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5 Tips of Home Inspection for Buyers

It’s totally understandable how exciting it is to finally be able to call a house as your own. Though you’re not really closing the deal yet, pretty sure you’ve set eyes on a particular property over a thousand other listings. You might start imagining how to set the indoor theme or how to rock the whole place. But, before you start doing all that, let’s take a few steps back, shall we? Our goal in conducting our Home Inspections Atlanta GA for 2-5 hours is to help buyers such as Continue Reading ...

3 emerging smart home trends of 2019

(BPT) - If you're building a new home, you want it to be stylish, functional, and of course, state of the art with the latest technology advancements. Smart home features are on top of the wish list for homeowners, with 81 percent of homebuyers stating they would favor purchasing a home with smart accessories already installed, according to Digitized House. By building your own home, you get the advantage of these features being integrated seamlessly into the design. Every year, smart home Continue Reading ...

Top Tips To Protect Valuables From Extreme Weather Disasters

(BPT) - Natural disasters cost Americans $91 billion in damages in 2018, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. With parts of the country in the midst of peak hurricane season, and other regions of the country approaching the dangerous wildfire and flooding seasons, experts emphasize the importance of safeguarding key assets, especially those irreplaceable personal and financial documents. "As the number of extreme storms in the U.S. continues to rise, so does Continue Reading ...

How To Keep Your Home and Family Safe From Fires

(BPT) - According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms - often due to missing alarm batteries or expired alarms. A new generation of home safety technology - combined with tried-and-true safety practices - can help keep homes and families safer from the threat of home fires. The following are tips to keep your family safe and healthy: Be safe, replace: If you can't think of the Continue Reading ...

5 Budget-friendly Projects That Boost Your Home’s Value

(BPT) - Whether you plan to sell your home soon or you simply want to make your property more modern and livable, there are many things you can do to increase the value of your house. The good news is you don't need a massive budget to make a big impact. Here are five affordable things you can do to boost your home's bottom line. Update the entryway Updating the entryway provides a warm welcome to guests. Clean the space of clutter and consider adding a new sturdy doormat and plant or wreath Continue Reading ...

Handy Hacks and Simple Tricks for DIY Projects

(BPT) - Have you ever left a reminder on a small scrap of paper because that is all you could find? Or ran out of the room when writing an important message? No matter your profession - from construction and manufacturing, to culinary and education, to even around the house - there's always a message or reminder to communicate. A study conducted by Post-it® Brand found that 30% of non-office workers have had to re-do work after a communications snafu. That stops today with Post-it® Extreme Continue Reading ...

Dispelling Myths About Home Warranty Plans

(BPT) - If you're considering a home warranty plan, you are probably doing your due diligence - as you should - on how they work, who the different providers are and what to expect from the experience. This article is meant to help you understand home warranty plans, as well as separate fact from fiction. Go the extra mile to protect your home Myth: "I don't need a home warranty plan because I have home insurance." Investing money, time and love into a place to call home can be scary, Continue Reading ...

Want To Buy A Home? Do The Math

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(BPT) - 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 advice and is, in fact, not in line with market trends, considering the median down payment for first-time homebuyers is 7 percent, according to the National Association of Continue Reading ...

Money-saving Roofing Secrets Every Homeowner Should Know

Money-saving tips about roof shingles (BPT) - Replacing an aging or damaged roof is an important step in providing crucial protection from the damage the elements can dish out - from heat, wind and rain, to snow, sleet and hail. But homeowners may not realize that the type of roof shingle they choose can make a big difference, not only in the protection it offers to the home, but also in the cost of their homeowners' insurance. Here are a few things homeowners should keep in mind when looking Continue Reading ...

Maintenance Tip From Southern Home Inspection Services

Posted on: February 5, 2019 by in Blog
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Hi everyone, it’s Jody with Southern Home Inspection Services with a Home Maintenance Tip. I’m going to show you one of the most common causes of wood rot on your window sills and trim. What you can see in the photos is the metal portion of the screen frame at the bottom of the window screen is secured tight up to the window sill. When it rains, the water goes behind the screen, ponds on the window sill, because this metal piece acts as a dam and as the paint breaks down on the window Continue Reading ...