Gutters are designed to funnel rainwater away from a home. Properly working gutters help keep a home’s basement from filling with water, and protect a home’s foundation from long-term, structural damage, and keep a roof in tip-top shape.
Up to 50% of your home’s energy bill can be tied to heating and cooling costs. Thankfully, it’s easy to lower those bills. The addition of a ceiling fan can cut your household energy bills dramatically.
It’s spring in Oklahoma City and it’s damp! Here comes the mold if you don’t watch out! Fixing mold damage can be one of the most expensive repairs you’ll ever perform on your home, so here’s how to prevent it. It’s no wonder homeowners fear a mold diagnosis: Besides the health problems mold causes, the […]
It’s spring in Oklahoma City. Here comes the wind and hail damage on our roofs! I had an interesting question posed to me today by another Realtor. A home inspection revealed some roof damage. The Seller had scheduled his insurance adjustor to come inspect the roof for a possible claim. The Buyer’s insurance company sent […]
This mornings’ sales meeting included a presentation by Tasha Casey-Loveless of Cox Communications of their Realtor VIP Program. This is a truly rewarding program to use if you’re establishing new service or transferring existing service. To utilize it, you must be referred by your Realtor who will submit your application and you will, in turn, […]
Just saw this and thought I needed to share it! This device recently won a ‘best of show’ award at a Macworld conference. This replaces one (or more) of your electrical outlets and includes a built-in transformer and you can plug in two USB charging cables along with two standard 3 prong electrical cords. These […]
Confused by the tax credits offered for home buyers / home owners? This chart from fixr.com provides the answers in an easily understood format. Click the image to enlarge Source: Fixr If you’re not familiar with fixr, it is essentially the ebay for housing contractors. Post your job and evaluate the bids and contractors. […]
Lighting eats up as much as 20% of your annual electric bill, but using energy-efficient bulbs and making other simple changes can cut lighting costs dramatically. Lighting is one of the biggest energy gobblers in your house, eating up between 10% and 20% of your total electric bill. But it’s also one area of the […]
For what the typical family wastes every year on air leaks–about $350–you can plug energy-robbing gaps, start saving money, and enjoy a more comfortable home. A typical family spends about a third of its annual heating and cooling budget-roughly $350-on air that leaks into or out of the house through unintended gaps and cracks. With […]
Your CLUE Insurance Report Matters http://www.flickr.com/photos/oldonliner/ / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Your homeowners claims don’t disappear after your insurer cuts a check because CLUE reports keep them alive for seven years–and that could cost you. A tree falls on the roof of your house. You file an insurance claim with your agent, collect a settlement from […]