Home Buying Tips

Here are a few things to think about as you start your home search. Educate yourself on today's issues before making any offers. Knowledge you gain today can save you headaches down the road!

The Benefits of Homeownership

Welcome Home Plain and simple, owning a home can improve your quality of life, provide stability and give you a sense of control you just can't get from renting. You have a place to live when you rent, but buying is something much deeper – and better... Read More ›

10 Tips for First Time Homebuyers

Homebuyer Research If you're a buyer, you're looking for someone who knows the market inside and out; someone who can help you find the right house and help you make it yours... Read More ›

Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficient Appliances When you think about heating and cooling your home, do your thoughts turn to money and energy efficiency? The more efficient heating and cooling systems are, the less they cost to run... Read More ›

Insulation Considerations

Attic Insulation Air that leaks through your home's envelope − the outer walls, windows, doors, and other openings − wastes a lot of energy and increases your utility costs. A well-sealed envelope, coupled with the right amount of insulation, can make a real difference on your utility bills... Read More ›

Asbestos Information

Asbestos Information Asbestos has been used in a wide range of manufactured goods, mostly in building materials such as: roofing shingles, ceiling and floor tiles, paper products, and asbestos cement products; heat-resistant fabrics, gaskets, and coatings... Read More ›

The Importance of a Buyer's Agent

Award Winning Agents A real estate transaction is a complex process involving stacks of paperwork and a number of outside service providers and contractors. An experienced buyer's agent can guide you through the process, answering your questions and serving as your advocate (see the Anatomy of a Home Purchase)... Read More ›

Identifying Old Wiring

Electrical Old wiring — even knob and tube wiring that dates back to the early 20th century—isn’t inherently dangerous, but unless you were around when the house was built, you can’t be sure the electrical system is up to code. Plus, materials such as wire insulation can deteriorate over time... Read More ›

Plubming Hazards

Plumbing Lead, a metal found in natural deposits, is commonly used in household plumbing materials and water service lines. The greatest exposure to lead is swallowing or breathing in lead paint chips and dust... Read More ›

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