That ’70s Home: 5 Trends Making A Comeback Today

Posted on: January 15, 2018 by in Blog
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The Article Courtesy of HK Inspections Disco may be dead, but the spirit of the 1970s is not. In homes all across the country, people are adding their own splash of ‘70s style in updated, modern ways. Here are five current top decorating trends that have an unmistakable ‘70s flair. 1. More macramé, please From dip dyed wall hangings to simple plant hangers, macramé is coming back in a big way. Whether you purchase these items already made or you enroll in a class to make them Continue Reading ...

Top Trends For The 2018 Housing Market Identified

Posted on: January 8, 2018 by in Blog
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From your friends at HK Inspections In the real estate market, springtime is go time. It’s the busiest time of the year for home sales, and with this year’s stable economy and low unemployment rate, the spring of 2018 has the potential to be especially active. Every market is defined by its trends, and while each year is different, identifying these trends early on can be a useful tool for buyers, sellers and agents to navigate the upcoming market and secure the best long-term solution Continue Reading ...

New Year’s Resolution To Keep: A More Eco-Friendly Home

Posted on: January 1, 2018 by in Blog
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  Helpful Information From HK Inspections Nearly 42 percent of all New Year’s resolutions are broken by February, according to Statisticbrain. It’s easy to understand why — resolutions are difficult to keep all year long. Instead of risking disappointment in 2018, why not make a resolution that takes short-term effort but yields long-term benefits? This year, resolve to make your home more environmentally friendly and energy efficient. “The upgrades needed to make a house Continue Reading ...

The Sound Of Silence: How To Design A Quiet Home Office

Posted on: December 25, 2017 by in Blog
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  An Article Courtesy of HK Inspections In today’s increasingly digital world, it’s no surprise that more employees are opting to work from home. While there may be a shift of physical locations — from the office building to the home — productivity is still paramount, making the need for quiet home workspaces are more important than ever. “As urbanization continues, builders and developers are focused on optimizing available land, which results in more homes, apartments, and Continue Reading ...

The 5-Point Outdoor Winterization Checklist

Posted on: December 18, 2017 by in Blog
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  Brought to you by HK Inspections As temperatures drop, you're reminded that Old Man Winter will soon rear his ugly head. Before the first flurries fly, it's important to take some winterization steps to ensure your home is ready for whatever the season brings. This five-point checklist will help safeguard your home against winter's woes for another year. For additional winterization ideas and detailed project plans, visit Real Cedar.com. Inspect windows: Inspect each window Continue Reading ...

7 Projects To Help Your Home Weather The Winter

Posted on: December 11, 2017 by in Blog
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  Helpful Information from HK Inspections If chilly temperatures make you want to snuggle under a blanket in front of a roaring fire, just think about your poor water pipes that can’t escape the cold. You can’t wrap your home in a warm, protective blanket when winter arrives, but a few winterization steps can help ensure your home weathers the winter safely and efficiently. “Winterizing is definitely an important way to protect a home from the ravages of snow, ice, and harsh Continue Reading ...

Roof Repair: Mind The Gaps, Banish The Squirrels

Posted on: December 4, 2017 by in Blog
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  An Article Courtesy of HK Inspections Cold can aggravate a roof issue and quickly turn minor defects into costly repair bills; in fact, the latest “Cost vs. Value” report from Remodeling Magazine estimates the average roofing replacement costs over $20,000. So, whether you’ve already noticed signs of wear on your roof or just want more “overhead” peace of mind, pay special attention to two seemingly small aspects of the roof that homeowners often overlook: Gaps: Seal Continue Reading ...

4 Things To Consider When Choosing Siding

Posted on: November 27, 2017 by in Blog
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  Brought to you by HK Inspections Selecting new siding is one of the most important curb appeal decisions homeowners face when building new or remodeling an existing home. With so many options — both classic and modern materials — there’s a lot to consider. Many manufacturers are now combining traditional styles and materials with advanced technologies, delivering a product homeowners can love for years to come. Among all the options on the market, vinyl siding — with Continue Reading ...

How To Lower Your Monthly Mortgage Payment

Posted on: November 20, 2017 by in Blog
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  Helpful Information from HK Inspections Owning 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 Inspections While 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 ...