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Green Home Features

filed under: Informational posted on March 30th, 2015

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The National Association of Realtors gathers and shares all sorts of data about buyers, sellers, real estate agents, home sales- well you get the picture.  Recently they published an infographic "Going Green" covering everything you ever needed to know about green home features. Heating and cooling efficiency resonates with all age groups. And the cost of commuting is the heavy hitter with buyers until they reach the age of 49. Looking for your "green home"?  Take a look at the graphic below and...

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A Homeowner’s Checklist for Year-Round Maintenance

filed under: Informational posted on March 27th, 2015

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Home maintenance doesn’t begin and end with spring cleaning. Regular upkeep is required 24/7-365. Keeping your home in like-new condition throughout all of the seasons will prevent potentially hefty renovation costs in the future. Use this helpful guide to keep your home in tip-top shape year-round: Spring Clean Out The Gutters: Winter can leave behind leaves and other sediment in your gutters. Begin cleaning your gutters near a downspout, and remove any large debris like leaves and twigs. Clean out the fine...

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Before You Paint Your Home…

filed under: Informational posted on March 12th, 2015

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Whether you have found your dream home and plan to stay in it forever, or are planning to sell soon, a new paint job will have it looking and feeling fresher without breaking the bank. If you plan to sell your house, home and garden television advises you to spruce up your home’s exterior, increase curb appeal and ensure you get potential buyers through the door. DIY can be difficult to get the hang of. The better prepared you are, the...

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Knob-and-Tube Wiring

filed under: Informational posted on February 25th, 2015

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Many homes in and around greater Cincinnati have knob-and-tube wiring.  Buyers usually check the property off their list as soon as they see the electric box....but knowledge provides buying power. Kim Hunter, Loan Officer (Extraordinaire) is always passing along great information and the article below, compliments of Coldwell Banker Home Loans, provides a detailed information about knob-and tube wiring. In a past column, we discussed the benefits and challenges of buying "fixer uppers." When you are walking clients through an older house,...

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New Home? Stop Air Leaks Now and Save Big Bucks

filed under: Informational posted on February 23rd, 2015

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Recently moved into a new home and feeling breezes from windows and doors during the cold spell? Stop leaks now and save big bucks! Cold climates give homeowners two choices: seal now or pay later. Compiled by the U.S. Department of Energy, the "Retrofit Techniques and Technologies: Air Sealing" guide shares that residents pay an estimated average of 10-20 percent more on energy than necessary. And while proper insulation is important for overall comfort, it does not seal air. Air...

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