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HOME WIRING

The type of wiring in residential homes generally depends on when the home was built, where it was built and if it has been updated. In the older homes, knob and tube type wiring was the norm, replaced later by encased plastic-sheathed wiring.   In most cases the newer plastic-sheathed wiring is copper, insulated with plastic and then wrapped with insulation and another layer ...

ENERGY EFFICIENT WINDOWS

Single pane, double pane, thermo pane, triple pane windows, plain glass, leaded glass, low “e” glass, wired glass, and tempered glass, too. WOW – There’s a lot to know! Some children have been known to shatter a window or two. Tempered glass can prevent this. Fogged thermal pane windows might need to be replaced if their seals are broken. New argon gas filled windows …

THINKING OF STUCCO?

Many newer homes are now being sided with artificial stucco siding, or EIFS (Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems). This is essentially polystyrene foam with a base coat, reinforcement mesh, then another base coat and then a finishing coat of stucco over the top. This is a terrific product, as it adds insulation value to the home, not to mention classy looks. However, it can also …

7 Essential Steps to Selling Success

Knowing and using these 7 essential, yet simple steps is crucial to achieving the best deal possible – whether you decide to sell your home yourself or hire a professional real estate agent to help you.   Take a look at the seven-step system I have outlined in this report. Then, if this new approach to marketing your home makes sense and you want …

Questions to Ask Before Listing

Choosing the right Realtor to sell your home can be difficult, especially when they all sound so convincing. The following list of questions will not only help you select the right Realtor, but will also help you get the very best from the agent you choose. Do you work as a full-time Realtor? Do you handle incoming property inquiries? How many listings do you …

Your Home’s Best Selling Price

Statistics show that the best opportunity to sell your home is often within the first few weeks of putting it on the market. This can be good news, or bad, depending on your motivation. Some homes sell right away, while others sit on the market for months without a single offer. To maximize your selling opportunity, it is important that your home be priced …

Seller’s List of 25 Easy Fix-ups

The condition of your home will have a huge impact on how fast it sells, and its eventual selling price. Preparing your home for sale can pay you huge dividends. Many fix ups cost very little and consist mostly of time and some elbow grease. Here are some simple tips to help your home show its best.               …

Save Thousands on Interest & Taxes

Purchasing a home can save you money very quickly. FIRST, you’ll save on taxes because the interest on your home mortgage is tax deductible. If you rent, your landlord gets the break.   SECOND, you’ll save on interest payments while keeping the great tax advantage.   For example if you are paying $900 per month in rent, you are paying a portion of this …

HSA HOME WARRANTY

HSA offers the convenience of one source for most repairs so you can avoid the hassle of finding a service contractor in your area. When a covered system or appliance breaks down, all you need to do is contact HSA to report the problem. A qualified, pre-screened service technician will contact you to schedule an appointment that works for you.
It’s that simple.

INVESTING IN PLUMBING REPAIRS

You will spot several different types of plumbing systems in any housing market, including your own. Copper, galvanized, rigid plastic, polybutylene, and soft plastic are but a few. Certain systems are more prone to having certain problems. Fixing minor plumbing repairs today can save you time and money when you are ready to sell. Buyers are expecting your home to show its absolute best …

A LITTLE PAINTING WORKS WONDERS!

New paint makes the entire home smell clean and neat, and can bring sellers top dollar. If your home has chipped paint, exposed wood, or surfaces that looks faded, it’s time for new paint. If your carpet is worn, dirty, outdated, or an unusual color or style, you might consider replacing it. Many houses do not sell because of these problems. Don’t think that …

IS YOUR HOME WIRED TO SELL?

The type of wiring in residential homes generally depends on when the home was built, where it was built and if it has been updated. In older homes, knob and tube type wiring was the norm, replaced later by plastic-sheathed wiring. Often, newer electrical panels and updated wiring are good indications that a home has been maintained to code. It is always a good …

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