What to Look for When Buying a Garage Door for Your Home

Posted on: February 12, 2020 by in Blog, home inspections longview tx
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Brought To You By HK Inspections! Looking for a new garage door? Whether you need to replace an old, worn-out garage or want to upgrade to something more stylish, you will find a wide array of choices. Garage doors can vary significantly in styles and materials. Keep these things in mind as you shop around. Size First, measure your current garage door to determine which size you will need. Measure the width, height and thickness and take those measurements with you as you Continue Reading ...

Bringing The Indoors Out: 2020 Outdoor Living Trends

Posted on: February 5, 2020 by in Blog, home inspections longview tx
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From your Friends at HK Inspections! 2020 outdoor living trends are all about enjoying your backyard alfresco — but with the comfort and ease, you expect from your indoor spaces. Today's outdoor spaces are transforming into an extension of the home. The current outdoor design also takes into account the look and feel of your entire home, including the interior and exterior, building materials and surroundings. Connecting With Nature: Biophilic Design Biophilic design is achieved when Continue Reading ...

Hot Bathroom Trends For 2020

Posted on: January 30, 2020 by in Blog, home inspections longview tx
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Helpful Information from HK Inspections! Adding or remodeling a bathroom is a popular home improvement project in 2020. Whether it's a simple powder room, a useful three-quarter or a grandmaster bath, it's worthwhile to research the top trends so you can create a space that is functional while also increasing your home's overall value. Sensational Showers When it comes to bathing options, showers are the focus. For instance, four in five homeowners upgrade the shower during a master Continue Reading ...

De-stress By Bringing The Outdoors In

Posted on: January 22, 2020 by in Blog, home inspections longview tx
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Brought to you by HK Inspections! This year you might have goals like ramping up your workout routine, increasing your self-care regimen or finding time to de-stress. The EPA reports that we spend 90 percent of our time indoors, but most people feel that spending time in nature has a positive effect on their mental well-being and stress level, according to a recent YouGov study commissioned by Velux. So, if your goal is to de-stress, here are some healthy behaviors and design tips to help Continue Reading ...

5 Budget-Friendly Home Renovation Ideas this 2020

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From your Friends at HK Inspections! Before anything else, we’d like to say Happy New Year! Give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done for the past 365 days. Now that the year 2020 is here, it's another opportunity to welcome new renovation ideas and perhaps encourage a fresh home environment.  One important thing before starting on any home renovation project is to consider having a home inspection performed. Why? Because not all home improvement projects are cosmetic. Think Continue Reading ...

Prepare your 2020 Homebuying Journey

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Helpful information from your friends at HK Inspections! Look, it’s 2020 already! Perhaps, it’s about time to kick start your year with goal setting and careful planning. If you plan to go on trips in the next couple of years, you would start planning ahead of time for those trips, you should do the same things if you're considering owning a home soon. But, if you're wanting to own the dream home within this year or the next, then you will want to plan now, plan smarter, and think Continue Reading ...

Here’s Why A Home Inspection Is Beneficial For Buyers

Posted on: December 23, 2019 by in Blog
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If you are a home buyer and you think about skipping the Home Inspections Longview TX, you might want to think again. A home inspection is an indispensable part of the home buying process and not something you should take lightly. A good real estate agent would highly recommend that you include a home inspection clause when making an offer. You’ll be paying for the inspection but wait ‘til you get to read the significant benefits a home inspection can offer you. There are some Continue Reading ...

How To Protect Your Most Valuable Asset

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How to pick the right homeowners insurance (BPT) - If you're like many Americans, your home may be your most valuable asset. That's why it's so important to protect it with homeowner's insurance. Plus, it's probably a requirement of your mortgage. Setting up your coverage the right way starts with understanding the major parts of a homeowner's policy. Consider the following information and tips from the USAA Home Learning Center: Dwelling protection This protection covers the cost of Continue Reading ...

Do I Need a New Construction Home Inspection? | Longview TX

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Nothing is perfect, even new homes.  It’s pretty normal to assume that a Home Inspections Longview TX for a newly constructed home is not necessary. After all, everything is new, built from scratch, and customized to your exact needs. Apart from that, nobody has ever lived in that house yet and for sure nothing is broken and that everything is in perfectly fine working condition. While we all want that to be true, unfortunately, that doesn’t happen, at least in the real world. “Should Continue Reading ...

Mortgage Insurance: A Faster Way Into Your First Home

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(BPT) - For many Americans, the biggest hurdle in buying a home is the down payment. According to a recent report, 49% of non-homeowners stated that not having enough money for a down payment and closing costs was a major obstacle to purchasing a home. Many people also mistakenly believe lenders require a 20% down payment to qualify for mortgage financing. Data shows that by using private mortgage insurance (MI), millions of homebuyers with down payments as low as 3% or 5% have been approved Continue Reading ...