eBook: Identify 8 Common Signs of Foundation Problems

Posted on: January 4, 2018 by in Real Estate
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eBook: Identify 8 Common Signs of Foundation Problems Foundation problems are very scary. If you happen to have a fair amount of leakage in your home, then this can be a sign of a foundational problem. The truth of the matter is that if things don't drain correctly in the home, then this can be a sign of a foundation problem. You have to be able to find ways to prolong the value of your home. If your shower in your home does not work consistently then you may have a foundation Continue Reading ...

Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audits | Department of Energy

Posted on: January 1, 2018 by in Real Estate
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Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audits | Department of Energy An energy audit is a great way to learn why you are losing energy and make repairs and improvements that reduce your bills, heating and cooling costs, and more. You don't need a professional to provide you with this audit, however. You can save a tof cash with a DIY energy audit and it might not be as difficult as you think that it is. Benefits of a DIY energy audit are tremendous, making it worth the audit time! Key Takeaways: Continue Reading ...

6 Factors That Create Roofing Resilience

Posted on: December 18, 2017 by in Real Estate
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6 Factors That Create Roofing Resilience The roof is among the most critical aspects of any building, particularly as it relates to the overall resiliency of the structure. A resilient roof will help to ensure a resilient building overall. Some key categories of resilience to look out for in terms of the resiliency levels of roofs include wind and resistances, coloring of roof and insulation, daylighting, and production of energy. With these elements taken into account, a roof that is long Continue Reading ...

Year-End Home Repairs That Pay Off

Posted on: December 16, 2017 by in Real Estate
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There are quite a few year-end maintenance items you can perform on your home if you’re planning to put it on the market anytime soon. First up is roof and gutters. As you are putting up your holiday decorations look for damaged gutters or loose shingles and address them immediately. Take this time to clean out those gutters as well. Those walls could use some paint, but take the time to patch up any holes beforehand in order to present a professional result. A big distraction for any Continue Reading ...

How Much Does It Cost to Build a House?

Posted on: December 14, 2017 by in Real Estate
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There are a wide range of factors that will combine in order to decide the total expense of building a home from scratch. However, a reasonable sum to expect would be just under $300,000 in total. Some of the main driving factors behind the total price include the plot of land upon which the home is built, the size of the house, the types of upgrades included, the design, what type of siding is chosen, and landscaping for outdoors. There are advantages and disadvantages to building, just Continue Reading ...

How a return to multigenerational living is shifting the housing market

Posted on: December 4, 2017 by in Real Estate
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How a return to multigenerational living is shifting the housing market Back in the 1900's, it wasn't unusual for parents to reside with their children under the same roof as their parents and grandparents. The modern term for this is called multigenerational living. People are starting to take advantage of living with loved ones not just for economic purposes, but also for convenience and health. Not only are those who live at home expected to live longer than those who don't, Continue Reading ...

Arranging a Professional Inspection Before You Sell Your House

Posted on: November 30, 2017 by in Real Estate
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Before putting a house on the market, it is recommended to perform a thorough home inspection. The article "Arranging a Professional Inspection Before You Sell Your House" suggets hiring a professional home inspector to do the job. After making sure your home is in the best condition, you are at less risk for future home buyers filing for problems later. Before beginning the process, finding the right inspector is necessary. Professional home inspectors are licensed through the American Continue Reading ...

Renting vs. Buying in Today’s Market

Posted on: November 27, 2017 by in Real Estate
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Renting vs. Buying in Today’s Market | Windermere Blog When it comes to our homes, the option to rent or buy can be a difficult one. To help individuals make a final choice, here are some things to ask. First, how long do you plan on living in the home or area? What are the houses in the area selling for? If buying, how much for the loan and what are interest rates? If the house is bought, is there a profit to be made if sold? Key Takeaways: People who advise buying a home say it's a Continue Reading ...

8 Things to Do Now to Winterize Your Home and Save Money This Winter

Posted on: November 23, 2017 by in Real Estate
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8 Things to Do Now to Winterize Your Home and Save Money This Winter There are some simple cost-effective ways to winterize your home and protect your precious possessions from the elements. Fix cracks in your driveway and patios because they can grow during the colder months, trapping moisture and causing a more expensive fix later. When you’re done with your gas grill for the season, be sure to turn off and disconnect the propane tank. Next, clean and dry all of the grill’s parts, so Continue Reading ...

How Do to Determine What Is Causing a Roof Leak

Posted on: November 20, 2017 by in Real Estate
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  Locating a roof leak can be a frustrating process of elimination. First, find the location of the leak inside the home, and confirm that it is in fact a roof leak, and not another problem such as a plumbing or air conditioner leak. Next, measure the distance of the leak from multiple fixed points which extend to the roof. Then use these measurements to locate the leak on the underside of the roof. Repeat the measuring process, using fixed points visible from the top of the Continue Reading ...

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