A new year is around the corner, and we’re looking forward to the future with big plans for our blog—we’re working on creating more valuable content to help make owning a home easy and enjoyable. For now, though, let’s look back at our 10 most-viewed blog posts in 2015. Share with us your own favorite post by tweeting us or leaving a comment on our Facebook page.

1. No Bones About It: 10 Must-Do Fall Maintenance Tasks

It’s easy to see why this blog post was one of our most read in 2015. When it comes time to prepare your home for the fall, the quicker the work is done, the better. This blog post features every fall home maintenance task you need to do to have your home ready for winter.

2. A Guide to Negotiating Home Inspection Repairs with the Seller (Part 2 of 2)

Negotiating with a seller after a home inspection can be a daunting process, but we have six do’s and don’ts that will help you navigate the process seamlessly.

3. Black Mold 101

We tell you everything you need to know about mold—what it is, what causes it, and how to get rid of it. After reading this guide, you’ll know exactly what to do to prevent your home from becoming a victim of black mold.

4. Create an Escape-Proof Yard for Your Canine Houdini

Your daily run around the neighborhood should be a choice instead of a necessity. Find the best fence for your dog with tips from this blog post.

5. 7 Surprisingly Painless Ways to Conserve Energy at Home

Pricey upgrades aren’t the only way for you to conserve energy. We have seven easy tips that will help you cut costs in small ways and bring you real savings.

6. Bacteria Lives There??

It’s the places you usually don’t think about that are often the dirtiest in your home. With this blog post, you’ll know exactly where to clean in order to rid your home of nasty bacteria.

7. Don't Get the Blues: Tips to Make Paint Decisions Easier (Part 1 of 2)

Color can really dictate the mood of a room, which is why it’s easy to understand anyone’s hesitation at choosing a paint color for their walls. This blog post shows you how to make the right choice the first time around and help you avoid chooser’s remorse.

8. How to Clean Your Kitchen in 15 Minutes

Everyone wants a clean kitchen without putting in a lot of effort. Use these tips to tackle your kitchen in a matter of minutes and bring some efficiency to your cleaning routine.

9. 7 Secrets to Building a Man Cave Your Friends Will Envy

Building a great man cave is simple—create a space that focuses on things you enjoy. Read this blog post to learn the secrets to putting that idea in action.

10. Colors That Sell: How a Paint Job Can Make or Break Your Home Sale (Part 1 of 2)

A must-read if you’re putting your house on the market anytime soon. We outline the best paint colors for both the interior and exterior of your home. Get curb appeal.

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