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Learn Roof Lingo with This Clever Infographic 0

Posted on 4, February 2016

in Category Home, Home Repair

Learn Roof Lingo with This Clever Infographic   You want to keep your home safe. You want to keep it well protected. You want your roof to last. However, if you are like the rest of us, you probably know very little about your roof. You only really think about it when the roof needs repair, or a complete replacement is needed. In either case, you will most likely have to deal with some sticker shock. Well, John Anderson, of Severe Weather Roofing has developed an infographic to help you out. Get Educated and Learn the Lingo Take a look [&hellip

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Sacramento Drought Conditions Actions 0

Posted on 28, April 2014

in Category Home Repair, News

DIY   Actions to Help with the Sacramento Drought Conditions     California and local government are clear about the Greater Sacramento region being in a drought condition. Following will be some numbers about the water situation. You can judge if you think it is a full on drought or something else. But saving water is always a good idea. This DIY or Do It Yourself is about ways to save water. If you are on a well system it is always important to save water. And if you pay the water bill by the amount of water you use [&hellip

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Drywall Repair 0

Posted on 10, February 2014

in Category Home Repair

  DIY Simple Drywall Repair     The inside walls of most homes are created with drywall. Drywall is also known as wallboard or gypsum board. Drywall holds up well, but every now and then gets damaged. Fixing drywall is a fairly simple process.   To fix a small hole or dent one method is a simple 5 step process. Step 1 is prepare the damage. Cut out the damaged area. Make sure all the broken drywall is cut out. Generally a square shape is easiest to work with. Drywall cuts well in a straight line. Make sure that the [&hellip

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Preparing Sacramento lawn for winter 0

Posted on 4, December 2013

in Category Home Repair, News, Real Estate

  Preparing your lawn for winter   Now that the warm months are past, many folks don’t realize that there are a few things they should do to keep their lawn healthy for the coming year.  These are some of the more-important projects for saving your lawn from the cold.   Keep leaves from accumulating.  When leaves pile up they trap moisture and can act as a catalyst for diseases that will destroy your lawn.  In addition, these piles deprive grass of sunlight and can kill it in patches.  What is the simple solution?  Rake up leaves and dispose of [&hellip

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Home Security System 1

Posted on 27, November 2013

in Category Home, Home Repair

The Value of Having a Home Security System   “Measuring Safety Performance by the number of injuries you have is like measuring parenting by the number of smacks you give” – Dr. Robert Long   When we think of safety for our family and our valuables we think home security systems; without even contemplating all of the perks that come with them and the value they add to our homes.   Home Value Though a home security system may not increase the market value of your home it will increase the intrinsic value. If you plan on selling your home [&hellip

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Sacramento planting Hardiness zones maps 0

Posted on 10, October 2013

in Category Home Repair

  Northern California can be a hard place to grow plants Learning the different environments can be a big help   Every type of plant thrives in a different environment.  While one region may be ideal for some plants, it will spell certain death for others.  So before you plant this fall, you need to know what can be planted in your region. The USDA has what is known as a hardiness zone map.  It divides up the United States into regions based on the average minimum temperature that can be expected in that area.  This gives you an idea [&hellip

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Kitchen improvements increases home value 0

Posted on 4, October 2013

in Category Home, Home Repair, News, Real Estate

  How to justify that new kitchen   The kitchen is one of the most used parts of a house.  This makes it one of the best places to invest money and time. Not only does it make life more pleasant, it also raises the value of the house for when it comes time to move and sell. Many people don’t want to invest time and money in a house if they know they are going to leave. But the reality is that improving a house, especially the kitchen, increases the value of that house and the improvement can actually [&hellip

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Benefits of a home protection plan 0

Posted on 26, August 2013

in Category Home, Home Repair, News, Real Estate

Benefits of a home protection plan   Just as homeowner’s insurance covers the property against damage or repair based on your designated deductible, a home protection plan helps protect your home system components and appliances against costly repairs or replacements. A home protection plan is a renewable service contract that covers many of the most frequently occurring breakdowns of home system components and appliances that are not usually covered by homeowner insurance. Home protection plans offer coverage of many of the critical major system components and appliances in a home that generally are of a high cost to repair or [&hellip

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First time Sacramento home buyers diy Sweat equity 0

Posted on 18, August 2013

in Category Home, Home Repair, News, Real Estate

  Two Important Considerations for First Time Home Buyer   First time home buyers are wise to buy with the end in mind. Thinking ahead in these two significant areas can pay big dividends in the future. Consider properties that will have a strong resale value and correctly evaluate the total cost of repairs and remodels. First: Buy with re-selling in mind. Home owners should plan to stay in the first home for a while to build equity and to maximize investment advantages.  The fact is that few people remain in their first home forever. First homes are often used [&hellip

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4 Tips for Keeping Your Plants Cool This Summer 0

Posted on 9, August 2013

in Category Home, Home Repair

  4 Tips for Keeping Your Plants Cool This Summer   The Sacramento area is known for its hot summers, and heat can decimate a garden.  Don’t give up on all of your hard work until you try these 4 tips.   1.  Prioritize the pots.  You need to be extra careful with any plants that you have in pots. They don’t have the Earth to insulate them and, therefore, are much more susceptible to heat damage and drought. Be sure to keep these plants out of intense sunlight and leave them in the shade.  Water them at least once [&hellip

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