5 Home-buying Tips For First-timers And Old-timers

Posted on: June 4, 2018 by in Blog
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Chattanooga Home Inspection Give Tips On Home Buying Whether you are buying a home for the first time or you are just looking for an upgrade, it is never a bad idea to arm yourself with tips that can make your search go from overwhelming to enjoyable. Rather than learning the hard way about hidden expenses and difficult neighbors, there are things you can do to feel more confident as you begin your search. With a seller’s market in many parts of the country, these tips are even more Continue Reading ...

Pest Prevention Tips

Posted on: May 28, 2018 by in Blog
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Take the sting out of summer with these Chattanooga Home Inspection pest prevention tips   If you’re like many people, the warm months of summer are when you are most active outdoors. You’re not alone. The same is also true for fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes. New findings show these pests are more than just an annoyance, they can pose a health risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, illnesses caused by these pests are on the rise, and in recent years, Continue Reading ...

10 Tips For Changing Addresses

Posted on: May 21, 2018 by in Blog
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Changing addresses? Chattanooga Home Inspection 10 tips for busy baby boomers   For many Americans, moving households represents a fresh start and a chance to improve quality of life. Last year, some 39.4 million Americans changed residences, thanks in part to better affordability in the housing market.   That doesn't mean, however, that everyone's moving process was friction-free. The logistical coordination and the physical work involved with DIY packing and loading can Continue Reading ...

Make The Most Of Your Landscaping Projects

Posted on: May 14, 2018 by in Blog
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Make the most of your landscaping projects this year with Chattanooga Home Inspector tips   Home improvement projects aren't constrained to a single season, but during these warmer months, your focus is no longer simply on your home's indoors. Now there's outdoor yard work to do as well, and if you're looking to recreate your outdoor space, your outside projects may include some landscaping. If you have landscaping as part of your to-do list this season, the right strategy can ensure Continue Reading ...

Home Tips For Comfort And Energy Savings

Posted on: May 7, 2018 by in Blog
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Chattanooga Home Inspection Simple summer home maintenance tips for comfort and energy savings   Things will soon be heating up all over the country. In fact, the average U.S. household will spend 3 percent more on electricity bills this summer than in 2017, due to rising retail electricity prices and higher usage, according to the U.S. Energy Administration's estimation.   Jennifer Franz, an energy efficiency expert at Lennox, says the good news is that homeowners can Continue Reading ...

Shopping For Mortgage

Posted on: April 30, 2018 by in Blog
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Chattanooga Home Inspectors suggest 5 questions to ask when shopping for a mortgage Buying a home is a major financial commitment. It's exciting, but can also be confusing and overwhelming. Choosing the best mortgage that fits your needs is an important first step and first-time homebuyers, in particular, should research the many options and know the right questions to ask. Here are some questions to ask a lender that will help you make an informed mortgage decision:   1. How much Continue Reading ...

Why Would Manufactured Homes Require A Title?

Posted on: April 23, 2018 by in Blog
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  On June 15, 1976, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) instituted the Federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards - more commonly referred to as the "HUD Code."   With these regulations, HUD defined the safety and quality standards required for construction of a manufactured home.   This was a pivotal moment for the manufactured home industry. Prior to the HUD Code, these homes were built with portability as a primary Continue Reading ...

Buying A Home In A Seller’s Market

Posted on: April 16, 2018 by in Blog
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Chattanooga Home Inspection Insider tips and tactics for buying a home in a seller's market   Whether you're a millennial looking to buy your first home or a boomer thinking about downsizing your empty nest, you're probably aware that it's a seller's market out there.   Homes are selling at lightning speed, bidding wars are commonplace, buyers often have little to no room for negotiation and the price of those homes keeps rising.   But don't worry! Just because Continue Reading ...

Improvements To Help Your Home Sell Faster

Posted on: April 9, 2018 by in Blog
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Home improvements to help your home sell faster and for more money with Chattanooga Home Inspection The real estate market is heating up, and if you're planning to sell your home in the future, you want it to sell quickly and for as high of a price as possible. By taking proactive action now, you can make a few strategic home improvements that can help you achieve both your goals.   To boost your home sale and reduce time on the market, consider these top home improvement ideas Continue Reading ...

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

Posted on: April 2, 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 Chattanooga home inspector, 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 Continue Reading ...