Do the Math: Homebuying Now May Save A Lot

Posted on: June 22, 2018 by in Blog
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Brought to you by Techcon Inspection Services. Saving for a house deposit is pretty hard but saving for a house deposit in just one year is even harder. Here are some tips on how to save for a house in a year. 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. Continue Reading ...

Keep your Home Pest Free this Year

Posted on: June 15, 2018 by in Blog
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Helpful information from Techcon Inspection Services. There are plenty of ways to keep your home pest free. Here are some helpful tips on how to defend your home and property from these pests before they take over your home. Now is a great time to establish year-long goals and resolutions, including home improvement goals you’d like to tackle this year. The first step is to create a pest control plan for your home. It’s important to establish good habits early in the year to help Continue Reading ...

Deliver Curb Appeal with a DIY Block Mailbox

Posted on: June 8, 2018 by in Blog
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From your friends at Techcon Inspection Services. The art of laying bricks is a good skill to learn. Homeowners can now building their own attractive concrete mailbox with this easy steps. We’ve all heard the old adage, “you only get one chance to make a first impression.” Well, that statement holds true when you’re talking about a home. Whether it’s the landscaping, the siding, the front door, the windows, the paint, the driveway or the outdoor furniture, the initial reaction to Continue Reading ...

Mix, Match and Mosaic: The Top Interior Design Trends of 2018

Posted on: June 1, 2018 by in Blog
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The Article Courtesy of Techcon Inspection Services. Whether you’re redecorating your home or changing up, here are some of the best interior design trends we are to see this year. Whether you’re redecorating your home, changing up that old carpet for warm hardwood flooring, or just longing for a fresh coat of paint and some new accents in the living room, the design trends this year are all about texture, style and surprises. It’s hardwood floors celebrating knots and imperfections Continue Reading ...

The Beauty of Barn Doors

Posted on: May 25, 2018 by in Blog
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Brought to you by Techcon Inspection Services. Create indoor sliding doors as a decorative piece in your home. A sliding barn door would be a space-efficient option for a small room, regardless of its use or function. Barn doors moved out of the farmyard and into the house a long time ago. Recently, however, they have become an even more popular and useful feature in residential design. It’s not hard to see why. “Many homeowners hear the term ‘barn door’ and think of reclaimed, Continue Reading ...

Senior Guest? How to Prepare your Home for Older Visitors

Posted on: May 18, 2018 by in Blog
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From your friends at Techcon Inspection Services. Extending your home to friends and family for a visit is one of the best ways to say you're happy they are in your life. Here are tips on how to prepare your home for older visitors. How to host a senior guest in your home with success Whether it's for a special occasion or just because, hosting an older adult in your home can be a wonderful experience with lots of memory-making potential. However, for a safe and successful visit, you may Continue Reading ...

5 Must-Have Home Features for Retirees

Posted on: May 11, 2018 by in Blog
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Helpful information from Techcon Inspection Services. Here are several home features that will help us as we move through different stages in our lives especially when you are alone. Sponsored ad content by Clayton Homes As we move through the different stages in our lives, our housing needs change too. The home you were excited to move into in your 30s might not be ideal for those now nearing retirement. According to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, between Continue Reading ...

Cut Expenses without Cutting Corners on your Bathroom Remodel

Posted on: May 4, 2018 by in Blog
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Helpful information from your friends at Techcon Inspection Services. Learn how to remodel a bathroom on a budget. Here are some bathroom remodel ideas to make your renovation successful one. When homeowners get the urge to remodel and renovate their homes, two rooms immediately top the list: the kitchen and the bathroom. In the last decade, we've seen something of a renaissance in home bathroom design. From an innovative use of materials to radically reimagined bathtubs and toilets, Continue Reading ...

2018 Remodeling Trends that Boost your Home’s Value

Posted on: April 27, 2018 by in Blog
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From your friends at Techcon Inspection Services. Remodeling can play a critical role in both increasing the value of a home and ensuring that it stands out to potential buyers. 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 Continue Reading ...

5 Tips to Clean your Home – And Save the Planet

Posted on: April 20, 2018 by in Blog
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Article courtesy of Techcon Inspection Services. Here are some tips in saving your environment, your home, your future the eco-friendly way in making a cleaner, greener planet. Log onto almost any news website and in just a few clicks you'll probably come across some story about the environment. Whether it involves international agreements, alternative energy sources or fuel-efficient cars, the discussion is often abstract and far removed from our everyday lives. Consumers want to know Continue Reading ...