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Three Telltale Signs of a Home Infested with Toxic Mold

Side effects of black mold

Every year, according to the National Weather Service, flooding causes more than $8 billion in property damage across the United States. With the weather expected to become only more severe as the climate continues to change, climatologists with FloodSmart.gov write, dangerous, life-altering flash floods are expected to increase in frequency in all 50 states.

Luckily, these flash floods cause mostly property damage, though they do take no fewer than 89 American lives every year, at least directly. Indirectly, however, the issues leftover by severe flooding can be no less dangerous. Of these, toxic mold infestation must be said to be the most perilous.

As inclement weather has become more common across the country, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, so, too, Read more ...

Things to Consider When Buying a Condo

Casa di fiori

If you’ve spent time in a popular vacation spot, odds are you might have stayed in a condominium while you were there. Condos, as they are often referred to, are shared housing complexes with individually owned properties. Similar to an apartment complex, condo residents share common amenities like a pool or fitness area; however, condo residents actually own their housing unit, unlike in an apartment complex where residents rent units. Condos can be a great alternative to single-family homes and apartments for many reasons. If you find yourself asking, “should I buy a condo?” keep reading to learn more about the benefits of owning a condominium.

Why Buy a Condo?

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Scare the Pants Off Trick-or-Treaters with These Simple Exterior Home Design Tips

Home remodeling

Every Halloween, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 40-million children put on their favorite costumes and head out into the night to go trick-or-treating. While it’s true that many children only look forward to the night so they can score copious amounts of free candy, many enjoy the spooky atmosphere of All Hallows’ Eve more than anything else. Don’t you want to play your part?

With a few simple house additions, you can completely transform the exterior of your home into something more fitting the season, whether that’s a mausoleum, a haunted mansion, or otherwise. If you’re not sure where to get started, these simple exterior home des

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