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Now is the time to schedule your post-winter gutter cleaning and have your gutters covered before the arrival of spring debris and torrential rains

It’s hard to imagine after the knee-deep snows of January and early February, but spring is on its way. We’re already seeing daytime highs creep back into the 40s. And with the melting snow comes another banner year for area contractors as homeowners continue to invest in improving their homes to enjoy a relaxing, low-maintenance...

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Pristine Clean can eliminate algae, moss, dirt and grime from your home’s siding, roof and concrete

With all of the snow this winter—and the salt and sludge and grime—giving your home a good power washing this spring is a smart idea. But like 2021, this year will be a busy one for area contractors, so it’s wise to get on their schedules now. “That’s really good advice,” says Ken Wilson, the founder of the Northeast...

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NEFD is fully stocked with home furnishings, cabinets, mattresses, hot tubs and more, all at ridiculously low prices

For a short while after Alex Nemet opened the company’s first no-frills furniture showroom, Northeast Factory Direct may have been one of the area’s best-kept secrets. Those days are long gone. With three showrooms that continue to stun shoppers with incredibly low prices on quality kitchens, furniture, pools, spas and other home...

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Commit to creating an estate plan

Whether you resolve to make changes—like becoming better physically and mentally, stopping a bad habit, or adopting a healthy new one—at the beginning of the year, or you’re the type who works your goals every day, regardless of the month or season, committing to creating an estate plan should top your must-do list for 2022, says...

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How much can you gift?

The season of gifting is a time when many people choose to maximize their estate liquidation opportunity by giving the ones they love money instead of “things,” says Jay Nabors, a Cleveland-based attorney who focuses on estate planning. But how much is too much? And will there be tax implications? “The current maximum allowed without...

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