Want To Catch Homebuyers’ Eyes?

Want To Catch Homebuyers’ Eyes? Follow 5 easy steps to a lush lawn   When it comes to selling a home there are many different strategies and most of them focus on the home’s interior. However, what many sellers fail to realize is that it’s the exterior of the home that often makes or breaks a sale.   Curb appeal is necessary for that vital first impression. Much of a buyer’s opinion about a property is formed before they even enter the front door. Research shows curb appeal not only speeds the sale but also increases offer prices.   One of the biggest influencing factors of curb appeal is the health of the lawn. Think about how much property space

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Home Innovations That Protect Against Moisture

From your friends at American Verified 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 fastening methods can extend the life of your deck and provide a beautiful fastener-free surface that also stands up better to weather and moisture. Although there are several kinds of deck fasteners that conceal the fastener, edge fastening is the latest method. “With edge fastening, which

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Uniquely You Hues: Decorating With Your Personality In Mind

Helpful information from American Verified Home Inspections Whether you realize it or not, the colors you select for your home and your personal belongings tell a lot about your personality. In fact, according to a recent survey by PPG, 58 percent of 2,500 consumers surveyed agree that colors selected for their home, car and consumer products — such as appliances and electronics — reflect their personality and style all or most of the time. In addition, 70 percent of those surveyed agreed color selection is important when purchasing paint for their home. So, how do these color preferences come about? PPG, a global leader in paint and color, knows that consumers’ color preferences aren’t random. One’s desire for certain colors

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Smaller Metros Take Action To Draw Millennials Fleeing Bigger Urban Areas

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?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 features of city life. Some smaller metro areas, like Wausau,

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Repair Or Replace? What To Do With A Worn-out Cooling System

From your friends at American Verified Sooner or later, every homeowner will face the same tough decision: Can you repair that malfunctioning system or appliance one more time, or is it finally time to replace it? Summer temperatures can heat up the repair-or-replace debate for homeowners living with an older cooling system. To arrive at an answer, you must weigh numerous factors, including which option is more cost-effective over both the long- and short-term, how the existing or new system will affect the air quality of your home, and just how much reliability you require. Your decision can affect your wallet and the comfort of your home for years to come. The heating and cooling systems experts at Champion(R) offer

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Creating Artisanal Kitchens

  Article Courtesy of American Verified Home Inspections Original, handcrafted décor brings an artisanal elegance to today’s modern kitchen. Designers and homeowners alike are incorporating more one-of-a-kind pieces that bring an individualized artisanship to the heart of the home. These unique fittings and fixtures adapt to multiple style preferences, from modern and contemporary urban design to rustic elegance. When it comes to the kitchen space, handmade furniture and accessories coupled with exposed natural materials infuse a sense of artistry for unmatched style. Authentic elegance Handcrafted materials make for eye-catching pieces in the kitchen. An island created from reclaimed wood transforms a functional aspect of the room into a beautiful piece of art. Live-edge countertops invigorate the wood grain and serve

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How To Choose A New Siding

  From your friends at American Verified Home Inspections Selecting new siding is one of the most important curb appeal decisions homeowners face when building new or remodeling an existing home. With so many options — both classic and modern materials — there’s a lot to consider. Many manufacturers are now combining traditional styles and materials with advanced technologies, delivering a product homeowners can love for years to come. Among all the options on the market, vinyl siding — with its various styles, textures and colors — remains the most-used product. In fact, 2016 marked 22 straight years that vinyl siding held the top spot in cladding for new single-family houses, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s annual home report.

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Home Inspection Costs- Is It Worth It?

Having your home inspected will give you peace of mind in knowing that your home, or the home you are purchasing is safe, sturdy and sound.  In fact, having a professional home inspector access your home is well worth the cost and is even required by most lenders before approving financing for a home purchase. Home inspectors will access your home’s overall condition and report and identify any problems found.  He will list his findings in a report along with photographic evidence of each, and may even walk through with the home owner to bring each problem to their attention. Ancillary Services Many home inspections companies also offer ancillary services in addition to the standard inspection.  These services may include

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