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Entries from December 2007

Home Selling Tips – Sell Your Home Faster Using These Great Tips

December 30th, 2007 · No Comments

Many people are having a very difficult time selling their home today. The market for most of the country is considered a buyers market. If you plan on selling your home fast then consider these few tips. Always price your home two percent lower than the current market value. Notice I said current market value. [...]

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Is Something Bugging You?

December 30th, 2007 · No Comments

Is something bugging you? I mean is something bugging you other than the price of gas, TV talent shows that always have a rude condescending British judge?

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Ten Fall Maintenance Tips

December 30th, 2007 · No Comments

Home Inspection Carolina, a Charlotte home inspection service, recommends Ten Fall Maintenance Tips to better prepare a home for the winter. Because homes react to seasonal changes in temperature and moisture levels, it’s important that maintenance is done in order to avoid higher energy bills, or worse, damage to the home. “It’s important for people [...]

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Pre-Listing Inspections: A Sure Sell?

December 30th, 2007 · No Comments

It’s no news that it’s become a buyer’s market in many markets across the country. In my area (Charlotte NC) there are over 16,500 homes on the market and foreclosures are up 55 percent from this time last year. What can agents do to get these properties moved and a big paycheck in their pocket? [...]

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Cost of Security

December 26th, 2007 · No Comments

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Getting to Green

December 26th, 2007 · No Comments

GREEN BUILDING – You

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Tags: Energy Saving · Going Green

Problems with Polybutylene

December 25th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Although some poly piping problems stem from improper installation, most complaints are with the integrity of the piping itself. Polybutylene pipe is known to deteriorate due to contact with oxidants normally found in public water supplies. The failure can occur in the plastic fittings or in the pipe itself. A main concern regarding poly pipe [...]

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What is Polybutylene

December 25th, 2007 · No Comments

Polybutylene is a form of plastic resin that was used extensively in the manufacture of water supply piping from 1978 until 1995. Due to the low cost of the material and ease of installation, polybutylene piping systems were viewed as “the pipe of the future” and were used as a substitute for traditional copper piping. [...]

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EFIS Overview

December 25th, 2007 · 2 Comments

EIFS is not ‘stucco‘ in the sense of the word stucco. Traditional stucco is often called Portland Cement Plaster, and is a centuries-old non-insulating material. Stucco consists of sand, Portland Cement, and water, and is a hard, dense, thick, non-insulating material. EIFS is a modern, lightweight synthetic wall cladding that includes foam plastic insulation and [...]

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Radon Overview

December 25th, 2007 · No Comments

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