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What to Do When a Contractor Does Poor Work

Homeowners always start out home renovation projects or new home builds excited about what could be. They envision a home that’s the envy of the whole block. The work they’re requesting might scale from minor updates (new kitchen backsplash and hardwood floors) to major overalls (converting a patio or garage into an additional bedroom) or […]


Are Well Water Homes Harder to Sell?

Roughly 13 million households rely on private wells for drinking water in the U.S., according to the American Housing Survey 2017. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not regulate private wells or provide recommendations or criteria to maintain them. As a result, private well owners are responsible for the safety of their drinking […]

What Causes a House to Become ‘Condemned’?

You may hear the words “condemned house” and think of a property that closely resembles a haunted house. Dark, lightless windows. Missing roof shingles. Worn-down wooden posts boxed around the front porch. In reality, a house can be condemned for many reasons, one of which is disrepair.

Five Reasons to Downsize for Retirement

Most of your life, you’ve had to live in a certain area based on work or family obligations. Maybe you chose your current location because it was close to your job. If you have children, it might have been in the best school district. Now, you’re approaching retirement and the kids are all grown up […]