What Can You Expect The Seller To Fix?

Posted on: May 18, 2017 by in Real Estate
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Home inspection: What can you expect the seller to fix? The process of requesting that repairs be done on a newly purchased home begins with the building inspector who identifies safety concerns and code violations. After inspection, you meet with the inspector and agent. If anything found in the inspection is objectionable, you can write up an inspection objection where they can request specific features to be repaired. The previous homeowner can then either accept or deny the repairs, Continue Reading ...

The Right Size Electric Panel For A House

Posted on: May 15, 2017 by in Real Estate
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What Is The Right Size Electric Panel For A House? It is important to have the correct size of electrical panel for one's house. There is no need to have a panel that is larger than the capacity of the house, but it is especially problematic to have one that is too small. Some homes built before the 1950's had service as low as 60 amps, but most homeowner's insurance today will have a higher minimum requirement. Insurance companies may take their time in requiring an existing policyholder to Continue Reading ...

How Neighborhood Affects Home Value

Posted on: May 3, 2017 by in Real Estate
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There are many factors that can affect the price of a home. Many computer generated estimates do not factor in the quality of schools, communal parks or stores and entertainment nearby. Other factors that can increase or decrease the value of a home can include access or proximity to a freeway, nuisances and environmental hazards, vacant lots and foreclosures. Whether or not these factors will increase or decrease the value of a house depends on whether the neighborhood is rural or urban. Continue Reading ...

Warning Signs Of A Dangerous Deck

Posted on: May 3, 2017 by in Real Estate
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What Are The Warning Signs Of A Dangerous Deck? Building a deck is a common do it yourself project for many people, but only half the decks in America are built to code and are safe to use. With some basic guidelines, building a deck yourself can be safe and worry free project. The most important part of building a deck is distributing the weight load evenly. This will make it safe to have people moving around on the deck without worrying about a collapse. An evenly secure load path will Continue Reading ...

How to fix common hose leaks

Posted on: May 1, 2017 by in Real Estate
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Tired of getting soaked while watering your lawn or garden? Learn how to stop your spigots and sprayers from leaking. No need to call the plumber! A simple tweak to the packing nut will keep you dry the next time you turn on your spigot. A little hose washer will keep your sprayer functioning without getting you wet in the process. Renee walks you through the process to keep you dry this sping and Continue Reading ...

Things to Do Before Buying an Older Home

Posted on: April 25, 2017 by in Real Estate
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4 Things to Do Before Buying an Older Home Buying an older home offers a greater amount of character than buying a newer home. Buying an older home, however, can be costly and need quite a bit of repair and maintenance. Recommended are four things that are important to do before purchasing an older home. Having an inspection done by a certified professional is the most important to determine any repairs that may be needed. It is also important to find out the history of the house such as Continue Reading ...

Buying a Home? Get a Foundation Inspection

Posted on: April 18, 2017 by in Real Estate
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A structural engineer can provide vital information to home buyers about the home as an investment. It's important to know the difference between a home inspection and a foundation inspection. Foundation inspections will give in depth analysis of whether it meets code standards, needs repairs or is even functional. When you need a foundation inspection look for a structural engineer rather than a regular home inspector. Their reports include at the least, in most situations, an interior Continue Reading ...

What Your Remodeling Contract Should Say

Posted on: April 18, 2017 by in Real Estate
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Like other big undertakings in your life, contractors use contracts as a safety net to not only protect their company but also your expectations and finances. Usually, contracts can be combed through by a lawyer, but that will only increase fees towards your project. While these contracts tend to be basic, they will lay out payment information, project layout, and timeline for the work to be completed. These contracts are very important when it comes to changing the order, unfinished work, Continue Reading ...

The 4 Phases of Remodeling

Posted on: April 17, 2017 by in Real Estate
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The 4 Phases of Remodeling: The Honeymoon Stage Remodeling a home can be a fun and exciting experience. It is not uncommon for those who are remodeling to feel excited at the rapid progress that is made as work is begun. During demolition, it is often called the honeymoon phase of remodeling, because in a manner of days to weeks, all of the old cabinetry and appliances are ripped out leaving the person remodeling with a blank slate. It is important to remember that there can be a few hiccups Continue Reading ...

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