6 House Hot Spots Where Critters and Creepy-Crawlies Would Love To Spend The Winter

Posted on: December 27, 2017 by in Blog
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Helpful information from Metro Boston Property Inspections When temperatures cool, critters that were perfectly happy outdoors begin looking for somewhere warm to spend the winter. They may decide your house is the perfect location — unless you take steps to keep them out. You can prepare by learning what’s trying to get into your house and where they would most like to hang out once inside. The National Pest Management Association offers some information on the 6 most common Continue Reading ...

The Sound Of Silence: How To Design A Quiet Home Office

Posted on: December 20, 2017 by in Blog
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Brought to you by Metro Boston Property Inspections In today’s increasingly digital world, it’s no surprise that more employees are opting to work from home. While there may be a shift of physical locations — from the office building to the home — productivity is still paramount, making the need for quiet home workspaces more important than ever. “As urbanization continues, builders and developers are focused on optimizing available land, which results in more homes, apartments and Continue Reading ...

A More Eco-Friendly Home, A New Year’s Resolution You Can Keep

Posted on: December 13, 2017 by in Blog
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From your friends at Metro Boston Property Inspections Nearly 42 percent of all New Year’s resolutions are broken by February, according to Statisticbrain. It’s easy to understand why — resolutions are difficult to keep all year long. Instead of risking disappointment in 2018, why not make a new year's resolution that takes short-term effort but yields long-term benefits? This year, resolve to make your home more environmentally friendly and energy efficient. “The upgrades needed Continue Reading ...

How to Winterize Your Home in 3 Easy Steps

Posted on: December 6, 2017 by in Blog
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From your friends at Metro Boston Property Inspections While temperatures across the country are still mild, major snowfall in some parts of the country has given some Americans a bitter taste of what to expect this winter. Depending on where you live, winter may mean cooler, rainy days or lake-effect snow with four feet of the white stuff at your door. Every fall, homeowners across the country take all the precautionary steps to winterize their homes to protect against burst water pipes as Continue Reading ...

Two Areas You Can’t Afford To Overlook In This Season’s Roof Maintenance Checklist

Posted on: November 29, 2017 by in Blog
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Friendly reminder from Metro Boston Property Inspections As summer gives way to changing colors and colder nights, now is an ideal time to tackle the necessary home maintenance projects that get put off during those sun-filled months – especially when it comes to one of the most protective and necessary aspects of any home, the roof. Cold weather can aggravate a roof and quickly turn minor defects into costly repair bills; in fact, the latest “Cost vs. Value” report from Remodeling Continue Reading ...

4 Reasons Why You Should Pursue A Career In Real Estate Franchise

Posted on: November 22, 2017 by in Blog
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The article courtesy of Metro Boston Property Inspections Small business has always been the backbone of the American economy, and today's entrepreneurs are as diverse as American culture itself. Entrepreneurship takes many forms, from freelancers and independent contractors to sole proprietors. In fact, just one form of entrepreneurship — franchises — employs 8 million people and accounts for 40 percent of all retail sales, according to the Small Business Administration. Franchise Continue Reading ...

Debunk 5 Myths About Home Solar Panels

Posted on: November 15, 2017 by in Blog
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Brought to you by Metro Boston Property Inspections Home solar panels can drastically cut or even eliminate electricity bills, reduce a home’s carbon footprint, increase resale value, and may even help a home sell faster. The cost of rooftop solar systems has fallen dramatically in recent years, and most homeowners have the option of buying the system, leasing it on reasonable payment terms, or having a third-party pay for and install the system at no upfront cost at all for the Continue Reading ...

Which Type Of Home Insulation Is Right For You?

Posted on: November 8, 2017 by in Blog
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Helpful information from Metro Boston Property Inspections With the imminent approach of dropping temperatures, many people reach for their sweaters as they run out the door. In a bittersweet farewell to summer, boats are hauled out of the water and taken in to be winterized. Wool sock purchases start to soar, and Instagram is filled again with pumpkin spice latte images. And, don’t forget those pet owners who dress their dogs in miniature rain jackets and scarves. It is officially Continue Reading ...

The Savvy Homeowner’s 5-Point Outdoor Winterization Checklist

Posted on: November 3, 2017 by in Blog
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From your friends at Metro Boston Property Inspections! As temperatures drop, you're reminded that Old Man Winter will soon rear his ugly head. Before the first flurries fly, it's important to take some winterization steps to ensure your home is ready for whatever the season brings. This five-point winterization checklist will help safeguard your home against winter's woes for another year. 1. Inspect windows Inspect each window from the outside to see if any gaps or cracks are present. Continue Reading ...

5 Effortless DIY Projects to Prep Your Home for Fall and Beyond

Posted on: October 25, 2017 by in Blog
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Brought to you by Metro Boston Property Inspections!  The telltale signs are all there. Maybe it’s football season, the changing color of the trees right outside your door, or the crisp morning air that’s suddenly taken on a chill. Yes, there’s no denying it, fall is here and winter is quickly following behind.  No matter where you live in the country, the colder months are synonymous with the indoor months. Your home becomes your refuge as well as your sanctuary. But as you prepare Continue Reading ...