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How to Prepare Your Home for a Successful Open House

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 28, 2017

Planning to sell your home? In many locations, holding a real estate open house or two is the way to go. It’s a method of bringing in a number of prospective buyers (and sometimes...


How to Fix Rattling Windows

Posted by Mel Sherman | Feb 22, 2017

If you've got rattling windows, you already know how loud and annoying they can be. A loose pane of glass or sash is enough to cause most windows to rattle anytime it's windy or a...


How to Fix a Squeaky Door

Posted by Mel Sherman | Feb 15, 2017

A squeaky door can be irritating - especially if you're sneaking around the house in the middle of the night to fix yourself a sandwich and the rest of the family gets out of bed...


How to Fix Creaky Stairs

Posted by Mel Sherman | Feb 07, 2017

I grew up in a house with creaky stairs. The stairs creaked when my parents bought the house in 1984 and they're still creaking today. My parents never had them fixed and we all...


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Decipher The Strange Behavior Of Your Washing Machine

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 29, 2017

A pile of dirty laundry + 1 washing machine + a little detergent + a lot of water = clean clothes. The formula sounds simple enough. Simple, that is, until the main component –...