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How to Winterize Your Home in 3 Easy Precautionary Steps

Posted on: December 6, 2017 by in Blog
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Brought to you by In-House Inspections While temperatures across the country are still mild, major snowfall in some parts of the country has given some Americans a bitter taste of what to expect this winter. Depending on where you live, winter may mean cooler, rainy days or lake-effect snow with four feet of the white stuff at your door. Every fall, homeowners across the country take all the precautionary steps to winterize their homes to protect against burst water pipes as well as improve Continue Reading ...

Two Areas You Shouldn’t Forget In Your Roof Maintenance Checklist

Posted on: November 29, 2017 by in Blog
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Brought to you by In-House Inspections As summer gives way to changing colors and colder nights, now is an ideal time to tackle the necessary home maintenance projects that get put off during those sun-filled months – especially when it comes to one of the most protective and necessary aspects of any home, the roof. Cold weather can aggravate a roof and quickly turn minor defects into costly repair bills; in fact, the latest “Cost vs. Value” report from Remodeling Magazine estimates the Continue Reading ...

Which Type Of Home Insulation Is Right For You?

Posted on: November 22, 2017 by in Blog
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The article courtesy of In-House Inspections With the imminent approach of dropping temperatures, many people reach for their sweaters as they run out the door. In a bittersweet farewell to summer, boats are hauled out of the water and taken in to be winterized. Wool sock purchases start to soar, and Instagram is filled again with pumpkin spice latte images. And, don’t forget those pet owners who dress their dogs in miniature rain jackets and scarves. It is officially fall. Often, in this Continue Reading ...

Kids’ Safety In Mind, Redesign With 5 Home Improvement Tips

Posted on: November 15, 2017 by in Blog
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Helpful information from your friends at In-House Inspections! Smart homeowners take a strategic approach to home improvement projects such as redoing a playroom, living room or bedroom to keep kids' safety in mind during the redesign process. By being proactive today, you can ensure your entire family can safely enjoy the results of your home improvement project. Here are the top five home improvement tips to keep in mind to create a stunning yet safe space for your family: 1. Window Continue Reading ...

4 Reasons Why A Real Estate Franchise Might Be The Career Move For You

Posted on: November 8, 2017 by in Blog
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Helpful information from your friends at In-House Inspections! Small business has always been the backbone of the American economy, and today's entrepreneurs are as diverse as American culture itself. Entrepreneurship takes many forms, from freelancers and independent contractors to sole proprietors. In fact, just one form of entrepreneurship — franchises — employs 8 million people and accounts for 40 percent of all retail sales, according to the Small Business Administration. Franchise Continue Reading ...

How To Winterize Your Home: 7 Home Winterization Projects

Posted on: November 3, 2017 by in Blog
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A friendly reminder from In-House Inspections! If chilly temperatures make you want to snuggle under a blanket in front of a roaring fire, just think about your poor water pipes that can’t escape the cold. You can’t wrap your home in a warm, protective blanket when winter arrives, but a few winterization steps can help ensure your home weathers the winter safely and efficiently. “Winterizing is definitely an important way to protect a home from the ravages of snow, ice and harsh Continue Reading ...

3 New Considerations When Choosing Your Next Garage Door

Posted on: October 25, 2017 by in Blog
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Brought to you by In-House Inspections! If you’re buying a garage door this fall, you’ll be faced with several decisions that you likely never had to make before. Before you call your local garage door dealer to make that purchase, here are some of the new decisions that you need to face. The Design Decision [caption id="attachment_2047" align="alignright" width="300"] Choose a door design that complements the home’s appearance.[/caption] Remember the old adage that the front door Continue Reading ...

Prevent Falls This Fall With A Home Safety Checklist

Posted on: October 18, 2017 by in Blog, Home Safety & Maintenance Tips
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The article courtesy of In-House Inspections! After months of sticky heat and humidity, it’s time to put away the shorts and pull out the sweaters because the autumn season is finally here. But, late September brings us more than just cooler temperatures and a wardrobe change. If you or a loved one are over the age of 65, the change in seasons is also an opportunity to think about another kind of fall — the kind that impacts one in four older Americans every year — and the steps we can Continue Reading ...

All Home Warranties Are Not Created Equal

Posted on: October 11, 2017 by in Blog
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From your friends at In-House Inspections! Having a home warranty is a smart way to help deal with the inevitable home repair problems that all property owners face at one point or another. After all, a good home warranty can mean getting expert help when your HVAC system needs to be fixed, your water heater needs to be replaced, or your refrigerator requires a new part. But unfortunately, all home warranties are not created equal. And shopping for a home warranty can be tough, especially if Continue Reading ...

Replacing a Furnace? How to Choose an Energy-fficient System

Posted on: October 4, 2017 by in Blog, Home Safety & Maintenance Tips
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Helpful information from your friends at In House Inspections! If it’s time to replace your furnace, you may be wondering if it’s worth the extra investment to buy an energy-efficient system. Or, you may be unsure how to choose an energy-efficient system for your home. “Energy-efficient heating systems can substantially lower your fuel costs over the lifetime of the system, so it’s well worth investing the time and money to find just the right one,” says Chip Wade, HGTV(R) expert. Continue Reading ...