TIPS TO PREPARE YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES FOR AN EMERGENCY

Posted on: January 24, 2020 by in Blog
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(BPT) – Fires can occur when you least expect it, leaving little time to plan your escape, so the time to prepare for an emergency isn’t when your alarm sounds. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), only 32% of American households have actually developed and practiced an emergency escape plan. Make time to sit down with your family to plan and practice what you would do in case of a fire or carbon monoxide (CO) emergency. Consider the following tips when helping to Continue Reading ...

Smart homes aren’t smart without fire sprinklers

Posted on: January 16, 2020 by in Blog
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Protect everyone in your household from today's faster, scarier fires (BPT) - Today there are many automated options that make homes more comfortable, energy-efficient, cost-effective and safe. Typically referred to as smart home technology, these features may include automating control of items such as lighting, temperature, window shades, surveillance cameras, locks, smoke alarms, even pet feeders. Often, these features have smartphone apps that allow the homeowner to control them from Continue Reading ...

5 WAYS TO REFRESH YOUR HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Posted on: January 7, 2020 by in Blog
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(BPT) – Tis the season for festive holiday gatherings with family and friends. Whether hosting your first or fifteenth celebration, you want your home to be ready to impress. Here are five simple ways to make sure your home is merry and bright for the holidays. Refresh kitchen counters Since the kitchen is where people mingle the most, don’t leave old, dirty caulk to be the focal point behind your delicious holiday spread! Spruce up your countertop and backsplash by removing and Continue Reading ...

Here’s Why A Home Inspection Is Beneficial For Buyers | Sacramento CA

If you are a home buyer and you think about skipping the Sacramento Home Inspections, you might want to think again. A home inspection is an indispensable part of the home buying process and not something you should take lightly. A good real estate agent would highly recommend that you include a home inspection clause when making an offer. You’ll be paying for the inspection but wait ‘til you get to read the significant benefits a home inspection can offer you. There are some Continue Reading ...

How To Protect Your Most Valuable Asset

How to pick the right homeowners insurance (BPT) - If you're like many Americans, your home may be your most valuable asset. That's why it's so important to protect it with homeowner's insurance. Plus, it's probably a requirement of your mortgage. Setting up your coverage the right way starts with understanding the major parts of a homeowner's policy. Consider the following information and tips from the USAA Home Learning Center: Dwelling protection This protection covers the cost of Continue Reading ...

Do I Need a New Construction Home Inspection? Sacramento CA

Nothing is perfect, even new homes.  Hawkeye Home Inspections Inc. | It’s pretty normal to assume that a Sacramento Home Inspections for a newly constructed home is not necessary. After all, everything is new, built from scratch, and customized to your exact needs. Apart from that, nobody has ever lived in that house yet and for sure nothing is broken and that everything is in perfectly fine working condition. While we all want that to be true, unfortunately, that doesn’t happen, at Continue Reading ...

Mortgage Insurance: A Faster Way Into Your First Home

(BPT) - For many Americans, the biggest hurdle in buying a home is the down payment. According to a recent report, 49% of non-homeowners stated that not having enough money for a down payment and closing costs was a major obstacle to purchasing a home. Many people also mistakenly believe lenders require a 20% down payment to qualify for mortgage financing. Data shows that by using private mortgage insurance (MI), millions of homebuyers with down payments as low as 3% or 5% have been approved Continue Reading ...

Do I Need A Builder’s Warranty Home Inspection? | Sacramento CA

When you purchase a cellular phone, you get a 1-year warranty which usually covers manufacturing defects and hardware malfunctions but not damage from accidents and misuse of products. This warranty is a guarantee for repair and replacement within a specific period of time. In a real estate transaction, most builders offer a 1-Year or 11th Month Builder’s Warranty. Most new home buyers do not realize the importance of a builder’s warranty inspection only until it’s close to expiring. Continue Reading ...

How Do I Choose The Best Home Inspection Services Near Me?

Hawkeye Home Inspections - Buying a home is an expensive investment. Picking the wrong inspector is buying the money pit. Nothing beats the feeling of finally moving into your dream home. You’ve waited for this moment. You saved all the money you can to finally have a place to call your own. After all, home buying is supposed to be a joyous experience- not one that leaves you kicking out of frustration. Imagine what this couple had to go through before realizing why a good home inspection Continue Reading ...

10 Steps To A DIY Financial Plan

(BPT) - By Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz Did you know that 78 percent of people with a financial plan pay their bills on time vs. only 38 percent of people who don't have a plan? Or that 68 percent of planners have an emergency fund while only 26 percent of non-planners are prepared to cover an unexpected cost? Stats like these from the 2019 Schwab Modern Wealth survey reinforce my belief that everyone - no matter their financial situation - can benefit from a financial plan. So why aren't more Continue Reading ...

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