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Monthly Archives: June 2019

    10 Tips for Maintaining a Wood-Burning Fireplace

    By Barry Evans | June 28, 2019

    There can be many advantages to using a wood burning fireplace. Among other things, it can save money on heating costs and supplement your main source of heat. When bitter cold winter winds blow outside, nothing beats the warm crackle and glow of a wood fire in a fireplace inside. Maintaining your fireplace regularly will ensure that... Read More

    4 Porch Makeovers That Dramatically Transform Their Homes

    By Barry Evans | June 25, 2019

    See how new railings, decking, decor and paint elevate the comfort and curb appeal of these spaces A welcoming and well-designed porch extends your home’s living space and creates an attractive view for visitors and homeowners alike. The following four porch makeovers show the impact a porch makes on the appearance of the home, from... Read More

    The Best Smart Home Devices for 2019

    By Barry Evans | June 22, 2019

    Whether you’re looking for a connected light bulb, security camera, or thermostat, start with the best smart home devices we’ve tested for every room in the house. ByAlex Colon andEric Griffith January 24, 2019 11:15AM EST What Is Smart Home Technology? What if all the devices in your life could connect to the internet? Not just... Read More

    Make a Home Down Payment Without Wrecking Your Finances

    By Barry Evans | June 19, 2019

    Make a Home Down Payment Without Wrecking Your Finances Maximizing a home down payment can make sense: The bigger the down payment, the lower the monthly mortgage bill and the better the chance of building equity more quickly. But putting too much down could leave you without enough cash for home maintenance — or anything... Read More

    Presale Home Repair Do’s and Don’ts

    By Barry Evans | June 16, 2019

      You’ve decided it’s time to sell your home. Your neighbor just sold for a pretty penny, but they also spent a lot on remodeling and renovations. Does that mean you need to upgrade your home to sell? Is it worth trying to sell as is? Or will your home be passed up and stuck... Read More

    Tennessee law banning hand-held cellphone use while driving takes effect July 1

    By Barry Evans | June 13, 2019

    Beginning July 1, drivers could face a fine up to $200 for using their cellphone while driving. Drivers 18 and older will be prohibited from holding or physically supporting a phone while driving. Hands-free devices will be allowed, including “earpieces, headphone devices or a device worn on a wrist to conduct a voice-based communication,” the legislation... Read More

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