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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

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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

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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 ...

Artisanal Elegance for Curated Design in the Kitchen

Posted on: September 27, 2017 by in Blog
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From your friends at In House Inspections! Original, handcrafted décor brings an artisanal elegance to today’s modern kitchen. Designers and homeowners alike are incorporating more one-of-a-kind pieces that bring an individualized artisanship to the heart of the home. These unique fittings and fixtures adapt to multiple style preferences, from modern and contemporary urban design to rustic elegance. When it comes to the kitchen space, handmade furniture and accessories coupled with Continue Reading ...

5 Smart Technology Upgrades to Make the Bathroom the Brainiest Room in the House

Posted on: September 20, 2017 by in Blog
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Another helpful information from In-House Inspections! Smart technology has found a place in virtually every room in the home, even the one where we take care of our most low-tech needs. In fact, thanks to innovations like sensor-operated, self-cleaning toilets, moisture-sensing ventilation fans and digital shower controls, it’s possible to turn an ordinary bathroom into the brainiest room in the house. If you’re ready to upgrade your bathroom with the latest smart technology, here are Continue Reading ...

Hot Home Design: 4 Things To Consider When Choosing Siding

Posted on: September 13, 2017 by in Blog
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Brought to you by friends from In-House Inspections! Selecting new siding is one of the most important curb appeal decisions homeowners face when building new or remodeling an existing home. With so many options — both classic and modern materials — there’s a lot to consider. Many manufacturers are now combining traditional styles and materials with advanced technologies, delivering a product homeowners can love for years to come. Among all the options on the market, vinyl siding — Continue Reading ...

5 Kitchen Upgrades to Make Your Inner Host Flourish

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You love entertaining and treating guests to delectable dishes and fun times. Unfortunately, your kitchen layout, appliances and even the faucet are so downright unappealing that the thought of planning and preparing a party menu is equally unpleasant. What do you do when you’re built to entertain, but your kitchen is not? Renovate! Reason to Renovate The kitchen is a favorite room to remodel, and a minor kitchen refresh can return more than 80 percent of your investment at the time of Continue Reading ...

How To Lower Your Monthly Mortgage Payment

Posted on: September 1, 2017 by in Blog
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Owning your own home comes with many advantages, including escaping rising rents and the personal and financial stability associated with homeownership. Fortunately, millions of Americans, with less than 20 percent down, have been able to buy a home sooner thanks to mortgage insurance (MI). If you don’t put down 20 percent of the mortgage cost, you will likely be required to purchase MI, which enables low-down-payment borrowers to qualify for home financing from lenders. While Continue Reading ...