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Entries from October 2009

Is There Toxic Chinese Drywall in North Carolina?

October 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

I am asked this all the time. Is there toxic Chinese Drywall here in North Carolina and more specifically in Charlotte NC? Since I am a home inspector in Charlotte NC that is a pretty valid question. Before I answer that though I feel it is necessary to explain what the problem is with this [...]

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TIME IS RUNNING OUT ON THE $8000 TAX CREDIT

October 22nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

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Home Staging Goes Virtual

October 9th, 2009 · No Comments

Staging a home once meant adding accessories, props and even furniture to a home for sale, to create a feeling of warmth and appeal, and make it easier to sell. Today, staging a home still connotes rearranging possessions and furniture, but in more and more cases, the furniture and accessories are digital rather than real, [...]

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Tags: Future Trends · Home Buying · Selling Your Home

Standing Water

October 9th, 2009 · No Comments

Question: What might cause standing water in my yard? Answer: If your yard, or some portion of it, remains wet and soggy for extended periods after periods after a rain shower, it probably means the natural drainage ways have been blocked and have settled, and there isn’t enough grade in your yard to allow water [...]

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Tags: Home Improvement · Home Maintenance · Lawn and Garden · Maintenance

Home Heating and Cooling

October 9th, 2009 · No Comments

Homeowners know that a great deal of energy is required to power heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, especially once winter or summer electric and gas bills arrive. In fact, as much as half of the energy used in a home goes towards heating and cooling the indoor environment.

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Tags: Heating/Air Conditioning · Home Improvement · Home Maintenance · Maintenance