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March 2018

Found 4 blog entries for March 2018.

By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, March 28th, 2018.

How To Remove Pest From Your HomePest control is important for homeowners hoping to maintain good quality of life and high property values. Pests in the home do not have to be a crisis. To maintain a pest-free home, it's important to keep the house clean and well maintained. These tips will help homeowners who struggle to keep their home free of bugs, mice and vermin.

Maintain a Clean Home

Pests are attracted to food bits, crumbs, water spills and other forms of debris and dirt that can litter the floor of the home. For this reason, maintaining a clean home is very important. There are many ways this can be done.

  • Take out the trash nightly.
  • Wash the dishes as soon as they become dirty.
  • Hire a cleaning person or give the home a thorough cleaning every week.
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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, March 21st, 2018.

How to Sell a Home With Pets Living in ItSelling a home where pets have lived is a little more complicated than just selling a home. These tips help home sellers to minimize the mess and the stress involved with selling a home while pets are in the building.

1. Stage a Pet-Free Home

Even though many buyers have pets, they may not necessarily delight in seeing a home that caters to them. The presence of pets could make buyers wary of the home's condition and what they might find as they open a door. Staging a home and taking photographs as if pets do not live there may be the best way to avoid triggering buyer concerns about what pet history does to a home.

2. Confine the Mess

Of course, trying to make it seem like the house has no pets when it does can be difficult for a home

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, March 14th, 2018.

A Short Guide to Home SecurityEvery homeowner has their own view of what home security should really look like. There are plenty of people who won't even lock their doors because they refuse to live in anything even resembling fear, while others would prefer to live in a self-constructed fortress complete with a panic room and an alligator-filled moat. But no matter how you slice it, a home is a substantial enough investment that it makes sense to plan home improvements that add to the security of the home.

A Standard Exercise

Most investigators will tell anyone they meet that to catch a criminal, property owners need to think like a criminal. Approaching the home as if one were trying to get in can be a truly eye-opening exercise. From small windows that are rarely

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, March 7th, 2018.

3 Ways to Improve Home Safety With UpgradesWhen people start to plan upgrades for the home, they often think about function and enjoyment. However, shoring up the home's safety can also be an excellent improvement that promotes safe living and a better resale value. These common safety improvements may help homeowners have a happier life.

1. Structural Support

Older homes and do-it-yourself projects often have one thing in common: They may not follow current building safety codes. People who buy a home that is decades old, or which has a number of improvements of questionable quality, should invest the time to research what they can do to make it safer. For example, a deck could be a common source of accidents that could even be fatal, if it is not properly built and supported. In

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