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As a homeowner that is always a laundry list of things to do. Browse through our librabry of popular articles to learn easy-to-do tips that can help you as a homeowner. 

Found 6 blog entries about Homeowner Tips.

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Group of homeowners on vacation

Summertime is one of the most popular times of the year for travels. Many families pack it up and head south for their annual summer vacation.

However, this could be a great time for Murphy's Law to pay you a visit.

Murphy's Law: “If something can go wrong, chances are, it will... and usually at the worst time.”

Below are some of the proper steps to take as a homeowner so your house is in better hands while you are away.

 

20 tips to prepare your house for vacation - Infographic.

 

Checklist: How to Prepare Your House for Vacation

1. Put lamps on timers

Leaving the house dark all week may not be a good idea. If you haven't already, consider buying a couple timers for the lights in your house and have them set to automatically turn on at

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How to pay off your home mortgage early.

 

Seven Ways to Paying Off Your Mortgage Early

Owning your home 'free and clear' is a homeowner's American dream. Some may argue that eliminating this debt, at a faster pace, may not exactly be the best use of your money. Depending on your stand, there are still a lot of homeowners that would love to be cut loose from this monthly debt. 

Slow and steady will get the job done but if you just bought your home, thirty years is a long time to wait! A lot of new homebuyers looking for Oldham County real estate love the idea of owning a home free and clear. Below we will cover seven tips on how to pay off a mortgage early.

 

1. Round Up Your Monthly Payment

There are a handful of creative ways that

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It's that time of year again to start preparing your home for the colder temperatures. As a homeowner, the fall season is always a great time to take the proper steps here in Louisville to winterize your home.

To help, we created a Gifographic to go along with the tips that can help you this season.

 

Preparing Your Home for Winter
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Winter tips for your home

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Maintenance tips for homeowners

Have you just recently bought a new home? It is important as a new homeowner to keep up with the maintenance throughout the year. To make it easier, some of the tips can be spread out over time and even be used for homeowners thinking about getting their home ready for the local real estate market.

 

Tip 1-Landscaping TipsLandscaping

A great tip for homeowners that want to easily enhance the curb appeal for their Louisville KY home is by freshening up or even redoing the landscaping around the outside of their home. This will help increase the curb appeal of your home and also the value of your property. Experts even report that a professional landscape design can increase the value of your home by 5 to 10 percent. Some other quick tips to get you

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Space Saving Tips for Your Kitchen

Cramped Kitchen? Start creating more space from small DIY improvements to large Kitchen Hacks.

To make the most out of your kitchen you need to be creative with the space. Without doing a major renovation and utilizing these ideas, you can make your small Kitchen feel Large again!

Single Bowl Sink...

Tip 1 Single Bowl Sink Choosing the right kitchen sink. Your sink is one of the most used features in your household. It is important to make sure you choose the right one, but also important to choose the one that is right for the space available. If you are in the market for a new construction home or just trying to create a little more counter space for your existing home. Getting rid of your old standard size double bowl sink and upgrading to a new and more

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CLICK HERE: Twelve Tips to Winterizing Your House GIFOGRAPHIC

 

Winter tips for homeowners to help Save

As a homeowner it is important to take the proper steps during the colder months to get your home ready for the winter. In Oldham County, just outside of Louisville KY, we typically have warmer temperatures all the way through October and sometimes in November. This makes for great preparation weather for a homeowner before the temperatures get too cold.

1. Programmable Thermostat

Tip 1 ThermostatA programmable thermostat will automatically adjust the temperature for you based on your preferred schedule. By making these adjustments you could save up to 15% on your annual heating bill. Don't have a programmable thermostat? You could get into the

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