Rob Luck's Blog Posts

5 Ways To Make Gardening Easier

If the idea of getting up early on Saturday morning to commune with your landscape is an idea that you cherish, but don’t dare pursue because of the high level of maintenance required, you may be

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Tips For Running A Successful Yard Sale

Awww, springtime. It’s a great time to go through the closets and find anything you’re not using. But what do you do with all that junk that’s no longer in your trunk? For lots of homeowners,

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Popcorn is great for lots of stuff. You can enjoy a big bucket with family and friends while at the movies, string it on a thread to give Christmas that old-fashioned touch and even turn it into

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5 Ways To Make Your AC Dollars Go Further

The aqua jeweled waters of the Caribbean pared with lush, jungle-like vegetation that seems to stretch along the beach forever greet you every single summer. It’s amazing, really, and you hope

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Water Filters And You

There’s something you should know about your water: it’s not as clean as you might think.In fact, depending on where it comes from, you could be having that skinny half-caf latte with extra

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5 Need To Know Things Before Installing A Pool

With the sunny days of summer just around the corner, it’s hard to not let your thoughts turn to the cool, refreshing blue waters of a backyard pool. Maybe you’ve been considering putting a pool

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Spring Cleaning Your Air Conditioner

Spring is a time of beginnings. You get a chance to start over, to try something new and to get your air conditioner ready for the hot summer to come. It might not be as romantic as the budding of

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Saying Goodbye To Your Family Home

It’s easy to tell yourself that your house is just a building made of walls and ceilings and light fixtures and flooring, but when it comes time to sell, you may start to feel the sting of grief

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Patio Planning 101

It’s finally spring! Time to break out the grill and the patio set and spend your evenings cooking out under the stars. Except, you don’t have a patio, you have a backyard that’s currently a

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Smart Homes Need Smart Cameras

Things seem to be getting smarter and smarter these days. From smartphones to smart pressure cookers, anything that can be built with a brain or an internet connection seems to be being bulked up.

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Whats New With Garages

Your garage is a big deal. Even if you totally ignore that your garage doors themselves can take up a significant portion of your home’s street facing surface, there’s all that (often)

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How Your Property Taxes Are Calculated

Understanding how your property taxes are calculated can often feel like unraveling one of the deepest mysteries of the universe. However, it’s vitally important that you get your arms around this

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Welcoming Your Plants Back After A Long Winter

If you’re a gardener, or at least want to be one, there’s no time as amazing as early spring. This is when your plants are starting to wake from their long winter’s sleep. The white snow and

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Everything Is Smart These Days

It seems that everything is getting smarter these days. You’ve got your basic smartphone, your smart security system, your smart speakers and even smart refrigerators. It should come as no

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Weatherstripping Windows And Doors

“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose…. even though your windows are closed….” If that sounds disturbingly like your home in the middle of winter, we’ve

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7 Things To Know About Whole Home Generators

There’s little more frightening than losing your electricity in the middle of a big winter storm or even a spring tornado. Whatever natural disaster is common in your area, you have probably

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Credit Mistakes To Avoid When Buying A Home

You’ve been renting for a while now and it feels like the timing is right to make the leap to homeownership. After all, your friends are all buying houses and your job feels pretty stable, how

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Carpet Cleaning 101 For Pet Owners

It’s amazing how much a pet can give you just by simply existing. According to the Centers for Disease Control, owning a pet can help increase your fitness level, lower stress, help improve

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How To Know If Its Time For New Windows

Whether you just bought your home or you’ve owned it a while, it can be easy to overlook the windows that open it up to the world, as if they didn’t even exist. Even if you don’t, you probably

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Change Your World With Smart Plugs And Switches

If you’ve been paying any attention at all to the world of smart homes and home automation, then the fact that smart switches and smart lights exist could not have escaped your notice. But if’

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5 Things To Consider Before Listing Your Home As A Short Term Rental

As the march into winter gets underway, a lot of people are already starting to plan their spring and summer vacations. Oh, they’ll go somewhere sunny, or to a fantastic resort or maybe, if you

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7 Things To Consider When Choosing New Windows

The first few years of owning your home mean discovering lots of things about it. Every house is different and some almost seem like they have a personality of their own — which isn’t too

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Refrigerator Maintenance

Here's how to make sure the good 'ol icebox doesn't let you down!WhatMost refrigerators require simple maintenance you can do yourself.WhyIt will keep your fridge running like new and can greatly

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13 Steps To Take After Closing

Weeks of hard work have brought you here – the close. After a flurry of signatures, it’s official: Your clients have the home of their dreams!So, what’s next?Our friends at Home Warranty

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Your Need To Know Guide For Buying An Older Home

For a lot of homebuyers, buying their dream home means choosing an older structure that has passed the test of time. These grand places have an undeniable charm about them, with classic styling that

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