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Get your home into shape in 3 simple steps

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When was the last time you checked your smoke detectors? Made sure you have GFCI outlets installed where they are required? Replaced the hose to your washer? (And it's a braided metal hose , right? Not rubber?) There is a lot to track inside your home, and vipHomeLink can help. Enter the Home Fitness Index (HFI). The HFI tells you how "in shape" yo...
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Quick TIPS: What to do when your pipes break + prevention plans

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What do you do the moment you see water streaking down your walls? We talked to Don Joyner, Founder and President of Great Lakes Waterproofing, to learn immediate steps you need to take to save your home. After the break ​   Find the main water valve, which is usually in your basement. It's most likely a round or oblong red handle. Turn i...
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Home Resolutions 2020: Expert Edition

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Every year, you know your gutters will need to be cleaned out.  You have to rake and mow the lawn, and every once and awhile, you need to apply a fresh coat of paint somewhere. But do you know what maintenance items you are missing? We asked Home Improvement Contractor Matt Van Cleve to give us his professional insight into essential main...
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Top New Year’s Resolutions – Homeowner(s) Edition

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This year, more and more people are resolving to be healthier in 2020. Why not make the same promise to your house? We asked homeowners to tell us their 2020 home resolutions, and their answers may surprise you.  Home Resolution #1 – A DIY redesign ​ The house was built around 1910 and has a central staircase with two rooms up, two rooms down,...
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2020 Homeowner resolutions: Making your home smart(er)

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Not all homes are built smart. In some homes, you can't turn your TV on by voice command. You manually need to flip on your lights, and you might just have to keep track of your refrigerator's dirty filter. Get out of the Dark Ages of Appliances and step into a better way to "home." Make your home a smart home in 2020 with the help of this five-min...
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Behind-the-scenes at the castle with vipHomeLink and Make-A-Wish

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​ This holiday season, vipHomeLink is partnering with Make-A-Wish® to help fund more wishes for children with critical illnesses. From now through the end of this year, 100% of revenue associated with new annual vipHomeLink app sign-ups will be donated directly to Make-A-Wish.  To document this partnership, our production team headed to M...
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Home hacks you won’t believe you’ve lived without knowing

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We've got home hacks that'll make your life infinitely easier, including telling you how to use a potato to pull a broken bulb out of a socket safely. Maintaining a home can be hard. Between cleaning the appliances and mowing the lawn, you have a lot on your plate, and then of course, you break a light bulb in the socket. (We've all had that d...
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How to defend your home against the critter invasion

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Winter brings guests to your home for the holidays, but some—like rodents, spiders, and other small invaders—you want to keep out. Here's how. We've all been there—woken up in the middle of the night with scampering across the floor or scratching in your walls. Mice, rats, and even squirrels can make their way inside your warm home, on top of the u...
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12 safety tips for holiday decorating

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Before you light those candles or trim that tree, we've got the safety tips you need to keep your home merry, bright, and safe through the new year.  The winter holidays are less than a month away. Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, arrives December 22nd and runs until the 30th. Christmas trees need to be up by December 25th (or January 7th for...
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Top 5 home apps every homeowner needs

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 Whether you're looking for plumbing tips or decor inspiration for your living room, there's a home app -- or five -- for that. Here's our favorites. Here at vipHomeLink, we're obsessed with house apps. We love to decorate for holidays, organize our home's important documents , and make sure we're on schedule with our maintenance calendar. You...
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Your home’s holiday wish list: Tech edition

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Deck your halls with tech this season! We've got holiday home gift ideas that will not only lower your bills but also your stress level.  Whether your home is a recent new build or has been around for quite some time, there's always a new piece of tech to help upgrade your life. This holiday season, we've compiled a list of smart presents that...
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Your home's holiday wish list: Bedroom blog

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Relaxation reigns in the bedroom, so this holiday season, gift your private space these modern and tranquil comforts for ultimate convenience. If you're hosting the family this holiday, you'll need your private space to recharge after a long day of festivities. Whether you're seeking a hands-free way to turn on your TV or an instant soothing s...
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Your home’s holiday wish list: Living room edition

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Make your living area modern and cozy this season with these holiday home gift ideas for your Black Friday or Cyber Monday shopping excursion.   ​First impressions can be lasting impressions. When your family arrives at your home this holiday season, welcome them into a cozy and modern living area where they'll want to spend all their time (a ...
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Your home’s holiday wish list: Kitchen edition

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Your home has been good this year, so reward it (and yourself) with these holiday home gifts ideas to upgrade and modernize your kitchen.   ​Is your multitasking kitchen ready for an upgrade? Here at vipHomeLink , we're moving towards "smart" appliances or ones that have multiple uses. The heart of the home needs to be a welcoming space for ev...
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Turkey prep tips from top chefs

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Thanksgiving is both delicious and dangerous, so we've found tips and tricks to help you cook your Thanksgiving bird to scrumptious perfection safely. ​ Thanksgiving is one of the best days of the year. There's food and drink, then even more food and more drink, and just when you think you're full, you somehow find room for pie. But Thanksgiving ca...
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Cooking safety tips you absolutely, positively must do before you start your turkey prep

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More home cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year, and most can be prevented by following these simple safety tips.   ​ It's not surprising that most home cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving, followed closely by Christmas Day, Christmas Eve, and the day before Thanksgiving. In fact, the National Fire Prevention Assoc...
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Winter is coming: 10 ways to cut your utility bill

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In this episode of "Game of Homes," we deal with skyrocketing utility bills, and you can win without a fire-breathing dragon thanks to these home hacks.   ​ Winter is coming...and with it comes higher energy bills. Not only can this put a strain on the environment, but it can also put a lot of pressure on your wallet. Keep more money in your b...
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Where there's smoke, there should be a smoke alarm - and other fire safety tips

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Saving lives from house fires is as simple as a few batteries, a handful of alarms, and some metaphorical elbow grease. Here's what you need to know. Firefighters, Smokey the Bear, and Sparky the Fire Dog all tell you the same thing: Most house fires are preventable. Not to put you in the hot seat when it comes to the "only you can...." messag...
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Baby, it's cold outside: How to bleed air from baseboard heating systems & the most popular heating systems maintenance

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"I loved the Polar Vortex, so I'm not going to complete the routine maintenance to keep my heating system working," said no one ever.   ​ Heating is no joking matter. A cold winter's night can be unpleasant at best, and rather than suffering through with blanket forts and warm tea (if you have a gas stove), complete the proper maintenance to a...
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Rooftop maintenance you should do now (before it’s too late)

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Reading time: 2 minutes  ​If completing maintenance on your roof isn't a priority, it should be. A new roof can cost as much as $40,000 , and insurance companies may refuse to honor a damage claim if your roof was not well-maintained in the first place. Avoid costly issues and prolong the life of your roof by completing a few routine maintenan...
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