Monday, June 21, 2010

Clean out the gutters

With all of the rain in the Kansas City area this season, it's very important to keep the rain gutters on your house free of debris.

It's easy to remember to do this in the Fall with all of the falling leaves clogging things up. But, it's just as important to do in the Spring with all of the "helicopter seeds" from maple trees, Sugar Gum balls, and the like.

Clogged gutters and downspouts lead to overflows and back ups that can put water in your basement. The clogs keep rain water from flowing away from your house's foundation. It, instead, seeks out the cracks in your basement walls.

Just a maintenance reminder for you so that your basement doesn't end up becoming a "cement pond".

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Friday, June 4, 2010

Buying a condo

Money magazine reported in its July issue that prices and mortgage rates for condos are low and choices are plentiful. One housing analyst was quoted as saying, "There are deals of a lifetime out there...".

Should you have your new condo inspected before you buy? Yes. Sometimes it seems as though a condo doesn't need a complete inspection because it doesn't have many of the same concerns as a free-standing home (perhaps no roof immediately overhead your living space, perhaps no basement or crawl space immediately below, etc.).

But your condo still has many of the same systems that need a complete inspection so that you'll know their condition before you buy. Your condo inspection includes the plumbing, electric, heating and cooling systems, appliances, doors, and windows. So you see, you can get a lot of peace of mind by having your condo inspected before you buy. You can test for mold, too, if you wish.

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