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Need to know how to fix a leaky faucet, stop a squeak or paint your porch? No project or renovation job is too small for National Home Improvement Expert, Danny Lipford, and seasoned contractor and author, Joe Truini. Danny and Joe host the Today's Homeowner Podcast each week — sharing the latest tips and practical advice to help you have the best–looking house on the block. If you are looking for REAL solutions for REAL homeowners, the Today's Homeowner Podcast is the place for you.
 
On this podcast, you'll find helpful tips on how to BUY and SELL a house in San Jose, California. Theresa Wellman, with a Mechanical Engineering degree from Santa Clara University, is a California native and has lived in the South Bay since 1995. Once an engineer, always an engineer! Theresa love stats and data. She's very familiar with the local real estate market metrics. Her husband works for Apple Inc so she knows well the intense demands of a Silicon Valley tech job today. Homeowner Exp ...
 
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State48 Homeowner Podcast

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State48 Homeowner Podcast

Kenny Klaus and Klaus Team Real Estate Solutions

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Arizona is a unique landscape with its own climate. Many Arizona Homeowners wish there was an owner’s manual, and now there is one. Each week, hosts Kenny Klaus and Scott Kooiman discuss a relevant topic for Arizona Homeowners and bring in experts to help listeners understand how best to care for Arizona homes, landscape, and every other aspect of owning a desert home. They’ll also keep listeners in tune to the state of the current housing market and new opportunities homeowners have in a ch ...
 
THE AMERICAN DREAM HOMEOWNERSHIP-Bridging the Gap of Homeownership. It is my responsibility and obligation, to help break the mold, to reveal how we got here. The twists, turns, and the good and the bad. Getting lost was an essential part of the journey. When people are armed with the right information you too can create generational wealth. I am 100% committed to your journey of obtaining homeownership. Whether you area buyer, seller, and/or an investor,. I have reputation as a high driven, ...
 
This is not your parent's economy. Traditional education around mortgage, money, real estate and investing isn't equipped to get you to your financial finish line! The lack of financial education cost Americans 450 billion in 2022! Today, we're finding that homeowners are equity rich and cash poor.. another word for broke, and get this, 78% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. This needs to change!We help great people like you make smart financial choices, beginning with their mortg ...
 
Since the dawn of civilization, the Mertens name has stood for quality for the American homeowner. Offering sage advice in all facets of homeownership, from buying and selling homes, to financing and remodeling, and everything in-between. If you're considering homeownership, you'd better have your Mertens! It's The Mertens Guide to Homeownership!
 
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Be a Smarter Homeowner

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Be a Smarter Homeowner

Beth Dodson and John Bodrozic

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Welcome to Be a Smarter Homeowner podcast, where hosts, Beth Dodson and John Bodrozic are dedicated to helping you save money and get organized while managing, maintaining, protecting, improving, and eventually buying or selling your largest financial asset and biggest expense, your home. Discover how easy it is to be a smarter homeowner. Having worked with homeowners for over 20 years, your co-hosts are two of the three co-founders of HomeZada, a digital home management software platform th ...
 
Save money and create a healthy environment. We will cover organic gardening, edible landscaping, rainwater harvesting, saving water, recycling, compost, remove toxins inside your home, alternative energy, sustainable living and much more. Visit us at EarthFriendlyHomeowner.com for show notes, product reviews and more.
 
WeNeedaVacation.com provides an innovative means of matching Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket vacationers and homeowners efficiently and inexpensively. Our goal - to support the vacation rental homeowner to create awesome beach vacations. Starting with just 100 listings on Cape Cod in 1997, WeNeedaVacation.com now lists more than 3,500 property listings.
 
Thinking of having work done to your home? Worried and stressed about which contractor to choose? Wondering if you’ll get what you paid for? - Avoid The Scams Today! Matt Dibara, ‘The Undercover Contractor’, talks with the most experienced guests within the home improvement space to give you ALL the answers you need. He promises to give you all the tools you need to find, vet, hire & manage contractors. 1 in 3 American homeowners have fallen victim to a home renovation scam. - Don’t be one o ...
 
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When you spend the time and effort to make your house look good on the outside, you don’t want something like a dull, gray patio to take away from its beauty. Making concrete complement your home is easy. First, clean the concrete thoroughly. You can use specialized concrete cleaners or use a pressure washer to remove any trace of dirt, mold and mi…
 
Reasons to avoid living in San Jose in 2022! in this video, we'll be breaking down WHY San Jose might not be right for you. ★ Inside a $3,250,000 Home in California with AMAZING views! | San Jose, CA https://youtu.be/g2gA2VAXI08 ★✅ Reach out anytime for help in the San Jose area! Theresa Wellman - San Jose Realtor | Homeowner Experience 📱(408) 839-…
 
Kraig Klaus, Steve Farrington, and Scott Kooiman discuss the real estate and mortgage markets, including the recent shift in inventory and buyer demand, interest rates, forbearance, inflation, and projections for the months ahead.Klaus Team Real Estate Solutions
 
May is Home Remodeling Month but we don’t need to always do large and expensive projects. We can transform our homes with simple, low-cost, DIY projects. In this episode, we discuss the different types of projects you can do that are affordable, easy and can often be completed in a weekend. Tune in to hear our tips to refresh your home with simple …
 
Because they sit idle all winter, lawn mowers are often neglected tools. But taking care of a few maintenance chores early in the year will ensure that your mower works well for you all summer. First, check the air filter. If it's the paper type replace it. The foam type can be washed with soap and water. When it dries condition it with a drop or t…
 
Many of the cleaners we use for our bathrooms use bleach and other harsh chemicals to disinfect and cut through soap scum but this chore doesn’t have to be an assault on your sinuses. You can make a great cleaner that will disinfect and deodorize by simply mixing a one-to-one solution of vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Once clean and dry, coat…
 
Even great paint won’t stay on a house long if the surface isn’t properly prepared before it’s applied. So, a little extra work up front will save lots of work later. Paint won’t stick well on a dirty surface, so the first order of business is cleaning. Tri Sodium Phosphate mixed with water makes a great cleaner for painted surfaces, but be sure yo…
 
A dryer vent booster fan on a roof vent can save you money and time when doing laundry. Listen to this week's podcast to hear how. Also on this episode: Fixing a gap in concrete, Removing wrinkles from carpet, Brightening up a dark wood den, Setting a fence post, Best New Product The Defiant Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-enabled outdoor smart plug gives you …
 
Everyone knows you need sunscreen to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun. The same principle applies to a wooden fence; but instead of burning, the wood will turn gray, warp, crack or cup. The solution begins with a thorough cleaning. Use a detergent made especially for fences or decks and a pressure washer to remove the dirt, alg…
 
In this episode we go over why timing is something we all are trying to master. The truth is there are so many variables in life that waiting till the perfect time could mean waiting indefinitely. When selling a home it is a clear goal of every seller to maximize their sale price. Trying to time the market to the very top could lead to missing your…
 
Almost every home has special trim work outside. From brick moulding around doors and windows, boards that outline the eaves, or exterior crown moulding ….this trim has a way of adding definition and style to a home. But, because these are wood pieces on the outside, they’re constantly under the barrage of Mother Nature. Both weather conditions and…
 
Buying a home is difficult to begin with... it's even more difficult when your offer gets rejected on the home you really fell in love with! So, how can you get your offer accepted in the most time-efficient way? Let's break down the TOP 5 SECRETS! 💣💣💣 ★ Inside a $3,250,000 Home in California with AMAZING views! | San Jose, CA https://youtu.be/g2gA…
 
The difficult things about painting a door when it’s vertical are the drips and runs that always happen. If you take the door down and paint it horizontally, you solve that problem but that means you have to wait for one side of the door to dry before you can paint the other. The solution is a simple one. Drive two 3-inch screws into the bottom of …
 
We aren’t the only ones who get more active in warmer weather, so it’s no surprise when the ants go marching one-by-one across your kitchen countertop. You grab the ant spray, give them a blast or two and wind up throwing away food and cleaning up a toxic, smelly mess of insect spray. If that sounds familiar,there’s good news because there are safe…
 
Every Spring the hood of my truck turns yellow for several weeks because the pollen in the air is so thick. That's no fun for folks with hay fever and allergies but it also makes a mess of porches, patios and decks. The problem is that the pollen is so fine that sweeping or dusting only stirs it up to land somewhere else. The only answer is to wash…
 
Not all drywall is created equal. Different areas of your home require different types of drywall. In this special Today’s Homeowner Podcast, we're talking with Matt Gallagher, the Product Manager of Gypsum Systems, and breaking down the best types of drywall for each area of your home.Today's Homeowner
 
Window screens seem to be a magnet for dust, dirt and cobwebs, but because they are also somewhat fragile, cleaning them can be a pain. The best way to do the job is to submerge them in soapy water. But how? Well, a child’s pool will work for smaller screens but for larger ones you can build your own pool. Nail four 2x4s together, each about 6 feet…
 
Lawn plug aerators are a great tool to get your yard looking its best. But before you start giving your lawn some breathing room, make sure your sprinklers won’t get damaged. Listen to this week’s podcast to learn how. Also on this episode: Repairing a Drywall Nail Pop, Getting Rid of Squirrels in an Attic, Solving Low Water Pressure in a Bathroom …
 
In this week's episode, we discuss how interest rates affect the pricing of a home. In the United States, everything is about the monthly payment. When this monthly payment becomes unaffordable, the purchase price needs to be lower. So a slight uptick in rates can mean a significant downward trend in purchase power. The interest rate, as it goes up…
 
Before you fire up the grill this summer, be sure it’s clean. Not just to impress your guests, but to keep it safe. Grease build-up in a grill leads to those nasty flare-ups that are dangerous and can ruin a good steak. On a gas grill, that means first cleaning the drip pan and the shields over the burners. For a charcoal model emptying the old ash…
 
Are you looking for a new home to buy, are you a first-time buyer? Whichever one you may be, thousands of people across the globe fall into the common mistakes that can cost you BIG time in both the short term and long term! ★ Inside a $3,250,000 Home in California with AMAZING views! | San Jose, CA: https://youtu.be/g2gA2VAXI08 ★ Reach out anytime…
 
Crazy snow and ice storms, monster hurricanes, golf ball-sized hail, extreme heat and torrential downpours. Homeowners everywhere face unique climate challenges. In this special Today’s Homeowner podcast, I'm talking with Renee Ramey, Executive Director of the Metal Roofing Alliance. We're setting the record straight on how metal roofs hold up in e…
 
Scott Kooiman talks with Justin Dewing of Positive Home Entertainment about home automation. We discuss all of the different things that can be automated, how to control it, and the newest trends and tech to make our home lives more productive.Klaus Team Real Estate Solutions
 
Paint and varnish can go bad or dry up even in a tightly sealed can because there’s always some air trapped inside the can. So, a half full paint can... is also half full of air. And that air causes the paint to dry and form a skin on its surface. Next time you seal a partial can try this: Carefully push a layer of plastic wrap down onto the surfac…
 
Whether you call it kitchen soffit or furr down, here’s what you need to consider before removing it. Also on this episode: Retiling a Bathroom Floor Resurfacing a Basement Killing Mold Under a House Best New Product The Hampton Smart Fan not only lets you control the breeze but lighting as well! Simple Solutions Keyhole slot tip — Many electrical …
 
Caulk not only improves the appearance of a paint job, it also seals out moisture and drafts. But sometimes caulk joints fail because the crack they cover is too wide. If a gap is more than a quarter inch wide you'll want to first fill the void with a product called “backer rod.” This material is essentially a roll of foam rubber rope that's availa…
 
In this week's episode, we discuss how understanding plants would help you find success in planting and caring for them. Take a moment to read the tags and google the care instructions. Perennials come back every year more robust and most can be divided, creating new plants. Annuals must be seeded or planted every year but tend to offer year-long c…
 
A rain barrel is a great tool to replace that water usage because it allows you to harvest rainfall to water the landscape. Start with a sturdy 32 gallon plastic garbage can. Drill a hole near the bottom to install a spigot so you can attach a garden hose to it later. You’ll need rubber washers on the inside and outside to seal it. Next cut a hole …
 
Are you thinking about buying a home in California and are wondering about a home warranty vs home insurance? What is a home warranty for the buyer or what is the home warranty definition? What do home warranties cover? Do I need a home warranty? Tune in to hear who pays for a home warranty and to see brochures of common San Jose area home warranty…
 
One of the challenges for people who like to garden is finding space to store their tools. Particularly long handled tools like rakes, hoes and shovels. Try this. Buy several threaded eye hooks and several “J “ hooks at the hardware store. Screw the eye hooks into the ends of the tool handles and screw the “J” hooks into the ceiling joists in your …
 
Toilets account for a quarter of the water used in the average home. Older toilets use up to five gallons of water per flush, three times that of newer models. But, if you’ve priced the new water saving toilets you know you‘ll have to spend several hundred dollars to replace each toilet in your home. The solution may be a simple conversion kit. It …
 
It was a common practice to use materials that contained asbestos in them in home construction prior to the mid-to-late 1970’s. There are very specific guidelines for asbestos removal, however, according to the EPA, it is also perfectly safe to encapsulate the asbestos. For flooring, this means you can install directly over the old material as long…
 
Johanna Carr from Maryland wants to add an attached garage to her home. A stacked stone-block retaining wall runs along the side of her house, and she’s wondering if she can build a new wall up against it. Listen to learn the solution! Also on this episode: Organizing a Garage Painting Tile and Grout Repairing a Crack in a Driveway Venting a Bathro…
 
Replacing a faulty water heater is both expensive and aggravating, but you can extend the life of your water heater life by draining the tank and flushing away sediment at least once a year. Here's all you do: For electric heaters, turn off the power at the breaker box… for gas units, turn the fuel control to the pilot setting. Next, turn off the c…
 
In this week's episode, we discuss the ever-growing trend of staycation homes. As costs continue to rise, spending more time at home is becoming a normal behavior. This means homeowners are investing more into building the ultimate place to spend time. Large old barns are being converted into outdoor/indoor living spaces. We see it all in barns, fr…
 
For homeowners getting ready to sell their homes, what can or should you do to get your home ready to list? On today's episode, John and Beth are talking with Jill Elliott, a Broker Associate with over 10 years of experience in all aspects of real estate. Jill brings her realtor experience to share tips on what homeowners can do to list a home. She…
 
Solar water heating systems are a great way to reduce energy use and save money on utility bills. These systems allow you to take advantage of the sun’s natural heat and transfer it to the water in your home. Solar water heating systems won’t provide all the hot water you need, unless you live in an extreme southern climate, but for most folks, the…
 
Are you thinking about buying a home in California and are wondering about the local real estate vocabulary? ✔️What real estate terms should you know? ✔️What does a lender do? ✔️What does a real estate agent do? ✔️Is an escrow account meaning the same as closing in an attorney's state? ✔️What are closing costs? Tune in to hear about home buying ter…
 
Whether it’s a burst pipe or a roof leak, you wind up with an ugly water stain on the wall or ceiling. While there are some good stain-blocking paints on the market, they don’t always work as well as you think. As the coat of paint dries, the water stain begins to bleed through again. The solution is to encapsulate the stain with an impenetrable ba…
 
Kids love to help with home improvement projects, but it’s often a challenge finding something that will catch their attention and suit their skills. So try this one on for size. Make your own customized stepping stones for a pathway or garden decoration. First you’ll need a form, and the top 2 or 3 inches of an old five gallon bucket works great. …
 
Scott Kooiman talks about keeping your home secure with Ben Moss from Agent Locksmith. They talk about what a homeowner should consider when moving into their new home and some habits to avoid to keep your home, family, and property safe.Klaus Team Real Estate Solutions
 
Lots of homeowners dream of using that extra space in the basement for a game room, a home theater or entertaining space… but it’s important to correct any moisture issues first. In other words, stop the leaks before you make improvements. You can tell if moisture is coming into the basement by taping a piece of clear plastic to the wall or floor a…
 
If replacing an ugly bathtub isn’t in your budget, try painting it with a do-it-yourself refinishing kit. The prep work might be grueling, but the payoff is worth it! Listen to this week's podcast for more details. Also on this episode: Fixing Front Porch Cracks Changing Brick Color Painting Dark Wood Paneling What to Ask When Contracting a House P…
 
In this episode we discuss when choosing a real estate agent you want to make sure you trust them. Without trust you will not be able to enjoy all the benefits of a great agent. A great agent will really help you in your transaction. From advice on pricing to negotiating the contract a real estate agent can make or break the deal. OLD CAR stands fo…
 
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