home maintenance

Aug. 21, 2019

iBuyers; CASH Buyers in Real Estate

Nothing New

If you are paying attention to the Real Estate market you had to have seen how many ads are being displayed for "WE PAY CASH FOR YOUR HOME".  They will even go on to say that it is a fair offer.  Very subjective.  These "we pay cash ...

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Aug. 21, 2019

Foundation and Crawl Space Concerns

Crawl Space Versus Slab Foundations

In North Carolina we see both crawl spaces and slab foundations in residential homes.  In some areas, such as Florida, pretty much all homes are on a slab foundation as the water table is very high.  Here, in NC, I mainly see crawl spaces, but ...

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June 26, 2019

Your Crawl Space and Sump Pumps

What is a Sump Pump?

When most people hear "sump pump" they are not familiar with the term...unless you are from an area in the country where pretty much everyone has one in their house because they have a basement.  Kind of like Radon Mitigation Systems in NC....most ...

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Jan. 22, 2019

Discount REALTORS® and Low Commission Fee Listings

There IS NO Set Rate

Due to the Sherman Anti-Trust of 1890 price fixing was made to be illegal.  This means when selling your house there is no set commission fee.  You have options.  All commissions are negotiable. With this information you can see that the term "discount" is not ...

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Oct. 26, 2018

Crawlspaces and Hardwoods

Does Your Home Have a Crawlspace?

If you live in North Carolina you typically have three choices as to what type of foundation your home will have.  You will either have a crawlspace, a basement, or your home will be on a slab....which is a slab/bed of concrete ...

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March 1, 2018

Clean Your Dryer Vent

I, like many of you forget about routine maintenance around the house...sometimes major things like having the HVAC serviced once a year or smaller things like changing my air filters once a month.  One thing that I could almost guarantee is that the average homeowner forgets to have their ...

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Jan. 5, 2018

Keeping Your Pipes From Freezing

Cold Weather Schmold Weather

When Mother Nature or Old Man Winter gets a ruffle in their feathers and decides to make it really cold....and I mean REALLY COLD, you have to take precautions.  The biggest one is getting your hind part inside the house...stay out of the elements ...

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Feb. 23, 2017

7 Things to Know About Your House

Owning a home is a great investment.  Protecting your investment entails regular upkeep; similar to your body...eat right, exercise, and get enough sleep.  Taking care of your home not only means getting the HVAC serviced yearly or repairing normal wear and tear of items such as a roof or ...

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