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Thursday, December 16, 2021   /   by Alex Lee

4 Ways to Update Your Home’s Exterior to Increase Curb Appeal

the interior of your house to look nice, especially if you’re trying to attract prospective buyers, but you can boost curb appeal by enhancing the exterior of your home. Here are four things you can do to increase your home's curb appeal:
Add a Fresh Coat of Paint
You don't need to make drastic changes to the exterior of your home to boost curb appeal. A simple coat of paint can help upgrade your house’s appearance instantly. Your home’s color can become faded over time; paint can peel or chip off very easily the older it gets. This is especially true if you live in an area with an exceptionally hot or cold climate.
Wind, rain and sunlight can be punishing on your house’s paint job, so it’s a good idea to add a fresh coat every so often, especially if you’re getting ready to sell. Make sure you choose either the matching color of your original paint job or, at the very least, a color that fits with the style of your home.
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Thursday, December 9, 2021   /   by Alex Lee

How to Keep Your Septic Tank in Working Order

A septic tank is absolutely necessary in a functioning home, designed to collect, treat and dispose of sewage. This is critical when your home would otherwise have poor drainage or have no way of being connected to main sewage networks. It isn't difficult to care for a septic tank, but there are a few things that you have to do in order to make sure yours remains in proper working order:
Pump Your Septic Tank
Pumping your tank is an important part of septic tank maintenance. This is something that should be done every three to five years. The amount of money that it costs to pump your septic tank can vary, however, you can expect to be looking at paying anywhere from $200 to $600.
What Are You Putting in Your Garbage Disposal?
Your septic tank is connected to all of the plumbing in your house, meaning that what you put down any drain is going straight to it. When using your garbage disposal, you need to be careful what you allow to go down it. Avoid putting grease and solids inside; ...

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Friday, December 3, 2021   /   by Alex Lee

Homeward Bound December

 You know the song, the one that says it’s the most wonderful
time of the year. Well, there is something to it. The current year
coming to a close, celebration of Christmas and other Faith Driven
Holiday Celebrations, all mean different things to different people,
but most always represent joy, peace, gratitude, and hopefulness.
If you look around, you will notice a giving spirit exists unlike at other
times of the year. Why can’t it be that way every day of every year?
I think it can. It just takes effort. Here is what we are doing and how
you can help.
Many homeowners wanting to really enjoy this Holiday season are
less than enthusiastic because they feel trapped. They are desperate
to exit their current home and give themselves a big Christmas Gift
- a NEW place to call home
Your referrals help the kids…
Who do you know considering buying or selling a home you could refer to my real estate sales team?   
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Wednesday, November 24, 2021   /   by Alex Lee

What to Look for in Your Home-Buying Contract

Shopping for a new home can be an exhausting and overwhelming experience, but it's worth it when you find your dream property. After you make a formal offer on your potential new home, however, you'll end up reading pages and pages of documents written in frustrating legalese that can be tedious.
This is your contract, and it dictates the terms of the sale. Outside of the purchase price and address of the property, there are a host of other items that should clearly be spelled out in the document. Here are some important things that should be addressed:
Home Inspection
Unless you're planning to tear the home down and build a new one, it's imperative that you invest in a home inspection. Trained inspectors will determine if there are pests or lead paint, check the plumbing, electrical components and overall structure of the home. If such inspections reveal expensive or irreparable flaws, you should have a contingency clause that states that you're permitted to retract any offer previ; ...

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Friday, November 19, 2021   /   by Alex Lee

Propping Up Your Home With Quality Foundation Repair

While there is no shortage of upkeep and maintenance-related tasks that property owners must deal with, not all tasks are created equal. Knowing which of these concerns to prioritize and which tasks can be put off until later is not something that homeowners should leave to chance.
When it comes to maintaining your home’s foundation, routine inspection and prompt repair of any damages can make a world of difference. Here's why:
Protect Your Property Value
A well-maintained home or investment property can be a significant financial asset capable of providing superior returns and a greater degree of financial security for decades to come. Issues with your home’s foundation can lead to problems with flooding, water damage or even undermine the structural integrity of the home itself. Many prospective buyers see issues with a home’s foundation as a red flag, one that has the potential to significantly reduce the market value of a home. Taking steps to protect your home; ...

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