What’s the Difference Between an Inspection and an Appraisal?

If you have dealt with real estate matters before, then you have probably come across the terms “inspection” and “appraisal”. An inspection is a limited, non-invasive examination of the condition of a home. On the other hand, an appraisal is an estimation of your home’s value. If you are searching for a new home, understanding Read more about What’s the Difference Between an Inspection and an Appraisal?[…]

What is a Maintenance Inspection?

A home maintenance inspection is similar to the inspection you would get before buying a home. Except you’re doing the inspection to have the main systems of your home inspected to identify repairs or flag something that may be starting to malfunction. It’s a preventative check-up for your home. An inspector can identify signs of Read more about What is a Maintenance Inspection?[…]

Time To Make Improvements To Your House

When it’s time to remodel or make improvements to your home, you may wonder when you need a building permit. How do you determine which remodels and renovations require permits? Most contractors will know ahead of time, but it’s good for homeowners to have a general understanding of us housing market permits for future renovations. Read more about Time To Make Improvements To Your House[…]

Yard Drainage: How to Identify and Solve Irrigation Issues

Whether it is a miniature mansion or a humble cottage in the woods, your home is probably your biggest investment. Chances are the roof over your head is the biggest single purchase you will ever make, and protecting it is in your best interest. You already know how important it is to maintain the interior Read more about Yard Drainage: How to Identify and Solve Irrigation Issues[…]

Spring brings lots of rain in DFW area, protect your foundation with good drainage.

Why is drainage so important in the DFW area? The Dallas Fort Worth area unfortunately has clay soil, so making sure you have good drainage is very important.  As water ponds around your foundation it soaks into the soil and clay expands putting pressure on anything around it.  You can drive around neighborhoods and see Read more about Spring brings lots of rain in DFW area, protect your foundation with good drainage.[…]

Ways to prevent termites from getting into your house.

How do I prevent termites from getting into my house? If you live in the DFW area termite could become an issue.  Do you know what attracts termites? What to look for?  What you can do to prevent a termite infestation? A little background on termites.  Termites eat cellulose which is found in wood.   They also like Read more about Ways to prevent termites from getting into your house.[…]

Time to change your smoke detector and CO2 detector batteries.

Change smoke detector and CO2 detector batteries every six months. Manufactures of  smoke detectors and CO2 detectors recommended that batteries are changed every six months.  There are some types of detectors that recommend once a year.  Most detectors sound an alarm when they need changed, but it is best to change them before this happens.   When Read more about Time to change your smoke detector and CO2 detector batteries.[…]