Sylvia Cochran

Sylvia Cochran

Sylvia Cochran works out of sunny Southern California and has been freelance writing -- full-time -- since 2005. SEO-optimized Internet copy includes news analysis, political Op/Ed and parenting, gardening as well as automotive tutorials. Her ghostwriting work covers a variety of topics but primarily focuses on blogging, article advertising and real estate promotion. Sylvia earned her degree from the Denver Business College.
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  • Prioritize your home improvement projects for next year
    Did you know that some home improvement projects net you a 250-percent return on investment? Others are money pits that actually rob your home of value. Which projects should you tackle and which one should you avoid?
  • 5 security and safety mistakes when leaving your home for the holidays
    Keep burglars in the dark about your holiday travel plans. Avoid a number of security and safety mistakes that announce your absence to strangers. You already know to stop the mail and newspaper delivery, but what else can you do?
  • 6 need-to-know 2012 holiday decorating safety tips
    Mind your safety when decking the halls and hanging holiday lights. Know what to look for when selecting a Christmas tree. Oh, and do not forget that there is one tree-light pairing that should never ever be attempted. Do you know what it is?
  • Pros and cons of exposed-filament vintage light bulbs
    Edison light bulbs are making a comeback among owners of antique light fixtures. Why do they willingly spend more than $20 on an exposed-filament light bulb and cast environmental worries aside?
  • DIY cabinet sink to pedestal sink
    It is possible to switch from a cabinet-style sink to a pedestal sink without shifting the plumbing. In fact, if you leave the plumbing alone, you can make this switch in about a weekend.
  • Fireplace maintenance must-do's
    The traditional chimney sweep is someone you just don’t see anymore. His replacement uses fancy gadgetry and high-power brushes. Fireplace maintenance and safety are a serious business, and advances in technology call for homeowners to keep up. Are you?
  • How to keep bats out of your attic and walls
    Occasionally, bats choose residential attics and spaces between walls as roosts. By the time the homeowner notices the flying mammals, there are frequently larger numbers in residence. Bat-proofing your home keeps out bats and prevents return visits.
  • How to protect your property from coyotes
    Coyote sightings are becoming a problem for homeowners as more and more of the animals’ habitat is converted into residential space for people. Find out what to do to make your property less attractive to these animals.
  • Guide to home maintenance for every season
    Maintaining a home for maximum safety and personal enjoyment is a series of tasks that never ends. Break down these tasks by season to make them manageable and ensure continuing upkeep of the home in the process.
  • 7 things homeowners should know about squirrels
    They nest in attic insulation; they chew through the wiring. They are homeowners’ worst nightmares when entering an attic with cheek pouches filled with leaves. They are squirrels.
  • Top 3 end-of-summer cleaning tasks for homeowners
    The homeowner heading into fall may not be ready to let go of warm summer temperatures, but there are three cleaning tasks that cannot wait any longer. Winter will come; get ready now or be prepared to pay a contractor handsomely.
  • 5 must-do projects home experts recommend for fall
    The end of September marks the beginning of fall. For your home, autumn is the beginning of attacks launched by weather and pests. Following expert advice on the five must-do home and yard maintenance projects can actually save you money.
  • 5 myths and facts: Non-toxic ways to keep spiders out
    If the movie “Arachnophobia” left your skin crawling, you probably dread late summer and early fall. Actually, if you believe that these are the seasons for an arachnid population explosion, you have just bought into a common spider myth.

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