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Don’t Pester, and 7 Other Mistakes Buyers Shouldn’t Make During the Home Inspection

from Realtor.com, By Cathie Ericson | Jan 3, 2018 The house-buying process can seem endless: Attending open houses. Separating your must-haves from nice-to-haves. Identifying your (sort of) dream home. Making an offer. Negotiating the final price. So when you get to inspection day, it’s tempting to heave a huge sigh of relief now that your work is basically done. But not so fast. The home inspection is one of the most crucial steps for buying a home, and it shouldn’t be overlooked or rushed. In fact, the inspection process has the potential to be just as nerve-racking for the buyer as it is for the seller. What if you’ve fallen in love with a beautiful home that has major problems lurking beneath the surface? That’s why it’s extremely important to pay attention during this (sometimes confusing) process, and take steps to avoid common pitfalls. How can you possibly screw it up? We’re here to tell you. Avoid these mistakes when you get an inspection on your dream home.   To read more…visit...
What Every Homeowner Should Know About Fire Extinguishers

What Every Homeowner Should Know About Fire Extinguishers

by Soules Insurance on Tue, Dec 19, 2017 According to the National Fire Protection Association, every 23 seconds a fire department responded to a fire in the US in 2015. Equipping your home with portable fire extinguishers can assist in minimizing fire damage from small, self-contained fires before much-needed help arrives. You may be unsure of which fire extinguishers are best for your home, where they should be located, or even how to use them. Let?s take a look at the different types of fire extinguishers and review some tips for buying, maintaining and using a fire extinguisher in your home.   To read more, click HERE.        ...

It’s Not Christmas Without Bing Crosby

With Christmas approaching, I hear non-stop Christmas songs on the radio that are from trendy pop artist.  In my opinion, it doesn’t get any better than Bing Crosby singing White Christmas.    I think today, I’ll keep the radio off and keep Bing on repeat.  Now THIS is...

Questions To Ask Before Buying A Home

By Elizabeth Weintraub with www.thebalance.com Question: What Kind of Questions Should I Ask Before Buying a Home? A reader asks: “We are very new to the homebuying process and have been going to open houses on the weekends. When the agents ask if we have questions, we figure we’re supposed to ask something, but what? What kind of questions should we ask before buying a home? What do we need to know before we buy a house?” Click here for the answer to this...

Preparing Your Home For Winter

By Modern Purair (modernpurair.com) Fall is a great season. The air is generally crisp, the smells of pumpkin spice and fireplaces are all around us, and the colours? oh, those magnificent colours! With the cool breeze that fall brings, however, we know that winter will inevitably makes its return here in Canada. This transition sometimes happens more quickly than we expect, catching us off guard. When it comes to your home?s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, don?t be caught off guard. Read on to discover valuable tips for getting your furnace prepped and your air conditioner stood down for the months ahead. Click here to open the full...

Joanna Gaines Talks About Black Oak

I love the way Joanna Gaines focuses on the simpler side of life.   Here she talks about Black Oak Art; a local Texan who is following his dreams. Click here for the full article:  https://magnoliamarket.com/artisan-spotlight-black-oak-art/