By Trent Iley - OwnerDryer Vent Squad The dryer vent has many important roles. The most important role it has is transferring heat from your dryer out of the home. The dryer vent acts like a chimney, and helps take the hot air from the dryer out of your home. Without the dryer vent, your … Continue reading WHY SHOULD YOU CLEAN YOUR DRYER VENT?

Skunks, Snakes, Bears and Bats

By James Sweezy Nuisance Wildlife ControlWinter is upon us; the crisp air, the cooler temperatures, and all the holiday celebrations. It is a time for families to gather together. Did you know that several species of animals also gather together? Skunks, snakes, bears, and some bats gather to hibernate. The length of the hibernation in … Continue reading Skunks, Snakes, Bears and Bats


By Elvis Neckles1-800 Plumber+Air Winterizing your home’s plumbing system is a procedure for preparing the pipes in your home for freezing temperatures that can cause leaks and breaks. As water freezes, it expands then it becomes ice. This expansion produces pressure within pipes, which causes damage. It is wise to winterize your home, especially if … Continue reading WINTER IS COMING

Claims to Avoid in Real Estate Marketing

By Darin Windham, RealtorKeyfinders Group RE/Max Alliance A few real estate agents make unproven claims in marketing. But instead of attracting new clients, these statements can put reputations at risk. Here are the top claims that real estate pros should never make without proof. Claim #1 – The best.What does this claim really mean? When … Continue reading Claims to Avoid in Real Estate Marketing

Closing My Pool

By Ron Hicks, General Manager Pool Scouts Of Huntsville As you feel the crispness in the air, you know winter is near. You enjoy children racing in from school to nestle in for family fun. You are reminiscing about all the family memories made with the dipping of toes in your sparkling clean pool. You … Continue reading Closing My Pool

FHA vs. Conventional Loans: Key Differences

By Michelle Shelton – New American FundingWhen it comes to selecting a home loan, there are several loan types to consider. Two of the most common are an FHA loan and a Conventional loan. Each loan type operates a bit differently and qualification requirements for one versus the other can vary. Also, these are only two … Continue reading FHA vs. Conventional Loans: Key Differences

How does a real estate referral work?

By Darin Windham Realtor Key Finders Group RE/Max AllianceHow does a real estate referral work? We hear this question from so many people. Every day, in every US market, real estate recommendations are transmitted from agent to agent.Referrals are a vital lead source for agents when they adequately get targeted, so they want a consistent … Continue reading How does a real estate referral work?

Why Should I Have My Dryer Vent Inspected?

By Trent IleyDryer Vent Squad All it takes is one week on the road without a washer and dryer and you’re thanking the heavens you’ve got these modern appliances in your home. They certainly make life easier – especially if you’ve got a big family. But did you know that your clothes dryer could actually be a … Continue reading Why Should I Have My Dryer Vent Inspected?

A Code of Values

By Brent Bailey, OwnerDreamMaker Bath and Kitchen Our Office Manager and I were going over the myriad of home remodeling topics to cover. During a recent interview with a potential new employee, she came up with a great idea. Share our DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen Code of Values™ We share with any new employee, rehearse … Continue reading A Code of Values

What’s The Big Deal with Wallpaper?

By Carolyn KimbroPeachtree Interior Design What’s the deal with Wallpaper? Wallpaper was beginning to be phased out, but it is making a big resurgence in the world of interior design. Open any national magazine highlighting interiors these days and you will see a beautiful space utilizing wallcoverings. Many interior designers are pulling wallpaper into their … Continue reading What’s The Big Deal with Wallpaper?