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Home Owner and Buyer Resources

This page contains several resources helpful to everyone from new home buyers, to long time home owners.  We are continually updating this site with new articles that are geared toward educating home buyers and home owners on how to properly select and maintain your home.  If you don't see an article on a topic that you are interested in, please let me know.

Basic Annual Home Maintenance Checklist

The following list is in by no means exhaustive and is meant only for reference.

Heating and Cooling Systems

  • Check and replace air filters
  • Inspect ductwork
  • Vacuum air vents
  • Schedule annual maintenance for your HVAC system


  • Inspect and repair leaky faucets
  • Check for clogs in sinks, tubs, and toilets
  • Check the water pressure
  • Inspect exposed pipes for signs of corrosion or damage


  • Test and replace smoke detector batteries

  • Inspect electrical outlets and cords for damage

  • Check the electrical panel for tripped breakers


  • Clean gutters and downspouts
  • Trim trees and shrubs away from the house
  • Inspect the roof for damage or leaks
  • Check the siding for damage or rot


  • Inspect and repair caulking and grout in bathrooms and kitchens
  • Test smoke and CO detectors (Replace unit at 10 Years)
  • Check for signs of pests or infestation


  • Check and clean dryer vents

  • Clean and maintain the refrigerator and freezer

  • Inspect and maintain the dishwasher, stove, and oven


  • Test and replace batteries in garage door opener and remote

  • Inspect and repair garage door

  • Check and repair locks and deadbolts

  • Hire a professional to inspect and clean the chimney

home maintenance and improvement resources


repairs and improvements

Commonly Used Acronyms & Abbreviations (With Links)
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