4 Tips To Keep Your Home Warm And Energy Efficient With Jacksonville Home Inspector

Posted on: February 24, 2017 by in Blog
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(BPT) - With winter comes the holiday season, a time that's supposed to be associated with "comfort and joy." But how joyful will it be if pests invade your house, or if your home is cold and drafty? Help stay warm all winter long by addressing factors like air leaks from gaps and cracks that can make your home feel uncomfortable."Drafts and heat loss are common problems in the winter, and they affect homes of every age, size and construction," says Gary Parsons, fellow at The Dow Chemical Continue Reading ...

Buying Your First Home? Follow This New Year’s Plan From Jacksonville Home Inspection

Posted on: February 17, 2017 by in Blog
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(BPT) - So buying a new home tops your list of New Year's resolutions. As you picture the big moment - the one where you pull up to your dream home in your moving truck, sprint up and unlock your front door - you probably understand there's something you need to do first. You need to get your finances in shape. Just like those who make resolutions to run a marathon, making this big investment starts with a plan. Runners know that if they run a certain distance each day, it gets them closer to Continue Reading ...

4 Questions Homeowners Must Ask Remodelers And Their Jacksonville Home Inspection

Posted on: February 10, 2017 by in Blog
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(BPT) - If you're like millions of Americans, you're doing some sort of home improvement project within the next year. Have you thought about how you'll select your remodeler? Don't be wooed by beautiful before-and-after photos - they are created to grab your attention and impress you, but they don't tell the whole story.For example, when you review a restaurant, you don't base your rating just on the food. You expect an excellent experience, including a welcoming atmosphere and attentive Continue Reading ...

4 Easy Ways To Pest-Proof Your Home With The Help From Jacksonville Home Inspection

Posted on: February 3, 2017 by in Blog
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(BPT) - It’s late and you’re in your favorite, cozy pajamas. You get in bed and pull up the warm comforter. You turn out the light and are just about to drift off to sleep when you hear a noise coming from the attic. You sit up to listen, but it quickly goes quiet again. You lay back down and close your eyes, and just as you fall asleep, the noise is back, this time it’s coming from inside the wall.You have a visitor — an unwanted visitor.As much as we all enjoy our cozy homes, Continue Reading ...

4 DIY Projects For Your First Home With Jacksonville Home Inspection

Posted on: January 27, 2017 by in Blog
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(BPT) - "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.Other benefits to choosing a DIY project are that they are typically more cost-effective than the alternative and they offer an added sense of ownership and pride in your Continue Reading ...

4 Important Tips From Home Inspectors In Jacksonville FL For Planning A Kitchen Remodel

Posted on: January 20, 2017 by in Blog
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(BPT) - 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. These quick guidelines will help you focus on the end result and ensure the overall experience is enjoyable. Storage solutions Determine storage needs based on how you work. Take inventory of kitchen Continue Reading ...

Home Inspection Jacksonville FL Easy DIY Tips To Save On Your Winter Energy Bills

Posted on: January 13, 2017 by in Blog
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(BPT) - Here's what Americans have to look forward to this winter: While the south will be drier and warmer, the northern U.S. can expect "wetter, cooler conditions," predicts the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)."Regardless of the outlook, there is always some chance for extreme winter weather, so prepare now for what might come later this winter," says Mike Halpert, deputy director for NOAA's Climate Prediction Center.As a homeowner, what can you do to get ready Continue Reading ...

10 Smart Ideas From Jacksonville Home Inspection To Heat Your Home For Less

Posted on: January 6, 2017 by in Blog
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(BPT) - 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 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 microbes, which can clog Continue Reading ...

Make Your Home Feel Bigger Without Adding Space With Home Inspectors Jacksonville FL

Posted on: December 30, 2016 by in Blog
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(BPT) - Party balloons, elastic waistbands and the universe - for some things, expansion is easy. When your home is too small, however, it's not always possible to expand it.Whether you live in a suburban townhouse, an urban condo or a big, modern single-family home on a tiny lot, chances are good expanding just isn't in the cards for your home. Many Americans are in the same situation, and they're seeking creative ways to maximize the utility of the space they have.Here are some ideas Continue Reading ...

Home Inspection Jacksonville FL Affordable Way To Qualify For A Home Loan

Posted on: December 23, 2016 by in Blog
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(BPT) - For many Americans, the biggest hurdle in buying a home is the 20 percent down payment they think is required for mortgage approval. According to a recent survey by the National Association of Realtors, 34 percent of respondents believe they need more than 20 percent. Meanwhile, low down payment mortgages account for a significant amount of home buying annually.Families with down payments as low as 3 or 5 percent have been able to purchase a home thanks to private mortgage insurance Continue Reading ...