5 Simple ways to cut heating costs

Source: Tim Layton. Every year the debate is the same. Some of your friends and colleagues are going on and on about how much they hate winter. You, being the positive thinker in the group, say how much you love it! Bring on the snow, you say! I applaud your winning attitude! The world needs more…

Home buying in the off-season

Source: Dana Bull. If you’re home shopping this winter and feeling frustrated, know that market inventory tends to hit a dry spell this time of year. But don’t fret: There are still deals out there. While everyone else is distracted by ski trips, hot cocoa and watching Elf a half a dozen times, savvy buyers…

Is your fireplace ready for action?

Source: Tim Layton. With fall upon us and winter approaching fast, it won’t be long before you’ll have a hankering for a nice warm fire to curl up next to. If you have an operable fireplace in your home, the joy of a nice fire in the winter can be one of life’s simple pleasures….

A checklist for winterizing and weatherproofing your home

Source: Karie Fay. There’s no doubt about it – winter is coming. Freezing temperatures, cold air, ice and snow make the warmth inside your house cozy and inviting. At least, that is, when your house is up to the task. Winterizing your house isn’t only about staying warm, however. Winter is notorious for busted pipes, invading…

5 Reasons to embrace the winter home-selling season

Source: Devon Thorsby. You’ve got plans to sell your home, but as you approach the end of the year, waiting until spring seems like torture. The house is already prepped, and you’re eyeing a new house you’d like to buy. So why wait? You don’t have to. Spring may be the strongest home-selling season, but…