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Landscape Maintenance Tips for Your Yard

You've worked hard to create a beautiful garden for your yard, but there is more to yard maintenance than simply mowing the lawn and watering the plants. There are plenty of other tasks you'll need to complete in order...

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Energy-Saving Tips for California Homes

With the cost of utility bills constantly on the rise in Southern California, residents of Orange County are always on the lookout for ways to use less energy. Consuming less gas, water, and electricity saves money, and...

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Are You Planning Significant Improvements for Your Home? Beware These Common Pitfalls

According to the Hanover 2021 “Home Renovation Report,” 70 percent of homeowners planned to improve their homes in 2022. While this can be fun and a good investment, there are a few pitfalls to watch out for. Make sure...

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5 Things You Need to Check Before Buying a Used Electric Car

Electric vehicles are becoming popular for California residents. You may want to get ahead of the curve and rising gas prices by purchasing one now. Used electric vehicles can present a nice price point to explore this...

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Installing Solar Panels in California

3 Important Considerations Plus More Ways to Lower Energy Costs and Protect the Environment With rising energy costs and concerns for the planet, many homeowners in Orange County elect to install solar panels. Solar...

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The Benefits of a Proper Home Inspection

If you’re buying a home right now in Orange County, it can be tempting to skip the home inspection process in hopes of having your offer accepted. With houses going quickly and often for over the asking price, having an...

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Supply Chain Delays and Buying a Car: Tips to Improve Success

If you’ve explored buying a new or used vehicle recently, you were probably met with a shock. Recent supply chain and shipping delays have made cars and trucks scarce in Orange County and around the US, and you may find...

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Is an Electric Car Right for Me?

With California committed to phasing out the sale of new gasoline-powered cars by 2035, you may be wondering more about electric vehicles. Here’s what you need to know about electric cars so you can prepare for a future...

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Avoiding Water Issues in Your Home

Water damage is one of the worst problems that homeowners can run into. Not only can it be incredibly expensive to repair, depending on the extent of the damage, but it can also create the potential for mold and mildew...

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Commonly Overlooked Spring Cleaning Tasks

Spring is a common time for people to take on all of the cleaning tasks that they put off during the winter. With the weather getting warmer, it's the perfect time to tackle jobs both inside and outside your home. While...

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