How To Choose An Energy-Efficient System

Posted on: October 16, 2017 by in Blog
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Replacing a furnace? A Sacramento Home Inspector can help you decide. By: Hawkeye Home Inspections If it's time to replace your furnace, you may be wondering if it's worth the extra investment to buy an energy-efficient system. Or, you may be unsure how to choose an energy-efficient system for your home. "Energy-efficient heating systems can substantially lower your fuel costs over the lifetime of the system. It's well worth investing the time and money to find just the right Continue Reading ...

All Home Warranties Are Not Created Equal

Posted on: October 9, 2017 by in Blog
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Ask our Sacramento Home Inspector about your Home Warranties By: Hawkeye Home Inspections Having a home warranty is a smart way to help deal with the inevitable home repair problems that all property owners face at one point or another. After all, a good home warranty can mean getting expert help when your HVAC system needs to be fixed, your water heater needs to be replaced, or your refrigerator requires a new part. But unfortunately, all home warranties are not Continue Reading ...

House Hunting And Credit

Posted on: October 2, 2017 by in Blog
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House Hunting can be made easy with the Help of Sacramento Home Inspectors  By now it is something of a cliche to call homeownership the American dream. But even if sitting on your own deck, looking over your picket fence and sipping lemonade doesn't move you, homeownership is still one of the best ways to build wealth. For many, owning a home is cheaper than renting. In the long run, the biggest investment they will ever make. It is also a practical financial move. Thanks to the Continue Reading ...

3 Steps To A More Secure Home

Posted on: September 25, 2017 by in Blog
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Home Inspection Sacramento can check out if your Door can give you a more secure home By: Hawkeye Home Inspections  More than 75 percent of Americans are concerned about the security of their home. Few think about door hardware when it comes to added protection. In fact, out of those who have ever purchased a new lockset or deadbolt, only 19 percent have done so with the safety of their home in mind, according to a Harris Poll conducted on behalf of the Builders Continue Reading ...

Ideas For Renovating Smaller Homes

Posted on: September 18, 2017 by in Blog
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Big, Smart Ideas For Renovating Smaller Homes While newly constructed homes are bigger than ever, most Americans still live in modestly sized or even small houses - and many of these owners are choosing to remodel rather than move into a bigger home. More than half of all American houses were built before 1980, according to the National Association of Home Builders. At that time, the average new home size was slightly more than 1,700 square feet, U.S. Census Bureau data shows. Continue Reading ...

A Bathroom For Beauty Function And Safety

Posted on: September 11, 2017 by in Blog
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How to perfectly light a bathroom for beauty, function, and safety Good lighting is important throughout a home, and each room has different lighting needs. Kitchens require overhead and task lighting, while bedrooms and dining rooms can benefit from variable illumination. However, no room in the house requires more layers and nuances of lighting than the bathroom. Where lighting directly influences the room's efficiency, utility, safety, and beauty.Upgrading lighting in a bathroom can Continue Reading ...

Improve Your Credit Score In 100 Days

Posted on: August 14, 2017 by in Blog
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5 steps that can improve your credit score in 100 days or less Low-interest rates, a strong economy and the turn of the seasons are all causing the real estate market to heat up. More homes on the market bring more competition to buy the inventory that is out there. And one way to stand apart from other buyers who are vying for their dream home is to take steps to improve your credit score now. "Preparing your finances is a must before the busy real estate season," says Barrett Continue Reading ...

Home Innovations That Protect Against Moisture

Posted on: August 7, 2017 by in Blog
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  There is an insidious enemy that every homeowner dreads: moisture and the damage and degradation it can cause if left unchecked. Luckily, home improvement manufacturers have discovered new ways to prevent moisture from penetrating the home in the first place. With new home product innovations, there is no reason to suffer the costly and damaging effects of rain, snow or ice. Unique fasteners add longevity to decksInnovative fastening methods can extend Continue Reading ...

Prepare Your Home For Sale

Posted on: July 31, 2017 by in Blog
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Easy DIY Projects To Prepare Your Home For Sale If you're looking to sell your home quickly and for more money, it's essential to make popular areas of the house look appealing to potential buyers. Fortunately, with a little DIY effort, you don't have to invest in expensive home repairs or real estate-staging services. Consider these easy DIY projects that can help ensure your home is market ready when it's time to sell. If the property is particularly appealing, you Continue Reading ...

Prepare Your Budget Before Buying A Home

Posted on: July 25, 2017 by in Blog
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Tips To Prepare Your Budget Before Buying A Home  It's virtually impossible to know what size home you can afford if you aren't fully aware of how much money you are earning and how much you are spending each month.Start with your income: How much do you bring home after taxes and retirement plan contributions?Next, look at your expenses: What are your necessary expenses? How much are you paying each month toward your debt? What additional expenses do you have that wouldn't Continue Reading ...