House Hunting? Use This Handy Checklist Before You Make The Offer

Posted on: March 15, 2018 by in Blog
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House hunting can feel like an adventurous new chapter in your life. If you're lucky enough to find the property that checks off all the "must have" boxes — appearance, size, price, location — it’s easy to fall in love. Not so fast. Before making an offer on any property, it’s smart to take a deeper look at the overall structure and its systems, just to make sure warning signs of major and costly problems are not hiding in plain sight. If the house holds more issues than your budget Continue Reading ...

4 Tips To Prepare For Extended Power Outages

Posted on: March 8, 2018 by in Blog
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In the year 2018, it’s very easy to take your home's power for granted. You flick the light switch and the lights come on. Same with the television and the microwave. It's easy. And should a storm knock the power out, you expect that it will be up again in a matter of minutes or hours. Oftentimes this is true, but believing this will always be the case is a mistake. Because while the nation’s reliance on its power system is greater than ever before, the threats facing it have grown as Continue Reading ...

Add Fire Safety To Your Family’s Routine

Posted on: March 1, 2018 by in Blog
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Think of all the items you replace regularly — your cellphone, lightbulbs and even your toothbrush. But when was the last time you replaced your smoke alarm batteries, or even the alarms themselves? It’s easy to overlook, but the time to think about fire safety is now — before an emergency strikes. Many assume that because they have smoke alarms in their homes, they’re protected in the event of a fire. In reality, smoke alarms need to be installed, maintained and tested regularly to Continue Reading ...

Spring Without The Wings: 5 Tips To Avoid A Seasonal Pest Problem

Posted on: February 22, 2018 by in Blog
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Daydreaming of spring is something everyone does during the coldest days of winter — even pests. The promise of warmer weather on the horizon is also a boon for the numerous species of pests that inhabit your area, and when the temperature perks up, many of those pests come out of hiding and start looking towards your home for food and shelter. Protecting your home and property from seasonal intruders is a year-long job, but your task could be simpler if proper preparations are made in Continue Reading ...

Unique Home Improvements Perfect For DIY

Posted on: February 15, 2018 by in Blog
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Here’s a quick question for you: What’s your favorite DIY project you’ve ever completed? Chances are the answer pops right into your mind, and even if you’ve completed hundreds of DIY projects over the years, you probably have some that truly stand out. Those that weren’t at the top of your list may fall lower for several reasons. Maybe the result wasn’t what you hoped for, the project wasn’t particularly rewarding or you’ve done it before. If that’s the case, don’t Continue Reading ...

Rent vs. Own: Which I Right For You?

Posted on: February 8, 2018 by in Blog
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If you’re thinking of buying your first home, you’ve probably wrestled with the decision to rent or own your home — and for good reason. Owning a home is a big commitment. With it comes a lot of responsibility and a long-term financial relationship. But which is right for you? To answer that, let’s lean into the facts. The improving housing market Good news! Since the depths of the recession, the housing market has made a heroic comeback. That can be attributed to a number of Continue Reading ...

Creating A Dream Home With Cypress

Posted on: February 1, 2018 by in Blog
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From your friends at Southern Home Inspection Services Transforming the unremarkable into the extraordinary need not be an impossible task. More and more homeowners are finding that lavish looks are both attainable and affordable. Their imaginative design professionals are making it happen, using cypress to create their clients’ dream homes. “Wood is a classic and timeless building material,” says Stephen Logue of the Southern Cypress Manufacturers Association. “And many people are Continue Reading ...

Infuse Life Into The Bath For A Spa-like Oasis

Posted on: January 25, 2018 by in Blog
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Helpful information from Southern Home Inspection Services Today, more than ever, homeowners gravitate toward design elements that transform the bath into a spa-like oasis. Designers look to incorporate pieces inspired by the natural world to bring renewed energy into the room and create a soothing environment. From fixtures inspired by booming waterfalls, to neutral color schemes and natural light, nature infuses life back into luxury bath design for a serene sense of calm. Neutral Continue Reading ...

5 Must-Have Home Features For Retirees

Posted on: January 18, 2018 by in Blog
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Brought to you by Southern Home Inspection Services As we move through the different stages in our lives, our housing needs change too. The home you were excited to move into in your 30s might not be ideal for those now nearing retirement. According to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, between 2015 and 2035, the number of people over the age of 75 living alone will nearly double from 6.9 million to 13.4 million. Being prepared for retirement and aging is Continue Reading ...

That ’70s Home: 5 Trends Making A Comeback Today

Posted on: January 11, 2018 by in Blog
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The Article Courtesy of Southern Home Inspection Services Disco may be dead, but the spirit of the 1970s is not. In homes all across the country, people are adding their own splash of ‘70s style in updated, modern ways. Here are five current top decorating trends that have an unmistakable ‘70s flair. More macramé, please: From dip dyed wall hangings to simple plant hangers, macramé is coming back in a big way. Whether you purchase these items already made or you enroll in a class to Continue Reading ...