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The Contractor Agreement: 7 Steps to an Iron-Clad Contract - 03/22/11 05:56 AM
It's spring! Not only do we get outside to freshen up the gardens and lawns but we also take on larger home improvement projects. We can have the windows open, walls open and roofs re-done. Be careful! There are many "contractors" out there and some of them are not our friends. Follow these seven tips to make sure your contractor agreement works in your favor-not your builder's. Step 1: Hire a lawyer Contractors use their own forms, which are drafted for their benefit, not yours. You'll benefit from hiring an attorney to review your contractor agreement or draft one that's you-friendly. (3 comments)
Home Improvement Apps for iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry: Your Digital Toolbox - 03/15/11 06:19 AM
I know I said I was going to focus on appliance maintenance but this is so much more fun! Here is a list of downloadable iPhone and Android apps offer ways to maintain, improve, and save money on your home. Match that paint color If you see a color at a friend's house that would look great in your home, use Benjamin Moore's Ben Color Capture or Sherwin-Williams' ColorSnap, free mobile apps for iPhone, to conjure up a matching paint color and code in a jiffy. Take a photo with your phone, and the app matches the paint as closely as (3 comments)
BUYER’s Open House this Saturday - 03/14/11 09:15 PM
That's right - A BUYER'S open house! RE/MAX Professional Associates is beginning our series of Buyer's Open houses this Saturday in our Sturbridge office at 49 Main Street, 2pm to 4pm. This is a great way to kick-off your spring home search as a buyer. You can come in and meet with Wes Oliver of Prestige Home Mortgage to get pre-qualified and then meet with one of our Realtors to go right out and look at available properties! It's EASY and FUN! We hope to see you there!
Appliance Maintenance: Clothes Washer & Dryer - 03/11/11 06:03 AM
This is a big one for me because I do a lot of laundry. Apparently I have an abnormally large wardrobe. I'm okay with that! Recently it was brought to my attention that I am creating a fire hazard with the dryer exhaust because it is too long and can trap lint. Keep your clothes washer and dryer running efficiently and reliably with this simple maintenance routine. Here's a list of maintenance tips to keep your washer and dryer running smoothly and safely: Replace vinyl dryer exhaust ducts with metal ductwork to reduce fire hazards. Before every dryer load, clean out (4 comments)
Appliance Maintenance: Water Heaters - 03/10/11 07:03 AM
Who is noticing a theme here? Yes, we are looking at the routine maintenance that keeps the things IN your home running well. Avoid those "disaster days" when you wake up late, the news is promising a nasty commute and you forgot to pick up coffee the night before. Keep your water heater running efficiently and reliably with this simple maintenance routine. Here's a list of maintenance tips to keep your water heater running efficiently and reliably: Always adjust the thermostat to 120 degrees to avoid the risk of scalding. Always maintain 2 feet of clearance around the appliance unless the (1 comments)
Appliance Maintenance: Refrigerators - 03/09/11 07:45 AM
Maintaining your home is vital...but so is maintaining what is inside your home! Appliances can be very expensive depending on what you choose when you purchase them - make them last! This week I am focused on keeping your appliances running smoothly. Your day-to-day life will be less stressful in the long run! Your refrigerator is an essential to your kitchen and life, keep it running efficiently and reliably with this simple maintenance routine. Here's a list of maintenance tips to make sure your refrigerator stays cool and calm: Every three months, vacuum the fan and condenser coils on the rear (1 comments)
And here we go! - 03/01/11 06:45 AM
WOW! It's a busy week this week! Please join me at any one of the following events: TUESDAY: RE/MAX Professional Associates and Lowe's : This is a weekly event at the Lowe's in Ware where we combine their know-how to keep your house in tip-top shape and our know-how to tell you how it affects your sale price (now or in the future) as well as the local market conditions. Every Tuesday evening in Lowe's there is an in-store demo on a different topic at 6pm and Mark Seymour, the store manager, extends special discounts for the people that stop in. THIS (1 comments)
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