House Hunting? Use This Handy Checklist Before You Make the Offer

2018-03-08T11:58:52-06:00Blog, Dallas, Home Inspection Information, Home inspection Solutions|

House hunting can feel like an adventurous new chapter in your life. If you’re lucky enough to find the property that checks off all the “must have” boxes — appearance, size, price, location — it’s easy to fall in love. Not so fast. Before making an offer on any property, it’s smart to take a

Are Hidden Leaks Damaging Your Home, Boosting Water Bills and Harming the Environment?

2018-04-27T10:27:55-05:00Blog, Dallas|

Home water leaks waste 1 trillion gallons of water per year, and 10 percent of American homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons of water a day, according to the EPA. Fixing easily detectable leaks like dripping faucets and malfunctioning toilets can reduce water bills and water waste. But what do you do about the leaks

Do the Math: Homebuying Now May Save a Lot

2018-02-19T17:32:36-06:00Dallas, Dallas / Fort Worth Texas Attractions|

It is a common misconception that a 20 percent down payment is required to buy a home. Advice to wait and save a large down payment is often based on the theory that the cost of mortgage insurance (MI), which is required when you buy with a smaller down payment, should be avoided. This may

2018 Remodeling Trends That Boost Your Home’s Value

2018-01-31T00:32:50-06:00Blog, Dallas|

A strong housing market is giving homeowners the confidence to invest in remodeling. In fact, homeowner spending on improvements and repairs will approach $340 billion in 2018, an increase of 7.5 percent from estimated 2017 spending, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.

That ’70s Home: 5 Trends Making A Comeback Today

2018-01-24T08:01:18-06:00Blog, Dallas|

Disco may be dead, but the spirit of the 1970s is not. In homes all across the country, people are adding their own splash of ‘70s style in updated, modern ways. Here are five current top decorating trends that have an unmistakable ‘70s flair. More macramé, please: From dip dyed wall hangings to simple plant