7 Projects To Help Your Home Weather The Winter

Posted on: December 11, 2017 by in Blog
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 Helpful Information from Mountains to Sound Home InspectionIf chilly temperatures make you want to snuggle under a blanket in front of a roaring fire, just think about your poor water pipes that can’t escape the cold. You can’t wrap your home in a warm, protective blanket when winter arrives, but a few winterization steps can help ensure your home weathers the winter safely and efficiently.“Winterizing is definitely an important way to protect a home from the ravages of Continue Reading ...

Roof Repair: Mind The Gaps, Banish The Squirrels

Posted on: December 4, 2017 by in Blog
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  An Article Courtesy of Mountains to Sound Home Inspection Cold can aggravate a roof issue and quickly turn minor defects into costly repair bills; in fact, the latest “Cost vs. Value” report from Remodeling Magazine estimates the average roofing replacement costs over $20,000.So, whether you’ve already noticed signs of wear on your roof or just want more “overhead” peace of mind, pay special attention to two seemingly small aspects of the roof that homeowners often Continue Reading ...

4 Things To Consider When Choosing Siding

Posted on: November 27, 2017 by in Blog
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 Brought to you by Mountains to Sound Home InspectionSelecting 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 Continue Reading ...

How To Lower Your Monthly Mortgage Payment

Posted on: November 20, 2017 by in Blog
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 Helpful Information from Mountains To Sound Home InspectionOwning 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 Continue Reading ...

Big, Smart Ideas For Renovating Smaller Homes

Posted on: November 13, 2017 by in Blog
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 Great Article from Mountains To Sound Home InspectionWhile newly constructed homes are bigger than ever, most Americans still live in modestly sized or even small houses — and many of these owners are choosing to remodel rather than move into a bigger home.More than half of all American houses were built before 1980, according to the National Association of Home Builders. At that time, the average new home size was slightly more than 1,700 square feet, U.S. Census Bureau Continue Reading ...

House Hunting and Credit : What You Need To Know

Posted on: November 6, 2017 by in Blog
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 Brought to you by Mountains To Sound Home InspectionBy now it is something of a cliche to call homeownership the American dream. But even if sitting on your own deck, looking over your picket fence and sipping lemonade doesn’t move you, homeownership is still one of the best ways to build wealth.For many, owning a home is cheaper than renting and, in the long run, the biggest investment they will ever make. It is also a practical financial move thanks to the fact that you're Continue Reading ...

10 DIY Home Improvement Projects For Beginners

Posted on: October 30, 2017 by in Blog
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 Helpful Ideas From Mountains to Sound Home InspectionYou don't have to be a pro to tackle many home improvement projects. With a little elbow grease and a few smart tools, DIY novices can easily complete all kinds of household tasks efficiently and correctly.Here are 10 common DIY projects for beginners that any homeowner (or apartment dweller) can learn to do. Not only will your house look great, but you'll feel a great sense of pride too. 1. Install A Kitchen Continue Reading ...

4 Laundry Personalities: Where Do You Fit?

Posted on: October 23, 2017 by in Blog
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 Brought to you by Mountains To Sound Home InspectionChic, trendy, sporty, bohemian, sophisticated, fun, classic — you probably have a clear vision of your fashion and style personality. But do you know your laundry personality? How you wash the clothes you wear is every bit as personal and unique to you as the clothes themselves. Knowing your laundry personality could help ease the load and make the chore easy and fail-proof.A quarter of American households say Continue Reading ...

HVAC Efficiency Ratings and Terms

Posted on: October 16, 2017 by in Blog
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 Helpful Information From Mountains to Sound Home InspectionWhether you’re looking to lower heating and cooling costs, or have a passion for protecting the environment, maximizing the energy efficiency of your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system is a smart move. The more energy efficient your system, the less you’ll spend running it every year, and the smaller your home’s environmental footprint will be.Efficiency ratings are intended to help you decide which Continue Reading ...

Simple Steps To Create The Perfect Outdoor Oasis

Posted on: October 9, 2017 by in Blog
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 Brought to you by Mountains to Sound Home InspectionSummer is home to many of the year’s most beautiful days, so who can blame you for wanting to spend them all outside? Your yard becomes your living room and your patio the kitchen. It’s your home away from home, which begs the question — do you like your current digs?If your home's outdoor space lacks the comfort and appeals you are longing for, don’t worry. Now is the perfect time to transform your backyard into the Continue Reading ...