How Often Should A Septic System Be Inspected?

According to the U.S. Environmental protection agency, the average household septic system should be inspected at least Every three years by a septic service professional. Household septic tanks are typically pumped every three to five years. Systems with electrical float switches, pumps or mechanical components should be inspected more often, generally once a year. Four

Reasons Why Some Home Sales Fall Apart

A real estate contract isn’t a sure thing. There is a period of time prior to the closing that the transaction can fall apart. Here are some of the most common reasons why. Home Appraisal Issues: Most lenders require an appraisal prior to lending and the loan is based on the appraised value of the

Selling Your Home in A Seller’s Market

Selling your home during a seller’s market means it’s a great time to sell! Here are some tips that will help you take advantage of a seller’s market in your area: First, hire a knowledgeable REALTOR®. A REALTOR® is an essential tool to help you get the best possible price. Next, prepare your home for

How To Avoid Home Improvement Scams

Be cautious when a contractor appears uninvited at your door. While not all door-to-door contractors are scammers, many scammers do work door-to-door. Home improvement scams often flourish in the wake of emergencies, especially violent storms like hurricanes and tornadoes. Here are some red flags to help you spot a contractor that might not be reputable:

Buying A Home in A Seller’s Market

Buying a home can be challenging, and if you’re in a seller’s market, the challenges increase dramatically. If you’re buying during a seller’s market be sure you have an experienced REALTOR® assisting you and take heed of the following advice: First, know what you want and what you can afford to pay. Letters from a

Things You Should Never Store in a Garage

  You probably use your garage to protect your cars and to store some items you don’t use a lot. But certain items should never be stored in a garage. Here are a few and the reasons why: Propane tanks. These should never be stored in closed areas. Paint cans… since temperature changes can make

Inexpensive Ways to Update Your Bathroom

Here are some simple ways to spruce up your bathroom at an affordable cost. Wallpaper is a sure sign of an outdated bathroom but fixing the problem is very inexpensive. Remove the paper and paint the walls a neutral color that complements the other elements of your bathroom. Give your bathroom an elegant and decorative

Making Your Home More Secure

There’s no absolute way to protect your home from break-ins but securing your home doesn’t have to be expensive. Here are some tips and suggestions on simple steps you can take to make your home more secure. Lock doors and windows. Sounds obvious… but using the locks you already have remains one of the best