Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / by Michael Burdett
Why you should get a pre-listing inspection
Pre-listing inspections may sound time consuming and costly. This could not be further from the truth. Pre-listing inspections could save you a lot of time and money, and create a smoother sale process. Inspections cover everything from the foundation to the condition of the windows and walls. Selling a home is not the time for unpleasant surprises, getting an inspection can circumnavigate a lot of those surprises
What exactly does a home inspection cover? According to the American Society of Home Inspectors “The standard home inspector’s report will cover the condition of the home’s heating system; central air conditioning system (temperature permitting); interior plumbing and electrical systems; the roof, attic and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; the foundation, basement and structural components.” You can also have inspections done for specialized issues; mold and mildew.
Monday, April 23, 2018 / by Michael Burdett
Roofs are one of the most important aspects of your home. They are your first defenses against wind, rain, snow, heat and other forces of nature. The primary cause of roof problems is a poorly maintained roof. Knowing what regular roof maintenance entails is the key to the longevity of your investment.
Do not wait until it leaks: If your roof is already leaking then there may already be damage to sheet rock and insulation, resulting in a much more costly repair. After you’ve noticed the leak it could take months to be fixed. Often times roofing companies are booked months in advance and all they can offer is a quick patch before the repair can be underway. A quick fix is never the way to go when it concerns your largest investment, your home.
Get a routine inspection: Roof inspections should be performed annually. There are many factors that one should consider regarding their roof, including; age, material, and weather. Some roofs can last much longer than others. Metal roo ...
Monday, April 16, 2018 / by Michael Burdett
Buying your first home can be stressful, you may even feel unprepared. We at Rosselle Realty understand that this is a difficult time with tough decisions. We have compiled some tips for you to utilize when purchasing a home.
1 Choose a Trusted Realtor: Many people have mixed feelings when it comes to hiring real estate agents. One line of thought is that hiring a real estate agent increases the costs of purchasing or selling your home. This is true that a percentage of the sale will go to the agent; however agents offer a multitude of benefits. First and foremost agents can negotiate on your behalf with the education and experience that can help bring your overall cost down and make sure that everything is done above board. Secondly agents can tackle the massive amounts of paperwork that is involved in purchasing a home. Agents can also point you in the right direction when it comes to home inspections, leads paint hazards, and possible d ...
Monday, April 9, 2018 / by Michael Burdett
Saving for a down payment might sound daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some tips to put your down payment plan in action.
Set an amount: First things first, decide how much you want to save for your down payment. Look around the market for homes that you feel are within your budget. Once you’ve decided on a price range then you can calculate how much you need to save for. Down payments are generally 20 percent so if you’re looking at a 200,000 dollar home then you might want to save 40,000 for the down payment. Down payments don’t necessarily have to be 20 percent so make sure you talk with your agent.
Determine your time frame: Second step is determining when you want to purchase your home. If you plan on purchasing in a year or two you will have to save larger amounts each month. If you set aside 200 a month you can save 2,400 by the end of the year. However if you can set aside 400 then you would have 4,800 at the end of the ...
Friday, April 6, 2018 / by Michael Burdett
It’s that time of year again, spring cleaning. Hopefully just one day needs to be set aside to thoroughly clean the ins and outs of your home. As you prepare to clean make sure you pack away all the little trinkets and doodads you have around the house, maybe toss a few that just collect dust. Divide and conquer your tasks and make sure you have fun. Here are some tips on how to deal with lime scale, fridges and more.
Lime scale buildup Does lime scale seems to creep up your tub or shower? One effective way to get rid of it easily is vinegar! Soak a few paper towels in vinegar and lay them in your bath or shower. If you have a vertical surface, go ahead and sprays vinegar on the walls. Let it sit for a couple hours while you tackle the kitchen or living room. When you’re done with another section of the house come back and wipe down the walls and tubs. Voila! Your tubs and shower should be restored to perfect condition. Check o ...