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10 tips on the safe use of space heaters

10 tips on the safe use of space heaters

A space heater can provide a welcome source of localized heating either as a supplement for a home's regular heating system or for use when heating a larger space is not warranted. But their convenience is fraught with some dangers and recognizing those can help prevent disaster in your home.

Submitted by SterlingBrown on Fri, 03/08/2019 - 11:28

Preparing for a Home Inspection

Selling a house can be a very scary time. One has to worry about picking the best realtor, the season best for sale, the market as a whole for homes and having to move from a place that may have been your home for a number of years.

Submitted by SterlingBrown on Sun, 02/17/2019 - 14:55

Inspecting the home you plan on selling

Inspecting the home you plan on selling

 

I have to admit that recommending a presale home inspection is a little self-serving for a home inspector. That’s not to say it isn’t a good idea.

The basic reason for having a home inspection presale or when getting ready to purchase is the same. No one wants a surprise. Surprises are expensive and time-consuming. So, why should someone preparing to sell their home get a home inspection?

Submitted by SterlingBrown on Sun, 01/20/2019 - 14:09

Getting Ready for a Home Inspection

Getting Ready for the Home Inspection

Getting ready for a home inspector’s visit does not need to be scary. Remember, a home inspection does not pass or fail a home, it simply provides information to the prospective buyer as an aid to determining if the overall condition is appropriate for their purposes.

Submitted by SterlingBrown on Wed, 01/16/2019 - 08:55

Let there be light!

Let there be light!

A few hints from ypur local professional Home Inspector about lighting your home.

Submitted by SterlingBrown on Wed, 01/09/2019 - 15:43

Aging In Place

Aging In Place

As our population matures, a code word for getting older, aging in place becomes a more and more popular idea. Even though the aging population may be in good health, in general, there are still accommodations that are useful to make their existing homes suitable.

Submitted by SterlingBrown on Mon, 12/10/2018 - 17:11

Fireplace Safety

Submitted by SterlingBrown on Mon, 03/05/2018 - 09:24

Water, Your Homes #1 Enemy

Water, Your Homes #1 Enemy

If you should Google the top 10 own problems found by home inspectors you will find several lists that are not in total agreement. The reason for this quite simply is different markets, different housing supplies and to a certain degree different inspector's emphasis.

In a market with largely older homes you will find a certain set of prevalent problems, while in a market with largely newer homes you might find a slightly different set of problems.

Submitted by SterlingBrown on Sun, 10/29/2017 - 14:48

Winterize Your Cabin or Lake Home.

If you haven't winterize your cabin yet, it's really time to get started. We all should've started just a little earlier but frankly life does get in the way. I thought I'd review some of the things we should consider when doing that.

The whole purpose of winterization projects is to reduce the chances of damage from bursting pipes in your cabin or ho.

Submitted by SterlingBrown on Sat, 10/28/2017 - 13:05

Presenting your Fargo/Moorhead home at its best for the home inspection

Presenting your Fargo/Moorhead home at its best for the home inspection

Submitted by SterlingBrown on Sat, 11/05/2016 - 12:09
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