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When Home Prices Seem High, What Can You Do?

You are doing well financially and you decide it's time to start looking at homes for sale. The only problem is that your search is coming up with a lot of properties that are higher than what you expected. Here are some things that you could turn to as your next step. Put Down a Better Down Payment When you have a higher down payment, you are able to cut out a greater portion of the interest payment. Read More 

Does Your Waterproofing Have Issues?

A wet basement is always a homeowner's nightmare. Whether you are dealing with a flooded finished basement or a leaking and damp unfinished basement, unwanted water will not give you peace of mind. Here are some of the top 5 basement waterproofing problems. Foundation Wall Leaks Wall cracks are the most common water seepage sources in foundations. They happen for various reasons, but they are quite easy to fix with the help of a basement waterproofing specialist. Read More 

3 Tips To Maintain A Wood Burning Fireplace

There's nothing better than curling up in front of a warm fire on a cold, winter's night. A wood burning fireplace is a perfect addition to any home, adding style and warmth to almost any space -- but, no one wants to sit in a room filled with smoke or to risk the chance of a house fire. Using proper care and properly maintaining your wood burning fireplace will help keep the fireplace burning cleanly all winter long. Read More 

Six Harmful Things A Leak Could Do To Your Home’s Interior

Getting a leak in your roof fixed immediately is important because the moisture it allows to seep in to your home can cause extensive damage. The costs of simply calling up an experienced roofing contractor and having the leak taken care of immediately will be much less than the costs of making repairs to your home after damage occurs.  The following are six harmful things a leak could do to your home interior if you don't have it repaired: Read More 

3 Things A Land Surveyor Can Tell You About Your Property That You May Not Know

If you are like the average property owner, you already know that having your land surveyed before you decide to sell it or make changes is important. However, most property owners have no idea just how much insight can be reaped from a visit by a professional land surveyor. In fact, there are a lot of things the surveyor can tell you about your property that you may not know about– especially if you were not around when the previous survey was performed, or if it has been may years since the survey. Read More