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Sun City Carolina Lakes

March 28th, 2008 · No Comments

Are you an active adult 55 or over living or moving to Charlotte NC? In this video Marian Ingram, a active adult real estate specialist in Charlotte NC showa the features and ammenities of the new Del Webb community in Fort Mill SC just outside of Charlotte NC. Check ot Sun City Carolina Lakes and [...]

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Tags: Charlotte Neighborhoods · Welcome To Charlotte NC

Difference Between Termite Damage and Moisture Damage

March 19th, 2008 · No Comments

There are many ways the wood on your house can get damaged. If you have damage, Do you know whether its moisture damage, carpenter ant damage, or worst of all, termite damage. Moisture damage leaves a cubicle rot or alligatoring look to it. Carpenter ant damage leaves the wood with a stringy appearance. Carpenter ants [...]

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Tags: Home Buying · Preparing Your Home for the Inspection · Real Estate Investing · Termites

Live Termites

March 16th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Usually when we find termites on a slab house, it is on one of the perimeter walls. You see termites come fom the ground and the have to return to the ground for moisture. On a slab house the perimer wall baseboard is sitting right on top of an expansion crack that goes right to [...]

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Tags: Home Maintenance · Preparing Your Home for the Inspection · Termites

Damaged Subfloor Under Bathroom

March 12th, 2008 · No Comments

Do you have some soft spots in your bathroom floor? Bathroom floors are real hot spots for moisture damage. There are so many places where leaks and damage can occur. The most common are around the toilet and the tub. If you see moisture or damage around the toilet (from crawl) this is usually the [...]

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Disconnected Dryer Vent

March 12th, 2008 · No Comments

Do you have high moisture in your crawl space? In North Carolina it is considered high moisture if the moisture content of the floor joists or subfloor is 20% or greater. This is considererd condusive conditions for termites and for fungus. There are multiple causes and multiple fixes for high moisture in the crawl. Some [...]

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Tags: Home Improvement · Home Maintenance · Preparing Your Home for the Inspection · Remodeling · Selling Your Home · Termites

Termite Damage to the Front Band Sill

March 11th, 2008 · No Comments

Do you know where the No # 1 spot for termites is in your house? Over eighty percent of the time we find termite damage it is in the band sill or the outermost joist adjacent to the front stoop or porch. Why is this? Its because these stoops are “dirt filled” and they also [...]

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Tags: Home Buying · Termites

Trim Damage

March 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Do you have trim damage? Do you have soft wood around windows and doors? What happens here is water gets in behind the wood where it’s not primed or painted, then the pourous wood will suck it up and it will cause damage. Moisture in wood is also attractive for termites. After the moisture has [...]

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Tags: Home Buying · Home Improvement · Home Maintenance · Preparing Your Home for the Inspection · Selling Your Home

Screens in the Attic

March 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Have you ever had bats, squirrels, or other rodents in your attic? This is probably the result of not having screens or not having adequate screen coverage. Often flood lights attract bugs which attract bats. If these bats get in your attic they poop. The poop can carry disease and parasites. You have to get [...]

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Tags: Home Maintenance · Preparing Your Home for the Inspection · Selling Your Home

Leaky Flues

March 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Have you ever had a leak in your attic despite having fairly new shingles? Leaks will develop around flues and flashing much sooner than they will on the shingles themselves. It is necessary to have flashing at flue vents and plumbing vents. The flashing is necessary to make the transition from round pipe to shingled [...]

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Tags: Home Maintenance · Preparing Your Home for the Inspection

Local Real Estate Agent Markets Outside The Box

March 10th, 2008 · No Comments

We all know the real estate market is a little depressed right now. Heck the news media will not let us forget it. Which one is causing which? Ever notice that in history many recessions corrospond with election years? Check it yourself, I am not kidding. Is it because of uncertainity about the future or [...]

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Tags: Charlotte Area Housing Market · Charlotte Neighborhoods · Selling Your Home · Welcome To Charlotte NC