September 2018

Found 4 blog entries for September 2018.

Foundation Damage Information for HomeownersFoundation damage can cause a variety of problems for homeowners. Home renovations are hard or impossible to complete when the foundation is not straight and stable. In addition, foundation damage can devalue the home and make it harder to sell. It's important to be able to identify the signs of foundation trouble in a West Edmonton home and take care of the problem before it's out of control. These tips can help.

How Can You Identify Foundation Damage?

Some signs of foundation damage are very obvious, other signs are less so. Some of the most obvious signs of foundation damage include:

  • Stair stepping cracks in the foundation mortar
  • Horizontal cracks in the foundation
  • Bowing walls
  • Large cracks in the walls in the basement,
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Top Things to Throw Away Before You MoveWhen a couple is getting ready to buy and move to a smaller home, it can be hard to decide what stuff to keep and what to give away. This guide can help people identify a few types of clutter that they can part with without feeling regret:

Unused Kitchen Gadgets

Many people tend to pick up more kitchen equipment than they will ever use. When preparing for a move, aspiring downsizers should take careful note of which implements they reach for most. Any that do not get used regularly should be donated.

Rarely Worn Clothes and Shoes

Large collections of rarely used items plague many people's bedroom closets, as well. Crafting capsule wardrobes with small, high quality collections of related objects can help cut down on possessions that do

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Your Guide to Selling PapersThe paperwork of a home sale can be difficult to wade through for those who aren't familiar with real estate. Not only is it time-consuming, but it's also confusing to interpret the many terms and contingencies that lace through practically every form. Those who want a relatively quick and easy escrow process should have an idea of their obligations so they can speed their closing date along.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Clean Title

Home buyers are justifiable to demand a clean title before purchasing a home. The last thing they need is for a bank to show up with a lien on the property or an ex-spouse to claim the property is

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Don't Underestimate the Value of Hiring a Real Estate Agent When Buying a HomeHome buying is an involved and often complex task, and hiring a real estate agent to lead the effort can provide buyers with peace of mind and the home of their dreams. Indeed, most agents charge a six percent or higher fee on the sale price, but their invaluable services make that expense seem rather small in the long haul for a number of reasons.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Agents Have Access to Unknown Homes on the Market

Hiring a real estate agent may give buyers the chance to see homes they would miss otherwise. Some home sellers opt to sell quietly and don't publicly list their homes on MLS sites or by traditional means.

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