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Home Inspection Issues with Foreclosures

July 31st, 2010 · No Comments

There are some special considerations when buying a foreclosure that might not be a consideration when purchasing a normal house. The first of these considerations is to make sure that the water and power are turned on. Usually these houses are vacant and the bank has had them locked up and winterized. While this protects […]

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Tags: Future Trends · Home Buying · Uncategorized

Home Staging Goes Virtual

October 9th, 2009 · No Comments

Staging a home once meant adding accessories, props and even furniture to a home for sale, to create a feeling of warmth and appeal, and make it easier to sell. Today, staging a home still connotes rearranging possessions and furniture, but in more and more cases, the furniture and accessories are digital rather than real, […]

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Tags: Future Trends · Home Buying · Selling Your Home

The Quest For Great Drinking Water

July 8th, 2009 · No Comments

Americans spend millions of dollars on the water they drink, and not just for bottles of Evian. We spend countless dollars each year in search of just the right home water treatment system. In fact, according to an association that monitors water quality, one out of every ten Americans now uses a home water treatment […]

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Tags: Future Trends · Going Green · Selling Your Home

Charlotte Inspector Reveals How To Make Your Garage Great!

July 8th, 2009 · No Comments

Because a garage door can occupy almost 30 percent of a home’s front exterior, more homeowners are paying attention to that large, square attached or next to their home. Many garages are getting an update, for both design and energy-efficiency purposes. And homeowners are finding that once a garage is more energy-efficient, there are unexpected […]

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Tags: Future Trends · Garage · Going Green · Home Improvement · Remodeling

Smart Grid Speaks To Charlotte Consumers

June 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

You may have heard recent news stories about investment in an electrical Smart Grid, but wondered, “What’s so smart about it?” Loosely defined, “Smart Grid” is a term used to describe investments and upgrades to the nation’s electrical grid, making it function more efficiently and in a more environmentally-sensitive manner. We all understand the effect […]

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Tags: Energy Saving · Future Trends · Going Green

Charlotte Homes Wired For The Future

June 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

The phrase structured wiring system is entering our lexicon as a way to describe wiring that will efficiently distribute a variety of data signals throughout the home. That sounds complicated but it refers to signals including cable television and phone, as well as Ethernet computer networks. This wiring system differs from previous schematics because of […]

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Tags: Future Trends