Home Ownership

Is My Home Asbestos Free?

According to the US Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration, asbestos is the name that has been given to a group of minerals that occur in nature. These minerals were once heavily used in the manufacturing industries to help materials resist heat and corrosion. Due to health concerns, today the use of asbestos is heavily regulated.

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The Danger of Asbestos

How to Maintain your Septic System

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Many first-time homeowners or those who have spent most of their life in homes connected to a city sewer system may be taken aback by the idea of having to maintain a septic system. After all, most people never give much thought to what goes down their drains or how it could affect them. Generally speaking, whatever goes down the drain is out of sight and out of mind. Consequently, few people know how to maintain a septic system, and fewer still understand what can happen when it isn't properly treated.

How to estate agents function

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A real estate agent is a professional who help individuals with the entire routine of selling, buying and giving out your homes or offices on rent, other properties and homes. Moreover they need to stay current with laws and market trends related to real estate. They are loaded with a massive amount of responsibilities and daily duties, from marketing and lead generation, to opening and closing of properties. Each day for an agent seems to be a different day with challenges and work and at the same time working to fulfill the needs and demands of their clients.

How Flushable are "Flushable Wipes"?

Are flushable wipes the way to go?

In recent years, the concept of "flushable wipes" has exploded in America. Flushable wipes are basically exactly what they sound like: a moist wipe that supposedly can be flushed down the toilet with no consequences or concerns. They are, essentially, a combination of a moist towelette and toilet paper. Flushable wipes were originally designed for baby care; an easy way to clean up your child when changing a diaper, which you can simply throw down the toilet when you're done.

How Does Indoor Spraying for Pests Affect Our Pets?

There is nothing more alarming than seeing a trail of ants traveling along your kitchen walls and countertops, or finding out that you have an infestation of cockroaches. The initial response to these types of pest problems is to spray them away with pesticides. However, while this may be an effective solution, if you have animals, it can be quite detrimental.

Pay per View Is Also a Real Estate Concept

The property market took a major hit that no one saw coming a few years ago. Toxic subprime lending in the United States was the main culprit, but any major problem like that has an impact worldwide – and the UK was hit particularly hard. Unemployment, defaults, negative equity, and minimal demand for property became a fact of life for a while. It was time for a new approach in the property market. If you think that “pay per view” is only to subscribe to a live sporting event on television, think again. It is an innovative new concept for selling houses.

Things to Get in Order Before You Purchase a Home

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A lot of people want to own homes before they are able to do so. Home ownership has a long line of responsibilities that do not stop when the keys are placed in the hand. You have to pay for repairs and maintenance at least once a year. There are also monthly utilities and annual taxes. The bills pile up quickly, so know if you are prepared for these obligations before you sign documents. There are certain things that you must get in order before you buy a home.

1. Prepare Your Credit

5 Questions to Ask Before Starting Home Improvements

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Starting a new home improvement project can be intimidating; other than your home and car, renovations are among the biggest investments you’re likely to make. Fixing up your home can be a great investment decision—but before you sign on the dotted line, make sure you’ve asked the questions of yourself and your contractor.

1. Is my contractor accredited and insured?

Smart Technology: The Key to a More Energy Efficient Life

Smart technology has transformed, and is continuing to transform, modern life in more ways than we could ever have imagined. Most modern technology is created with the purpose of making our lives more efficient—getting from A to B quicker, being able to do more on your phone, cleaning the house more efficiently—so it is only natural that there would eventually be technology available that would help us to live more energy efficient lives. Here are just a few of the ways in which technology is helping us give our homes an eco-friendly makeover.

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