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What is a Home Warranty?

Posted by Jess Abrahams on May 29, 2013 in  Albert Lea  Buyers  New Construction  Owatonna  Sellers
A home warranty is a service contract, normally for one year, which helps protect home owners against the cost of unexpected repairs or replacements on their major systems and appliances that break down due to normal wear and tear.  Coverage is for systems and appliances that are in good working condition at the start of the contract. Some things you'll want to consider in a home warranty policy is if the policy covers the full replacement cost of an item and which of the following items are covered under the... read more

10 Questions to Ask Home Inspectors

Posted by Jess Abrahams on May 01, 2013 in  Albert Lea  Buyers  New Construction  Owatonna  Sellers
Before you make your final buying or selling decision, you should have the home inspected by a professional.  An inspection can alert you to potential problems with a property and allow you to make an informed decision.  If you've ever watched Holmes Inspection on HGTV you can see how important it is to find a home inspector who you can trust.  The following are some questions you'll want to ask a potential home inspector: 1. Will your inspection meet recognized standards?  Ask whether the insp... read more

What you Need to Know About Radon

Posted by Jess Abrahams on April 03, 2013 in  Albert Lea  Buyers  Home Maintenance  New Construction  Owatonna  Sellers
Did you know that more than 40 percent of home radon tests conducted in the past 13 years in Minnesota show unsafe levels of the radioactive gas (according to a Star Tribune analysis of state records)? Or that 21,000 people nationwide die each year from lung cancer caused by radon exposure (according to estimates by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)?   What is radon? Radon is colorless, odorless gas that seeps up from the earth. When inhaled, it can damage the lung cells. Long te... read more

The Rise of New Construction

More good news
Posted by Lynn Johnson on October 22, 2012 in  Buyers  New Construction  Real Estate Activity
More good news in the housing industry.  Many folks have been putting off the thought of building their dream home - now might be just the right time to start thinking of those plans.  There are plenty of great lots located in wonderful neighborhoods.  We can also put you in touch with builders so you can compare plans and pricing to make the most of your $$.  Let us know how we can help you get read more
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