A Step by Step Guide to Choosing the Best Windows for Your Home

The windows you choose can make a huge difference to both the interior and exterior of your home. Here's a guide to choosing the best home windows. Looking to increase the value of your home? Or just save money on your monthly heating and cooling costs? If so, then you might be surprised to learn that the right house window design...

Pantone Fall 2018 Color Preview

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The Pantone fall 2018 color preview is out! You'll see that the fall trends offer some of the luscious and rich fall hues that you expect. However, you'll also find some unexpected jewel-tones and even a few shades you'd normally see only in the warmer months. Take a look! Pantone Fall 2018 Color Preview Ultra-Violet You'll still see the 2018's top color,...

What happens if my neighbors object to planning permission?

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Deciding to extend your property or build a lodge in the garden is not an easy step. You’ll need to design the space, apply for planning permission and find contractors to build it for you. All of this cost money and time. In fact you should also factor in an underground survey as this will tell you if there are...

How much is my House worth?

Whether you’re buying or selling a property you want to know how much your house is worth. This may be to ensure you don’t pay over the odds or perhaps you’re hoping to release the equity in your home. With the average house price in Australia topping $500,000 it’s easy to see why you’d want to know what your house...

5 Things That Can De-Value Your Home

The fast-approaching Brexit deadline is taking its toll on the UK property market, with a recent RICS survey concluding that buyer confidence falling. As such, it’s little surprise that asking prices across the country are continuing to be reduced, with over a third of home owners lowering listing prices by an average of £26,000. For sellers, this means preparing your...

Moving to LA? Here’s How to Calculate Your Cost of Living

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Relocating is exciting on its own, but moving to a large and booming city like Los Angeles is truly a once in a lifetime experience. Los Angeles is the second largest city in the U.S., serving as home to more than 4 million people. If you’re soon to be a Los Angeleno, you've likely done the research and figured...

Snapshot of Australia’s Property Market for 2019

Australia's property market has experienced a sped-up growth over the past 5 years. However, it's moving into the next property cycle phase and slowing down. Some of its largest markets such as Sydney and Melbourne are experiencing slower growth compared to economic conditions. However, because of Australia's stable economy, constant population growth and low-interest rates, analysts predict that major cities...

When Should You Service Your Air Conditioner?

When the temperatures start rising, you want to make sure that you can stay cool and comfortable in your home. After the long winter season it is a good idea to make sure that your system is in top shape before you need it. Spring is the best time to have a full inspection done on your air conditioning unit...

How To Protect Your Home From Wildfires

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With the climate around the world rapidly changing and warming, there has been a dramatic increase in spontaneous wildfires. Thousands have lost their homes as fires burn and spread uncontrollably through vast areas. The West Coast and parts of the south have been particularly hard hit in the past decade. Wildfires can be close to impossible to control. If the...

Modern Technology Solutions for Period Properties

For many buyers, period properties are filled with appealing charm and character, and can make wonderful homes. However, they are not without their problems. One area in particular where owners struggle is implementing smart home technology, as installing can pose two big issues: first, the home may require electrical upgrades and second, it needs to be sympathetic and fit...

Signs Which Indicate That You Are Ready To Sell Your House

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Selling your house can be a really big decision to make, and even bigger to execute. If you are thinking of selling your house then there are certain things you need to know before you go ahead and put your ideas into actions. There are certain financial as well as emotional consequences associated with selling your house. So if you...

Top Safety Tips When Using Welding Equipment

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Welding can be a dangerous task if you don’t follow the proper safety instructions, safety practices and equipment are universally applicable. Welding exposes an individual to the same hazards, it doesn’t matter if you are working on a small job or a large contract, you must take steps to ensure your safety and the safety of others around you....

8 Things You Can Do To Keep Insects Out Of Your Home

It’s funny how people who can’t stand bugs, move to the city to avoid them when there are just as many (if not more) in a city building as there are in a farmhouse in the country. Evidently, there is no way to avoid the little bug completely. Insects have been living with us in our homes for more than...

4 Plans to Make Before You Start Any Home Improvement Project

Home improvement has always been recognized as one of the most fulfilling projects. The opportunity to express your creativity (and the fact that you’re adding value to something that you’ve already invested a lot on) in a big building project is almost the same feeling as watching a child grow into a responsible adult. Well, maybe not quite. But...

4 Home Improvements That May Affect Your Home Insurance

There are a lot of reasons why home renovations are very popular. Apart from improving the aesthetic and functional value of a home, renovations are a great way to help improve the resale value of a property. Adding value to a property like a home however, does not come without a few warning labels. The renovation process can be a...

Sliding Glass Doors –The Epitome of Precision and Elegance

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For every homeowner in the midst of a remodeling or new property construction project – we would really like to recommend using sliding glass doors to really improve their style of living. Give us about 3 minutes to convince you why you need sliding doors that are engineered for ultimate precision and elegance for your home. Why Choose Large Sliding...

Best Face Forward – How to Boost the Curb Appeal of Your Property

Your property is an asset. And while we have emotional ties to the creaky floorboards and dripping tap, it is an asset. Keeping your property curb appeal in check is a great habit to get into, and will set you up for the future sale that could turn you a generous profit. It’s not as easy as just sticking...

Why You Should Switch to Solar Power in Florida

What’s all the rave about switching to solar power? What do I stand to gain from this as a resident of Florida? If these are some of the question you are currently asking, then you are in the right place. We are going to be examining exactly why you and any other residents of Florida should switch to solar...