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Five More Secrets to Successful Single Family Real Estate Investing

Investing in real estate can be a tricky venture, particularly if it’s your first foray into the industry. Take a look at these five important tips about investing in single family real estate that covers the gamut from taxes to management style. Learn more about what to expect and the right steps to make when […]

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Utah Handyman — Cheap Trick to Clear a Plugged Drain

Problems with clogged drains at home? You don’t have to be in Utah to learn a thing or two from the “Utah Handyman,” as he breaks down how to use the Zip-It to unclog those backed up showers and tubs. Don’t be thrown by his good looks or sense of humor, either, as he means […]

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Pre-Home Inspection Checklist

As they say, an ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure, and that’s just as true with a home inspection. When selling your home, it’s important to be pro-active about a home inspection, rather than sitting around and waiting for an inspector to possibly deliver bad news. There is a wide variety of things […]

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10 Things to Check When You Move into a New Home

As everyone who has moved into a new home knows, everything always works perfectly from the start and there’s no need to inspect anything once you’ve moved in. Or maybe not. While you should have had a home inspection before the purchase of your house, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do regular safety inspections as […]

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Phasing Out R-22 Refrigerant

In case you haven’t heard R-22 Refrigerant is slowly being phased out by the Environmental Protection Agency in compliance with the Montreal Protocol. This is a big deal. R-22 Refrigerant has been the standard Refrigerant for all home/commercial HVAC units, refrigerators, and grocery store freezers since the 1950s. R-22’s replacement R-410A is the Refrigerant of […]

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The New York Times Tells You What to Expect from a Home Inspection

You’ve finally found what seems to be the perfect home. It’s got all your must-haves and some of your nice-to-haves, too. It looks like it’s in excellent condition, but merely looking like it’s in good condition is not enough when it comes to such a huge financial decision. To make sure you’re not buying a […]

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Don’t Let Buying a Home Drown You in Debt

The real estate market is at an all-time high. And with spring right around the corner, chances are you’re going to start seeing a lot more “for sale” signs in your neighborhood. Ask any Realtor and they will tell you that warmer weather entices people to come out and buy. Is it the right time […]

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Six Killer Tips to Help You Prepare for an Inspection

Preparing for a home inspection will ultimately help you to prepare your home to sell and yield top dollar. By addressing any deferred maintenance this will reduce the number of items that a home inspector will identify. Additionally, having these items repaired will help you with the home sale process. The home inspection is just […]

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New Swimming Pool Enclosure Law

[NOTE] When a single-family residence with a pool is transferred and a home inspection is performed on the home, the home inspection report shall identify which, if any, of seven specific drowning prevention safety features are present. Those safety features are defined in section 115922 of the Health & Safety Code. The home inspection report […]

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Fogging of Dual Pane Windows

A property inspection should always include checking the condition of windows. Often REALTORS® and property inspectors find dual pane (insulated) windows that are fogged. If the air seal between the panes of glass has failed, moisture intrudes into the sealed air space between the glass panes, thus causing the window to fog (forming water droplets) […]

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