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Smart Moves for Using a Home’s Equity - Genisys® Credit Union. As home prices continue to rebound from the recession, home equity loans are becoming sources of extra cash for a growing number of homeowners.

Smart Moves for Using a Home’s Equity - Genisys® Credit Union

But tapping the value of your home is something that should be done cautiously and for a very few number of reasons. A decade ago, way too many homeowners were yanking cash out of their homes like they were bottomless piggy banks to fund affluent lifestyles they couldn't really afford. Those reckless borrowers paid the price when the housing bubble burst, property values plunged and they lost their homes. So, if you're thinking about taking out a home equity loan or line of credit today, take a savvier, conservative approach. Getting Your Yard Ready for Spring - Wallside Windows. While it’s still a bit early to actually start planting things in your garden, it’s not too soon to start planning ahead and taking early steps to get your lawn and garden ready for the warmer weather that’s just around the corner.

Getting Your Yard Ready for Spring - Wallside Windows

Winter can be a very harsh time of year for your lawn, so taking the time to get your yard back into good condition can be very beneficial for the rest of the year. On a day when there isn’t any snow on your lawn, start by looking for any obvious lawn problems that need to be taken care of. Are there any patches of grass that don’t seem to be growing in? Do you see signs of snow mold? Does the soil seem compacted? Tricks for Making Small Windows Look Bigger - Wallside Windows. Windows make a very big impact on a room’s appearance, so it can be really frustrating to have a room with windows that aren’t as large as you’d like them to be.

Tricks for Making Small Windows Look Bigger - Wallside Windows

Not only does it mean you’re getting less natural light in that room, it can interfere with your room’s decor. If getting new vinyl replacement windows isn’t an option, there are tricks to making small windows look larger than they are. If you want to make small windows look bigger, window treatments can make a big difference. 11 Best Resources For DIY Vinyl Album Storage. Nearly two years ago I published this post and it still is popular.

11 Best Resources For DIY Vinyl Album Storage

There are some good reasons to make furniture on your own and LP record storage units are no exception. It’s usually cheaper this way and results can be as good or even better than bought shelves, cabinets or crates. I decided to give this post a little facelift. Some of the original ideas and solutions I wrote about here are no longer available online so I just removed them. 5 Mistakes To Avoid When Winterizing Your Home - The Shelving Store Blog The Shelving Store Blog. Winterizing your home is never exactly an enjoyable process.

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Winterizing Your Home - The Shelving Store Blog The Shelving Store Blog

There’s a lot of stuff you have to check on, and even when you get it all done you’re stuck with the knowledge in the back of your mind that winter is just around the corner – otherwise, why would you be doing all this? But in your rush to get everything done before the snow starts to fall, there might be a few things you overlook or neglect that can come back to haunt you later on. If you want to avoid some of the more common winterization mistakes (ones that you might have made in the past!) Your Home Maintenance Guide for Every Season. By Jacklyn Renz With every shift in the season, comes a new to-do list for the home.

Your Home Maintenance Guide for Every Season

Just like our health care, home maintenance is best done with preventative measures, consistent upkeep, and small changes. Save money and time by checking off these to-dos for each season. Spring Checklist Springtime offers manageable weather for most regions, allowing for some much needed exterior upkeep. Top Fall Home Maintenance Tips « Group O'Dell. There are lots of great benefits that come with home ownership including an ongoing to-do list that always keeps you from being bored.

Top Fall Home Maintenance Tips « Group O'Dell

We’ve listed some of the highest priorities for home maintenance and remind you there are some items here that are easily hired out. So in order of priority here is what we suggest. Get heating system ready for winter. Check Yourself: Home Maintenance Tasks You Need to Tackle in November. We’ll be honest: We hate the phrase “transitional month.”

Check Yourself: Home Maintenance Tasks You Need to Tackle in November

Instead we like to think of November as a large-scale dress rehearsal for winter—the month that’s cold but not yet bone-chilling, frosty but not yet snowy. Before it gets too nasty to work outdoors, take the month to button up your home for the rough weather to come. We know you’re busy. So your pals at realtor.com® have created a handy checklist of home maintenance tasks that need to be completed this month, plus tips for how to do them faster and easier, or with the help of a pro. Pace yourself!