Home Inspection

Posted on: December 14, 2015 by in Blog
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  What Can You Expect From A Home Inspection? When it comes to real estate, there are many different players that are involved in each transaction. Home inspectors play a major role in the closing of any real estate transaction and if you are looking to buy a home or sell one, you are going to want to know everything that is involved in the home inspection process. Luckily, this is a piece of the real estate world that can be easy to understand with just a little bit of explanation. A Continue Reading ...

Keep Your Home Safe And Dry This Winter

Posted on: December 5, 2015 by in Blog
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    Tips For Keeping Your Home Safe And Dry This Winter Freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall are in store for much of the country this winter, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, and that means homeowners need to start taking immediate steps to ensure that their loved ones and property stay safe and warm through the long, cold months ahead. Last year, winter storms caused $38 million in insured losses – a below-average figure, according to Munich Re. But this Continue Reading ...

Upgraded Decking Materials Offer Enduring Quality And Beauty

Posted on: September 10, 2015 by in Blog
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Tackling your home improvement list this summer likely includes doing some work on your outdoor spaces. If replacing or updating a deck is your focus, it’s wise to look into new products that help ensure your efforts will be enjoyed for many seasons to come. Eighty-three percent of Americans say low-maintenance qualities are important when considering outdoor home improvement projects, according to a Trex Company survey. Durable, hassle-free composite decks are more popular than ever among Continue Reading ...

Make Your Home Stand Out With New Exterior Trim

Posted on: February 28, 2012 by in Blog
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With the housing market showing its first signs of improvement in years, many homeowners hope to attract interested buyers this spring. Replacing old or damaged exterior trim is a great way to freshen up your home today and make it stand out among others tomorrow. After location and price, curb appeal is one of the top factors for choosing a home. Curb appeal sells 49 percent of all homes, according to the National Association of Realtors. In fact, even before putting your home on the Continue Reading ...

Give Grass A Fresh Start This Spring

Posted on: February 28, 2012 by in Blog
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Grass is an extraordinary plant, the unsung hero of backyards everywhere. With proper care and feeding, grass can help clean the air, cool the ground, reduce erosion and provide one of the softest outdoor play surfaces. With all of these amazing benefits, it pays to start the spring season off right by giving grass a boost. The drought and heat of last summer, combined with uncharacteristic winter temperatures in many regions, may have taken a toll on the lawn, but getting it back on the Continue Reading ...

Small, Quick Repairs Have A Big Impact On Your Home

Posted on: February 23, 2012 by in Blog
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As the weather continues to warm, you might be thinking about some of the home improvement projects you put on the back burner during the winter. As you once again consult your to-do list, it’s the perfect time to think about a few small projects that can greatly enhance your home’s curb appeal. Where does a smart homeowner start? The answer: Begin with a few small projects that are guaranteed to greatly enhance your home’s curb appeal. Whether you’re preparing to sell your home, or are Continue Reading ...

Reinventing Your Home In A Day

Posted on: February 21, 2012 by in Blog
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With more homeowners choosing to stay in their homes longer and the full supply of existing housing stock, decorative siding accessories are providing a touch of personal style for rejuvenating and updating America’s family homes. Appeal-adding updates could be as simple as the quick installation of two pairs of shutters and window headers for a smaller home, or a door surround and five or six pairs of shutters and sunbursts for a larger home. Accessories like these make a significant Continue Reading ...

Simple Projects To Spruce Up The Look Of Your Home

Posted on: February 15, 2012 by in Blog
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As the days get longer and things get a little brighter inside your house, it becomes easier to notice the places that could use a little extra TLC. It’s also the perfect time to work on simple home improvement projects as you wait for warm weather to come. Here’s a checklist you can work on now so your home will be vibrant and welcoming once long summer days roll around. Floors Once the light begins to reflect off your floors, you really start to notice some imperfections. If you’ve been Continue Reading ...

Three Green Trends For 2012 Home Remodeling

Posted on: February 14, 2012 by in Blog
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For some homeowners, remodeling projects are regular occurrences to keep their homes looking fresh. Sometimes, that means smaller changes like a new coat of paint or changing a light fixture. Other times, more substantial changes are needed. Determining those changes can be a challenge, but looking at the potential return on investment is a great way to prioritize. Bathroom remodeling offers a 68.7 percent return on investment, according to a National Association of Realtors survey. One way Continue Reading ...

Things You Need to Know Before You Buy a Condo

Posted on: February 14, 2012 by in Blog
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Make sure you’'re asking the right questions—and getting straight answers—before you decide to buy a condo. Owning a condominium can be great alternative to single-family home buying. You can often get more bang for your buck in square footage and features, and you’re not solely responsible for maintenance and upkeep. Here are some of the issues to look out for while you shop for your condo. HOA Dues Most condo developments operate with a Homeowners Association (HOA), a group of Continue Reading ...