roof: Home Inspection Common Problems - 08/14/19 06:07 AM
Usually home inspections that have best chance to receive a clean inspection report are new homes that have never have been live-in.  Clean inspection report means there are no defects and meet current building code requirements in the area.  To insure there is no defects and property meets current building codes, the home buyer needs to request a third-party inspection at their expense.  Many times, this is worth the expense.  Home buyers who are buying a new home from a new home builder expect the home to be free of defects and meet the current building code rules.  Home buyers who … (1 comments)

roof: Difference Between Modern and Contemporary Homes - 02/12/19 05:38 AM
 Do most home buyers know the real difference between a modern and contemporary home when buying a new home?  In todays’ market place, those two words are interchangeable because they contain many of the same traits, but are two different building construction styles.  Contemporary home styles are consisting evolving.  These homes may contain a mix of aesthetics, including traditional and modern architecture.  In addition, they often characterized by asymmetrical shapes, mixed materials, open spaces, curves and/or sweeping lines, energy efficient, lots of natural light, and tend to have combination of both indoor and outdoor spaces.  Now a modern home tends have … (1 comments)

roof: Home Upgrades Increase Value and Reduce Maintenance - 03/17/16 12:05 AM
Home improvements over the past several years has increased for some of the following reasons:
Housing downturn force homeowners to fix-up instead trade for new home.
Stimulus programs caused homeowners to invest in energy efficiency upgrades.
Growing demand for rental properties to upgrade their properties.
Homeowners are spending money to upgrade their home to reduce maintenance time and expense.  Following is a list of some of the upgrades homeowners are doing to improve value and reduce upkeep:
HardiPlank siding – This is a cement type product that is resistant to temperature fluctuation, insects, and rot, etc.  Homeowners may want to consider this product when in need … (0 comments)

roof: Why You Need a Home Inspection - 11/20/13 12:31 AM
When buying a resale home a number of the homes will have at least one major defect.  All previous owned homes probably will need repairs and improvements.  Prior to making a major investment into your new home, need to be aware of possible problems, and what it will take to correct the problems prior to closing on the house.  As a home buyer, you need to be aware of potential problems that may exist in a house, and how to identify those problems.  Following are some potential problems that can be found in a house:
·  The furnace may have a … (18 comments)

roof: Things to Look For When House Hunting - 02/11/13 05:45 AM
When buyers are house hunting, whether in a seller’s or buyer’s market they need to pay close attention to certain things on and near the property.  As a buyer, these items should always on be your checklist to insure you have evaluated these things to your satisfaction.  The items that are going to be mention below are big ticket items that could be very expensive to correct.
·      Kitchen – You need to take a close look at the floor, cabinets, appliances and counters.  These items  are the most expense to replace.  When looking at appliances try to determine the approximate … (3 comments)

roof: Key Areas to Inspect When Purchasing Home - 11/05/12 10:09 PM
Buying a home can be both exciting and frustrating.  Before starting your home search, you need to develop a checklist of amenities that are a must, and nice to have.  Part of your checklist should include a visual inspection of important areas within the house prior to making an offer. Following are areas within a house that need an inspection:
·     Foundation:  Inspect for major cracks in the foundation and outside walls of the house. Cracks can be caused by certain types of soil which the home is built on, trees either too close to the structure or wrong type of … (0 comments)

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