Is your home ready for the home inspection!

How to prepare for the home inspection

How to prepare your home for the home inspection! You have made it through the listing and offer section of your home sale and now you are ready for the most invasive part of the real estate transaction, the home inspection. The home inspection is the time for the buyers due diligence period. The home … Read more

Spring Clean Up Ideas

Branches on Deck

Evaluate the exterior, caulk windows, clean gutters, examine roof shingles with binocluars Clean up yard, remove old dead branches. Check walkways for cracks and heaving Power wash siding, decks and walks Look at the trim and flashing of the home De- winterize faucets and check hoses Service heating and cooling systems Change filters and batteries … Read more

Now that the storm has passed

Downed Tree in Storm

Now that the storm has passed, it is time to assess the damages. Do you have power? Without power you may not have heat. Close shade and curtains to minimize heat loss. Unplug sensitive electronic in the event that there is a surge when the power comes back on. Try to keep the refrigerator closed as … Read more

A Smart Thermostat a Smart Decision

Nest Smart Thermostat

Being green has never been easier. We live in a world where technology is all around us. Our homes have always been a frontier of the next new gadget. For many years smart technology, such as automation and smart controls for heating/cooling may have been too expensive for the average homeowner. Now that has all … Read more

Checking the air in your…house

Leaves on Grass

The leaves are changing and the air has become chilled. The fall is a time for preparation. The colder air causes us to dress warmer and seal up our homes. When we close the windows we also seal out the fresh air and seal in potential dust and mold. It is important to think about … Read more

5 Home tips to do before school starts!

End of Summer

I know that none of us want to admit it but the Summer is drawing to a close. Soon we will be met with tired children that need to be shaken from their slumbers to catch the bus. Schedules will be filled with after school events, play dates and appointments. It is a good time … Read more