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Upgrade your outdoor space and increase value of your home 7/24/2012

Whether you are looking for a way to increase the marketability of your home, or simply looking for a way to make your outdoor space more enjoyable, a deck remodel adds living space to your home and value to your house.

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Real estate: Tips on buying and financing your first home 7/24/2012

For many younger Americans, the dream of owning their first home is alive and well. 

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Five rules for buying a foreclosure or short sale with confidence 7/24/2012

Buyers are still clamoring for real estate deals in this turbulent market. Foreclosures and short sales offer some of the best bargains, but also have a higher risk level. Still, more than four in five adults think foreclosures and short sales can be good deals, according to a recent American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) survey.
 

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How to make sure your indoor air is healthy 7/23/2012

As soon as the temperatures warm up, you open up the doors and windows and let the "fresh" air in. Many people go on a cleaning spree, vacuuming, dusting and getting rid of all the dust bunnies hiding under furniture. With a fresh, clean house, you assume you'll be breathing much easier.
 

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How to protect your greatest asset - your home - from subterranean termites 4/13/2012

When it comes to protecting your home's value, you have no control over some of the factors that influence real estate values, like nearby retail development or the job market in your area. You can, however, take control over one major factor in your home's value, its health and the health of your neighborhood - termites.

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Pointers for prepping your deck and backyard for summer fun 4/13/2012

Warm weather is here to stay, which means people everywhere are spending more time outdoors. If the sunshine, gentle breeze and chirping birds are calling your family outside to enjoy some fresh air, it's time to get your outdoor space ready for fun activities.

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'Spring' into a relaxing summer with five easy spring cleaning tips 4/13/2012

Spring is here, which means one thing: it's time to get your home in tip-top shape. By completing a few easy tasks, you can spend more time soaking up the sun and less time on interior projects.

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'Bold and beautiful' define this season's outdoor decor trends 4/11/2012

When warm weather arrives, Mother Nature becomes a shameless show-off. From clear, bright skies to lush green grass and vibrant blooms, the outdoors go bold and beautiful. So is it any surprise that this season's outdoor decor is following suit?

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Choose the right homeowner's insurance for your lifestyle 2/20/2012

Are you a first-time home buyer? An established homeowner? An empty nester? Whatever stage of life you're in, it pays to make sure you have the right insurance - and you're not paying for coverage you don't need.

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Retaining walls and pavers add curb appeal to your front entry 2/17/2012

Front-porch entertaining is making a comeback in America's neighborhoods, thanks to homeowners' renewed interest in beautifying the front entries of their homes.

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What is Radon? 1/17/2012

Radon is a colorless, odorless, soil gas that can seep into homes through small spaces and openings, such as cracks, concrete, floor drains, sump pump openings, wall/floor joints in basements, and pores in walls. 

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Selling your home out of season? 1/17/2012

In a perfect world, no one would ever have to face the challenge of trying to sell a house when there's snow on the ground and the trees are bare. In reality, people have to sell and buy homes throughout the year.

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The ins and outs of worry-free home security 1/17/2012

As seasons change, homeowners' routines change along with them. Whether it's children coming in and out of the house more frequently between school and activities, or service workers helping to get home repairs done, you want to ensure safe and controlled access when you're not available.

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Achieve winter home comfort 1/17/2012

If you're a homeowner, you probably know that home winterization is essential if you want to increase energy efficiency and comfort during the winter. In addition to the usual quick fixes, there are a few important tasks to keep in mind when preparing both the interior and exterior of your home for the harsh weather ahead.

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Vacation Giveaway 11/1/2011
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Tips to bring prospective buyers into your house 7/7/2011

Selling your house may be a challenge in today's real estate market, but with a bit of elbow grease and some good planning tips, you can entice potential buyers to view your home, and hopefully make a viable offer.

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Five tricks to 'summerize' your home 7/7/2011

Temperatures are rising, flowers are blooming and chirping birds greet us in the morning. It's official, summer is here. Are your yard and home ready? Here are five surefire tricks to help you prep them for sun and fun!

 


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Fight allergens lurking in kitchens and baths 7/7/2011

While it's easy to blame seasonal pollen, it may be what's lurking on the caulk in your bathrooms or kitchens that is causing your family to sniffle and sneeze.

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Secrets of a solid home inspection 7/7/2011

Selling, buying or just putting a house on the market may raise many questions. Can I get a good price? Are there any problems I should fix prior to listing my house? If I buy this house, will I encounter problems that may make me regret my decision?  Having a qualified professional inspect your house prior to putting it on the market - or for prospective buyers, before closing on a sale - can help guide your decision.

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Easy tips for sprucing up your home's exterior 5/11/2011

With spring finally here, there's no better time to spruce up your home.  But while most families are reorganizing closets and making trips to Goodwill, they are neglecting the part of their home guests see first - its exterior. After this year's harsh, long winter, the outside of your home probably needs more than a little TLC.

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Deck and porch railings enhance safety, and add decorative style 5/11/2011

Homeowners are now realizing that finishing their decks with a complementary railing system can provide the added safety and beauty needed to truly capitalize on their investment.

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Welcome spring, hello winter clean up 5/11/2011

Spring not only ushers in a welcome relief from the cold temperatures, but a slew of winter clean-up projects, begging the question, "Are you ready to host all of those summer barbecues that are just around the corner?" And the bigger question, "Is your house ready?"

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Keep Your New Year's Resolution 1/7/2011

Learn the secrets to help you keep your New Year's Resolution this year!

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Heating Efficiency Tips 1/7/2011

Keep the chill of winter at bay by maximizing the efficiency of home heating.

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How to Prepare an At-Home Fire Safety Plan 1/7/2011

Do you have an at-home fire safety plan for your belongings? Fire safety in the home is something we push to the back of our minds, thinking it only happens to other people.

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Importance of a Professional Inspection 10/5/2010

During the past twenty years, the need for professional inspectors and inspections has been on the rise. While some states do not have strict regulations or require licensing for inspectors, it is still important to look for critical qualifications when choosing a home inspector.

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Improve Home Safety 10/5/2010

Prevent burglaries by planning ahead.

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How to Save Money by Lowering Water Bill 10/5/2010

Save money by lowering your water bill!

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Outdoor Decorating for Fall 10/5/2010

Outdoor decorating tips for fall.

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Common Home Problems and Solutions 7/6/2010

Is your home cold, drafty, or uncomfortable? Do you have high energy bills? Peeling paint? Excessive dust? Addressing these types of home problems can make your home more comfortable, and at the same time improve its energy efficiency — saving you money on utility bills and helping to protect the environment too.

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Bringing the Dream of Homeownership Within Reach 1/11/2010
As part of its plan to stimulate the U.S. housing market and address the economic challenges facing our nation, Congress has passed new legislation that: Extends the First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit of up to $8,000 to first-time home buyers until April 30, 2010; Expands the credit to grant up to $6,500 credit to current home owners purchasing a new or existing home between November 7, 2009 and April 30, 2010.
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Storm Assessment Inspections 9/28/2009

Severe storms threaten every area of the country, from hurricanes on the gulf, to tornados and severe thunderstorms in the Midwest. 

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Inspection Insight - How Long Will It Last? 8/16/2009

According to the national Association of Home Builders, these numbers represent the average number of years you can reasonably expect the Interior and Bathroom components of your home to last.

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Home Inspection Offers Peace of Mind to Buyer, Sales Tool to Sellers 6/24/2009

The idea of having your home inspected before it goes on the market for sale is not new. But it is an idea which has gained momentum as buyers have become more and more picky. And today, anything a seller can do to make the buyer more comfortable is considered worthwhile.

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Spring Safety Tips 4/7/2009
As Spring and warm weather rolls in, we all enjoy moving our activities to the great outdoors. According to the CDC, below are some tips to help keep you safe and healthy during the spring and summer seasons: More...

Essential Safety - Holiday Health and Safety Tips 11/20/2008
The holidays are a time to celebrate, give thanks, and reflect. They are also a time to pay special attention to your health. Give the gift of health and safety to yourself and others by following these holiday tips. More...

Essential Safety - How do molds affect people? 9/29/2008
Some people are sensitive to molds. For these people, exposure to molds can cause symptoms such as nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, wheezing, or skin irritation. Some people, such as those with serious allergies to molds, may have more severe reactions. More...

Inspection Insight - How Long Will It Last? 9/29/2008
According to the national Association of Home Builders, these numbers represent the average number of years you can reasonably expect the Major and Kitchen Appliances of your home to last. More...

Real Estate Insights 6/25/2008
To see the latest in Real Estate, check our Real Estate Insights, the NAR's statistical publication and analysis of the housing market. More...

Home Inspection Blog 6/20/2008

HomeTeam Announces a blog about home inspections

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Home Sales Prices to Pick Up 5/20/2008
Home Sales, Prices to Pick Up in Second Half of 2008, Says NAR Chief Economist  More...

Stimulus Bill 5/20/2008
NAR Says Stimulus Bill Will Help Stabilize Housing and Morgage Markets  More...

10 Ways to Prepare for a Home Inspection 4/14/2008
Prepare your home for inspection. More...

Artful gutters and downspouts add a nice architectural detail 4/14/2008
Gutters and downspouts, which redirect rain away from a home's foundation, can be works of art.  More...

Low-Cost Kitchen Updates 3/25/2008
Sellers should consider these tips. More...

Top Seven Home Improvements 3/25/2008
When selling a house, these projects are proven winners. More...

Energy Audits are available! 2/26/2008
A home energy audit will pinpoint those areas and suggest the most effective measures for cutting your energy costs. More...

Energy Audits 2/19/2008
Energy Audits help save money on utility bills, increase the value of a home, and increase the comfort of a home. More...

Energy Saving Tips 2/19/2008
You can reduce your energy expenditures by developing energy saving habits. More...

HomeTeam Inspection Offers Tips For National Fire Prevention 10/9/2007
From Fire-Proofing to Planning Escape Routes, Home Expert Provides Advice for Homeowners       More...

Know Your Electricity 2/19/2007
Milford, Ohio- According to the National Association of Home Inspectors, one out every four Americans never checks their home for electrical hazards.  As a result, homeowners are unaware of what their home can be vulnerable to.      In fact, in a typical year, the U.S. Fire Administration estimates that electrical problems in the home can account for 67,800 fires and $868 million dollars in property loss damage.    More...

Get a property inspection before Your Builder’s Warranty runs out 2/1/2007
The HomeTeam Inspection Service Advises Homeowners   to get Inspections to save money in the long run.  More...

Take Action: Getting Rid of Radon 1/31/2007
HomeTeam Inspection - Taking the necessary actions against the radioactive gas that cannot be seen, smelled, or tasted requires getting homes tested for elevated levels. Radon could not only be harbored in your home, but exposure can be a potentially dangerous health hazard.     The HomeTeam Inspection Service, the professional leader in home inspections, offers information and tips on how to prevent radon from infiltrating into your home and affecting your health:    More...



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