Don’t Re-roof Until You Do These 5 Things

Posted on: April 5, 2018 by in Blog
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With spring officially arriving, home improvement season is swinging into full gear. Fair warning to homeowners looking to hire a professional, 2018 is predicted to be a record-breaker. A recent study by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University projects home improvement spending will approach $340 billion this year — the strongest gain for remodeling in more than a decade. Among the costliest of projects is roofing, a large expense with serious implications if put off or Continue Reading ...

Silent Destroyers: Tips To Spot Termites And Prevent Infestation

Posted on: March 30, 2018 by in Blog
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There are many reasons that termites have gained the nickname "silent destroyers." Five billion reasons, in fact. Termites cause more than $5 billion in property damage in the U.S. each year. If left unchecked, they can silently chew through the structural stability of a home, eating away at wood, flooring and even wallpaper. To make matters worse, the damage they leave behind is not typically covered by most homeowners’ insurance policies. How to spot termites Spring is prime time for Continue Reading ...

The Secret Places Pests Are Hiding In Your Home

Posted on: March 22, 2018 by in Blog
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Pests can be hiding just about everywhere — whether you can see them or not. When you know where to look, there are preventative measures you can take to help avoid a pest infestation problem in your home. Terminix shares details on the unexpected, “secret” places pests can be hiding. Sinks and drains One often overlooked area is the kitchen sink. When not properly sanitized, drains can become a breeding ground for pests like cockroaches, drain beetles and fruit flies. Cockroaches are Continue Reading ...

House Hunting? Use This Handy Checklist Before You Make The Offer

Posted on: March 15, 2018 by in Blog
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House hunting can feel like an adventurous new chapter in your life. If you're lucky enough to find the property that checks off all the "must have" boxes — appearance, size, price, location — it’s easy to fall in love. Not so fast. Before making an offer on any property, it’s smart to take a deeper look at the overall structure and its systems, just to make sure warning signs of major and costly problems are not hiding in plain sight. If the house holds more issues than your budget Continue Reading ...

Unique Home Improvements Perfect For DIY

Posted on: March 8, 2018 by in Blog
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Here’s a quick question for you: What’s your favorite DIY project you’ve ever completed? Chances are the answer pops right into your mind, and even if you’ve completed hundreds of DIY projects over the years, you probably have some that truly stand out. Those that weren’t at the top of your list may fall lower for several reasons. Maybe the result wasn’t what you hoped for, the project wasn’t particularly rewarding or you’ve done it before. If that’s the case, don’t Continue Reading ...

Add Fire Safety To Your Family’s Routine

Posted on: March 1, 2018 by in Blog
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Think of all the items you replace regularly — your cellphone, lightbulbs and even your toothbrush. But when was the last time you replaced your smoke alarm batteries, or even the alarms themselves? It’s easy to overlook, but the time to think about fire safety is now — before an emergency strikes. Many assume that because they have smoke alarms in their homes, they’re protected in the event of a fire. In reality, smoke alarms need to be installed, maintained and tested regularly to Continue Reading ...

Home Inspectors In Bergen County

Posted on: February 22, 2018 by in Blog
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The process of purchasing a home can be stressful, confusing daunting exercise. Not only do you have to consider aspects such as charges and location, but you should also get concerned if the house has a problem that could lead to unnecessary charges in the future. Armed with easy-to-understand home inspectors in Bergen County you can take out some stress out in the process of buying a home. Here are some the few question and issues surrounding the whole exercise. When do you need to hire a Continue Reading ...

Home Inspection – An Essential Tool For Buyers And Sellers

Posted on: February 15, 2018 by in Blog
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Home inspection is a necessity for anyone who wants to either sell a house or buy it. It doesn’t matter if you are buying a brand new house or a previously owned one, an inspection gives you an insight into the condition of the house that you wish to buy. If you want to sell your house, then getting an inspection done ensures that it is in a saleable condition and you can also expect to receive a high price for it. If you want to do a home inspection in Bergen County, then there are a few Continue Reading ...

Choosing The Right Home Inspector

Posted on: February 8, 2018 by in Blog
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You will come across a huge number of home inspectors in Bergen County, and therefore, it might be somewhat agonizing for you to make the right choice. However, there are certain solutions available for you to achieve your purpose easily. Below, we are going to provide several essential guidelines on how to select the most competent Bergen County home inspectors who can offer you flawless home inspection services. 1. Look For Referrals Firstly, it will be prudent to ask the recommendations of Continue Reading ...

Rent vs. Own: Which Is Right For You?

Posted on: February 1, 2018 by in Blog
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From your friends at Aurora Home Inspections If you’re thinking of buying your first home, you’ve probably wrestled with the decision to rent or own your home — and for good reason. Owning a home is a big commitment. With it comes a lot of responsibility and a long-term financial relationship. But which is right for you? To answer that, let’s lean into the facts. The improving housing market Good news! Since the depths of the recession, the housing market has made a heroic Continue Reading ...