Posts Tagged ‘ Birmingham Home Inspection ’

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 ...

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 ...