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Create a Home Emergency Preparedness Kit

Create a Home Emergency Preparedness Kit

Preparing a home emergency preparedness kit you hope never to use may seem like a waste of time and money. But when disasters happen that are beyond your control, you can take charge of how you respond. Make sure important papers are in order. If a flood destroys your home, you could spend weeks or even…

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Replace or Reface Your Kitchen Cabinets: The Options and Costs

Replace or Reface Your Kitchen Cabinets: The Options and Costs

Refacing might be “superficial,” but the results and savings are dramatic. Refacing your kitchen cabinets includes covering the exposed frames with a thin veneer of real wood or plastic laminate. Doors and drawer fronts are replaced to match or complement the new veneer. New hinges, knobs, pulls, and molding complete the transformation. What are the…

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Declutter Your Home: Why Being Organized Saves You Money

Declutter Your Home: Why Being Organized Saves You Money

If you’ve ever accrued a late fee after losing a bill, thrown away spoiled peaches you forgot to eat, or bought yet another pair of sunglasses because you couldn’t find yours, then you know being disorganized can cost you money. At best, clutter in the home causes mistakes, late fees, overdue payments, and missed deadlines….

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4 Numbers That Determine Your Buying Power

4 Numbers That Determine Your Buying Power

If you’re serious about buying a home, understanding your finances is a crucial first step. When deciding to purchase a home, the list of things to consider can be daunting. While you might be comparing square footage, finishes, and neighborhoods, mortgage lenders are looking at specific numbers that make up your financial picture with the…

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5 Tricks to Keep Your Pipes From Exploding this Winter

5 Tricks to Keep Your Pipes From Exploding this Winter

New homeowners may have heard that winterization is important, but in the hubbub of your first year living in a home you own (finally!), it can be easy to overlook the need to prepare for the cold weather ahead. After all, it’s just not something renters deal with; prepping pipes for winter is often the…

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New DNR Rules Effect Well Inspections

New DNR Rules In Effect as of October 1, 2014 – Well inspection requires automatic well water testing As of October 1, 2014, the DNR will require any well driller or pump installer conducting a well inspection to also automatically test the well water for nitrates, bacteria and arsenic. This will apply to well inspections…

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Home Buyer Education

Home Buyer Education Workshop

Lakeshore Community Action Program, Inc serving Door, Calumet, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, and Sheboygan counties is offering Home Buyer Education. The workshop offers practical tools, consumer information and includes handouts for each participant about the home buying process. A certified housing counselor facilitates the workshop. Registration is limited so sign up early to reserve a place. Time: …

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mistakes made by home sellers

Major mistakes made by home sellers

From incorrect financing to lack of preparation, there are countless mistakes that a seller can make when putting their house on the market. This report covers some of the most common mistakes made by sellers during the property selling process. If you’re serious about selling your house, it’s important that you know the facts. It…

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9 Buyer Traps and How to Avoid Them

No matter which way you look at it buying a home is a major investment. For many homebuyers however, it can be an even more expensive process than it needs to be because many fall prey to at least a few of the many common and costly mistakes which trap them into either: paying too…

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