Posts in Consumer Focus
Where to Start With Maintaining Your Home

As a homeowner, there’s a lot to keep track of when it comes to routine maintenance. Your house likely contains many systems that help keep your family safe and live day-to-day life, from the water heater, furnace and ventilation system, to the smoke detectors. By inspecting and keeping these systems in good working order, you may be able to help avoid maintenance-related issues down the road. Read on to discover some basic maintenance tasks you may want to keep up with.

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What to Look for When Doing a Final Walkthrough Before Closing

When the process of purchasing a home is nearly complete, many buyers start focusing on other details such as packing up their belongings or looking at paint samples. However, there is one more crucial step to complete before closing on a house, and that’s a final walkthrough. This is a homebuyer’s last chance to walk around the property and make sure everything is in working condition, and that any previously agreed-upon repairs were completed, prior to signing on the dotted line. These tips can help you prepare for and complete a thorough walkthrough.

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Budget Wedding Tips

It’s an honor when a good friend or family member asks you to be a bridesmaid or groomsman in their wedding. However, it’s also a financial responsibility. Depending on the wedding budget, your friend or family member may ask you to cover your own travel expenses, dress or suit, hair and makeup — and you may also need to pay toward wedding-related parties and buy a gift for the happy couple.

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