Home Builder Tips


Safety First

I know we’re still into the end of Summer and it is still September – but October is not really far-off, which is Fire-Safety month. Here is a good overview on the subject of fire-safety (be sure to read all four (4) pages: http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/co-and-smoke-alarms/buying-guide.htm Here, also is a visual representation of overall fire-losses and their sources, as we’re all about Safety First:


Underground storage tank at a construction site.

What You Need to Know About Underground Storage Tanks

Oil heating used to be common in areas where electricity or natural gas was hard to get to a home. To save space, many builders installed these oil tanks underground. Your current furnace may not even be operating on heating oil, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a buried oil tank somewhere on the property.

Front yard of a house

Top 10 Tips For DIY Landscaping

Your yard is an important representative for the rest of your property. To help ensure that your real estate looks great outside as well as in before a sale, consider the following tips:

1. Clear Out the Dead Stuff

Chop down or pull out anything that is completely dead.

Blue and white bathroom with lots of storage space.

Top 10 Tips for DIY Home Staging

The real estate market has quickly gone from “Staging? What is that?” to “You absolutely MUST hire an expensive professional stager!”

For some million dollar plus homes, this expense could potentially pay for itself. For everyone else, there are plenty of ways to stage your own home using a bit of elbow grease and some common sense.