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Security in an insecure world

Posted on: April 7, 2017 by in Blog
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Security In An Insecure World: The year 2016 was devastating for some safe deposit box holders. In New York, thieves cut holes in the roofs of three banks and brazenly emptied hundreds of safe deposit boxes, leaving the victims' pillaged boxes on the roof and strewn around the vault. A stealthier thief in Florida picked safe deposit boxes in several banks, emptying the contents without damaging the box or leaving any visible sign of the theft. These are not isolated incidents. On average, Continue Reading ...

What you should know about rising interest rates

Posted on: March 31, 2017 by in Blog
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Your Home And Rising Interest Rates: Homeowners planning to refinance and buyers searching for a home may have an idea of what’s in store for them with regards to interest rates, but they never really know until they lock in a rate. This is in part because rates can change direction fast, and when they rise—as they have been recently—it can cost borrowers a great deal of money and time. The effect of rising interest rates on your home purchase Today, the median existing home price in Continue Reading ...

Reducing risks while taking care of business: Tips to avoid distracted driving

Posted on: March 24, 2017 by in Blog
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The pace of business never seems to stop, and thanks to the convenience of cell phones, many people work on the go, even while they’re driving. Yet cell phone use is one of the most common type of distracted driving, and it claims thousands of lives and causes thousands more injuries every year. More than a quarter of all car crashes involve cell phone use, both hand sets and hands-free, the National Safety Council (NSC) reports. In 13 percent of fatal crashes, the drivers were using Continue Reading ...

5 easy ways to ‘charge up’ your recycling habits

Posted on: March 17, 2017 by in Blog
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Charge Up Your Recycling Habits: Americans generate about 254 million tons of trash annually, according to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) most recent figures, and only about one-third of that waste is recycled. For many, one of the main barriers to recycling is not knowing how or where to recycle certain items. For instance, many household cordless products we use every day are powered by rechargeable batteries. These batteries are not only recyclable, but contain materials that Continue Reading ...

Self-employed? Tips to help you navigate the mortgage process

Posted on: March 10, 2017 by in Blog
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Mortgage For The Self-Employed: When you're self-employed, you often work harder than anyone else you know. That's what it takes to be your own boss. While rewarding, it comes with a lot of added responsibility. This is especially true when applying for a mortgage. "Self-employment can complicate the mortgage process for one very simple but critically important reason," says Eric Hamilton, president of Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance. "Lenders need to know you will have the income to afford Continue Reading ...

5 tips to protect your devices from cybercrime

Posted on: March 3, 2017 by in Blog
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Protect Yourself From Cyber-Crime: Your smartphone, your tablet, your computer - they are some of your most important and most used possessions. They are the daily tools you use for research, to connect with others and make purchases. You take them everywhere and fill them with your important, personal information. And all of that makes them the perfect targets for a cyberattack. The number of cybercrime incidents in the United States grows each year, and as Americans move into an Continue Reading ...

10 Smart Ideas to Heat Your Home for Less

Posted on: February 24, 2017 by in Blog
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As cooler temperatures begin to sweep the nation, homeowners are turning on their heat for the first time in months. With every degree increase on the thermostat, utility bills follow suit. A warm, comfortable home shouldn't cost you a small fortune. Luckily, there are some simple strategies from Memphis TN Home Inspection for combating the chill while lowering heating costs at the same time. Change the filters The summer and fall months are a prime time for airborne allergens and Continue Reading ...

4 DIY Projects for Your First Home

Posted on: February 17, 2017 by in Blog
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"Where should I start?" It's a question many homeowners ask themselves. DIY is a great place to start for new homeowners. DIY projects are very versatile - they can easily be adapted to your skill level, budget and desired project. With a little extra time and creativity, you can transform your home. Take these steps from Memphis TN Home Inspection for your DIY projects. Other benefits to choosing a DIY project are that they are typically more cost-effective than the alternative and they Continue Reading ...

Your Memphis Home Inspector Discovers Issues With Compressor

Posted on: February 11, 2017 by in Blog
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Home Inspector Discovers Compressor Issues: On this particular home inspection we were doing, we noticed three things right off when inspecting the Air Compressor. One -  the air conditioner unit was leaning. The pad that it sits on had settled and when the unit isn't level. The oil can separate and the compressor may operate without adequate lubrication. Two - also noticed that this unit requires a maximum 30 amp breaker and  Three - they actually have a 50 amp breaker installed Continue Reading ...

4 Important Tips For Planning A Kitchen Remodel

Posted on: February 10, 2017 by in Blog
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Kitchen upgrades can seem daunting. From full renovations to hardware updates, the possibilities are endless when it comes to creating your dream kitchen. To make the process as smooth as possible, Delta Faucet compiled key tips to keep in mind as you embark on the remodeling journey. Learn these quick guidelines from Memphis TN Home Inspection that will help you focus on the end result and ensure the overall experience is enjoyable. Storage solutions Determine storage needs based on how you Continue Reading ...