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October 2018

Found 4 blog entries for October 2018.

What a Home Inspection Will Tell YouAlthough paying for an independent home inspection as part of the home-buying process may, in some cases, seem unnecessary, today it is typically one of the standard clauses of any real estate offer. The inspection is normally conducted at buyer expense, so it is important to understand the reasons for an inspection and exactly what it entails.

The expectation, of course, is that a home inspection will identify any areas of concern, allowing the buyer and seller to address those issues and possibly negotiate solutions prior to finalizing a contract.

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

Time Frame and Cost

A written offer on a home

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Energy Efficient Upgrades for HomeownersEnergy efficiency can save homeowners money, improve property value, reduce a home's carbon footprint and is an important part of sustainable home construction. These home upgrades can help homeowners reduce their utility bills and make their home more attractive to buyers, should they ever decide to sell.

New Windows

It's well known that single pane windows are not the most efficient option for homeowners. The US ENERGY STAR program estimates that most homeowners can save approximately $100 to $500 annually just by replacing their single pane windows.

What to look for?

Energy efficient windows will have two or three panes of glass, not one. Sometimes the space between these windows is filled with gas, other times it's filled with air.

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Home Safety Tips for HomeownersIt's important to live in a safe home. Knowing the cause of standard household injuries and what can be done to prevent them can help homeowners maintain a house that is safe for everyone.

Fire Safety

Household fires cause property damage and injuries every year. Household fires happen for many reasons, including poor wiring, failure to maintain a chimney and improper use of candles. These tips can help homeowners avoid Olathe household fires or injuries from household fires.

  • Never leave a candle, the stove or fireplace burning unattended.
  • Keep smoke detectors in every room of the house.
  • Investigate electrical problems like flickering lights, charred outlets and corrosion on the circuit breaker box.

In addition, homeowners

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DIY or Hire a Pro: Which Should You Do for Renovations and RepairsWhen a new Lenexa home needs repair or a homeowner is planning to renovate it, whether or not to hire a pro or do things on their own is often a big question. It's also not always an easy question to answer, because there are several things that have to be considered. One of those things is the budget for the project, but money isn't the only issue. Homeowners also need to think about the skill level they have, and how difficult the repairs or renovations are likely to be. Then they should consider that things might not go as planned, and whether they can handle additional work if needed. Here are some things to think about.

Hiring a Pro Can Be Less Stressful

While it generally costs more money to hire someone to do a job then it does for a

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