Add Fire Safety To Your Family’s Routine

Posted on: February 19, 2018 by in Blog
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Learn about Fire Safety from Orlando Home Inspector Think of all the items you replace regularly - your cellphone, lightbulbs and even your toothbrush. But when was the last time you replaced your smoke alarm batteries, or even the alarms themselves? It's easy to overlook, but the time to think about fire safety is now - before an emergency strikes.   Many assume that because they have smoke alarms in their homes, they're protected in the event of a fire. In reality, smoke alarms Continue Reading ...

Homebuying Now May Save A Lot

Posted on: February 5, 2018 by in Blog
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Do the math: Homebuying now may save a lot By: Orlando Home Inspector   Check out Certified Move-In Ready for more details. It is a common misconception that a 20 percent down payment is required to buy a home. Advice to wait and save a large down payment is often based on the theory that the cost of mortgage insurance (MI), which is required when you buy with a smaller down payment, should be avoided. This may not be the best advice and is, in fact, not in line with market Continue Reading ...

Keep Your Home Pest Free

Posted on: January 29, 2018 by in Blog
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We at Orlando Home Inspections suggest that now is a great time to establish year-long goals and resolutions, including home improvement goals you'd like to tackle this year.   The first step is to create a pest control plan for your home. It's important to establish good habits early in the year to help prevent potential pest problems. Unchecked, pests can wreak havoc in your home. However, there are several steps homeowners can take to help avoid an infestation and keep their home Continue Reading ...

Rent VS. Own

Posted on: January 22, 2018 by in Blog
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Rent vs. Own: Which is the right for you? Ask our Orlando Home Inspector   If you're thinking of buying your first home, you've probably wrestled with the decision to rent or own your home - and for good reason.   Owning a home is a big commitment. With it comes a lot of responsibility and a long-term financial relationship.   But which is right for you? To answer that, let's lean into the facts.   The improving housing market Good news! Since the depths Continue Reading ...

Smart Home Update 2018

Posted on: January 15, 2018 by in Blog
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Orlando Home Inspection Smart home update 2018: New products that organize your life through voice   The artificial intelligence that's already taking the world by storm is ramping up even more in 2018. Enabling a number of innovative new smart home tools that can make your life easier. More comfortable or just more fun.   Throughout the year, consumers worldwide are expected to spend $102 billion on hardware, services, and installation. Related to smart home systems, an Continue Reading ...

Home Features For Retirees

Posted on: January 8, 2018 by in Blog
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Orlando Home Inspection 5 must-have home features for retirees As we move through the different stages in our lives, our housing needs change too. The home you were excited to move into in your 30s might not be ideal for those now nearing retirement.   According to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, between 2015 and 2035, the number of people over the age of 75 living alone will nearly double from 6.9 million to 13.4 million. Being prepared for retirement Continue Reading ...

Wellness Begins At Home

Posted on: January 1, 2018 by in Blog
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Wellness begins at home: Home Inspection Orlando 5 tips for a healthier home   From diets to exercise routines to standing at our desks while we work, we do a lot to stay healthy. Most of the time this involves focusing on what we eat and how we move. No doubt this is an essential component of good health, but increasingly, people are realizing their home environment can have a big impact on their mood, their health and how they feel.   The following are five changes in your Continue Reading ...

Top Trends For 2018 Housing Market

Posted on: December 26, 2017 by in Blog
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Top trends for the 2018 housing market identified by Orlando Home Inspectors   In the real estate market, springtime is going time. It's the busiest time of the year for home sales, and with this year's stable economy and the low unemployment rate. The spring of 2018 has the potential to be especially active.   Every market is defined by its trends, and while each year is different. Identifying these trends early on can be a useful tool for buyers, sellers, and agents. Continue Reading ...

Ways Renters Become Homeowners

Posted on: December 18, 2017 by in Blog
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Home Inspector Orlando tips about New ways renters are becoming homeowners   The world that millennials have grown up in is a lot different than the world the Gen Xers and Baby Boomers knew. The digital revolution, widespread use of smartphones and adoption of disruptive technologies. Ridesharing and vacation rental apps are just a few of the factors that have altered the social landscape.   Unfortunately, rising student debt, rising home prices, and other economic factors Continue Reading ...

Spots In Your House With Lots Of Bugs

Posted on: December 12, 2017 by in Blog
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Orlando Home Inspector identifies 6 hot spots in your house where critters and creepy-crawlies would love to spend the winter.   When temperatures cool, critters that were perfectly happy outdoors begin looking for somewhere warm to spend the winter. They may decide your house is the perfect location — unless you take steps to keep them out.   You can prepare by learning what’s trying to get into your house and where they would most like to hang out once inside. Continue Reading ...