Home Maintenance Tips

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How is the market? It’s a question our agents get asked a lot, and for good reason. If you’re considering buying a new home or selling one that you already own, the market trends and predictions are important in the decision-making process. Below is our most recent market update information for Davidson, Maury, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, Wilson, Bedford, and Coffee counties to help you make the most informed and beneficial choices possible.

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Tennessee is expecting a warmer-than-average winter this year, but prudent homeowners will nevertheless prepare for winter with these 10 exterior home maintenance steps to keep your home warm and in tip-top shape.

1.) Protect Your Pipes

Even children know that water expands as it freezes, and when the temps hit freezing, the water in your pipes will be no exception.

To avoid the headache and huge expense a burst pipe can bring, leave at least one faucet in your home dripping when the temperatures drop.

Check your outdoor faucets and sprinkler systems, being sure to empty all the water from them before it has a chance to freeze. Disconnect hoses and bring them into a garage or shed.

Additionally, wrap your home’s interior and

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Many Americans will put plenty of hours into beautifying their lawns and gardens. However, it’s not always easy to do so, and it’s certainly not always cheap. With that in mind, here are 12 tips that will help you save money while still making sure your yard looks its best all summer long, without breaking the bank:

1.) Stay on the lookout for weeds

Weeds are a problem for your lawn or garden simply because they consume nutrients your preferred plants also need, according to Wisebread. Consequently, you will need to be vigilant about what you planted and if anything growing on your lawn or in your garden shouldn’t be there. As long as you pull the weeds out roots and all, you should be safe from the issue, but if some are being particularly

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When it comes to energy -saving, planet-helping home changes; little things add up. Not only do the little things add up in energy savings for your own home, but for the environment, as well. Let’s all do our part (and save some money in the meantime!), and think about implementing some of the energy tactics below:

Filters, and More Filters

Not only does changing filters mean healthier air and water, but changing air filters can reduce the energy it takes to heat and cool your house, as well. A win-win.


Check each light bulb to make sure they are the correct wattage for the fixture, replace burned out bulbs, and think about converting to LED for reduced energy and heat. Bonus: Don’t forget to use natural light when possible – no

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With Memorial Day almost here– giving way to the fast approaching summer – homeowners are encouraged to make preparations were necessary to ensure their homes are ready for the hot weather.

Here are five tips to make sure your home and family will be in the best shape possible:

1) A/C Check and Maintenance

Whether your home has a central air conditioning system or window units you’ll install when the weather gets a little hotter, you have to make sure they’re in good shape, according to Insurance Hub. After all, if they’re going to get dozens of hours of use every week for the next several months, having them in good working condition is a must not just so they work properly, but also so they’re safe.

You’ll also need to check and

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If you’re already doing spring cleaning, it might be wise to get out the toolbox and do some home improvement projects as well. A little maintenance can go a long way after the tough winter months.

Here are some crucial tips to making sure your home is ready for the warm weather.

1) Fix the roof

There’s probably no part of your home that takes as much of a beating every winter as the roof, according to BobVila.com. After all, it not only deals with snow, sleet, and rain, but also harsh winds, cold weather, water runoff and bearing the weight of snow and ice that builds up over the course of a few months.

With that in mind, it’s quite common for shingles or tiles to crack, loosen or fall off during the winter. When the spring thaw hits, going

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Renovations. Weekend Warrior Projects. Pinterest Craft? Whether a big scale or small scale – home improvement can always feel daunting. That’s why we’re talking about projects that boost your home’s resale value. Improve your home for yourself, but also, do so in a smart way that directly contributes to a higher resale value. Not planning on selling your house soon? Think about making these improvements to enjoy your home before you sell. Don’t find yourself down the road wishing you had done it sooner!

Update Kitchen & Bathrooms

Yes, kitchen and bathroom updates may not be what you’re wanting to hear – but as the high use, high traffic areas of your house, and a proven rise in home value: it’s worth the number one spot. However, keep in mind

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Just like potholes are filled in (we hope) and trees grow back their leaves, our homes need a little extra loving care to bounce back from the winter season. As the sun starts to shine a little more (thank goodness), and we prepare for spring, keep this checklist in mind when it comes to preparing your home for spring:

Roof Inspection

Use a zoomed in picture, binoculars or (very carefully), a ladder to inspect your roof for any shingles out of place, water pooling, or just plain damage. (Even a popped up nail means that there is now a place that water can get through). It’s better to do a quick check now and a small amount of maintenance if necessary, than deal with the potentially very expensive consequences later.

Reseal Exterior Woodwork

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Sometimes we get so caught up in preparing for winter and the toll it takes on our home, only to months later find ourselves inspired by the excitement of “spring cleaning”. But what happens in between? Well, technically nothing has to happen – but what if you took advantage of the “in between” months to get completely up to date on interior home maintenance? Suddenly you’re ahead of the game.

For your own “Preparing Your Home For Spring” inspiration, we’ve gathered up what we feel are some of the most important things that you can throw some of your elbow grease into, to have your best house come that first warm spring weekend.

Do a Deep Clean

Regular ol’ routine cleaning is one thing, but a true, deep scrub down? Now that’s a whole different

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Winter is coming! — and unfortunately, so are those heating bills. The good news? Heating bills and other unexpected and miscellaneous winter-related costs can be greatly reduced by putting in a little time “winterizing” your home. While no, it won’t ever seem as appealing as breaking out those holiday decorations on a Sunday afternoon, your future-self will certainly thank your little bit of elbow grease you put in now.

Don’t know where to start? We’ve rounded up a list of the most commonly recommended winterizing tips for you:

Furnace Check

Before you turn on the furnace (although it’s never too late), it’s best practice to do a professional maintenance check with a professional. The service could cost you $100, but avoiding a major repair or

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