3 Ways to Prepare for Stormy Weather

Posted on: February 15, 2019 by in Blog
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3 ways to prepare for stormy weather

No matter where you live, the weather can be unpredictable any time of year. Storms can disrupt your family’s routine, but a little preparation can mean reducing the stress that unexpected weather events can cause. Preparing for storms or other weather conditions just takes a few practical, proactive steps that can save you time, money and give you peace of mind. Prep your family Make sure everybody in the family is equipped with everyone’s phone numbers (not just on phones), in case of Continue Reading ...

New Tips and Tactics for Buying a Home

Posted on: February 8, 2019 by in Blog
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If you've been in the process of buying or selling a home this past year, or even considering it, you know it's been a seller's market for the most part. Inventory of homes available for sale has been low, creating more demand than the market can supply. Couple that with low interest rates, which make it a great time for prospective buyers to get more bang for their mortgage dollar, and you've got a marketplace in which buyers have been competing for nearly every listing. The forecast for 2019 Continue Reading ...

5 Simple Ways of Creating a Colorful Home

Posted on: February 1, 2019 by in Blog
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When you look at your home's interiors, do you find yourself craving a refresh? If so, there's no better time than the New Year to update your home with thoughtful design touches that embrace the power of color. Color is a key component of interior design and a useful tool for updating any space. What's more, colors can convey many emotions — from calm to energetic — helping you create rooms that are perfectly reflective of your personal tastes. Even though the possibilities are Continue Reading ...

8 Home Security Hacks Recommended by Police

Posted on: January 25, 2019 by in Blog
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8 tips from a police home safety evaluation

Did you know that many police departments have a community affairs officer whose primary goal is to build a strong working relationship with the community? That means you have access to a trained safety expert who wants to give you ideas to keep your home and neighborhood safe. Read on for eight simple home security hacks from a recent home safety evaluation conducted by a police officer. 1. Change the locks When was the last time you changed the locks? How many previous owners have there Continue Reading ...

3 Questions To Ask When Looking For Your New HVAC Unit

Posted on: January 18, 2019 by in Blog
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Helpful information from your friends at AB Home Inspections! If you subscribe to the belief that your home is your castle, then you naturally expect to be comfortable in that castle, right? Whether it's the middle of winter or the dog days of summer, your home's HVAC system plays a vital role in supporting this comfort, so if you're in the market for a new system, here are three questions you should ask before purchasing your new system. Is the unit the right size for your home? In Continue Reading ...

Uncommon – But Important – Baby Safety Steps

Posted on: January 11, 2019 by in Blog
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Brought to you by AB Home Inspections! You take every precaution to make sure your family is safe and healthy. There are locks placed strategically throughout the house, baby gates installed on all stairways and little plastic plugs in every electrical outlet. You think your little ones will be safe and secure in these spaces but have you done enough to ensure their health and wellness? Whether you're a new parent or have toddlers in tow, there are a few more things you should do to Continue Reading ...

Going Green a Smart Real Estate Strategy That Adds Value

Posted on: January 4, 2019 by in Blog
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From your friends at  AB Home Inspections! Real estate insight: Green home improvements boost value, shorten sale time Are you thinking of selling your house and want to know some of the best ways to boost your home's value, demand top dollar and potentially inspire a bidding war? Whether you're selling in a few months or a few years, there is one strategy that gets noticed in real estate markets across the United States: green home improvements. Green homes can sell faster and for Continue Reading ...

4 Ways To Use Technology To Simplify Your Home Buying Process

Posted on: December 28, 2018 by in Blog
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The Article Courtesy of AB Home Inspections! With increased competition in many cities around the country, finding ways to simplify the home buying process while saving money is top of mind for potential home buyers. Many consumers are seeking real estate brokerages that make the home buying process less stressful by providing access to tech-based tools, data and the guidance of smart, local agents. "Buying a home is typically the most expensive purchase most people will make, and Continue Reading ...

Before You Renovate, Have You Considered This?

Posted on: December 21, 2018 by in Blog
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Helpful information from your friends at AB Home Inspections! Home improvement projects are popular this time of year and you've certainly tackled your share of DIY to-dos in the past. But not this year. This year you realize it's time to go big, to go bold, to set aside those traditional home improvement projects for another year and do something even bigger. Yes, this year, it's time to renovate. Whether your plans include renovating one room, a floor or your entire home, there's Continue Reading ...

Watch What You Heat: 5 Kitchen Safety Tips

Posted on: December 17, 2018 by in Blog
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Brought to you by AB Home Inspections! Cooking equipment is the top cause of home fires, and the second leading cause of home fire deaths, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). "Considered to be one of the more preventable types of fires, kitchen fires can be avoided by following a few common-sense guidelines," says Tarsila Wey, director of marketing at First Alert. "Home safety experts recommend having at least one fire extinguishing product conveniently Continue Reading ...