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Monthly Archives: December 2016

    Six home maintenance tips for summer you should know

    By Barry Evans | December 31, 2016

    Everyone knows that a change in season can mean a change in bills, safety requirements and home maintenance. The hot weather will not only have your energy bills running wild but also the pool algae thrive. And let’s not forget the thunderstorms that often accompany summer months. Heavy rain can lead to leaks, blocked drainage... Read More

    Tips to help you get top dollar for your home

    By Barry Evans | December 30, 2016

    If you’re eager to start the new year in a new home and are ready to put your house on the market, don’t hesitate simply because of the time of year. Sharon G. Aubuchon, a Realtor with RE/MAX Premier Realty, said there’s a long-running notion that the coldest season of the year is the worst... Read More

    10 Life-Changing Decor Tips From Mariah Carey’s Infamous Episode of Cribs

    By Barry Evans | December 28, 2016

    Tonight, Mariah Carey’s new docuseries, Mariah’s World, debuts on E!. But before we cross this threshold—a point of no return, certainly—let’s pause for a moment to savor this final moment of relative mystery. Come Monday, we may all be discussing canopy beds adorned with woven butterflies and gold-platted dinnerware (who knows!). But for now, our... Read More

    Emily Henderson’s Holiday Decorating Tips for Small Spaces

    By Barry Evans | December 27, 2016

    It’s a common problem for apartment dwellers: You want to convey your holiday cheer in a big way, but you have barely any space in which to do so. The solution? Get creative with elements that make a big impact. When designer and stylist extraordinaire Emily Henderson hosted a festive gathering at the Smyth hotel... Read More

    Home decor trends to look out for in 2017

    By Barry Evans | December 26, 2016

    Those boring greys are on their way out in 2017 and bold colours are in. They create a great visual impact and make a very bold statement. With 2017 knocking the door, its time to change the way you live. The New Year in décor trends will have a mix of creative materials, unusual textures,... Read More

    Stay Warm & Safe – This Winter’s Maintenance Tips List

    By Barry Evans | December 25, 2016

    Winter is right around the corner and now is the perfect time to get your home ready for the colder weather and keeping the heat in. Here are a few suggestions and/or maintenance tips to keep your home safe and to help save money on heating costs this winter. Replace the furnace filter: a dirty... Read More

    Tips for protecting homes and pets from upcoming cold blast

    By Barry Evans | December 24, 2016

    Cold weather is expected to move into the East Texas area later this week, but experts say now is the time to make sure you are prepared for the cold blast. As the cold weather approaches, experts say there are several things you have to look out for, beginning in your home. “You want to... Read More

    Tips For A Warm, Safe Home As Temps Drop

    By Barry Evans | December 23, 2016

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Part of preparing for the colder weather is ensuring your home is ready to keep you warm. It’s expected to be a pretty cold weekend for us, and with lower temperatures, one of the main concerns at home are frozen pipes. “If it gets real cold people will call in and have... Read More

    Law enforcement offers tips on protecting property during the holidays

    By Barry Evans | December 22, 2016

    Take advantage of lcoal house watch programs As area residents prepare to embark on their holiday journey, local law enforcement agencies want to remind folks of increased neighborhood patrols as Santa is not the only one watching. Offering a variety of tips to keep homes and belongings safe, the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office and Lubbock... Read More

    Top tips to make your home bushfire safe

    By Barry Evans | December 21, 2016

    With summer fast approaching and the threat of bushfires intensifying, there’s no time like the present to implement some simple yet highly effective life-saving precautions. According to Inspector Ben Shepherd from Rural Fire Service NSW, an easy first step is to reduce the amount of potential fuel surrounding or over-hanging your house. “Trim any overhead... Read More

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