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How to Naturally Balance Humidity: Save Money, Breathe Easy
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It’s time to tackle some fall home maintenance tips.

Best natural tips to prepare your home for winter's frosty bite:
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Protect our environment with Natural Pest Control!

Household pests can be a year round nuisance here in the Pacific Northwest. Some pests eat your plants or dig up your lawn, while others can cause ugly financial headaches. Solving pest problems may seem impossible, but don’t worry, you have options. I believe household pest control should be safe and effective. Today I am providing you with my natural pest control tips.
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Are you buying homes without inspections?

We are all aware that this current real estate market is crazy! So I know some of you are waiving the inspection contingency to make competitive offers, thus buying homes without inspections. This is a pretty expensive gamble on something that is basically a 30 year loan, especially if it is your primary home where your kids will grow up and you will grow old. It’s like buying a private plane sight unseen off of Craigslist. Wacky!
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Researching your strata documents can save you from future headaches.

Get helpful tips about strata documents:
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Why do I need a sun room inspection?


Since most of the coastal regions of British Columbia are in a temperate rain forest climate, our homes have to be ready to deal with the inevitable deluge of moisture that occurs throughout the year. Owners of houses with sun rooms have to be particularly aware of the effects of inclement weather, which is why a sun room inspection is so important.
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Understanding deck defects
With anticipation of warmer weather in the upcoming months, it is important to make sure your deck is a safe area to congregate for your warm weather gatherings. Decks are an area of the exterior where I often find very dangerous situations due to deck defects.
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It’s that time, you are selling your home. Now the buyer(s) have requested that the sale be contingent upon a home inspection. Since home inspections can be a major source of stress for people selling their homes. What is the easiest way to lower some of this stress? You could hire your own home inspector. A good inspector can go through your house before the buyers bring in their inspector. This special inspection, known as a seller’s inspection:
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Everyone knows the potential dangers of a fire in side of their homes. If a flame is not quickly extinguished, it can quickly spread and burn the surrounding area in a matter of minutes. A functional fire extinguisher is indispensable in our homes. As a home owner you can use portable fire extinguishers to extinguish small, contained fires. Which may prevent needless injury and minimize property damage.
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In the winter, if you keep cold air out of the house it can aid in energy consumption and save money. Yet, there is also a major disadvantage of making our homes too air tight. Today’s blog: the dangerous gas often known as the “silent killer”, or carbon monoxide.
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