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De-cluttering to increase square footage

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Jan, 2017

De-cluttering to increase square footage

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De-cluttering can actually increase your square footage without construction! It will increase the value of your home and result in money in your pocket. So the question is: why wouldn’t you? Adding visual square footage to your home by de-cluttering is easy. Remove unnecessary furniture, knick-knacks, and “stuff” to create more surface area. You’ll be amazed at how

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Let there be Lights

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Dec, 2016

Let there be Lights

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Let there be lights to all, good will and peace on earth. If you need help in preparing your home for the holidays, then contact HOCOA to help with anything from hanging outdoor wreaths and lights or delivering a Christmas Tree. I know we come from all backgrounds and religious beliefs, but festive lighting is just so much fun and

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Thanksgiving Home Preparations

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Nov, 2016

Thanksgiving Home Preparations

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If you need help in Thanksgiving home preparations, then contact HOCOA to help with any  home maintenance to have your home in good working order before the guests come. Thanksgiving is a welcome tradition, allowing friends and family to gather together. If you regularly host Thanksgiving you know that cooking, serving and cleaning up are massive tasks. So is preparing the home

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Kitchen Cabinet Refacing

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Jul, 2016

Kitchen Cabinet Refacing

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Kitchen Cabinet Refacing If you have been looking at your kitchen and thinking it’s getting shabby looking, consider kitchen cabinet refacing.  Before you rip them out and commit to a long, expensive and messy remodeling project, think options.  Refacing can be more economical and faster to replacing them entirely, especially if you’re happy with the layout. What is Kitchen Cabinet Refacing?

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Why is my Air Conditioner Leaking Water?

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Jun, 2016

Why is my Air Conditioner Leaking Water?

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Why is my Air Conditioner Leaking Water? An air conditioner leaking water can be pretty frustrating. Not only are they messy, but they can potentially cause significant water damage to your home. In fact, these “small” inconveniences can sometimes lead to big problems. Common Causes of AC Water Leakage The following issues can cause water leaks in your central

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Will the IRS allow lawncare as a deduction?

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May, 2016

Will the IRS allow lawncare as a deduction?

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A HOCOA member was called before the IRS for an audit of his personal taxes. In question was the member taking a deduction with an extra dependent not previously declared. The IRS agent asked, "Did you have a child? Did you adopt?" The member stated, "No." During further review it was revealed that the new dependent was the

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How to reduce  your home repairs with these simple tips

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Mar, 2016

How to reduce your home repairs with these simple tips

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NEVER PUT THESE FOODS IN YOUR GARBAGE DISPOSAL Fibrous or stringy foods like celery, artichokes, asparagus, corn husks, onion skins, carrots and potato peels can wrap themselves around the rotating plates and then disable the motor. DON'T USE THE GARAGE DOOR AS A DOOR TO YOUR HOME Using your garage door to go in and out of your

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Hot Water Heater Replacement

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Feb, 2016

Hot Water Heater Replacement

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When do you replace your Hot Water Heater? We have received a number of calls recently regarding Hot Water Heaters. The typical Storage Hot Water Heater uses a tank to heat/store hot water and lasts for 10-15 years. Since most water heaters last so long, many homeowners never face the intimidating task of fixing or replacing a hot water heater.

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Prepare for Weather Emergencies

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Jan, 2016

Prepare for Weather Emergencies

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Ok, right now when we are not in the middle of a weather emergency, is when you need to start thinking about "How do I prepare for a weather emergency?" We see it all the time, the weather forecasts are calling for severe weather and everybody is getting groceries, charging their phones, and getting candles and flashlights ready, but

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