What do you need to know about the services of Houston home inspection companies? Doing a comparison analysis of data on their website may not be enough.
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As the end of the year approaches, I am thinking of the trends that I noticed in Houston real estate.
The following is a guest post going over the steps to simplify your search for a new place to live.
Do you want know how the City of Houston will grow? Are you curious abut our efforts to keep the city looking beautiful or green? The city has some websites for you.
There is much discussion about our urban environment with ideas like the Transition Town and Livable Streets movements, but are you considering how your neighborhood should move forward.
Where is the real estate market heading? Is the housing market recovering or not, and is Houston an exception? As new data come into pay, we real estate professionals focus on one data point to say great, but we need to see the broader picture.
Knowing about the products going into your home can help you understand the consequences to your budget and environment.
Originally published in the forum. I am placing it here since it has an explanation as to why Houston is not in this index
As more people are looking for properties closer to downtown, some are opting to keep the historic homes, instead of tearing them down for a town home.
As the hurricane season approaches, you may want to have your home ready now to ensure the least amount of damage.
A new page on this site is provided to show you what would be written in a home inspection report.
Home inspection reports differ from one home inspector to the next, but here is the basic core of a report to show you what you might see. This is not an entire home inspection report, and the report is not of a single home. I wanted to show typical items that might cause an inspector [...]
Is there a future trend that we can spot that will indicate what will be incorporated into green homes? How do we define eco-friendly?
I may bring up the idea of green homes a bit, but really the point is to build a home suitable for the climate. In other words, we should consider smart designs, not just green designs.
The effects of the recession on real estate commissions.
A look at some news coming from the Mayor’s office on the greening of our city.
Arguments against smart grids are arising, and the Mayor’s Electric Reliability Task Force’s Report may find some detractors.
Finding ways to deliver energy efficiently, cheaply, and securely while avoiding power outages is becoming a new goal.
This program has been in existence for a few years, but here is a new look at its potential.
Should taking care of your foundation be part of your home maintenance routine? It should if you want to avoid other problems in your home.
There are new ways to search the real estate market in Houston for homes or professionals. From sidebar widgets to Twitter, and I am exploring the possibilities.
Houston Real Estate may be cheaper than many US markets, but did you know know that you could buy a lot for $1. Here is one way to get rid of a vacant home.
Knowing some facts about Houston real estate can help the average buyer, but it can prove vital for the real estate investor. Entrepreneurs need to be up on statistical abstracts to spot the trends and forecasts to make wise home buying decisions.
Home Inspectors in Houston (and all over Texas) should be aware that a new property inspection report is in place. Here is a summary of some significant changes that the consumer should know. This post is meant as a companion piece to my previous posts that were written in the “Understanding Your Report” Category.
As a home inspector, I always give advice on how to reduce energy costs to my clients; however rising prices means that reducing your energy consumption does not necessarily mean lower cost. Here is a method that I use to see if I am on target to saving money.
Foreclosure Inspections may be different than what you think. Find out about my service on this page. Do you need a foreclosure inspection? I imagine that you will want someone who has inspected many foreclosures, which I have, but a foreclosure inspector is really an industry specific term for the person who goes into a [...]
Making your home green does not always mean replacing with green materials, but finding ways to make what you have last longer. This can be a challenge on a roof, but it is possible.
Photographs of findings of walls, floors, and ceilings during home inspections. Are you a real estate investor? Here is a resource page for real estate investors. Back to the contents page for the home inspection photos I just drove around, so I could have some photos of the steps to creating the walls of a [...]
Why Are Attached Garages Energy Inefficient?: A how to improve your garage guide to reduce energy costs
A Houston home inspector looks at a step towards a green home conversion that a homeowner can take, when they have an attached garage.
For a small business targeting a local area, a blog can be an effective tool. You do not need to work on it like many other blogs to have it drive clients to you.
With bank failures looming large, Houston real estate could be looking bad, but look closer to find bright spots.
Taking time to make your work professional can be easier when thinking of other ways to do the work.
Good news and bad news for the Houston housing market from press releases and blogs.
During a home inspection, I found an unusual air flow system.
Passive cooling is not part of our design methodology, but we can incorporate some ideas into our homes to reduce energy costs.
This is the time of year when home sales decrease, but there may be more to it than the season. Look at these posts to see the Houston Real Estate market.
Houston’s has its own housing crisis, but it might be able to quickly address it.
Some news about clean-up efforts after Hurricane Ike, and Houston’s curbside recycling.
A look at what is happening in Houston real estate from the perspective of blogs. Topics include apartment construction and the housing market recovery.
Home inspections reveal problems with work done by contractors working on your home, and you need the BBB to have the contractor’s work done right.