How To Lower Your Monthly Mortgage Payment

Posted on: November 20, 2017 by in Blog
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 Helpful Information from HK InspectionsOwning your own home comes with many advantages, including escaping rising rents and the personal and financial stability associated with homeownership. Fortunately, millions of Americans, with less than 20 percent down, have been able to buy a home sooner thanks to mortgage insurance (MI). If you don’t put down 20 percent of the mortgage cost, you will likely be required to purchase MI, which enables low-down-payment borrowers to qualify Continue Reading ...

Big, Smart Ideas For Renovating Smaller Homes

Posted on: November 13, 2017 by in Blog
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 Great Article from HK InspectionsWhile newly constructed homes are bigger than ever, most Americans still live in modestly sized or even small houses — and many of these owners are choosing to remodel rather than move into a bigger home.More than half of all American houses were built before 1980, according to the National Association of Home Builders. At that time, the average new home size was slightly more than 1,700 square feet, U.S. Census Bureau data shows. Continue Reading ...

House Hunting and Credit : What You Need To Know

Posted on: November 6, 2017 by in Blog
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 Helpful Information From HK InspectionsBy now it is something of a cliche to call homeownership the American dream. But even if sitting on your own deck, looking over your picket fence and sipping lemonade doesn’t move you, homeownership is still one of the best ways to build wealth.For many, owning a home is cheaper than renting and, in the long run, the biggest investment they will ever make. It is also a practical financial move thanks to the fact that you're likely Continue Reading ...

10 DIY Home Improvement Projects For Beginners

Posted on: October 30, 2017 by in Blog
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 Brought to you by HK InspectionsYou don't have to be a pro to tackle many home improvement projects. With a little elbow grease and a few smart tools, DIY novices can easily complete all kinds of household tasks efficiently and correctly.Here are 10 common DIY projects for beginners that any homeowner (or apartment dweller) can learn to do. Not only will your house look great, but you'll feel a great sense of pride too. 1. Install A Kitchen Backsplash: You Continue Reading ...

4 Laundry Personalities: Where Do You Fit?

Posted on: October 23, 2017 by in Blog
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 Helpful Information From HK InspectionsChic, trendy, sporty, bohemian, sophisticated, fun, classic — you probably have a clear vision of your fashion and style personality. But do you know your laundry personality? How you wash the clothes you wear is every bit as personal and unique to you as the clothes themselves. Knowing your laundry personality could help ease the load and make the chore easy and fail-proof.A quarter of American households say they overload Continue Reading ...

HVAC Energy-Efficiency Ratings and Terms

Posted on: October 16, 2017 by in Blog
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 Brought to you by your friends from HK InspectionsWhether you’re looking to lower heating and cooling costs, or have a passion for protecting the environment, maximizing the energy efficiency of your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system is a smart move. The more energy efficient your system, the less you’ll spend running it every year, and the smaller your home’s environmental footprint will be.Efficiency ratings are intended to help you decide which products Continue Reading ...

Simple Steps To Create The Perfect Outdoor Oasis

Posted on: October 9, 2017 by in Blog
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 Helpful Information from HK InspectionsSummer is home to many of the year’s most beautiful days, so who can blame you for wanting to spend them all outside? Your yard becomes your living room and your patio the kitchen. It’s your home away from home, which begs the question — do you like your current digs?If your home's outdoor space lacks the comfort and appeals you are longing for, don’t worry. Now is the perfect time to transform your backyard into the perfect Continue Reading ...

Solving The Nation’s Water Problems

Posted on: October 2, 2017 by in Blog
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  Brought to you by your friends from HK Inspections Cooking dinner, washing dishes, showering and flushing toilets — these are daily activities for most Americans. If you did any of these in the last 24 hours, you’ve contributed to the roughly 355 billion gallons of water that are used each day in this country.Water is our most basic, physical need, but it’s also one many people take for granted. While most Americans are fortunate enough not to know a world where they don’t Continue Reading ...

5 Ways To Create Big Luxury In A Small Bathroom

Posted on: September 25, 2017 by in Blog
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  Helpful Information From Your Friends At HK Inspections If you’re thinking about remodeling your small bathroom, you may know that studies show updating a bathroom of any size can increase the value of a home. However, there’s a statistic from a Houzz survey you might not know: 75 percent of people who renovate a master bathroom doesn't make it bigger.Enlarging a small master bathroom is often impractical; you may need to take space from another room or extend an exterior Continue Reading ...

5 Tips To Make The Most Of Your Outdoor Space

Posted on: September 18, 2017 by in Blog
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  Brought to you by your friends from HK Inspections A beautiful, sunny day is one of the best parts of the season, and when you have one, you simply have to be outside. When you step outdoors, where do you go? To the park? The lake? A friend's home?How often do you stay home and enjoy a beautiful day in your outdoor space? If your answer is not often or never, it’s time to create your home field advantage. With just a few simple improvements you can make even the smallest outdoor Continue Reading ...