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Selecting a new furnace/heating plant

Ready to spend some big bucks on a new furnace? Well let's try to minimize the pain and maximize the gain. A heating plant is almost never a DIY exercise for several reasons, but first let's look at some of the things you do need to consider.

Submitted by SterlingBrown on Sat, 02/02/2013 - 11:57

Don't be swept off of your feet!

A home inspection of any home with a wood burning fixture, be it furnace, stove or fireplace should include a recommendation to have the chimney and flue inspected, and serviced or repaired if warranted, by a certified chimney sweep.

Submitted by SterlingBrown on Sun, 01/27/2013 - 16:59

Maybe it's just the flu, but...

Maybe it’s just the flu, but…

This is the time of year when we almost expect to get a cold or flu and so the sniffles, headaches, nausea, and aches and pains are often disregarded.

Submitted by SterlingBrown on Mon, 01/21/2013 - 21:50

Time lost and never regained

Time lost and never regained

This past weekend I had an opportunity to go to the Fargo Dome where the arena was filled with bouncy slides and dozens of other inflatable fun toys for young kids.  Watching our five, “Going on six!”, year old granddaughter expend a seemingly endless amounts of energy dashing from one toy to the next and the obvious joy on her face always makes me smile.

Submitted by SterlingBrown on Tue, 02/21/2012 - 09:52

To repair or replace an appliance, that is the question.

Are your home appliances on their last legs or just needing a second wind?

Submitted by SterlingBrown on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 06:53

Expected useful life for home components and appliances

Replacing or upgrading the many components in our home is a costly enterprise and one recurring question is always, “How long before I have to do this again?”

Submitted by SterlingBrown on Mon, 11/14/2011 - 21:41

Carbon Monoxide the Invisible Killer

Carbon Monoxide – Invisible Killer

Fall is well on us and the leaves are nearly gone. This is the time of year we try our best to seal out the colder weather by making our homes as air tight as we can. Storm windows go up, caulk installed and heating systems fired up for the first time in months.

Submitted by SterlingBrown on Wed, 11/02/2011 - 20:27

Halloween for Homeowners - Scary shouldn't mean dangerous!

Halloween for Homeowners - Scary shouldn't mean dangerous!

Submitted by SterlingBrown on Fri, 10/28/2011 - 15:38

Common House Defects Part 2

Common House Defects Part 2

Submitted by SterlingBrown on Tue, 10/25/2011 - 21:46

Bi-partisan support for real estate green card may benefit Minnesota lake region

Bi-partisan support for real estate green card may benefit Minnesota lake region

Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) have proposed a bill that would grant foreign investors a three year residential visa if they purchase real estate valued at $500,000 or more.

It does come with a few strings.  The purchase must include a property valued at $250,000 while the balance of the $500,000 can be income producing property. Sorry, cash only and they must live in the property 180 days each year to fully qualify.

Submitted by SterlingBrown on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 14:36
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