Archive for November, 2015

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Start House Hunting

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Whether you’re in the market for beach real estate or an East Coast vacation home, making the decision to acquire real estate is not an easy one. Below are a three questions you’ll want to ask yourself before contacting people or frantically making East Coast vacation home investments (can you tell we’re biased?):
1.Who will be living in this home?
Are you one of the 13% of market buyers investing in a multi-generational home to cope with aging parents and a millenial or two taking their time to launch? Or are you

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Tim Allen Isn’t the Only One Who Knows about Home Improvement

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With money being so tight these days for the average American, it might be difficult to think of spending the time and money on home improvements. But remodeling your bathroom, kitchen, and living room can be a worthwhile investment and actually yield a solid return. And who wouldn’t want to live in a home with more aesthetically pleasing and functional rooms? But just how much can these improvements yield other than a more comfortable and beautiful home?

Bathroom Remodeling Done Right

Let’s face it: the bathroom is one of the most important rooms in any home. Much time is spent there. It’s where people freshen up, among other things. So an outdated or unclean bathroom just won’t do. Even moderate bathroom renovations are good investments, according to the annual cost vs. value report by Remod

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What Is the Most Energy Efficient Window?

Steel windows

In the end, the windows were the deciding factor. You and your husband had narrowed your house search down to two different homes. Both were close to 3000 square feet. Both were in the school district where you wanted your two sons to attend. And both were only 10 years old. Your husband liked the extra room in front of the third stall in the garage in one of the houses. You liked the porch that wrapped around the front and side of the other house. Since neither the garage space nor the porch were deal breakers, you had to look a little closer at other specifics to make your final decision. It was the realtor who kept reminding you that the house with the porch had newly installed steel windows. Sh

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Top Reasons Why You Need To Waterproof Your Basement Today

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Almost 23% of all homeowner property losses are attributed to water damage, amounting to $9.1 billion per year. You can prevent water damage from affecting your home by hiring basement waterproofing specialists. Here’s why you can’t afford another day without protecting your home:

Prevent future foundation damage.

Often caused by poor drainage, foundation damage can cost anywhere from $5,000 to $50,000 and can have a huge impact on the rest of your home. Waterproofing the basement can help you avoid structural damage, cracked walls and erosion.

Avoid unnecessary damage expenses.

If you do not waterproof your basement, particularly if you live in flood prone areas

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Energy Bill Too High? You Might Need To Install A New Roof

Roof replacement

A house just isn’t complete without a proper roof. It shields you from the elements and keeps in both the cold and the heat during the extreme seasons. When your roof is cracked, starting to leak or isn’t retaining the temperature it used to you might just be in need of a roof replacement. While the installation process sounds expensive and time-consuming, commercial roofing companies offer a variety of materials and services that could see you saving a significant chunk of money down the road.

Types Of Roofing Materials

While your roof keeps the most obvious rain and snow from entering your home, they’re also used to reflect the sun’s rays and maintain your energy usage. Conventional roofing materials have been found to only reflect 5% to 15% of the sun’s rays, which means the rest

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