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Krissy Schwab

From gardening and green cleaning products to sustainable home improvement projects, Krissy’s got you covered. Learn more about how your environmentally friendly home not only helps Mother Earth but also saves you money.
Enter the Zing Blog AmaZing Garden Giveaway! - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Enter the Zing Blog AmaZing Garden Giveaway!

Hey there, gardening and Zing fans! If you’ve been reading the blog for the past year or so, you know that we love gardens. From saving you money to providing you with food or a backyard oasis, gardens enhance your home in many ways. Whether you’ve just started gardening or consider yourself a master green thumb, we’ve got the perfect contest for you this month!

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Tips for Successful Energy-Efficient Home Improvement Projects

Turning your traditional home improvement project into an energy-efficient home improvement project doesn’t require a whole lot of time or money. Well-planned upgrades not only help you start saving money right off the bat, they can also increase you home’s value.

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Lawn Diseases - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

How to Spot and Treat 5 Common Lawn Diseases

Do you have brown, patchy grass around your yard? Don’t assume that it just needs water. You could have one of these common lawn diseases. Not to worry though because they’re easy to treat! Before you know it, your yard will be green and lush again.

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Charcoal v. Gas Grills - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Gas vs. Charcoal Grill: Things to Know When Buying a Grill

Some people will pretty much fight to the death to defend their favorite grilling method. Let me start by saying that I’m Switzerland in the debate over gas and charcoal grills. I own both, and I like both for various reasons.

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Pros and Cons of Front Yard Gardens

A couple of years ago, a woman in Oak Park, Michigan, almost went to jail for not getting rid of the garden in her front yard. Seems pretty crazy, right? Well, it’s a story that resonates with many communities around the nation. So what’s the big deal with having a front yard garden?

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Now Is the Time to Invest in Your Home - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Now Is the Time to Start Investing in Your Home

Several television commercials have recently touted that with home values rising, right now is the time to start renovating and investing in your home. It’s either a super convincing marketing ploy to get you to spend money on new kitchens and windows, OR home values really are continuing to rise and investing in your home makes sense again. Let’s take a closer look to see what’s going on.

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Spruce Up Your Concrete Patio - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

5 Easy Ways to Spruce Up Your Concrete Patio

Whether you’ve inherited a concrete patio from the previous homeowner or opted to build one, these creative and inexpensive options can spruce up your concrete patio. If you’re tired of that giant, gray geometric blob in your backyard, give one of these ideas a try!

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Postmodern Homes - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

That’s an Interesting Looking House: Postmodern Home Style

Welcome back to your favorite series discussing popular American home styles! Today we’ll be taking a look at Postmodern home styles and their characteristics, what makes them different from modern homes and how they incorporate previous architectural styles in a whimsical way.

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Let Freedom Ring: A Fourth of July Infographic

At Quicken Loans, we’re proud to honor our nation’s history. We’re also proud to honor our veterans both past and present that have allowed us to celebrate the Fourth of July every year. So, as we get closer and closer to the most patriotic of holidays, take a moment to read our Fourth of July infographic.

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Buying a Ceiling Fan: What You Should Know

Adding ceiling fans to high-traffic rooms around your home is definitely worth some thought. They’re significantly less expensive to buy and run than central air conditioning. A ceiling fan would be a quick, cost-effective method to cool your home this summer.

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