TIPS TO PREPARE YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES FOR AN EMERGENCY

Posted on: January 24, 2020 by in Blog
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(BPT) – Fires can occur when you least expect it, leaving little time to plan your escape, so the time to prepare for an emergency isn’t when your alarm sounds. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), only 32% of American households have actually developed and practiced an emergency escape plan. Make time to sit down with your family to plan and practice what you would do in case of a fire or carbon monoxide (CO) emergency. Consider the following tips when helping to Continue Reading ...

Smart homes aren’t smart without fire sprinklers

Posted on: January 16, 2020 by in Blog
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Protect everyone in your household from today’s faster, scarier fires (BPT) – Today there are many automated options that make homes more comfortable, energy-efficient, cost-effective and safe. Typically referred to as smart home technology, these features may include automating control of items such as lighting, temperature, window shades, surveillance cameras, locks, smoke alarms, even pet feeders. Often, these features have smartphone apps that allow the homeowner to control them from Continue Reading ...

5 WAYS TO REFRESH YOUR HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Posted on: January 7, 2020 by in Blog
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5 WAYS TO REFRESH YOUR HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

(BPT) – Tis the season for festive holiday gatherings with family and friends. Whether hosting your first or fifteenth celebration, you want your home to be ready to impress. Here are five simple ways to make sure your home is merry and bright for the holidays. Refresh kitchen counters Since the kitchen is where people mingle the most, don’t leave old, dirty caulk to be the focal point behind your delicious holiday spread! Spruce up your countertop and backsplash by removing and Continue Reading ...

5 Reasons Why You Need a Home Inspection before Buying a New Home

Posted on: December 20, 2019 by in Blog
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It’s pretty easy to get overwhelmed with the thought of buying a new home. It’s brand new and everything’s perfect, or so many would think.  While you all get swept up in excitement, never forget that a home inspection is, and should be, an important part of this big real estate transaction – home buying. A home inspection is an integral part of the home buying process for two of the best reasons – to save you time and save you money in the long run. What a home inspection can Continue Reading ...

Your Total Guide to Understanding A Home Inspection Report

Posted on: December 13, 2019 by in Blog
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  If being bombarded with costly repairs and unpleasant surprises is not your cup of tea, which is obviously not one’s, then having a good understanding of the home inspection report is a must.   What is a home inspection report?  This report is a compilation of the current conditions of the home and issues of major systems with the purpose of providing you with an informed knowledge of the property. Remember, a home inspection report is not a list of quotes for fixes Continue Reading ...

When Should I Get a Home Inspection?

Posted on: December 5, 2019 by in Blog
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A home inspection is one thing that you can’t and shouldn’t skip.  “When does the home inspection usually take place? Is it before or after the purchase agreement is signed? Can I back out if the home inspector discovers a serious problem?” Those are just among the few questions any new homebuyer has. That’s clearly normal because purchasing a home is not a cheap investment and there are many things to consider before doing so. But one thing’s for sure, a home inspection is Continue Reading ...

Benefits of Home Inspection to Buyers and Sellers

Posted on: November 29, 2019 by in Blog
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A home inspection is not a deal-breaker. It just gives you the correct information you need about the property. When we talk about a real estate transaction, there are many questions that arise from both buyers and sellers. Some do not know what happens after closing while others think a home inspection is the best option. Both are true actually but the latter is one of the wisest decisions any buyer and seller could make. This is also one of the reasons why a Seller’s Inspection Continue Reading ...

Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Skip a Home Inspection

Posted on: November 21, 2019 by in Blog
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Most new home buyers don’t realize that there are crucial steps in home buying and that includes arranging for a home inspection. Some homeowners even wonder if it’s necessary or would only cost you an extra expense without anything in return. Skipping a home inspection is most likely a risk that will leave you regretting in the end.   Here are some important reasons why you shouldn’t skip a home inspection:   Bargaining leverage They say knowledge is power. That is true Continue Reading ...

Benefits of Home Inspection to Buyers

Posted on: November 11, 2019 by in Blog
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Home buying is a tedious process. And by the process, it means that certain steps must be carefully followed. It includes engaging the services of an experienced realtor, listing down what you really want from a home and the neighborhood, looking at your finances and financial goals to see what price range best suits your budget, and of course, touring on open houses and checking out the listings. As soon as you’ve narrowed down your choices, set eyes upon your dream home, and want to make Continue Reading ...

Home Inspection Nightmares

Posted on: November 5, 2019 by in Blog
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Oh, it’s the time of year again. Parents and children alike come rushing down retail stores to find the perfect Halloween costume! Trick-or-treat season is here and what better way to get the fun out of this holiday than spook around. But, while you’re busy scaring kids and giving them candies, a nightmare of creeps might just be inside your home! Yikes! Everybody loves a good scare once in a while. Nobody wants to live in a spooky old trap unless you’re a daredevil of the scariest Continue Reading ...