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Do the Math: Home Buying Now May Save a Lot

Posted on: May 4, 2018 by in Blog, Home Inspection
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Brought to you by About Your Home Inspection Buying a home involves a lot of complicated steps and can cost you a fortune.  Timing is crucial. How can buying now save you money later? It is a common misconception that a 20 percent down payment is required to buy a home. Advice to wait and save a large down payment is often based on the theory that the cost of mortgage insurance (MI), which is required when you buy with a smaller down payment, should be avoided. This may not be the best Continue Reading ...

Know How To Protect Your Family Against Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Posted on: November 17, 2017 by in Blog, Home Inspection
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Brought to you by About Your Home Inspection! Few areas of the country are immune to natural disasters or severe weather. Whether you live in a hurricane zone or face icy winters, it is important to prepare your home and family to weather the storm and know the potential health and safety risks that may arise in emergency situations. Beyond inconvenience, widespread and long-term power outages resulting from storms raise a much more serious concern: carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. While the Continue Reading ...

House Hunting And Credit: What You Need To Know

Posted on: November 3, 2017 by in Blog, Home Inspection, Real Estate
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From your friends at About Your Home Inspection! By now it is something of a cliche to call homeownership the American dream. But even if sitting on your own deck, looking over your picket fence and sipping lemonade doesn’t move you, homeownership is still one of the best ways to build wealth. For many, owning a home is cheaper than renting and, in the long run, the biggest investment they will ever make. It is also a practical financial move thanks to the fact that you're likely building Continue Reading ...

Home Innovations That Protect Against Moisture

Posted on: July 21, 2017 by in Blog, Home Inspection
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Brought to you by About Your Home Inspection! There is an insidious enemy that every homeowner dreads: moisture and the damage and degradation it can cause if left unchecked. Luckily, home improvement manufacturers have discovered new ways to prevent moisture from penetrating the home in the first place. With new home product innovations, there is no reason to suffer the costly and damaging effects of rain, snow or ice. Unique fasteners add longevity to decks:   Innovative Continue Reading ...

Smaller Metros Take Action To Draw Millennials Fleeing Bigger Urban Areas

Posted on: July 14, 2017 by in Blog, Home Inspection
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The Article Courtesy of About Your Home Inspection! Are millennials getting ready to leave big cities in droves? Some experts in demographics, economics and real estate have predicted the millennial exodus from huge urban areas has already begun. If true, the question remains: where will they go? Some may head to the suburbs, like their parents and grandparents did before them, but many will look for a different lifestyle, one that combines the advantages of suburban living with the best Continue Reading ...

Changing Weather Patterns Leave Homeowners Underinsured

Posted on: June 2, 2017 by in Blog, Home Inspection
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The U.S. has experienced significant shifts in the frequency, severity and locations of natural disasters — including floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires — during the past decade. As a result, more than 800 emergency or disaster declarations were made in the U.S. from 2005–2015, according to FEMA data. The insured losses stemming from natural catastrophes such as these average $24 billion annually. Homeowners face severe risks from these disasters, yet many have not Continue Reading ...

Add Living Space To Your Home With An Easy Patio Makeover

Posted on: May 26, 2017 by in Blog, Home Inspection
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Everyone looks forward to a shift into summer mode, with its sun-soaked days, flower-scented breezes and velvety nights under the stars. Now's the time to take advantage of a golden opportunity right outside your door. Celebrate summer and all it offers by recreating your outdoor space. Whether it’s a balcony, a patio or a deck, a few touches are all you need to turn it into a highly functional living space. When done right, a patio makeover is like a boost to your home's square footage Continue Reading ...

3 Backyard Projects You Can Tackle In A Weekend

Posted on: May 19, 2017 by in Blog, Home Inspection
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Now that warmer weather has finally arrived, you want to be outside to enjoy it. Your backyard could be the perfect place to bask in the sun, entertain friends or indulge in your hobbies. It just needs a little sprucing up, and the right projects can help. Best of all, many of these projects are quick and easy. To get you started, here are three projects you can accomplish in a spring weekend — and enjoy all summer long. Forging a fire pit Whether it’s an afternoon gathering or an Continue Reading ...

5 Tips To Protect Your Devices From Cybercrime

Posted on: April 28, 2017 by in Blog, Home Inspection
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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 increasingly digital society - thanks to Continue Reading ...

Reducing Risks While Taking Care Of Business: Tips To Avoid Distracted Driving

Posted on: April 14, 2017 by in Blog, Home Inspection
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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 ...