Hurricane Season Preparedness

Hurricanes are capable of producing winds in excess of 155 mph and cause catastrophic damage to coastlines and several hundred miles inland. Hurricanes can also lead to storm surges along the coast and cause expensive damage from rubbing heavy rainfall. The question...

How to Fix Slope Grading

After several weeks of rain, some homeowners may be shocked to learn that the grading around the home is not adequate. So the question arises, how can I fix negative or sloped grading around my house? Fixing negative grading requires either adding or removing soil...

Tips for Reducing Closing Costs

Whenever you take out a mortgage whether it’s purchasing or refinancing you have to pay closing costs.  Whether you pay these fees out of pocket is another question, but either way, there will be a cost, and you must pay it one way or another. There are two main...

Garage Door Maintenance

Many people go out of their way to take care of their cars, electrical appliances, and homes. But when it comes to the garage door some homeowners don’t think about it until it’s too late. If the garage door is not properly maintained it can lead to injuries,...

Got a Clogged Sink?

At some point, we all are going to try to figure out how to unclog a drain. It’s fairly quick and simple and most people can manage to unclog drains on their own.  Here are a few easy ways to fix a clogged drain: Pour boiling water down your drain. One of the most...

Keep Elderly Ones Safe at Home

Age brings physical and cognitive changes that can help make staying at home a challenge. A familiar house can soon become a house full of danger. Failing eyesight decreased mobility, and memory lapse can all be a factor.  Instead of waiting for an accident to happen...

Lawn Mower Maintenance

There are few pieces of lawn equipment that take a beating like a lawnmower. However, this popular appliance is often neglected until it won’t start or something breaks. If you want to guarantee an early death for your lawnmower skipping preventative maintenance will...

The Debate of Buying or Renting

For years buying a home was considered a measure of Financial Success. The dream of homeownership has been oversold for years but now it seems like we’re taking it to the other extreme. Many now believe that renting is underrated. So how do we go from believing that...

Lead in the Home

There are some common sources of lead in the home. Lead can easily be found in the air, soil, dust, and paint inside or outside of our homes. Too much exposure can cause serious health problems. The good news is, lead poisoning can be prevented. Here are some common...

Can I Fix that Drip?

There’s nothing more annoying than a leaky faucet. That constant drip is not only a tedious sound but a costly one. Hundreds of gallons of water are wasted because of a leaking faucet. Can I fix that drip myself? Of course, you can and it’s much easier than you might...

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WHAT EVERY HOMEBUYER IN TAMPA SHOULD KNOW

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