Your Home Inspection…Make The Most Of It

If you are going to spend the time, effort, and money to have a home inspection done on your home, you want to make sure you get the best out of it. But some things can hinder a home inspector from being as thorough as they should be. What are they? For a home...

Condensation…Is There A Remedy?

Many homes deal with condensation, although it is often more of an issue in older homes. If you are a homeowner and have problems with condensation, should you view it as a cause for concern? A lot of the time condensation is no more than an annoyance. However, it is...

The Stairs…Avoidable Accidents

No one intends to have an accident, which is why it is called an accident, but does that mean that an accident is unavoidable? Could the risk of some accidents be lowered or even prevented altogether? Let’s look at one area in the home where accidents are common, the...

Repair or Replace the Air Conditioner?

The decision of whether to replace an air conditioner or repair it is a big one that affects your comfort, safety, and finances. Either way, homeowners want to know their AC units are ready for a long, hot summer of work. Everyone is trying to save money on their...

Updating Appliances

Should You Upgrade Kitchen Appliances Before Selling? Make sure you can afford to make all the appliances match in your kitchen. You want a buyer to feel like care and thought went into making your kitchen.Don’t spend on appliances if more glaring issues are...

Is the Deck Safe?

Deck safety should be very important to any homeowner. Sadly, deck collapses are often reported at an average rate of 21% per year. In many cases, the failing decks were built incorrectly, not properly maintained, or beyond their lifespan of 10-15 years.  Deck...

Best Soil for Grading Around the Yard

Proper grading around the home can erode over time. The gradual effects of nature can contribute to grading problems. The erosive effects of wind and water can alter the protective grade as well as washed away.  Well compacted soil forces water to run across the...

Don’t Forget About Closing Costs!

What are closing costs? All of the additional fees associated with a mortgage. Closing costs can cost thousands of dollars. This amount is usually between two and five percent of the principal loan. Different types of closing cost components vary from state to state....

Backyard Playground Safety!

Many families have stopped going to the public park and have brought the park home with them. Building your playground right in the backyard can be a great family project.  Making sure safety is a priority is critical. When you build or purchase your play yard...

Fixing a Tub that Won’t Hold Water

Bathroom drains are cleverly mysterious.  Somehow, a lever placed well above the bottom of the tub controls whether the water stays in the tub or if it drains out.  When a tub won’t hold water, the two potential causes are easily repaired. Here are a few steps for...

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