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Spring Repairs and Maintenance Issues

Posted by derek.larosa on February 27, 2016 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Spring is almost here. Now is the time to start checking on any exterior repairs that need to be taken care of such as siding and trim replacement, fence and mailbox repairs from those windy days we've had, replacing old dried out and cracked caulking around windows and doors and taking care of any roofing issues before the rain comes. Does the exterior of your home need a fresh coat of paint? Schedule a free estimate today. Many repairs can be done year round, others like painting and staini...

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Posted by derek.larosa on December 24, 2015 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Simple Tips to Help Prevent Flooding Your Basement This Winter

Posted by derek.larosa on February 23, 2014 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

This winter we have experienced an abundance of snow. Now that winter is coming to an end, temperatures are rising and all that snow is going to melt. All that water has to go somewhere, hopefully not in your basement.

One thing we can do as home owners, if you have experienced any water leaking into your basement, this is unfortunate an can be delt with now or if it can be put off until it's a little warmer out and all the snow is gone, ...

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Average Cost of Home Maintenance

Posted by derek.larosa on April 4, 2013 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)


Exactly how much it costs to maintain a home is a pretty vague thing. Every home is different so the number will vary a lot. A brand new home should not cost anywhere near as much to maintain as a run down home built 100 years ago. So getting a generic number for home maintenance costs is not realistic. However when you're buying a home you should at least have some sort of ballpark idea of what maintenance costs will be. How can you figure a ballpark estimate of a...

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Home Maintenance Schedule and Checklist

Posted by derek.larosa on April 4, 2013 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Like a car, your home needs regular maintenance and occasional tune-ups to stay in tip-top shape. Fortunately, you can complete most of the following tasks yourself by following this season-by-season schedule of indoor and outdoor maintenance.

Spring Home Maintenance

In spring, focus on freshening up your home and protecting your property against the season's strong winds and rains.

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Prepare Your House For Sale

Posted by derek.larosa on April 3, 2013 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Prepping and staging a house. Every seller wants her home to sell fast and bring top dollar. Does that sound good to you? Well, it's not luck that makes that happen. It's careful planning and knowing how to professionally spruce up your home that will send home buyers scurrying for their checkbooks. Here is how to prep a house and turn it into an irresistible and marketable home.

Here's How:


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Repairs Before Selling Boost Profits

Posted by derek.larosa on April 3, 2013 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Quick fixes before selling a home always pay off, but which repairs bring the biggest return? Specific answers to this often-asked question largely depend on a variety of factors such as:

Time of year

Location of the home

Market temperature

Competing inventory

There is no hard and fast rule. But there are general guidelines that apply to mo...

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Home Repairs You Shouldn't Put Off

Posted by derek.larosa on April 3, 2013 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (0)


Caulk doesn't cost much, but it does an important job: keeping water out of places that it shouldn't be. Inspect your shower, tub and around all windows and doors on a regular basis for places that need to be recaulked. Then, get on it right away (fixing water damage costs a lot more.

Cleaning Your Dryer Vent

You probably clean your dryer's lint trap regularly, but when's ...

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Posted by derek.larosa on February 20, 2013 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

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