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Homeowner Safety Tips for the Holidays

With the Holiday season upon us, it is very easy to get lost in the moment and forget basic homeowner safety precautions. Unfortunately not everyone gets into the Holiday season; in fact, crime rates tend to rise from Thanksgiving to New Years. Criminals aren’t the only possible threat to your home’s safety. Decorations and Holiday lights…

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Homeowners Insurance: What is Covered and What is Not!

by Monica Perdue Homeowners Insurance can be a life saver in many instances and obviously it is a must have, but not many homeowners think twice about the insurance that protects their investment. What does the standard homeowners insurance policy really cover? While policies may vary, it’s important to know what is covered and what’s…

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Your Home Maintenance Quiz

It’s the weekend and you have a whole list of household chores to do. Oh, we know you’d rather be golfing or playing tennis or watching TV, but keeping your home in good shape is important. Your home may be the biggest investment you will ever make. Taking good care of it with regular maintenance…

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Northern Kentucky Home and Remodeling Showcase


2011 Home & Remodeling Showcase February 4-6, 2011 Friday 4pm-8pm Saturday 10am-8pm Sunday 10am-4pm Northern Kentucky Convention Center Tickets are $10 with Free Parking Your Dream Home…Alive. Presented by Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky Includes hundreds of local and regional vendors, celebrities and events. Dream Street, an exhibit of six exclusive exhibitors displaying their…

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Lead Paint Rule's Opt-Out Provision Ends July 6

The EPA has gone forward with its proposal to eliminate a provision to its Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting rule that previously allowed owners of older homes to opt-out of the lead-safe work practices mandated by the rule if no children under six or pregnant women resided in their home. An amendment that makes this…

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New Lead Paint Rules for Contractors

Beginning Thursday, April 22, Earth Day, contractors working on homes built before 1978 must prove that they are following the Environmental Protection Agency’s new rules regarding containment and cleanup of lead paint – or face fines of up to $37,500 a day. The new regulation requires painters and renovation contractors to be trained and certified…

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Your Home's Components Do Not Last Forever

Many aspects of a home last little more than a decade. Home buyers should be especially vigilant about inspecting these household components because they have a relatively short lifespan, says the National Association of Home Builders. Aluminum roof coating: 3-7 years Enameled steel sinks: 5-7 years Security systems: 5-10 years Carpet: 8-10 years Smoke detectors:…

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5 Home Remodeling Trends for 2010

Remodeling and decorating trends in 2010 are likely to reflect the fact that many home owners are settling in for the long haul. Here are some ideas for updating homes and gardens from decorators and leading real estate practitioners: Environmentally sensitive furniture. Natural fibers, sustainable woods, and recycled products are key to attracting environmentally concerned…

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Winter Home Maintenance Reminder

As colder weather approaches, The B.O.L.D. Company want to remind you to take a few key steps to ensure that your home serves you well through the coming months. Please take time to check these items in and around your home and attend to any that need maintenance: * Clean and test smoke alarms. *…

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Difference Between GFCIs and AFCIs

Special circuit breakers in your home protect you and your family from fire, shock, and electrocution. GFCIs Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) are a special type of breaker used for circuits that supply bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, garages, and outdoor outlets. If your power fails in just one of these areas, it probably means that…

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