Hot Home Design: 4 Things To Consider When Choosing Siding

Posted on: September 13, 2017 by in Blog
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From your friends at Metro Augusta Inspection Services! 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 Continue Reading ...

How To Lower Your Monthly Mortgage Payment

Posted on: September 1, 2017 by in Blog
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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 for home financing from lenders.While Continue Reading ...

Natural Selection: Live-edge Wood In Home Design

Posted on: August 25, 2017 by in Blog
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Helpful information from Metro Augusta Inspection Services! Live-edge hardwood, in which the sides of the slab are left unmilled to retain the natural profile of the tree trunk, is an increasingly popular decorative trend in today’s residential interiors. The technique is not only used for pieces of stand-alone furniture such as tables and benches but also for built-in elements like shelving, mantles, counter tops, bars and kitchen islands. “Most mills cut off the rough tree edges, Continue Reading ...

A Room-by-room Guide To Decluttering Your Home

Posted on: August 18, 2017 by in Blog
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Brought to you by Metro Augusta Inspection Services! Controlling clutter in your home can be a challenge; 48 percent of Americans say their houses are cluttered with stuff they don’t use anymore, according to a survey by ClearVoice Research. Multiple studies have found a cluttered home can negatively affect your mental and physical health, while a cleaner home can make you feel happier and healthier.A UCLA study found mothers in cluttered homes had higher stress levels while dealing Continue Reading ...

Repair Or Replace? What To Do With A Worn-out Cooling System

Posted on: August 11, 2017 by in Blog
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From your friends at Metro Augusta Inspection Services! Sooner or later, every homeowner will face the same tough decision: Can you repair that malfunctioning system or appliance one more time, or is it finally time to replace it? Summer temperatures can heat up the repair-or-replace debate for homeowners living with an older cooling system.To arrive at an answer, you must weigh numerous factors, including which option is more cost-effective over both the long- and short-term, how the Continue Reading ...

Latest Deck Trend: ‘Monster’ Size, Mega-luxury

Posted on: August 4, 2017 by in Blog
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The Article Courtesy of Metro Augusta Inspection Services! Move over mini — the new trend in decking is anything but small.When it comes to the size of their decks, the majority of Americans feel bigger is better — as multiple surveys indicate decks are getting larger and more luxurious, RealtorMag reports.Today’s decks dwarf the outdoor spaces of decades ago, and blur the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces with features like full kitchens, dining and entertainment areas, Continue Reading ...

Plumbing The Possibilities: Kitchens, Showers And Baths Highlight Outdoor Living Spaces

Posted on: July 28, 2017 by in Blog
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From your friends at Metro Augusta Inspection Services! The trend toward outdoor living spaces that mimic the look, comfort, convenience and functionality of indoor spaces doesn’t have to stop at the backyard grilling station. A growing number of homeowners are exploring new additions to their outdoor spaces, including outdoor showers and powder rooms, and even garage entertaining areas anchored by sinks and wetbars!While traditional plumbing techniques might once have limited just how Continue Reading ...

Home Innovations That Protect Against Moisture

Posted on: July 21, 2017 by in Blog
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From your friends at Metro Augusta Inspection Services! There is an insidious enemy that every homeowner dreads: moisture and the damage and degradation it can cause if left unchecked. Luckily, home improvement manufacturers have discovered new ways to prevent moisture from penetrating the home in the first place. With new home product innovations, there is no reason to suffer the costly and damaging effects of rain, snow or ice. Unique Fasteners Add Longevity To Decks: Innovative fastening Continue Reading ...

Smaller Metros Take Action To Draw Millennials Fleeing Bigger Urban Areas

Posted on: July 14, 2017 by in Blog
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Are millennials getting ready to leave big cities in droves? Some experts in demographics, economics and real estate have predicted the millennial exodus from huge urban areas has already begun. If true, the question remains: where will they go?Some may head to the suburbs, like their parents and grandparents did before them, but many will look for a different lifestyle, one that combines the advantages of suburban living with the best features of city life. Some smaller metro areas, like Continue Reading ...

Uniquely You Hues: Decorating With Your Personality In Mind

Posted on: July 7, 2017 by in Blog
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Helpful information from Metro Augusta Inspection Services! Whether you realize it or not, the colors you select for your home and your personal belongings tell a lot about your personality. In fact, according to a recent survey by PPG, 58 percent of 2,500 consumers surveyed agree that colors selected for their home, car and consumer products — such as appliances and electronics — reflect their personality and style all or most of the time. In addition, 70 percent of those surveyed agreed Continue Reading ...