A home equity loan is a loan in which the borrower uses the equity of their home as collateral. Most often, home equity loans are used to finance major expenses, such as home repairs, medical bills, and college tuition. Essentially, [...]


7AM by Rockford Homes
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The reality of being a homeowner is a double-edged sword — you have a place you can call yours and yours alone, and you’re responsible for all maintenance costs and repairs. Figuring out exactly how much you should budget for [...]


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Would you be willing to eat a heaping portion of your oven cleaner? Likely not.  The ingredients contained in common oven cleaners and other household detergents, such as Diethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether, Ethanolamine, and Triethanolamine, are not edible. And they could [...]


2AM by Rockford Homes
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Will your first home be like Shangri-La, the earthly paradise depicted in the 1933 novel Lost Horizon?  Or will it be more like The Money Pit, the dilapidated “what-can-go-wrong-will-go-wrong” fixer-upper purchased by attorney Walter Fielding (Tom Hanks) and his girlfriend [...]


1AM by Rockford Homes
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An easy method to rid your home of bed bugs was first published in London back in 1777 in a handy guide titled, “The Complete Vermin-Killer.”  Even then, bed bugs were a total nuisance, especially for owners of feather beds, [...]


4AM by Rockford Homes
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So, you’re buying a new house in Columbus,Ohio. Congratulations! Moving into your new home will undoubtedly be an exciting process, albeit a little nerve-wracking and stressful. It’s best to start preparing for your move several days or even weeks in [...]


3AM by Rockford Homes
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Who doesn’t enjoy the immense satisfaction that comes with undertaking a home repair project, completing it on your own, and saving the expense of hiring professionals to do it? The answer is the tens of thousands of well-intentioned DIYers who [...]


1AM by Rockford Homes
Categories : Design Trends,

Radio ads blare a steady stream of hype: pills to lose weight, methods to outperform the stock market, new and used cars galore, cruises, and granite counter tops.  We can’t speak to the merits of diet supplements, investment advice or [...]


10AM by Rockford Homes
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It is said you never get a second chance to make a first impression, which is why decisions about the size, look and planned uses of your custom porch are so important.   When visitors arrive at your home, their first [...]


1AM by Rockford Homes
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An impeccable, lush, and green lawn has long been the pride and joy of American homeowners. However, maintaining a turf grass lawn often requires a lot of work, water, and fertilizer if you want to keep it looking its very [...]


1AM by Rockford Homes
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Choosing flooring is one of the most important decisions that homeowners have to make. Many homeowners love carpeting because of its soft touch, cozy appearance, and the cushioning it offers. Approximately 51% of homes in the United States have carpeting.  [...]


12AM by Rockford Homes
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When you choose flooring for the bathrooms in your home, your tastes, budget, and lifestyle will probably affect your decision. You also have to assess how durable each type of flooring is, whether it will stand up to your kids, [...]


1AM by Rockford Homes
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