5 Best Strategies To Beat The Heat And Save Energy This Summer

Posted on: May 21, 2019 by in Blog
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Helpful information from your friends at Sure Thing Home Inspections! When the temperatures start going up, so do your energy bills. If you’re looking for ways to save energy and keep your house cooler at the same time. There are a number of strategies you can use to beat the heat and save energy that will make you and your family more comfortable all summer long. 1. Get smart about air conditioning Cool your home using the latest smart technology. LG Electronics’ smart window and Continue Reading ...

Upgrade Your Space Without Breaking The Bank

Posted on: May 14, 2019 by in Blog
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 From your friends at Sure Thing Home Inspections! Whether you rent or own, a happy home means finding distinctive ways to continuously upgrade your space without breaking the bank. A full renovation or re-design can be pricey. But making your home feel fresh and current doesn’t have to be. We’ve thought through cost-effective solutions to make your home a place you love. 1) Measure your moolah Understanding the budget is a crucial first step to any home project and money can be a Continue Reading ...

Real Estate Ready: Smart Tips For First-Time Homebuyers

Posted on: April 30, 2019 by in Blog
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Helpful information from your friends at Sure Thing Home Inspections! Are you real estate ready? Here are some smart tips for first-time home buyers. Today’s first-time homebuyers face a variety of hurdles when trying to enter the real estate market. While interest rates have declined recently and there are signs that more inventory may be coming onto the market. Many buyers continue to feel the frustration in finding and financing a home. Additionally, high levels of student loan Continue Reading ...

Retaining Walls To The Rescue

Posted on: April 23, 2019 by in Blog
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Brought to you by Sure Thing Home Inspections! Segmental retaining wall (SRW) units are one of the most versatile landscaping tools in the homeowner’s and professional landscaper’s toolbox. Retaining wall units have evolved from just being used to retain soil, transition slopes and prevent erosion. Today’s SRWs can do all that plus serve as multipurpose building blocks for a variety of outdoor-living features, including stairs, columns, freestanding walls, tiered walls, curved Continue Reading ...

5 Smart Ideas To Refresh Your Deck

Posted on: April 16, 2019 by in Blog
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From your friends at Sure Thing Home Inspections! As the season's turn, your focus begins to shift to the outdoors. Your deck or patio becomes your new living room — an ideal setting for memorable moments with friends and family. If you look at these spaces and long for a refresh, the time to start planning is now. You have options, and many you can do yourself with minimal effort. To start, if you don't have a deck or patio, research materials carefully before making an investment. Continue Reading ...

Top 2019 Outdoor Living Trends

Posted on: April 9, 2019 by in Blog
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From your friends at Sure Thing Home Inspections! With busy schedules and on-the-go lifestyles, outdoor living spaces offer a chance to decompress, enjoy nature and connect with friends and family. Thanks to the impressive design and quality of today’s outdoor products, these spaces often rival the convenience, comfort, and design of the indoors. As the heart of the home shifts outdoors, following are some of the top trends that will dominate the outdoor living landscape. Sustainable Continue Reading ...

Are Your Home And Your Wallet Prepared For The Inevitable?

Posted on: March 29, 2019 by in Blog
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Helpful information from your friends at Sure Thing Home Inspections! Nobody bats an eyelash when it comes to buying homeowner's insurance, but many homeowners don’t apply that same logic to planning for home repairs — not what might happen, but what will happen. Only a fraction of the 120 million U.S. households today is protected by a home services plan, also known as a home warranty. That number is growing, as homeowners recognize the value of coverage when appliances go on Continue Reading ...

Parenting Advice For Strong Relationships And A Healthy House

Posted on: March 18, 2019 by in Blog
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The Article Courtesy of Sure Thing Home Inspections! Managing work-life balance as a parent comes with challenges, and with busy schedules for both parents and children, disruptions at the last minute can really take a toll on a family's everyday routine. This is especially true when a child has to take a sick day from school due to illness during the cold and flu season. It's important to know you're not alone, and with a little focus and positive reinforcement, you can help your kids be Continue Reading ...

When Saying ‘I Do’ Means A Move: 5 Tips For Combining Households

Posted on: March 11, 2019 by in Blog
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Helpful information from your friends at Sure Thing Home Inspections! Getting married means a whole lot of changes, not the least of which could be moving to a new house or apartment. Whether you're getting a brand-new place for the both of you or one of you is shifting all your earthly possessions to join your spouse, it's a good idea to take proactive steps to make crossing that new threshold a little easier. Here are a few tips for taking some of the stress out of moving day - for Continue Reading ...

Building A New Home? Protect Yourself Against Today’s Faster, Scarier Fires

Posted on: March 4, 2019 by in Blog
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Brought to you by Sure Thing Home Inspections! If your new home is among the one million or so being built in the U.S. this year, congratulations! You'll have the chance to customize it to your dream home preferences. One feature that should be at the top of your priority list is the best possible fire protection for yourself and your loved ones: home fire sprinklers. While choosing household systems may not be as fun as picking paint colors and carpeting, it's even more important. And Continue Reading ...