Take a walk down the streets of any historic neighborhood and it is easy to see the allure of a grand old porch. Each genre of architecture has its own unique way of celebrating this inviting sanctuary that links the home with the surroundings of outdoor life. Sadly, a charming porch will often remain vacant […]
On April 16 of this year water heater manufacturing rules changed. The National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA) has complied with the DOE rule. The new requirements call for higher Energy Factor (EF) ratings on virtually all residential gas, electric, oil and tankless gas water heaters. The NAECA rulings are important to customers because they […]
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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 […]
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.
Easy DIY swimming pool leak test. Need: bucket – swimming pool – about 3 days. This post includes a nice 1:32 video. Follow professional home inspector Gary Smith for more Real Estate Reality!
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.