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Wednesday, June 1, 2022   /   by Maike Houser

Look Out for These Common Home Hazards

Look Out for These Common Home Hazards

Homes can have safety issues that aren’t always obvious — problems that could endanger you and your family.
Fortunately, doing an annual safety audit of your property can help identify some of these hazards and allow you to remedy them before they cause larger problems. It may also help you to avoid using your home warranty or homeowners insurance.
Want to make sure your home is safe for you and your loved ones? Here’s a room-by-room breakdown of what to do.
KitchenIf you have kids, make sure sharp knives and utensils are stored safely in a drawer. You should also check that your vent hood is working properly and that there’s a fire extinguisher within easy reach.
BathroomsDo your rugs have nonskid undersides that are in good condition? If not, replace them or add a nonskid mat underneath. You should also check that your electronics are kept away from water sources like the sink and tub.
BedroomsMake sure heavy furnr ...

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Friday, April 1, 2022   /   by Maike Houser

What to Know About Home Inspections

Whether you're a buyer or a seller, you should know these four things about inspections.

You probably know that home inspections are often part of the homebuying process.
But do you know why they’re so important — or what they mean for your home purchase or sale?
Home inspections can play a big role in whether your homebuying (or selling) efforts are successful.
Are you hoping to buy or sell a house soon? Here’s what you should know about how a home inspection might impact your goals.
Inspections aren’t required. A home inspection is generally encouraged for buyers, but it’s not required. In a hot market, buyers might waive their right to an inspection to win a bidding war. But be careful: This could hurt you financially if you find yourself having to make large repairs and renovations.
The results can influence your deal — and your price. If the inspector finds issues, the buyer will often want . ...

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