nervously watching the weather reports. Here are some tips from This Old House for dealing with the aftermath of storms. https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ideas/smart-safe-storm-cleanup-tips  

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Use this Maintenance Checklist to Avoid Costly Winter Damage

A special thanks to Paul Denikin for writing this blog for us. Winter weather is upon us, and with plummeting temperatures comes the potential for costly home damage. Lack of winter preparation can even be dangerous. Use this home maintenance checklist to enjoy the winter season comfortably and safely. Clean your gutters and check downspouts. Debris in […]

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Top 5 Must-Haves For Flipping Houses

Flipping houses can be a lucrative pursuit, but it helps to have some resources going into it. A good renovation loan team can help you get those resources lined up. https://www.investopedia.com/articles/pf/07/flippers.asp?lgl=myfinance-layout-no-ads  

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Make a Cheap Backyard Ice-skating Rink

A home ice-skating rink for winter? Why not? With a little imagination and know-how, you can do just about anything you want with your home. http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-cheap-backyard-ice-skating-rink/  

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Buying a Home in Philadelphia Using a Renovation Loan

Philadelphia is a hot market right now. If you’re driving around the city, you’ll see plenty of construction all over. Both the FHA 203k and the HomStyle renovation products, available from AnnieMac, have been very successful in the Philadelphia area. If you’re looking to buy a home around the city, I recommend using this Philadelphia […]

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Guide to Home Insulation

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, insulation can save you up to 20% on your home’s heating and cooling costs, or up to 10 percent on total energy costs. https://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/guide_to_home_insulation.pdf    

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Tips For Choosing an Exterior Paint Color

Aesthetics aside, your exterior paint job is important because it can have an impact on the value of your house. DIY Network provides some advice. http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/skills-and-know-how/painting/how-to-select-exterior-paint-colors-for-a-home    

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Five Home Repair Jobs Not to Do Yourself

Even if you’re an avid do-it-yourselfer, certain jobs are best left to the professionals. Here are five that meet that description, according to howstuffworks.com. https://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/household-safety/tips/5-home-repairs-you-should-never-do-yourself.htm  

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Renovation Loans and Septic Systems

Over the last 18 months or so, we’ve seen quite a few projects that include repair or replacement of septic systems. That’s another type of job where the 203k is helpful. Much of our housing stock is aging. The degree of aging depends on where you are. In Florida, the average house may only by […]

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