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If you have a garage, you know how handy all that extra storage space can be. The problem is it’s a little too convenient. Oftentimes our garages end up filled from floor to ceiling with piles of stuff that we certainly don’t need. In fact, a recent study found 25% of people can’t fit even one car in their garage, while one-third said they keep the garage door shut so others won’t see their mess!

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By Sage Singleton

When disasters strike, they come without warning. This is why you need to prepare for emergencies ahead of time. These 10 tips will help safeguard your home and family, and save you time, money, and stress should an emergency occur.

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Dodge Winter Lawn Damage

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Winter conditions can present a wide range of challenges to your lawn and landscape, but there are precautions you can take to protect your lawn, as well as your trees and shrubs, from seasonal harm.

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Courtesy of HSA Home Warranty

Keeping your chimney clean not only ensures a cleaner burning fire, it is a safety precaution as well. If you burn a resin-y wood like pine, then creosote, a rather nasty, oily material, can accumulate on the chimney walls. When enough builds up, it becomes a fire hazard. Even if it doesn’t burst into flames, it can make for an unpleasant and smoky fire.

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Today’s Ask the Expert column features Adam Long, president of HomeTeam Inspection Service

Q: What are the best ways to prepare a client for a home inspection?

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By Brie Dyas

Fall is the season for posting apple-picking photos on Instagram, enjoying pumpkin spice–flavored everything, and spending weekends enjoying the autumn scenery. Just peek out your window —whether you live in Boston, MA, or own a piece of Atlanta, GA, real estate — the cooler temps and changing leaves are hard to resist. While beautiful, fall is also the perfect time for rolling up our sleeves and tackling those home improvement projects we put off during the summer.

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Fall into Home Maintenance

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

As the days get shorter and the nights get cooler, the urge to lounge on the couch by the fireplace becomes powerful. But before you start your winter hibernation, it’s imperative to take care of certain fall maintenance projects around your home.

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Is It Time for a New A/C?

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

By John Voket

Summer’s nearing its end—did your air conditioning system deliver?

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What to Do If Your Home Has Radon

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

By John Voket

Do you know radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S.?

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Here’s a statistic: In the last year alone, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported more than half a million fall home maintenance-related injuries – and 40,000-plus of those incidents were caused by raking!

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