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September 2018

Found 4 blog entries for September 2018.

Learn more about what closing costs are, how much they cost, who pays for them, and moreWhen purchasing a home, all buyers need to account for closing costs. But what exactly are closing costs, what do they cost, and why are they necessary? These are just some of the questions first-time home buyers may be asking when planning to purchase a new home. It’s always best to be prepared for every part of the home buying process, and closing costs are a quintessential part of that. Here is everything buyers should know pertaining to closing costs.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed mortgage professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

What Are Closing Costs?

“Closing costs” is a term that includes all the different fees that need to be payed before the purchase of a Lee's Summit home

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Top Trends in Sustainable ConstructionSustainable construction and manufacturing have made some bold moves in the past few years, prompting many Olathe KS homeowners to learn more about how the new priorities and methods of building. From better insulation to zero-waste homes, there are a number of trends steadily progressing based on everything from federal guidelines to consumer demand. How are the advancements, attitudes, and atmosphere of sustainable construction are slowly transforming the traditional industry?

From the Top

The roof of a home can be a full 60° F (or more) higher than the temperature of the ambient air outside. When the sun is directly hitting the top of the home at peak temperatures in the summer, it's not uncommon for the roof to hit 150° F. This not only

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Real Estate Customer Service TipsCustomer service may be getting more lip service in the media than ever before. People are constantly hyping the benefits on practically every available ad and article. But the attention being paid to customer service doesn't always translate to real life. In reality, real estate agents may come to see all the generic advice as mere background noise. However, real estate agents who push customer service to the top of their priority list may be surprised at just how far they can go.

Going the Distance

A real estate agent needs patience as they may work with their clients for up to months at a time. It's easy to be polite the first few weeks, but can be more difficult as the months move on. Agents need to make a commitment to their work by

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Eliminate Mold and Restore Safety with Home Mold RemediationThe dangers of mold for humans have been making headlines for years—particularly the often serious repercussions of long-term black mold exposure. While individuals with asthma and allergy sensitivities tend to feel the effects before many others, mold can cause or exacerbate symptoms such as:

  • Stuffy Sinuses
  • Fever
  • Itchy, Watery Eyes
  • Wheezing
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Congestion
  • Skin Itching and/or Whelps

Mold can proliferate anywhere inside the Lenexa home where there is moisture or excessive humidity, so it can occur year round depending on the local climate. However, they are most prolific in basements, bathrooms and in areas where leaks have sprung (attics, pipes, etc.). Here are the key steps to effective professional

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