Real Estate Group Blog for Hampton Roads, Williamsburg & N. Carolina - Blog Archive: November, 2019

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November 2019

There are 3 blog entries for November 2019.

A home is where we live and where we spend most of our time. It makes sense that our home environment should be the cleanest and safest environment that we can make it. Below are the top six items in a home that can cause health issues and how to protect yourself and your family.

Mold - What we lump generally into the category of "mold" are actually a really wide variety of "fungi" that enter homes via windows, vents, screen doors, pets or even are tracked in on our feet.  Dry mold ittself does not cause many issues, but mold spores with moisture to feed on grow explosively and  can chause chronic cough and fatigue, eye irritation, headaches, and skin rashes and many other symptoms. Untreated and with prolonged exposure, mold can cause asthma,

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 When you own a home and are relocating to a new duty station, you likely have a couple of choices for your home. While most people will want to simply sell their home, some will want to keep it and rent it out.

Here are some of the considerations that you may want to think about when deciding if renting your home out is right for you:

The potential benefits:

Equity build up

One of the major benefits of continuing to own your home and rent it out is that rental payments will help pay down the balance on your mortgage. This is typically the main reason that military families consider renting out their home when they move. But there are other, less obvious ones.

Is the home in a location where you plan to return?

Often, Hampton Roads

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Regularly changing the air filter in your home furnace and returns seems like a small thing, but simply changing out your air filters can have a large positive effect on your home.

Here is what changing out your filters actually does to the air in your home (and your wallet!)

Costs go down with a cleaner filter. Whether your HVAC system is large or small and no matter how much air flows through it, it is either running or not running. If it is not running, the conditioned air sits around the coils rather than getting pumped through the home. If it is doing that, then you are heating or cooling the same air over and over. Simple as that. And when a clogged air filter slows the air moving out to the home, the air will warm (if the AC is on) and cool

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