4 Tips for Protecting Your Home This Season and Beyond

Posted on: February 12, 2018 by in Blog
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Winter is in full swing and extremely cold temperatures continue to grip much of the U.S.; which mean hats, gloves, and high home maintenance bills could be in your future. According to recent data from the Insurance Information Institute, in 2016 severe winter weather cost homeowners more than $1.7 billion in property damages. While the seasonal shift can be a challenge for homeowners, taking these four steps today could ease home maintenance burdens this season and all year-round. 1. Take a Continue Reading ...

Creating a Dream Home with Cypress

Posted on: February 5, 2018 by in Blog
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Transforming the unremarkable into the extraordinary need not be an impossible task. More and more homeowners are finding that lavish looks are both attainable and affordable. Their imaginative design professionals are making it happen, using cypress to create their clients’ dream homes. “Wood is a classic and timeless building material,” says Stephen Logue of the Southern Cypress Manufacturers Association. “And many people are discovering that the inherent beauty of cypress, a Continue Reading ...

2018 Remodeling Trends That Boost Your Home’s Value

Posted on: January 31, 2018 by in Blog
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A strong housing market is giving homeowners the confidence to invest in remodeling. In fact, homeowner spending on improvements and repairs will approach $340 billion in 2018, an increase of 7.5 percent from estimated 2017 spending, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. Remodeling can add value to your home while also making it more livable, but not all remodeling projects are created equal. While Continue Reading ...

Are You Looking To Buy A New Garage Door For Your Home?

Posted on: January 29, 2018 by in Blog
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Looking for a new garage door? Whether you need to replace an old, worn out garage or want to upgrade to something more stylish, you will find a wide array of choices. Garage doors can vary significantly in styles and materials. Keep these things in mind as you shop around. Size First, measure your current garage door to determine which size you will need. Measure the width, height and thickness and take those measurements with you as you sho Styles You will want to choose a Continue Reading ...

That ’70s Home: 5 Trends Making A Comeback Today

Posted on: January 22, 2018 by in Blog
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That '70s Home: 5 Trends Making A Comeback Today

Disco may be dead, but the spirit of the 1970s is not. In homes all across the country, people are adding their own splash of ‘70s style in updated, modern ways. Here are five current top decorating trends that have an unmistakable ‘70s flair. More macramé, please: From dip dyed wall hangings to simple plant hangers, macramé is coming back in a big way. Whether you purchase these items already made or you enroll in a class to make them yourself, macramé offers an easy way to add Continue Reading ...

Putting The Home Inspection Report into Perspective

Posted on: January 17, 2018 by in Blog
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You, the homebuyer, have looked at countless homes and have finally found that perfect property. You have made an offer and it has been accepted. You love the house and can’t wait to move in. Now comes the home inspection. Maybe the home inspection reveals a dozen or more deficiencies with the property. For many buyers, a long inspection report with an extensive list of defects can be daunting and create a lot of anxiety. As home inspectors, after delivering our findings, we sometimes get Continue Reading ...

Happy 3-Year Anniversary Alpha Home & Commercial Building Inspections

Posted on: January 9, 2018 by in Blog
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After 10-Years as a top producing franchisee for National Property Inspections, Alpha Home & Commercial Building Inspections is happy to announce their 3-Year Anniversary. We provide home inspections in New Hampshire and Commercial Building Inspections in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Southern Maine. Our Commercial Real Estate Inspection Division services buyers of commercial buildings, tenants negotiating NNN leases, Condo associations and property management companies oversight of Continue Reading ...

Wellness Begins At Home: 5 Tips For A Healthier, Happier Home

Posted on: January 1, 2018 by in Blog
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The Article Courtesy of Alpha Building Inspections From diets to exercise routines to standing at our desks while we work, we do a lot to stay healthy. Most of the time this involves focusing on what we eat and how we move. No doubt this is an essential component to good health, but increasingly, people are realizing their home environment can have a big impact on their mood, their health and how they feel. The following are five changes in your home environment that can have the biggest Continue Reading ...

Top Trends For The 2018 Housing Market Identified

Posted on: December 25, 2017 by in Blog
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From your friends at Alpha Building Inspections In the real estate market, springtime is go time. It’s the busiest time of the year for home sales, and with this year’s stable economy and low unemployment rate, the spring of 2018 has the potential to be especially active. Every market is defined by its trends, and while each year is different, identifying these trends early on can be a useful tool for buyers, sellers and agents to navigate the upcoming market and secure the best Continue Reading ...

5 Helpers For Hassle-Free Holiday Hosting

Posted on: December 18, 2017 by in Blog
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Helpful information from Alpha Building Inspections While hosting the holidays can be a nerve-wracking experience, it doesn’t have to completely derail the rest of the joy of the season. The truth is even the most veteran holiday hosts feel some anxiety leading up to the big day. There’s a ton to do and remembering it all can be hard. To simplify your life and your holidays, renowned interior designer Nate Berkus offers his best tips for entertaining with style. Make sure your kitchen is Continue Reading ...