6 Holiday-Friendly Home Design Features

Posted on: November 11, 2016 by in Blog
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Whether you’re shopping for a new traditional, manufactured or modular home or just attempting a renovation project, it’s important to consider the functionality of key spaces like kitchens and living rooms. These most-frequented rooms will host meals, family gatherings, movie nights, homework sessions and holiday celebrations, so they need to include features that facilitate all these uses and more. A manufactured home can be completed and set up on-site in a matter of weeks. Learn the 6 Continue Reading ...

7 Questions to Ask Your Memphis Home Inspection Guide

Posted on: November 11, 2016 by in Blog
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Chances are, your home is the largest purchase you will ever make.  Because of the size of the investment, it is best practice to have a certified home inspector come and go through your potential home with a fine-toothed comb and give you the low down on any hidden quirks or repairs that need to be made.  Here are the Memphis Home Inspection guide questions that you need to ask during a home inspection. When meeting with your home inspector once they are finished, these seven questions Continue Reading ...

Attending Memphis Home Inspection

Posted on: November 4, 2016 by in Blog
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Buying a house is a quintessential moment of adulthood. There are so many aspects beyond just visiting numerous homes and looking through rooms to see if you can envision yourself living there. One of the key aspects of buying a home is the dreaded home inspection. What are they for and what do you do with it? The Memphis Home Inspection is here to help. How do I find a home inspector? Typically your real estate agent will recommend someone for your home inspection; but rather than just Continue Reading ...

New Home Improvement Trends That Strengthen Your Property Investment

Posted on: August 26, 2016 by in Blog
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When you're in the process of buying or building a home, you're constantly researching trends and technology that will set your home apart. Fast forward a few years and you probably don't have your finger on the pulse of home advancements like before. It's good you've settled in to your home, but a lot can change in just a handful of years. If you're finally thinking about finishing the basement, updating the kitchen or investing in landscaping, there's probably a lot of new processes and Continue Reading ...

Does Your Door Lock Protect Against This Break-in Method?

Posted on: August 19, 2016 by in Blog
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From self-driving cars to Snapchat, digital technology continues to transform almost every aspect of our lives. While these big-ticket smart items make the headlines, many homeowners are more interested in how smart technology can be used to increase their level of home security. Today, advanced image sensors, indoor video cameras and DIY security hubs allow the average homeowner to install security systems that are directly linked to the police. Homeowners can also lock doors and check Continue Reading ...

Turn Your Empty Attic Into New Living Space With 3 Smart Moves

Posted on: August 12, 2016 by in Blog
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When your family outgrows your home's available space, moving to bigger digs isn't always the best option. Maybe you really love your current home. Perhaps you can't find a bigger home in your price range in the area of your choice. Whatever your reason for staying in place, expanding the home you already have can be a cost-effective option when your family needs more room. Converting an unused attic into usable living area is a reliable, cost-effective way to gain more space in a home. It's Continue Reading ...

Hardboard Siding

Posted on: August 4, 2016 by in Common House Problems
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Hardboard Siding Tips And Advice For Homeowners: Hardboard siding is very common on houses in this area. The problems with this siding is usually due to poor maintenance and improper installation. Siding in need of paint will swell from water intruding the bottom edge. Siding installed too close to roof shingles will deteriorate from rain water intruding on the cut side of the siding.               In-House Inspections Continue Reading ...

TN Home Inspector shares Gutter Maintenance

Posted on: August 4, 2016 by in Common House Problems
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Gutter Maintenance For Your Home: As a TN home inspector , I like to share different home maintenance issues the I run across during my TN Home inspections.  Here is one that is found often. Debris has built up in the gutter systems and by keeping your gutters clean will extend the life of the gutters and prevent costly repairs from water damage.  Leaking seams are common problems with gutters that if not repaired will cause damage to the facia and soffit boards. Get inspected Continue Reading ...

Prevent Further Damage Now!

Posted on: August 4, 2016 by in Common House Problems
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Prevent Further Damage Now In Your Home Before It's Too Late: As a Tennessee home inspector I find this situation more often than you can believe.   Letting the family dog have full range of the back yard and marking his area can lead to problems, especially when one of his target areas is the air conditioning unit. This habit will corrode and deteriorate the cooling fins making the unit less efficient. Install a wire fence to keep Fido away from the unit and use a garden hose with low Continue Reading ...

Memphis Area Christmas Parades

Posted on: August 4, 2016 by in Local Attractions & Events
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Memphis Area Christmas Parades: If you want to attend a Christmas parade, the Mid-South has plenty to choose from. In fact, since many of them take place on staggered dates, you could actually attend several. If you know of a parade that I’ve missed, please send me an email at memphis.guide@about.com. Arlington: December 5, 2009 (rain date is 12/6/09) 4:30 p.m. The Arlington Christmas parade will begin at Chester Street and Hayes Road. It will then proceed north on Chester, concluding Continue Reading ...