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Tips for a Smooth Home Inspection

* In vacant homes make sure the water, electric and gas are turned on, and the batteries in the thermostat are working. * Replace all burned out light bulbs. * Have any remotes in plain view for – fans – fireplaces – garage door openers. * Remove anything flammable that is stored in the oven. […]

by Ed Anderson on 1/3/19
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Are your holiday celebrations at risk of catching fire?

You’ve never had a problem in the past. Why is everyone warning about the dangers that accompany the holidays? Because historically, the holidays are a time when fire departments and emergency rooms get an increase in calls due to accidents and fires. No one expects to have a fire or an injury during the holidays […]

by A&J Specialty Services on 12/18/18
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Must-Do Shingle Maintenance to Prolong the Life of Your Roof

Just because your roof is out of sight, doesn’t mean it should be out of mind. But so often, a home’s roof misses out on the attention it needs if for nothing more than the inconvenience the upkeep presents. The result of lacking maintenance is a roof that needs to be repaired or replaced before […]

by A&J Specialty Services on 8/14/18
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3 Common Air Conditioner Problems in Madison

  One thing we all know well is that the typical “Dog Days” of summer usually coincide with the month of August. This can often make your house unusually hot and stuffy while forcing you to rely on your air conditioning unit for comfort throughout the season. Summer time in Madison is no time for […]

by Pharo Heating & Cooling on 8/6/18
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The Contractor Questionnaire/Checklist Before you Start

There are many vital questions you need to ask before starting your next project.  Most of them pertain to the details of the remodeling plan.  But that means often you forget to ask about the details of process.  Here is a quick list to help you through the first week of your project.   What are […]

by Nick Siglinsky on 6/12/18
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Get to Know the Real Pest of Water Damage

Spring and water damage tend to go hand in hand, be it melting snow, falling rain, or rising levels of humidity. And seasons aside, there’s also man-made water damage due to burst pipes, leaky appliances, and inadequate ventilation. As soon as the water hits–whatever its source–the destruction begins, causing stains, odors, wood swelling and warping, […]

by A&J Specialty Services on 6/4/18
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Vacation Home Financing – What You Should Know

Whether you see yourself at the beach, in the mountains, or on the golf course, Inlanta Mortgage is here to help provide you with the financing you need to make your dream a reality! When it comes to financing second homes, it’s important to note that lenders are most concerned that the transaction makes sense. […]

by Dan Leeder on 5/22/18
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How long does bad credit remain on your credit report?

by Heather Mitchell on 3/27/18
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Baby Boomers Downsizing

Moving Forward was recently featured on WISC Channel 3 Madison in a story about Baby Boomers downsizing from their family home. As the population continues to age, more and more baby boomers are downsizing from their family home to smaller apartments, assisted living and condos. And as boomers prepare to move, they are discovering their […]

by Marianne Gariti on 3/6/18
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Quick Fixes for Roof Ice Dams

Frigid temperatures don’t exactly create the ideal setting to make outdoor home repairs. However, when the alternative is expensive damage to both your exterior and interior, you may just need to bundle up and bear the burden. While the hope is your outdoor to-do list is limited to shoveling snow and warming up the car, […]

by A&J Specialty Services on 2/27/18