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Terms to Know when dealing with Mortgages Terms to Know when dealing with Mortgages

By Ben Levy

Almost everybody has had a mortgage at some point in their lives and could tell you that the whole process can be very confusing at times. Knowing the basic terms that can be found in a mortgage can help ease the stress and uncertainty that can be associated with getting a mortgage.

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Saving Money on Your Heating Bill Saving Money on Your Heating Bill

By Ben Levy

Nowadays, saving money on household utilities is very important to many people. Heating costs can be very high during the winter, especially in colder climates. However, there are many ways to save on your monthly heating bill, so that you have more money in your savings account.

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Benefits of Vinyl Siding on Your Home Benefits of Vinyl Siding on Your Home

By Ben Levy

There are many benefits to having vinyl siding for your home. It holds up against nature's wrath protecting your home against the wind, sun, and rain. It is also recyclable, for all those who are going green. It is durable, and demands nearly no upkeep. It is energy efficient, and can even increase the value of your home when it comes time to sell.

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Fixing a Leaky Faucet Fixing a Leaky Faucet

By Ben Levy

The most common faucet type is the compression faucet although you may also own a disk or cartridge faucet. The disk or cartridge faucet rarely needs any repair, and when it does require repair it simply means throwing away the old disk or cartridge and dropping in a new one. This short article will give you the basics for fixing a dripping or leaking compression faucet.

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Shining Up Your Wood Floors Shining Up Your Wood Floors

By Ben Levy

The best thing to do to make your wood floors shinier is to use poly urethane for refinishing the floor. You should clean the floor to get rid of dust, hair and lint before applying it.

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Getting Stains out of your Walls Getting Stains out of your Walls

By Ben Levy

Stains are things that you would always want to keep away from your newly painted walls. But things are always not in your control. More often than not your kids are the culprits behind it, but even you may unknowingly end up putting a stain on the wall. Here is what you need to do to get it off your wall.

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Keeping Your Fireplace Safe Keeping Your Fireplace Safe

By Ben Levy

Before purchasing a home, it's very important to have your fireplace and chimney inspected for structural deterioration and adherence to safety standards. Masonry chimneys can deteriorate over time if not regularly cleaned and maintained, and even metal insert fireplaces must be checked before every heating season.

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The Right Homeowners Insurance for You The Right Homeowners Insurance for You

By Ben Levy

Homeowners insurance policies can cover a wide range of disasters and accidents, however, there are many things that your insurance will not cover. For this reason it is important to carefully read over a policy before signing in to it.

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Ben Levy is a Staff Writer at Rhode Island Homes.