Archive for August, 2016

Tips for Buying Vacation Property on the Outer Banks

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Outer banks homes for sale, Outer banks lifestyle, Real estate for sale

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If you have ever spent any time on the Outer Banks in North Carolina, you know what a special place it is. Year, millions of people flock to the area for its great tourist and historic sites, natural wonders and beaches. Beach vacations rank among the most popular in the country. Scientists have even proven that beach vacations are good for the brain, which does not have to work as hard (beaches are familiar to most of us so the brain rests more). If you have always wanted to own a vacation property, realtors say the Outer Banks is a great location for it.

Here are some tips from realtors about buying rental property on the Outer Banks:

  1. Be as objective as you can be. When you are starting the planning and decision making pro

AC Units A Few Things That You Should Know As A Homeowner

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Air conditioning repair st. petersburg, Commercial air conditioning st petersburg, St. petersburg heating repair service

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There is more to your air conditioning system that meets the eye. Air conditioning systems may not strike you as very complicated. This is in part because most of us take for granted that they work. It’s true that once you become a homeowner you’ll encounter an air conditioning problem or two. However, a handy AC repair service can take care of that, can’t it? We think about our AC units when they aren’t working at all. We don’t tend to notice small problems here and there, and we accept our air conditioning bills without question. Rarely do we ask an air conditioning contractor about other options, because we don’t know about other options. Nor do we necessarily know about the work that goes into ensuring that air conditioning units work properl

How to Know Which Floor Works for You

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Carpeting, Laminate flooring, Vinyl tile rochester ny

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Getting your floor replaced gives you a lot of options. There are many different types of flooring that are available. The kind you get depends on how you want your home to look, how you want the floor to look, where the floor is located with in your home and other variable factors. For example, you wouldn’t want carpeting in your kitchen or bathroom because those floors tend to get wet often and the carpet would eventually grow mildew and even mold. A better bathroom design would be to use a type of flooring that dries easily and efficiently. Let’s look at a few different types of flo

What You Should Do Before, During and After a Winter Storm

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Construction propane service, Propane fuel, Residential propane service

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As these hot summer months finally come to a close, it is time for everyone to start getting ready for winter! Some of you are very excited at that prospect and then others are disappointed summer is already winding down. If you are going to be using propane or residential propane services during the winter then you should start being by being prepared. Safety is a big issue when it comes to residential propane services. Using propane fuel and propane tanks can be very cost effective but you have to make sure that you are being very safe. The great thing about propane is that a storm isn’t going to knock it out like it would electricity s

6 Types of Windows to Choose From When Re-Doing Your Home

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in West michigan construction, Window installation, Window replacement grand rapids

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If you are re-doing the windows on your house, then you will need to take a good look at what your options are depending on what your needs are. There are many different types of windows to choose from. You may be surprised at how many choices you are going to be faced with. It’s better to have an idea of what you want before sitting down with a decorator or contractor. It’ll make the process go a lot more smoothly. Figuring out your budget will narrow your options as well. Hopefully this window buying guide will give you a better idea of what is available to you.

Casement Windows
These type of windows have a hinge on either side and open outward when you turn the crank handle. The great thing about a casement window is that it has excellent ventilation because of how wide it can open. Als

10 Scary Facts Every Homeowner Needs to Know About Radon Gas

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Radon mitigation denver, Radon mitigation services, Radon testing company

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Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Responsible for as many as 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year, according to the EPA and Surgeon General’s Office, radon is a radioactive gas that can infect our homes and living environment undetected.

If this is the first time you’ve heard of radon gas, you aren’t alone. Despite being the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., the dangers of radon gas exposure are not commonly known. The good news is you’re here now, and we’ve compiled a concise list of the most important things for savvy homeowners to know about radon gas. Once you’ve read through the list, you’ll be better prepared to find Continue Reading No Comments