Going Green a Smart Real Estate Strategy That Adds Value

Posted on: October 15, 2018 by in Blog
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Helpful information from your friends at Bentley & Associates Home Inspection Services! Real estate insight: Green home improvements boost value, shorten sale time Are you thinking of selling your house and want to know some of the best ways to boost your home's value, demand top dollar and potentially inspire a bidding war? Whether you're selling in a few months or a few years, there is one strategy that gets noticed in real estate markets across the United States: green home Continue Reading ...

4 Ways To Use Technology To Simplify Your Home Buying Process

Posted on: October 8, 2018 by in Blog
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Brought to you by  Bentley & Associates Home Inspection Services! With increased competition in many cities around the country, finding ways to simplify the home buying process while saving money is top of mind for potential home buyers. Many consumers are seeking real estate brokerages that make the home buying process less stressful by providing access to tech-based tools, data and the guidance of smart, local agents. "Home buying process is typically the most expensive purchase Continue Reading ...

Before You Renovate, Have You Considered This?

Posted on: October 1, 2018 by in Blog
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From your friends at Bentley & Associates Home Inspection Services! Home improvement projects are popular this time of year and you've certainly tackled your share of DIY to-dos in the past. But not this year. This year you realize it's time to go big, to go bold, to set aside those traditional home improvement projects for another year and do something even bigger. Yes, this year, it's time to renovate. Whether your plans include renovating one room, a floor or your entire home, Continue Reading ...

Watch What You Heat: 5 Kitchen Safety Tips

Posted on: September 24, 2018 by in Blog
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The Article Courtesy of Bentley & Associates Home Inspection Services! Cooking equipment is the top cause of home fires, and the second leading cause of home fire deaths, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). "Considered to be one of the more preventable types of fires, kitchen fires can be avoided by following a few common-sense guidelines," says Tarsila Wey, director of marketing at First Alert. "Home safety experts recommend having at least one fire Continue Reading ...

3 Elements To Create A Dream Bathroom Sanctuary

Posted on: September 17, 2018 by in Blog
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Helpful information from your friends at  Bentley & Associates Home Inspection Services! Bathrooms reign supreme, overtaking kitchens as the most popular remodeling project, according to a new survey by the National Association of Home Builders. In the study, remodelers reported on the most common projects in 2017 and 81 percent performed bathroom remodeling. Whether you're hiring the project out or taking the DIY route, fashioning the bathroom of your dreams can enhance your Continue Reading ...

Remodeling To Age In Place? Make Changes Where It Matters Most

Posted on: September 10, 2018 by in Blog
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Brought to you by  Bentley & Associates Home Inspection Services! American household demographics constantly change. With kids grown and moved out, many adults are considering remodeling to meet their future needs. This has inspired the idea of aging in place, meaning the desire to have a high quality of life in your home as you get older. In the United States, it's a desire shared by many. According to the AARP, 87 percent of adults age 65 and older want to stay in their current Continue Reading ...

5 Tips For Financing Your Next Home Improvement Project

Posted on: September 3, 2018 by in Blog
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From your friends at Bentley & Associates Home Inspection Services! Whether it's transforming a fixer-upper into your dream home or just giving a makeover to your kitchen or bathroom, home improvement projects are on the minds of many new homeowners across the country. While many things about renovating your home are flexible, your budget might not be. In general, not a single floor board is laid, or a new countertop installed without money, which is why every home renovation Continue Reading ...

Build Boldly With These 4 Features Of Advanced Decking

Posted on: August 27, 2018 by in Blog
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The Article Courtesy of Bentley & Associates Home Inspection Services! If you're planning to create an outdoor living space, advanced decking enables you to show off your creativity. For years, complex deck designs have been difficult to achieve with traditional lumber. But, with advances in today's decking materials, you have the flexibility to create virtually any design to reflect your style. The possibilities of creating a bold deck design are only limited by your imagination. For Continue Reading ...

6 Sure-Fire Tips That Save Time And Labor On Yard Work And Gardening

Posted on: August 20, 2018 by in Blog
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Helpful information from your friends at Bentley & Associates Home Inspection Services! It's summertime, and you'll want to spend many sun-drenched hours in the great outdoors. But while Mother Nature is flourishing, it feels like you're wasting too many precious summer afternoons and evenings doing chores in the yard and garden. Give some of these labor-saving tips a try so you have more time for your favorite summer activities. 1. Get organized Nothing wastes time like Continue Reading ...

4 DIY Ideas For Upcycling Common Household Items

Posted on: August 13, 2018 by in Blog
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Brought to you by Bentley & Associates Home Inspection Services ! Crafting is a wonderful way to relieve stress and express your creative side - and fortunately, you don't have to be a master craftsman - or spend a fortune on materials - to have fun and enjoy the benefits. "A great way to get into crafting is by 'upcycling' - bringing new life into items you already have," said Dinah Wulf, author and blogger of the website DIY Inspired. "Some of my favorite projects can be done with Continue Reading ...