Archive for January, 2013

 
4 Point Home Inspections

Operating on the assumption that newer homes are better equipped to withstand the harshest weather systems - i.e. newer roofs, electrical, and plumbing systems - increasing numbers of insurance companies across the country have become reluctant to issue a Homeowner Insurance Policy on dwellings typically older than twenty-five years for fear of unwarranted liability claims.   But beware my friends: even though your home might only be a few years old, that doesn’t mean the construction, plumbing, ...

Posted at January 29, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
 
 
Prepping For Spring

With a seriously ‘Big Chill’ sweeping the United States this week, perhaps I’m a bit ‘off the mark’ in suggesting that now’s a good time to start thinking about the coming Spring. Call it wishful thinking on my part if you prefer, but with February just a week or so off and the hours of daylight increasing minute by minute, I’m convinced that Spring’s just around the bend. So here’s a few things to start ...

Posted at January 21, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
 
 
Save $$ With Energy Audits

As a homeowner, efficiency should be near the top of your priorities list, and if it isn’t, what’s the deal? Aside from merely making the monthly mortgage payments - which is challenging enough as it is for many - there’s a whole host of other expenses that every home owner faces whether you’re ready for them or not: property taxes, regular and unexpected repairs/maintenance costs, home insurance policies, and of course, utilities. Shall I go ...

Posted at January 16, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
 
 
How To Choose A Contractor

Once you’ve decided to start looking for a reliable contractor to handle a home remodeling project, everyone out there seems to have some kind of a horror story to share. But truthfully folks, you don’t need to let home renovation nightmares frighten you away from moving forward with your home remodeling projects. Still, it never hurts to stay informed about what to keep in mind before you bring any contractor on-board:   Research, Research, Research - This ...

Posted at January 7, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
 
 
Beware: Radon Gas!

As a homeowner there’s plenty to be concerned with aside from merely making your monthly mortgage payments . . . ever heard of dangerous radon gas? If not, then listen up people, we’re ending the year on an important note of warning.   Produced by the natural breakdown of Uranium found in soil, rock and water, Radon gas packs a doubly elusive one-two punch that may leave you quaking in your boots: it’s both invisible to the ...

Posted at January 1, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment