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 Oh my, what if they find something wrong?Over the years, professional home inspectors have identified a list of problems that typically appear on purchasers' home inspection reports. Early correction of these problems can increase a home's appeal, and it's selling price. Correction also sets the...
 Article Courtesy of Carson Dunlop THE 1% RULEWhen you consider the life cycle of every component of a house, a reasonable annual estimate of the cost of normal maintenance is 1% of the value of the house. One year you may replace the furnace; a few years down the road you may re-surface the roof...
Courtesy Carson DunlopHave you ever wondered why your neighbors never surface from their home, rarely have any garbage to pick up, always have the blinds down or windows covered, come and go at unusual hours and never invite you over for a barbecue? If this is the case, there is a possibility you...
Courtesy of Carson Dunlop Let's start by differentiating between a home improvement and a home repair. A home improvement, as the name implies, means improving something. It is usually a renovation to create more space, change the layout of the house, improve energy efficiency, or to make aesthet...
Oil tanks installed after January 1, 2013 must meet new standardsUnpredictable fuel oil tank failures have resulted in millions of dollars of property damage and environmental contamination. Many failures occur at the bottom of the tank from internal corrosion and occur without warning.In an effo...
Examining the quality and consistency of home inspectionsIn real estate transactions, some things never change. Sellers often feel they’re giving their house away, buyers believe they’ve paid too much and Realtors fear neither side will ever get to the closing table. There is however one thing th...
(NC)—There are many reasons why homeowners renovate and one important consideration is the return on investment. Macerating toilet systems, like those by Saniflo (, are a great option for homeowners looking to maximize their return on a bathroom addition because of their comparatively ...
Windows let in light, and during winter they can also let in the cold, and they can be wet and frosty – sometimes encouraging the growth of mold, and damaging interior trim and finishes. Here's some tips on how to tame your windows and save money! Why Do Windows Get Frosty?During freezing conditi...
Q: Since we have been on higher water pressure from a new source, we are getting more noise in the pipes. Not banging or clunking, just more water moving through the system faster, kind of a "rushing" noise. The pipe into the house is plastic, then hooks into copper pipe. The noise reverberates d...
Avoiding Costly Problems With Oil Spills and Leakage  The DangersA leaking fuel oil tank can become a serious fire and environmental hazard. Whether the tank is located inside or outside the home, a spill can contaminate groundwater affecting private wells or other nearby drinking water supplies....

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