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Energy-Saving Tips For Your Home
on October 7, 2013 at 8:34 pm / in Money Saving Tips

Energy-Saving Tips For Your Home

One of the benefits of home ownership is the ability to design and shape your home into a space that fits your lifestyle and personality. Often times those desires can come with some significant utility costs to keep landscapes healthy, power our home’s special features and properly light our perfectly designed interior spaces. Luckily there are many small changes that […]

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Tips for Meeting New Neighbors
on October 7, 2013 at 4:33 pm / in Meeting Neighbors

Tips for Meeting New Neighbors

Taking the time to get to know your neighbors is a great way to make your neighborhood feel more like a community. It also comes in handy with: borrowing tools getting help unloading large or bulky items having a few extra pairs of friendly eyes watching your home while you’re on vacation feeding and visiting pets while you’re out of […]

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Painting Advice & Tips
on October 5, 2013 at 11:00 pm / in Painting Tips

Painting Advice & Tips

Paint finishes Before you begin to paint, consider wall imperfections, frequency of traffic and other factors such as whether or not kids and pets are present. High-gloss paint offers greater durability and is very easy to clean. If the room is frequented often by kids or pets, gloss or semi-gloss is a good idea. If your home has older walls […]

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Packing Tips for Specific Items
on October 5, 2013 at 12:29 am / in Moving Tips

Packing Tips for Specific Items

When it comes to moving, there are several ideas for the best way to package up specific items. At Summit Mortgage, we’re home financing experts, not moving experts. Therefore, we entrust your valuable belongings to two of the most well known moving companies in the country. Both provide some valuable ideas and tips for moving and packing. Enjoy! From Uhaul.com […]

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Packing & Moving Tips
on October 5, 2013 at 12:10 am / in Moving Tips

Packing & Moving Tips

Packing Materials Stock up on packing supplies ahead of time.  Strong boxes & containers that can be tightly secured, packing tape, marking pens  and packing materials such as bubble wrap and/or newspapers. Old pillows and blankets make great supplemental packing materials!  Cheap colored stickers or labels also come in very handy. Although many of us have old boxes we keep […]

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Garage Flooring Options
on September 28, 2013 at 12:45 am / in Garage Projects

Garage Flooring Options

You’ve spent a lot of time cleaning, organizing and getting your garage just right. But that old dirty concrete just keeps staring you right in the face. Luckily, there are many options for DIYers these days that can add the finishing touch to your garage. To figure out what option works best for you, start with these questions: 1. What […]

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Prepping Your Yard For A New Lawn
on September 26, 2013 at 1:16 am / in Gardening Tips, Landscaping Tips

Prepping Your Yard For A New Lawn

Much like painting, the key to a successful new lawn is all in the prep. The initial steps are the same whether you’re prepping for sod or seed. 1. Till the soil Whether you have an existing lawn that has seen its final days or just an open dirt patch, to break up the soil and allow for your new […]

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Your New Lawn: Seed vs. Sod
on September 25, 2013 at 10:25 pm / in Gardening Tips, Landscaping Tips

Your New Lawn: Seed vs. Sod

With the increase in vacant homes for sale over the past 5-7 years, more and more home buyers are having to remove large sections of dead grass and start over. One of the first questions all of us face is do we try spreading seed or pony up the extra $$ for the instant gratification of sod? The answer depends […]

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Simple & Easy Storage Tips
on September 25, 2013 at 9:32 pm / in Storage Ideas

Simple & Easy Storage Tips

One of the best parts about moving into a new home is that it gives you a fresh start. A chance to get rid of the typical clutter that builds up over time and begin the time in your new home relatively clutter free. It’s also the perfect opportunity to organize your storage space so that it gets used as […]

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Easy DIY Garage Storage
on September 25, 2013 at 9:13 pm / in Garage Projects, Storage Ideas

Easy DIY Garage Storage

These days, we all could use a little extra storage in our garages. Several years ago as a first time home buyer with limited tools and handyman know how, I needed to find a inexpensive way to organize my garage. I came across this great article from The Family Handyman and implemented many of these ideas in my own garage. […]

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