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Finding the Style of Home that Fits You - 01/25/07 09:20 AM
Understanding some elements of style can help determine changes to the home when buying or selling. Understanding these style elements can also help you better articulate what it is you're looking for in a new home to compliment your current decor. When selling a home, neutral colors for walls and carbet are best because they allow for the most flexibility. Buyers need to be able to visualize themselves in the home before they will want to purchase it. When purchasing a home, you want something that "fits" you and your family. What is that? What style is your favorite, or do you like a combination (0 comments)
Know Your Commercial Building Inspection Standards - 01/23/07 10:12 AM
Commercial building inspections can give clients the same peace of mind that a residential inspection does. Reports can provide information on the estimated cost of repairs, the current condition of hundreds of components in the buildings and added confidence going into purchase negotiations. Still, most commercial properties are not inspected as part of the sales agreement. On the residential side, nearly 80 percent of homes under contract include an inspection as a contingency to purchase. As a result, standards of practice and codes of ethics for home inspection are clearly defined by national home inspection organizations, whereas commercial building inspection has (0 comments)
Sharing Information with Your Home Inspector - 01/19/07 11:53 AM
I remember the last time I was part of the purchase of a new home. Just the picture of the outside of the house on the Internet made my heart flutter. Everyone dreams about their version of a white picket fence. This was my picture ... and then some, complete with a handmade wooden swing hanging from a tree branch out front. I had on the biggest rose-colored glasses in the world when I walked through the first time. I couldn't believe something so beautiful could be mine. Even then, I had some questions, some things that were especially important to (0 comments)
Being Prepared for Disaster - 01/16/07 11:55 AM
A large portion of the United States was recently hit with major snow and ice storms. It doesn't take much ice on trees or power lines to shut off electricity for miles around. Here in Nebraska, some rural areas were without power for several days. A little preparation can make storms like these seem much less severe. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recommends that Americans take a few minutes to prepare for possible disasters. Each area of the country is susceptible to certain natural disasters, like hurricanes, floods or tornadoes which can delay emergency response and damage personal property. The department of homeland security suggests (3 comments)
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