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IN TODAYS MARKET YOUR HOME CAN BE AS RESPECTFUL OF THE ENVIRONMENT AS YOU WANT IT TO BE.BUILDING WITH WESTERN RED CEDAR IS ONE OF THE NATURAL PLACES TO START.CEDAR HAS A VERY DISTINCTIVE BEAUTY, AND NATURAL DURABILITY WITH CENTURIES OF PROVEN PERFORMANCE.WESTERN RED CEDAR IS THE ULTIMATE GREEN BU...
01/08/2009
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IN THESE PRESSING TIMES MORE AND MORE HOME OWNERS ARE TRYING THEIR SKILLS AT THEIR OWN RENOVATIONS, AND FOR THE MOST PART IF THEY ARE GENERALLY SMALL THEY TURN OUT OK.IF THEY ARE ON A LARGER SCALE THEN MOST OF THE TIME IT IS A DISASTER.AND DURING THE RENOVATION MORE IMPORTANT THEN LACKING THE SKI...
01/08/2009
I WOULD LIKE TO PASS ON SOME INFO. THAT MOST CONSUMERS MAY NOT BE AWARE OF WHEN IT COMES TO VENTILATION.I HAVE BEEN IN SEVERAL HUNDRED ATTICS IN MY LIFE TIME, AND AM AMAZED HOW OFTEN I FIND THEM TO BE SO TIGHT THAT EVEN AN INSECT COULD NOT SURVIVE. ONE OF THE MOST COMMON HOMES BUILT ON LONG ISLAN...
01/07/2009
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HOME INSPECTIONS ARE ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECTS HOME OWNERS SHOULD CONSIDER, YET WE ARE FINDING MORE AND MORE CLIENTS NOT AWARE OF THIS SERVICE.MOST CLIENTS BEING THE SELLER DO NOT CONSIDER THE IMPORTANCE IN HAVING THIS SERVICE DONE PRIOR TO PLACING THE PROPERTY ON THE MARKET.I CAN TELL YO...
01/06/2009
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BEFORE I START TODAYS POST I JUST WANTED TO CLARIFY YESTERDAYS STATEMENT I MADE ON SIDEWALKS AND MEDIAN. WHEN I MENTIONED YOUR TOWN IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN TOWNSHIP, MEANING TOWN OF OYSTER BAY, OR HEMPSTEAD, ETC. HERE IS SOME EXCELLENT INFO ON WOOD FLOORING, I PASS ON FROM AN ARTICLE IN FINE HOME BUI...
01/06/2009
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HERE IS A NICE PIECE OF INFO TO PASS ALONG TO YOUR CLIENTS.MOST HOMEOWNERS ARE UNAWARE THAT THOSE DEAD TREES ON THEIR MEDIAN CAN BE TAKEN DOWN BY THE TOWN THEY LIVE IN FOR NO FEE, AND IN FACT THEY WILL PLANT A NEW ONE FOR NO CHARGE IF YOU PREFER.CONSIDER PLANTING A NEW TREE AS IT WILL ADD TO THE ...
01/04/2009
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I HAVE HAD SEVERAL INQUIRES ON THE SUBJECT CONCERNING INSULATION, ESPECIALLY IN THE ATTIC AREAS.THE MOST IMPORTANT CONCERN FOR BUYERS IS TO MAKE SURE YOUR HOME INSPECTOR DOES NOT JUST FLASH A LIGHT FROM THE CLOSET SCUTTLE ENRTY UP INTO THE ATTIC, BUT HAS THE CLOSET CLEARED OUT BEFORE INSPECTION S...
01/04/2009
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HERE IS A GOOD ONE....HAVE YOU EVER DRIVEN DOWN A BLOCK TO ARRIVE AT AN OPEN HOUSE FOR A SHOWING, AND NOTICE THE ROOF ON THE HOUSE IS STAINED.WELL MY FRIENDS THATS NOT DIRT.THAT IS BLACK MOLD GROWING ON THE ROOF SHINGLES, DO TO THE LACK OF VENTILATION.DUE YOU WANT THAT LIABILITY WHEN YOU SELL OR ...
01/03/2009
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HERE IS A GOOD ONE....HAVE YOU EVER DRIVEN DOWN A BLOCK TO ARRIVE AT AN OPEN HOUSE FOR A SHOWING, AND NOTICE THE ROOF ON THE HOUSE IS STAINED.WELL MY FRIENDS THATS NOT DIRT.THAT IS BLACK MOLD GROWING ON THE ROOF SHINGLES, DUE TO THE LACK OF VENTILATION.DUE YOU WANT THAT LIABILITY WHEN YOU SELL OR...
01/03/2009
I JUST WANTED TO PASS SOME INTERESTING INFO. ON OLD SHOWER STALL PROBLEMS.THERE IS A GREAT PRODUCT FOR REBUILDING SHOWER UNITS, WHICH INCLUDES A WATER PROOF MEMBRANE, MOLD RESISTANT ELIMINATES A NEED FOR PAN LINERS AND CEMENT BACKERBOARD.IT ALSO INCLUDES A PREFABRICATED CURB AND TRAY. AND IS AVAI...
01/01/2009
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