Category: Plumbing

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Sep'16
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VRBO: How to Winterize Your Vacant Home

The winter months are right around the corner on the Outer Banks and many vacations properties will be vacant during the off season. When you are leaving your house for the winter or closing up your summer vacation rental, it’s important to winterize your property. VRBO owners should take precautions to prevent hefty utility bills, property damage, and other issues from occurring in their home. Before you head out of town, you should make a checklist and spend a few hours preparing your home... Read more
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Categories: Blog

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Sep'16
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Don’t be Caught Unprepared: 5 Repairs Most Homes Needed in First 5 Years

First time homebuyers might be caught off guard by the repairs and home maintenance that occur within the first few years of owning their home. Luckily, it is completely normal to have small issues with your new home, so don’t be discouraged! Here are some of the most common home repairs needed after a few years of living in your new home. Leaky Faucets  Yes, the toilet that won’t stop running and the faucet that seems to drip all night can be beyond frustrating, but with the right plum... Read more
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Categories: Blog

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Sep'16
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5 Things Homeowners Neglect Fixing

As a homeowner, it is very important to focus on home maintenance in order to prevent future problems from occurring and to protect the house on a long-term basis. Each part of the house is unique and may require a different amount of attention or maintenance. It is crucial to keep up with the house to stay safe in the long run. Check out the list below for common issues homeowners should pay more attention to, especially to protect their property.It may be easy to neglect the roof or the gutter... Read more
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Categories: Blog

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Aug'16
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DIY Survival – Home Improvement Projects to Leave to the Pros

Weekend home improvement projects can be fun and satisfying to see the progress and what you have accomplished.  There are many projects appropriate for DIY that don’t require extra skills, tools or knowledge.  Then, there are other projects where one needs some technical skills to remain safe.  Knowing which projects fit it which categories will save you time and money.  Not to mention the humbling experience of having to re-do it using a pro.WiringReplacing a light fixture or changing ou... Read more
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Categories: Blog

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Nov'15
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9 Ways to Avoid Home Improvement Mistakes

Everyone wants to wow the neighbors with their latest home improvements. Avoid the 9 pitfalls below and impress the neighbors with your own Outer Banks home improvement success story.Biting off more than you can chewIn your excitement to make your new house the home of your dreams, don’t jump in and try to do everything all at once by gutting the house. Home improvements are stressful for everyone in the household. There is upheaval, dirt and dust. You want to have a place to relax and get awa... Read more
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Nov'15
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How to Fund Your Next Home Remodeling Project

 Before you hire the contractors or select the materials for your next remodel project, you will need to find a way to fund it. Of course you first need a rough idea of your budget before investigating your financing alternatives. Consider how long you plan to stay in the home before deciding on a payment strategy.For example, refinancing your mortgage when you plan to only stay in the home a few years longer is not advised.  It will be more expensive to refinance once the other costs are ... Read more
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Jul'15
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Inspections

Getting ready to buy or sell property on the Outer Banks and need a professional eye to inspect the home? The team at Xpert Home Services is ready to serve your every need on the Outer Banks. Our team has decades of experience in the home building industry, having built many homes throughout the Outer Banks. We also have an equal wealth of knowledge and experience running real estate companies to help people buy and sell their homes. We know what to look for when inspecting a home so that you ar... Read more
Posted: Xpert Team
Categories: Inspections