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HOW TO INSTALL A HEAT PUMP WATER HEATER

Gary Smith says the new water heaters have to accommodate the higher insulation r-values (thermal resistance), making the water heater taller and wider.

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10 Bathroom Safety Tips for the Elderly

As we age, our senses of sight, touch, hearing, and smell tend to decline. Our physical abilities are reduced, and certain tasks such as stretching, lifting, and bending become more difficult. In addition, we also experience a slowing of judgment and reaction time. As a result, we cannot respond as quickly as when we were […]

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Mississippi Improves Building Code Ranking Says MPR

Last year Mississippi adopted stricter building code rules and the law has moved the state up the insurance industries ladder of coastal waterways says IBHS.

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6 Assumptions That Fail the FHA 203(k) Remodel

It’s not wise to take on any project without doing a little homework. With respect to the 203(k) talk it up, ask for recommendations and begin to gather an experienced “team” of professionals. You’ll be the team’s coach.

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7 Truths Buyers Should Know About The Home Inspection Process

Would-a Could-a Should-a … Here are 7 truths you should know about the home inspection process that will leave you with sound advice.

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How To Get A Free Personal Assistant

Everyday tasks are boring – let’s face it. I’m talking about the copy/paste tasks of social media production, email that includes redundant or responsive text and even checking on the weather! What if you had help with these, and dozens of other office and production tasks, For Free! Introducing IFTTT – a service that lets […]

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I Have a Property Disclosure Statement – Do I Need a Home Inspection

I received a note from a potential client last month. It went like this: Hi Gary -I’ve been looking for a home for months now and finally settled with the seller. It’s being offered by a FSBO (for sale by owner) and the seller has been truly wonderful to work with. They’ve invited me in […]

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20 Things to Consider Beyond the Home Inspection

Now that we’ve given your place a thorough inspection let’s take the purchase decision a step further. Here are 20 things to consider when buying a home.   Home-Buying Checklist: 20 Things to Consider Beyond the Inspection Here are 20 things you should consider “after” you’re finished with the home inspection. Click To Tweet

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