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 ...

3 Elements To Create A Dream Bathroom Sanctuary

Posted on: December 7, 2018 by in Blog
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From your friends at AB Home Inspections! Bathrooms reign supreme, overtaking kitchens as the most popular remodeling project, according to a new survey by the National Association of Home Builders. In the study, remodelers reported on the most common projects in 2017 and 81 percent performed bathroom remodeling. Whether you're hiring the project out or taking the DIY route, fashioning the bathroom of your dreams can enhance your home's value and add enjoyment to your daily routine. A Continue Reading ...

Remodeling To Age In Place? Make Changes Where It Matters Most

Posted on: November 30, 2018 by in Blog
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The Article Courtesy of  AB Home Inspections! American household demographics constantly change. With kids grown and moved out, many adults are considering remodeling to meet their future needs. This has inspired the idea of aging in place, meaning the desire to have a high quality of life in your home as you get older. In the United States, it's a desire shared by many. According to the AARP, 87 percent of adults age 65 and older want to stay in their current home and community as Continue Reading ...

5 Tips For Financing Your Next Home Improvement Project

Posted on: November 23, 2018 by in Blog
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Helpful information from your friends at  AB Home Inspections! Whether it's transforming a fixer-upper into your dream home or just giving a makeover to your kitchen or bathroom, home improvement projects are on the minds of many new homeowners across the country. While many things about renovating your home are flexible, your budget might not be. In general, not a single floor board is laid, or a new countertop installed without money, which is why every home renovation project Continue Reading ...

Don’t Suffer High Energy Bills Any Longer

Posted on: November 16, 2018 by in Blog
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Brought to you by AB Home Inspections! The annual energy cost for a typical single family home in the U.S. is more than $2,000, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. If you can think of a thousand things you'd rather spend your hard-earned money on than electricity and natural gas, the solution to saving on energy costs is easier than you think. While you might assume the numerous electronic gadgets you own drive your high utility bills, the real cost culprits are your furnace and Continue Reading ...

Build Boldly With These 4 Features Of Advanced Decking

Posted on: November 9, 2018 by in Blog
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From your friends at AB Home Inspections! If you're planning to create an outdoor living space, advanced decking enables you to show off your creativity. For years, complex deck designs have been difficult to achieve with traditional lumber. But, with advances in today's decking materials, you have the flexibility to create virtually any design to reflect your style. The possibilities of creating a bold deck design are only limited by your imagination. For example, did you love hopscotch while Continue Reading ...

6 Sure-Fire Tips That Save Time And Labor On Yard Work And Gardening

Posted on: November 2, 2018 by in Blog
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The Article Courtesy of AB Home Inspections! (BPT) - It's summertime, and you'll want to spend many sun-drenched hours in the great outdoors. But while Mother Nature is flourishing, it feels like you're wasting too many precious summer afternoons and evenings doing chores in the yard and garden. Give some of these labor-saving tips a try so you have more time for your favorite summer activities. 1. Get organized Nothing wastes time like having to search around for misplaced Continue Reading ...

Be Prepared For The 2018 Storm Season

Posted on: October 26, 2018 by in Blog
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Helpful information from your friends at AB Home Inspections! (BPT) - For millions of Americans, the devastation of the 2017 storm season is still fresh in their minds. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the cumulative cost of the weather events in the U.S. was $306.2 billion. Whether you were directly affected by one of those storm systems, or saw images of flooded neighborhoods, there's probably one question that you're now asking yourself. What can I do Continue Reading ...