3 Home Energy Scams to Avoid

April 23, 2013

With summer coming up, consumers once again want to figure out how to save more money on their home energy costs. Indeed, saving money on home energy becomes more important during winter and summer, when more extreme temperatures demand more from air conditioners and furnaces. Looking for ways to cut your costs is smart, but […]

Why I Stink at DIY

October 9, 2011

My dad will probably shake his head at this post because he is Mr. DIY.  He is amazing, can fix pretty much anything you put in front of him.  Our son loves it because anytime one of his Star Wars toys breaks he knows he can give it to DIY grandpa and it will get […]

Home Buyers Guide

September 5, 2010

Whether you’re a first time home buyer or you’ve already gone through the hurdles of a home sale, home loans, and home buying there’s probably something you’ll come across in your next home buying exprience that you hadn’t expected.  We’ve been through the house buying process twice now so I decided to put together a list of […]

Using Licensed Contractors for Home Improvement Projects

September 10, 2009

The benefits of using licensed contractors was the main feature of Angies List magazine this month. When we finished out our basement a few years ago price was the primary factor for which contractors we chose.  We narrowed it down to several contractors that had been recommended and picked the one with the lowest price, […]

Angies List Contractor Service Follow Up

August 19, 2009

Angies List called me up yesterday to follow up on the contractors that I’d been searching for.  When you signup for Angies List you set in your profile what contractors you’re looking to hire and they wanted to get my feedback on the company that I’d worked with.  What kind of experience I had, was I […]

Angies List Review

May 31, 2009

Angies List reviews of local contractors are written by consumers who share their positive and negative experiences on a range of home improvement services.  Angie’s List members submit ratings of contractors they’ve worked with; such as plumbers, electricians, painters, and roofers. Angies List Trial I first tried out Angies List when a co-worker let me […]

Angies List Tips to Hiring a Contractor

May 7, 2009

Angies List founder, Angie Hicks, offered some tips recently on an ABC station on hiring a contractor to do work on your home.  According to polls taken by Angie’s List members, homeowners are spending more on home improvement than in recent years. A contractor interviewed on the news segment concurred that a lot of people are […]