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4 Ways You Might be Killing Your Lawn [and Hurting Your Home Value]

4 Ways You Might be Killing Your Lawn [and Hurting Your Home Value]
A plush green lawn is part of that "white picket fence" ideal often associated with home ownership. Logistically, your yard is an extension of your home. It frames your landscaping as well as provides a great area for activities and enjoyment. A well maintained lawn can also add value to your home. A yellowing lawn can alternatively, hurt your home value. If you're struggling to keep your grass looking lush and healthy - here are 4 questions to consider that might reveal what is standing in your way. 

Do You Know What Type of Grass You Have?
Believe it or not - but there are dozens of lawn grass variations available to for homeowners to use in their yards. Many lawns are also composed of a mixture of grasses that work well together to create year-round enjoyment. Depending on your area, you might have a Bluegrass/Rye/Fescue grass combination or maybe you've chosen a Bermuda grass or a Bent grass. These variations might require different watering levels and maintenance. Knowing which kind of grass you are dealing with is half the battle to keeping your lawn "happy."
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How to Hire a Reputable Moving Company

How to Hire a Reputable Moving Company
Simple steps to hiring a reputable mortgage company.

You've bought a new home and moving day is here! The truck arrives and the movers begin unloading your boxes and furniture when you realize...some items are missing. And then you notice a grease stain on your favorite chair and your grandmother's mirror is shattered. Suddenly, your dream home is filled with the nightmares associated with an unreliable moving company.

If you are planning on moving this year - the best advice we can give you is to follow these 4 key ways to ensure your experience is a happy one.


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How to Hire a Reputable Moving Company

How to Hire a Reputable Moving Company
Simple steps to hiring a reputable mortgage company.

You've bought a new home and moving day is here! The truck arrives and the movers begin unloading your boxes and furniture when you realize...some items are missing. And then you notice a grease stain on your favorite chair and your grandmother's mirror is shattered. Suddenly, your dream home is filled with the nightmares associated with an unreliable moving company.

If you are planning on moving this year - the best advice we can give you is to follow these 4 key ways to ensure your experience is a happy one.


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Winter-Proofing Your Home the Smart Way

Winter-Proofing Your Home the Smart Way
Midwest Equity Mortgage, LLC tells you how to prepare your home for winter.As the temperatures begin to chill, many regions of the country face snow and rain that can wreck havoc on utility bills and your overall home comfort. We have a few questions you should consider when assessing how prepared your home is for cold weather.

Is your home leaking?

The most obvious way to keep your home cozy in winter is to keep the warm air in and the cold air out.

A leak can present itself in many forms but essentially it allows for the outside air into your home. Examples include:
  • Gaps under doors and around windows
  • Poor wall insulation
  • Gaps around plumbing, wiring, light fixtures and flues
  • Un-sealed joints in heating/air conditioning ducts
  • Poor insulation between attics/basements and main areas of the house
  • Chimneys that cannot be closed

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5 Benefits to Becoming a Homeowner

5 Benefits to Becoming a Homeowner
Learn more about the benefits to being a homeowner. Everyone will tell you that there are financial benefits to owning a home but it’s important not to forget other positive reasons that have nothing to do with money.

1 – Security

If you’ve been a renter before, you know that your ‘rights’ are limited and many times the possibility of moving rests on the whim of your landlord. When you buy a home – it puts you in control. As long as you make your payments, you are the master of your castle and that security can help you sleep better at night.

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