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givE your HousE a facE lift

he long winter in this part of the country can keep you indoors look- ing at all four walls of your home for days at a time. When this happens, why not give your home a face lift. There are several inexpensive ways to decorate or improve your home that will keep the cabin fever at bay. n Re-arrange furniture T

n Add some new accessories or accents n New window treatments

n Decorate with house plants, especially flowering houseplants to add color to the stark white of winter

n Paint a room or two

n Keep your house smelling fresh with new scents, candles, etc.


Dear new homeowner,

Wouldn’t it be great if you received an owner’s manual when you buy your first home just like you do when you buy a new car? WHEDA®’s HomeWorks News is just that, an owner’s manual for your new home.

HomeWorks News is a seasonal publication filled with tips and other important information to help you maintain your new home.

Each quarterly issue features a

In this issue

Give your house a face lift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2

Save energy and money during this winter. . . . . . . . . .3

Winterizing your home. . . . . .4

When is winterizing too much? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4

Snow removal safety tips . . .5

How to heat your home safely. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5

home care checklist and how-to articles that will help you with home repairs, tips on how to financially manage your home, and other valuable information you will need to cope with the challenges of home ownership.

We hope you find HomeWorks News a useful resource that helps you understand the responsibility of home ownership, but most of all we hope you enjoy being a homeowner.

This edition of HomeWorks News was produced by the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA®) and includes helpful maintenance and financial information to help you be a successful homeowner. Articles featured in this newsletter have been compiled through various industry housing specialists and resources. The information in this newsletter is intended to be used only as a guide and should not be viewed as a substitute for advice you may need to get from a lender, tax advisor, licensed contractor, licensed home inspector or other housing professional. WHEDA supports equal housing opportunities for all persons.

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