Home Inspector, Gary Monfeli, Reaches Two Amazon Best Seller Lists

Posted on: October 31, 2017 by in Blog
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With Local Business Mavericks Volume 15 Home Inspector, Gary Monfeli, hit #1 on the Amazon.com Category Best Sellers List on September 7, 2017 for the release of Local Business Mavericks. The book also ranked No. 1 in the Free Enterprise category in Canada. Local Business Mavericks Volume 15, is a compilation of 1on1 conversations with some of the top entrepreneurs in their industry. Each contributing author reveals their strategies for helping overcome the toughest obstacles standing in Continue Reading ...

Home Innovations That Protect Against Moisture

Posted on: October 26, 2017 by in Blog
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From your friends at The Home Inspection Man! 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 Decks: Innovative fastening methods Continue Reading ...

Artisanal Elegance For The Kitchen

Posted on: September 20, 2017 by in Blog
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Original, handcrafted décor brings an artisanal elegance to today’s modern kitchen. Designers and homeowners alike are incorporating more one-of-a-kind pieces that bring an individualized artisanship to the heart of the home. These unique fittings and fixtures adapt to multiple style preferences, from modern and contemporary urban design to rustic elegance. When it comes to the kitchen space, handmade furniture and accessories coupled with exposed natural materials infuse a sense of Continue Reading ...

This Fall, Make Home Upgrades With Staying Power

Posted on: September 13, 2017 by in Blog
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Fall can be the perfect time for homeowners to complete projects that busy summer schedules didn’t allow. It’s also a great time to look at ways to add lasting value to your property. This season, upgrade cheap fixes, freshen dated looks and incorporate lasting improvements in your home. Changes that can bring impact and also increase the resale potential of your home include: Lose the linoleum Linoleum has been popular in many homes since the 1950s, but these days it’s not the only Continue Reading ...

4 Things To Consider When Choosing Siding

Posted on: September 6, 2017 by in Blog
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Selecting new siding is one of the most important curb appeal decisions homeowners face when building new or remodeling an existing home. With so many options — both classic and modern materials — there’s a lot to consider. Many manufacturers are now combining traditional styles and materials with advanced technologies, delivering a product homeowner can love for years to come. Among all the options on the market, vinyl siding — with its various styles, textures, and colors — Continue Reading ...

5 Ways To Create Big Luxury In A Small Bathroom

Posted on: August 30, 2017 by in Blog
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  If you’re thinking about remodeling your small bathroom, you may know that studies show updating a bathroom of any size can increase the value of a home. However, there’s a statistic from a Houzz survey you might not know: 75 percent of people who renovate a master bathroom don’t make it bigger. Enlarging a small master bathroom is often impractical; you may need to take space from another room, or extend an exterior wall to accomplish an expansion. Both options have Continue Reading ...

Tips To Prepare Your Budget Before Buying A Home

Posted on: August 23, 2017 by in Blog
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  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 be deemed “necessary?” How much money Continue Reading ...

Study: Millennials Hate Living In Big Cities

Posted on: August 16, 2017 by in Blog
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  Are millennials getting ready to leave big cities in droves? Some experts in demographics, economics, and real estate have predicted the millennial exodus from huge urban areas has already begun. If true, the question remains: where will they go? Some may head to the suburbs like their parents and grandparents did before them, but many will look for a different lifestyle, one that combines the advantages of suburban living with the best features of city life. Some smaller metro Continue Reading ...

Study: Few African-Americans Own Homes

Posted on: August 9, 2017 by in Blog
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  More than any other demographic group, African-Americans perceive homeownership as an integral component of the American Dream, and a way to build security and wealth for their families, according to a recent survey. The poll by Ipsos Public Affairs, conducted on behalf of Wells Fargo, found that 90 percent of African-Americans said home ownership would be a dream come true, and more than half were considering buying a home within the next two years. However, Continue Reading ...

How To Avoid High Energy Bills

Posted on: August 2, 2017 by in Blog
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Helpful Information from The Home Inspection Man Do you cringe each month when your utility bill arrives in the mail? If high energy costs are getting you down, don’t blame your electronic devices. Heating and cooling are the largest energy expense for most homes, reports the U.S. Department of Energy. If you dream of building a new, custom home, you must make some fundamental decisions about how the home will be built in order to avoid thousands of dollars in wasted energy costs each Continue Reading ...