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    How To Budget For A Remodel

    By Terry Erhardt | March 24, 2023

    To calculate how much remodel you can afford, follow these four steps: Ballpark the cost, establish a spending limit, get quotes from contractors, and set your priorities. When it comes to home improvements, knowing what you want is the easy part. The tougher question is figuring out how much you can afford. Follow this four-step... Read More

    Understanding Your Septic System

    By Terry Erhardt | March 10, 2023

    Learn about your septic system so you can prolong its life and avoid costly breakdowns. By: houselogic If you’re installing a septic system—or living with one—it pays to learn the basics of how it works. This will help you take simple steps to prolong its life, understand what you should do if something goes wrong, and evaluate... Read More

    8 Spring Lawn Care Tasks You Need to Do Now

    By Terry Erhardt | March 3, 2023

    How to prepare your yard for spring so you can enjoy it more and work on it less. By: houselogic Temps might still be a long way from shorts and T-shirts, but if your soil is warming up, it’s time to tackle your spring lawn care tasks. Especially if you want a gorgeous yard with the least... Read More

    How to Negotiate Your Best House Buy

    By Terry Erhardt | February 17, 2023

    Keep your emotions in check and your eyes on the goal, and you’ll pay less when purchasing a home. By: houselogic Buying a home can be emotional, but negotiating the price shouldn’t be. The key to saving money when purchasing a home is sticking to a plan during the turbulence of high-stakes negotiations. A real estate agent... Read More

    10 Delightful Ways to Make Your House Brighter in Winter

    By Terry Erhardt | February 3, 2023

    Let more natural light shine indoors with these simple tips. Written By: houselogic Fall and winter start cozy — who hasn’t used the colder temperatures as an excuse to binge-watch Netflix while swaddled in a couch blanket? But come January, staying indoors can feel less like a treat and more like you’re living in a cave. Here’s... Read More

    5 Holiday Cleaning Mistakes Experts Know to Avoid

    By Terry Erhardt | January 3, 2023

    Steer clear of bulk shopping and other don’ts in your holiday prep. By: houselogic When you’re cleaning for the holidays, you want to make every minute count. Home cleaning professionals see firsthand where mistakes are costing us nonpros. Debbie Sardone, owner of, shares hosting tips that will dodge some holiday prep missteps. 5 Don’ts... Read More

    How to Find the Right Hardwood Flooring

    By Terry Erhardt | December 23, 2022

    Hardwood is a top choice for flooring. What options are right for you? By: houselogic For years, homeowners have preferred hardwood flooring. These floors are an investment because they’re timeless and durable. On top of that, you can choose from different colors, stains, and grains to get the look you want.  Because hardwood floors are... Read More

    13 Small (and Affordable) Home Upgrades for Big Impact

    By Terry Erhardt | December 2, 2022

    written by: houselogic Transform your home into a beautifully designed space — without the spendy price tag. Home improvement pros and DIYers tout a fresh coat of paint as a favorite among low-cost home upgrades that can make a huge impact. But what else can you do to accessorize and decorate? Sometimes the little things... Read More

    How to Choose the Right Laminate Flooring

    By Terry Erhardt | November 18, 2022

    So many flooring choices. Laminate can stand up to tough treatment and still look good. By: houselogic If you have pets or kids or are generally accident-prone, you may need some heavy-duty floors. And you may be exploring laminate flooring, thanks to its durability. Laminate flooring balances that resistance to wear and tear with an... Read More

    How To Move Past Student Loan Debt– and Into a Home

    By Terry Erhardt | September 2, 2022

    You’ve got options, like repayment help from your employer and coaching from a mortgage broker. by: houselogic You want to buy a house. But you’re worried you won’t qualify for a mortgage because of your student loan debt. You’re not alone. Half of non-homeowners (51%) say student loan debt is delaying them from buying a... Read More