Category: Homeowner Advice

  • 4 Smart Homeowner New Year's Resolutions for 2016

    People always spend time setting personal goals prior to the new year, but rarely do they spend time thinking about their home. At Home Bay, we know how important it is to keep your home in good repair, to make sure it’s safe and to make sure you’re

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  • How to Succesfully Sell Your Own Home in the Winter

    In addition to increased market activity, there’s another reason why more homes sell in the spring. The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming and the grass is literally greener – providing vibrancy that allows every property to look its very best. But what if you can’t wait until

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  • 5 Ways to Weatherproof Your House This Summer

    Summer is just around the corner and it’s time to think about how to weatherproof your house. Learn what simple steps you can take to trap cool air in, keep hot air out and save on your utilities as the weather heats up. Photo by Tonya Hopkins Interior Design

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  • Evaluating Your HVAC System: Is It Time For An Upgrade?

    Furnaces, ducts and air conditioners are big investments for any homeowner. How do you know when it’s time for a replacement or upgrade? The Energy Star program of the EPA advises that homeowners look for these issues when determining whether or not they may need an HVAC system upgrade:

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  • Everything You Need to Know about Homeowners Insurance

    There are very few certainties in life, but this one continues to be true: accidents happen. That’s why, whether you just purchased a new home or you’ve lived in your home for years, it’s absolutely essential that you invest in homeowners’ insurance. Without it, a fire, windstorm

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  • 7 Homeowner Advice Blogs You Should Be Reading

    Looking for no-nonsense advice on how to buy or sell, repair something, save money, decorate, plant a garden, fix a leaking faucet or repaint a room? Chances are good you can find a blog post that will tell you exactly what you need to know. Here are some of our

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  • 7 Ways Your Neighborhood Impacts Your Home Value

    When it comes to real estate and property; location matters as much as, if not more than, the actual details of the house. Factors outside of the house that affect it’s value are known as “external obsolescence.” While you can’t control many of these factors, it’s important

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  • 11 Little-Known Facts About Owning a Home

    Whether you’re considering purchasing your first place or you’ve bought and sold multiple properties, there are definitely things you didn’t know about owning a home that you learn along the way. Let’s take a look at 15 little-known facts about home ownership. Having a mortgage will

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  • 5 Huge Tax Benefits for Homeowners

    5 Huge Tax Benefits for Homeowners

    By Home Bay

    Posted on August 9th, 2016

    Did you know that there are many different tax benefits for homeowners? Next tax season, if you take the time to fill out a few more sections on your form, you can enjoy the tax breaks you get from owning a home. Let’s take a look at five of

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  • Everything You Need to Know About the HERO Program

    Considering participating in the HERO program and want to learn more about it? Thinking about selling your HERO approved home and want to understand how the process works? Whatever the case, this post has the info you need. Learn all about this energy-efficiency incentive program and what you need to

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