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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 ...

Your Most Powerful Decorating Tool: The Internet

Posted on: January 23, 2019 by in Blog, Home Inspection, home inspection atlanta
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Redecorating used to be most fun for those who had the time to spend poring through interior design magazines, waiting for samples to arrive in the mail, and driving to specialty stores looking for exactly the right item for their redesign. Today, remodeling ideas and items that would once have taken hours – or even weeks – to obtain are now easily available, thanks to the magic of the Internet. Where once you would have had to locate and drive to a specialty store for Continue Reading ...

Home Inspections Atlanta GA | Steps In Preventing Pests In Moving New Home

Moving into a new home is chaotic. You've got decorating to do, a neighborhood to explore, and a house to keep in tiptop shape. The last thing you need in the midst of all that commotion is the added headache of household pests like ants, cockroaches or rodents. With a few tips from Southern Home Inspection Services, you can keep your move running smoothly and ensure no unexpected pests move in with you in Home Inspections Atlanta GA. Look for collecting water Stagnant or standing water Continue Reading ...

Integrate Home Accessories for added Luxury

Posted on: October 16, 2018 by in Blog
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Accessories bring a sense of purpose into a space and, with thoughtful selection, can transform a room into an elevated experience. When used creatively and in unexpected ways, they add the perfect finishing touch to a space and can transform the overall aesthetic and design. From hardware to purposefully placed décor, integrate accessories artfully and functionally to achieve beauty and balance for an even more luxurious space. A balanced perspective Assess the space and identify Continue Reading ...

Rats! How These Rodents Can Ruin Your Day

Posted on: October 9, 2018 by in Blog
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Say you’ve just gotten home after a long day. All you want to do is put your feet up, but you notice what looks like rodent droppings on the floor, find evidence of something having nibbled at the food in your kitchen and … what is that scrabbling sound coming from inside your walls? You may feel like panicking at the thought of rats in your home, but a little knowledge about these rodents can go a long way toward preparing you for what to do in the event of an infestation. The experts at Continue Reading ...

8 Home Security Hacks Recommended by Police

Posted on: October 2, 2018 by in Blog
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Did you know that many police departments have a community affairs officer whose primary goal is to build a strong working relationship with the community? That means you have access to a trained safety expert who wants to give you ideas to keep your home and neighborhood safe. Read on for eight simple home security hacks from a recent home safety evaluation conducted by a police officer. 1. Change the locks When was the last time you changed the locks? How many previous owners have there Continue Reading ...