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Retaining Walls To The Rescue

Posted on: March 11, 2019 by in Blog
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Segmental retaining wall (SRW) units are one of the most versatile landscaping tools in the homeowner's and professional landscaper's toolbox. Chattanooga Home Inspector believes retaining wall units have evolved from just being used to retain soil, transition slopes and prevent erosion. Today's SRWs can do all that plus serve as multipurpose building blocks for a variety of outdoor-living features, including stairs, columns, freestanding walls, tiered walls, curved walls, seating and Continue Reading ...

Want To Buy A Home? Do The Math

Posted on: March 4, 2019 by in Blog
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It is a common misconception that a 20 percent down payment is required to buy a home. Advice to wait and save a large down payment is often based on the theory that the cost of mortgage insurance (MI). It is required when you buy with a smaller down payment, should be avoided. This may not be the best advice and is, in fact, not in line with market trends, considering the median down payment for first-time homebuyers is 7 percent, according to the National Association of Realtors. Yes, Continue Reading ...

Top 10 Value-Enhancing Home Improvement Projects For Older Homes

Posted on: February 25, 2019 by in Blog
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If you feel you've settled for your home, or perhaps you love the older property but want to give it a face-lift, here are some Chattanooga Home Inspector's leading home-improvement projects for older homes.   Do you own an older home, and are you looking to make upgrades that matter? Strategic enhancements not only increase a property's resale value but also its functionality. This is particularly important among young homebuyers. Sixty-eight percent of millennial homebuyers Continue Reading ...

Connectivity Is King This Home-Buying Season

Posted on: February 11, 2019 by in Blog
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Chattanooga Home Inspector consider that in 2019, buyers want smart homes they can easily control from anywhere. From smart HVAC and sprinkler systems to connected garage door openers, it's all about creating convenience and comfort.   The spring home-buying season is just around the corner and that means people are busy making improvements to get their homes ready to sell. These days, home upgrades are increasingly focused on one key feature: connectivity. Security gets Continue Reading ...

Building A New Home? Protect Yourself Against Today’s Faster, Scarier Fires

Posted on: February 4, 2019 by in Blog
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If your new home is among the one million or so being built in the U.S. this year, congratulations! You'll have the chance to customize it to your dream home preferences. Your Home Inspector in Chattanooga advises to Protect Yourself Against Today's Faster, Scarier Fires. One feature that should be at the top of your priority list is the best possible fire protection for yourself and your loved ones: home fire sprinklers. While choosing household systems may not be as fun as picking paint Continue Reading ...

Mortgage Insurance: Add Cost To Homebuying Or Smart Way To Get In?

Posted on: January 28, 2019 by in Blog
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Chattanooga Home Inspection knows that the home buying process is exciting, but can also seem fraught with added costs, like a home inspection, title insurance, and closing costs. And if you can't afford a full 20 percent down payment on a conventional home loan, then you will most likely pay for private mortgage insurance (MI). Private MI Some people consider private MI yet another added cost, but it helps creditworthy middle-income homebuyers qualify for home financing sooner with a Continue Reading ...

Catch Home Buyers’ Attention With A Bathroom In An ‘Impossible’ Space

Posted on: January 14, 2019 by in Blog
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Chattanooga Home inspections suggest, add a bathroom to an 'impossible' space to catch home buyers' attention. When it comes to real estate, you've probably heard kitchens and bathrooms typically sell houses. While you may not have enough money for a kitchen remodel, adding a bathroom can be a more affordable way to enhance your property and catch buyers' attention. By adding another bathroom to your home, you immediately increase your chances of the property getting noticed. Technology Continue Reading ...

Home Security Tips For The Holidays

Posted on: December 24, 2018 by in Blog
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For many, the holiday season means travel! In fact, millions of U.S. residents travel more than 50 miles away from home during the holiday season. Unfortunately, burglars are also aware of these holiday season travel statistics. So, here are Chattanooga Home Inspections Home Security Tips for the Holidays. While many families look forward to the holidays, it is easy to get carried away with excitement and forget to prepare your home for your time away. There's nothing worse than coming back Continue Reading ...

5 Steps To Help Improve The Value Of Your Prefabricated Home

Posted on: December 17, 2018 by in Blog
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While property appreciating is never a sure thing, here are Chattanooga Home Inspection 5 simple steps that may help the value of your prefabricated home. The majority of Americans believe buying a home is a wise financial decision - 84 percent, to be exact, according to a recent survey. Why is this such a widely held belief? In short, buying a home brings the potential for home equity and appreciation into your financial situation. For some, including first-time homebuyers, this can be Continue Reading ...

‘Tis The Season To Get The Home Ready For Holiday Entertaining

Posted on: November 28, 2018 by in Blog
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Chattanooga Home Inspection's smart tips to prepare the kitchen and dining room for holiday entertaining. As the year winds down, social calendars fill up with merriment-filled gatherings among friends and family. When hosting a seasonal gathering at home, being proactive can help streamline tasks and reduce stress. From whipping up a feast to toasting in the New Year, here are five ideas for getting the heart of the home - the kitchen and dining spaces - ready for holiday Continue Reading ...