Is There Lead in Your Drinking Water

Is There Lead in Your Drinking Water?

How can you determine if there is lead in your drinking water? If your water comes from a well or other private water supply, check with your local health department or nearby water utilities for information on contaminants of concern in your area. The EPA requires all community water systems to prepare an annual water
Proper Use of Extension Cords in the Home

Proper Use of Extension Cords in the Home

Extension cords are meant for temporary use, but they are often misused. When used improperly, extension cords can cause serious electric shocks, fires and even death. The following tips can help protect you, your family and your home: * Before using an extension cord, examine it for any damage. * Always use three-pronged extension cords,
Preparing Your Home for the Photo Shoot

Preparing Your Home for the Photo Shoot

Most of today’s home buyers start their home shopping online where they will find high resolution photos of homes for sale. To be competitive in today’s real estate market, it’s a must that you have quality photos taken of your home. Professional photographers will tell you that the better you prepare your home, the better
Checklist for Your Final Walkthrough

Checklist for Your Final Walkthrough

One of the last things you’ll do as a buyer prior to closing will be a final walk through of the property. The purpose of the walk through is to confirm that the house is in the same condition it was the last time you saw it. Here are some things to check on: *

Bunk Bed Safety Tips

Bunk beds are a practical option for families looking to save space. Kids love them, but bunk beds can be dangerous. The following guidelines can help you avoid bunk bed nightmares. * Place bunk beds in a corner, with walls on 2 sides. * Don’t allow children under age 6 to sleep in the top

Key Factors in Selling a Home

While many factors affect the market value of a property, certain key factors can have a major influence on the sale of a home. let’s take a look at some of the most important: *  Location, location, location! This old adage in real estate stresses the importance of where the property is located since location

Critical Elements of a Real Estate Sale

Several factors can have a major impact on how long your home stays on the market and what its eventual sale price might be. The listing price is probably the most important factor. You don’t want to overprice or underprice the home. Market value will be determined by how much a buyer is willing to