Interested in Renting Your Home Out? Here’s What You Should Know

By Lizzie Weakley To earn some extra money, you may consider renting out your home. You cannot rush into this process, however, because there are many guidelines that you must review first. Here are some steps to follow if you’re serious about renting out your...

5 Tips to Beautify Your Bath on a Budget

By Barbara Pronin Your bathroom is one of the hardest workers in your home. You want it to help you keep clean and comfy, but when company comes, you want it looking lovely and pristine. To maximize both its use and its beauty, Home and Garden TV designers suggest...

How to Prep Your Home for Summer

Summer is the sweetest season. But for homeowners, it can also be a busy time, full of improvements and repairs. Below is a list of preparations from Gold Medal Service that homeowners can do to prepare their homes for the summer. Change air filters – Check your air...

7 Things Every Homeowner Should Do Once a Year

When you bought your house, there were a million things you needed to do. Then real life set in, and those driveway pavers you always meant to replace are still staring you in the face. Stay on top of your home maintenance to-dos by making sure you tackle each of the...

10 Things to Inspect Before You Rent

Are you or a family member in the market for a rental? Make an informed choice by following this inspection checklist from the experts at RentHop: 1. Cellphone reception In today’s world, we tend to assume we can get great coverage anywhere and everywhere. That’s not...

Making Your Home’s ‘Most Dangerous Room’ a Little Safer

By John Voket A handy interactive checklist and guide from the Home Instead Senior Care® network takes a comprehensive look at the most unsafe areas of the home for seniors. According to Home Instead, an overwhelming majority of ER doctors (100 percent in the U.S. and...

DIY Fails: Hire a Pro for These 5 Home Improvement Projects

By Nicki Escudero Consumer spending on home remodeling is outpacing the growth of the economy, according to data from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. The proliferation of home improvement programs on TV and online has contributed to the DIY...

Preparing Your Home for Extreme Cold Weather

Residents of the Metro Washington DC area are no strangers to cold weather. But occasionally, the temperatures can plunge much lower than usual. So, when the bitter cold arctic air makes it way this far south, there are precautions that homeowners should take to avoid...

Maryland Lead Registration Changes Impact Rental Owners

Significant changes to Maryland’s Lead Risk Reduction in Housing Act were passed during the 2012 legislative session. Chief among these is that after January 1, 2015, residential rental properties built before 1978 will be required to be registered and renewed...