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The Top Five Decisions to Make Before Gutter Replacement

The Top Five Decisions to Make Before Gutter Replacement

Some friends of ours recently replaced their gutters and downspouts. And while that sounds like a relatively simple project, they found there was more to consider than they expected. If you are planning for a gutter replacement anytime soon, here are the top five...

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What You Wish You Knew About Fire Extinguishers

What You Wish You Knew About Fire Extinguishers

It's the National Fire Protection Association's Fire Prevention Week, and their focus for the third year in a row is on smoke alarm safety. Smoke alarms are a great way to protect your family, pets, and home from unnecessary fire and smoke damage. We wrote about how...

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Three Keys to Keeping Your Smoke Alarms Ready to Rescue

Three Keys to Keeping Your Smoke Alarms Ready to Rescue

September is National Preparedness Month. Fire Prevention Week is just around the corner — October 9th through the 15th. And the National Fire Protection Association and U.S. Fire Administration want to educate you about the basic, but life-saving, smoke alarm....

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Make Sure Your Home Inspection Isn’t Botched

Make Sure Your Home Inspection Isn’t Botched

We were watching Botched the other night – a TV show about a couple of plastic surgeons who fix procedures that other people have messed up. Usually, those who botch the surgeries are not ethical, licensed plastic surgeons. Often, they’re not even doctors. Yet people...

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10 Budget-Friendly Ways to Stage Your Home For a Fast Sale

10 Budget-Friendly Ways to Stage Your Home For a Fast Sale

If you’re thinking of putting your home on the market, you want to sell it at a fair price, as fast as possible, and with the least up-front investment of time and money. And while you may need to make critical repairs or decide to update a few “That 70’s Show”...

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The Pros and Cons of Buying an Older Home

The Pros and Cons of Buying an Older Home

Drive into the suburbs of any large city and you’ll find new housing developments under construction. Obviously, new construction is popular to many. But most people buy an existing home — one that someone else has lived in and wants to sell. Did you know that there...

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The #1 Tool You Need to Maintain Your Home

The #1 Tool You Need to Maintain Your Home

It takes a lot of effort to maintain a home. The long list of recommended tasks can quickly overwhelm any homeowner. But the effort is worth it. Failing to properly maintain your home can lead to unnecessary costly repairs. It can also put your family's safety at...

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10 Ways You Should Prepare Your Home for Winter Now

10 Ways You Should Prepare Your Home for Winter Now

Winter is coming. Is your home ready? Before the cold weather makes its presence known, here are 10 tasks you should check off your list to make sure your home is in good shape to withstand the elements and keep you safe and warm. Here are ten ways you should prepare...

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What Does A Home Inspection Cover & How Long Will It Take?

What Does A Home Inspection Cover & How Long Will It Take?

Home inspectors report on many different areas. Mechanical and structural components will be evaluated from top to bottom. These areas will include the roof cover/ roof structure, foundation/ drainage, exterior walls, windows, doors, chimney stack, patios, decks,...

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Why Selecting the Right Home Inspector is Critical

Why Selecting the Right Home Inspector is Critical

Home inspections are important and can save you thousands of dollars in potential costly repairs, so selecting the right home inspector is critical. Once you have a signed contract you need to identify a home inspector ASAP, as the option period clock starts ticking....

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Why You Need A Home Inspector When Purchasing A Home

Why You Need A Home Inspector When Purchasing A Home

What a qualified home inspector does for a home buyer and why you need one in your corner when purchasing a home When purchasing a home there are so many things to be concerned about. Especially for first-time home buyers this experience can be a crash course in which...

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Common Problems Even New Homeowners Can Inherit

Common Problems Even New Homeowners Can Inherit

Learn about the most common things home inspectors can miss that you can get stuck having to repair, even with new construction or homes built recently. Is that new home really your dream palace or a complete nightmare and financial disaster?  Just because a home...

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Home Inspections: Not Just for Buying or Selling

Home Inspections: Not Just for Buying or Selling

Generally homeowners obtain home inspections only when buying or selling, but they can be valuable and save you money in more ways than one. Find out how in this article... When a home is changing hands is the most common time to have a home inspected. Once the new...

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Home Inspection Myths

Home Inspection Myths

In this article, Keith Boggs, a licensed home inspector in Dallas, TX, explains common home inspection myths and misconceptions. Myth # 1: All home components are inspected. Inspectors are limited visually. Home inspection is not a “CSI type” of inspection. Home...

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