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Thursday, January 20, 2022   /   by Alex Lee

Areas of Your Home Most Susceptible to Winter Wear and Tear

Winter means cold temperatures and snow on the ground. Although this season is beautiful, the frigid weather means that the extreme elements winter can bring can also damage various areas in your home.
 
Below are a few areas you may want to keep in mind as temperatures starts to drop across the U.S., as it could lead to you circumventing one, if not all, of the possible ways your home could suffer damage from the incoming ice, snow and water:
Roof Leaks
Poor roof ventilation and insulation can permit warm air from inside your heated home to melt the snow accumulated on your roof. As the snow melts, it drips to the cooler edges of the roof and freezes, which can create an ice dam.
The middle of your roof is warm, so the melted snow will likely not freeze. The remaining water will start to find its way onto your shingles, creating roof leaks. It's a good idea to have a professional inspect your roof annually for signs of damage.
Cracking Exterior Paint
If you painted the ext; ...

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022   /   by Alex Lee

What Homebuyers Ask for When They Make an Offer

Have you ever been nerve-wracked watching people walk through your property? Are you trying to figure out when a buyer is interested and what to expect from someone who makes an offer? Most homeowners who are serious will be thinking of making an offer, but they won’t necessarily leap up and make a bid immediately.
Unfortunately, there's no way to know exactly what to expect from a request. Generally, though, when buyers make an offer, they're interested in details about the home, as well as the certain conditions to close the sale. Below are a few things that buyers may ask for:
They Know What They Want
A serious buyer will do their homework and know what they want. They'll understand the area, see the neighborhood and compare recent sales for this area. This type of buyer will make the offer as soon as possible, because they don’t want to miss out.
Who Presents an Offer
Once a buyer decides to make an offer, they will contact their real estate agent and draw up a con; ...

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Thursday, January 6, 2022   /   by Alex Lee

4 Water Damage Tips for Homeowners

Water damage is a homeowner’s worst nightmare. Not only can it cause devastating damage and decrease the value of your home, but it can also pose real health risks if left unaddressed. There are a number of issues that can lead to water damage in the home, ranging from something as simple as a leaking appliance to something as serious as flash flooding. Here are some tips to help you understand how to deal with water damage in your home:
Act Immediately
Damage from moisture starts (and worsens) almost immediately. Absorbent materials retain water and expand, active mold growth begins and structural damage occurs all within the first 48 hours of water damage occurring. The type of restoration you’re looking at will vary depending on the severity of the damage (did the entire basement flood or was there a small dishwasher leak contained to the kitchen?) In any scenario, though, it's important to act quickly.
Turn off the power and/or water in the affected areas, if necessa; ...

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Monday, December 27, 2021   /   by Alex Lee

Homeward Bound January 2022

As a fellow Lover of Holiday Time, I wanted to share with you some
exciting news for the New Year.
It seems most people establish New Year’s resolutions, but for
whatever reason they fall short of keeping them. Each year I highlight
a great book that helped me and my team dramatically improve our
follow through on achieving important goals and I wanted to share
that with you – as sort of a Happy New Year After Christmas Gift; more
on the book in a moment.
Some of your friends, neighbors, associates or relatives may have a
New Year’s resolution to make a move. Well we can help them with
that, help you and help the kids at CHOC Children’s Foundation at
 the same time.

Your referrals help the kids…
Who do you know considering buying or selling a home you could refer to my real estate sales team?   
Not only will they benefit from our award-winning service, but we donate a portion of our income on every home sale to CHOC Fo ...

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Monday, December 20, 2021   /   by Alex Lee

Features to Include in Your Master Bathroom Remodel

Although a master bathroom, at its core, is simply a place to heed nature's call, take a bath and get ready for the day, it should provide many more features. Ultimately, the factor that determines how you can use your master bathroom is how you choose to design your space.
If you think carefully through the design, adding clever features along the way, you can transform your master bathroom into an inviting retreat that also happens to have the basic functions that all bathrooms share.
Adjustable Lighting
Your master bathroom should be a place where you can relax. There's no better way to set a relaxing mood than to install adjustable lighting. This feature allows you to select bright lighting to help you wake up and get ready in the morning and then dim the lights in the evening as you soak away the stresses of the day. Try adding multiple light fixtures for even more control.
Soaking Tub
Adding a soaking or jetted tub to your new bathroom will turn it into a place that you neve; ...

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