St. Louis Real Estate Blog

Curb Appeal, Tips for your Roof and more

October 15th, 2014 12:18 PM by Melanie Mitchell - Team Lead/Listing Specialist


Walkways That Lead to Curb Appeal

By John Riha, House Logic

Our motto: No Boring Walkways! Pump up your home's value when you walk this way.

WalkwayAre you concerned about your home's curb appeal? Want something unique that will set it apart from other properties? Consider an enticing new walkway that introduces pea gravel, natural flagstone, brick, plank wood or decorative borders.Check out House Logic's beautiful slide show of enticing options that will lead buyers directly to your front door.

Inspect-It-1st's Survey Results Reveal What Clients Value in a Home Inspector

With so many home inspectors to choose from, it’s interesting to know what clients and realtors truly value in their home inspection service. Inspect-It-1st Property Inspection surveys its clients and real estate partners after every inspection, and analysis of calendar year-to-date results reveal that “thoroughness, knowledge and skill” were the most highly praised attributes of Inspect-It-1st’s certified inspectors.

Dana Felt, a real estate professional in Media, PA commented, “Great customer service, a thorough inspection putting all pluses and minuses in perspective, and great follow-up.”


Tips to Make Your Roof Last as Long as Possible

By: Jeanne Huber, House Logic

Whether your roof is brand-new or years old, here's what you need to do to keep it in the best possible shape for the longest possible time.
A new roof is an expensive proposition — $18,800 on average for composition shingles, according to Remodeling magazine’s Cost Vs. Value Report, and as much as $36,000 for high-end materials. Once you’ve made that kind of investment, you’ll want to protect it.

And even if your roof is years old, maintaining it in good shape will prolong its life and keep you from having to replace it prematurely. Here’s what you need to do to get the most from your roof.

Clean the Gutters

Ruined paint on siding and a wet basement are typical problems caused by clogged gutters, but it might surprise you to learn that the overflow can also go upward. When leaves pile too deeply in gutters, water can wick into roof sheathing and rot it, or even rot roof rafters.

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Posted by Melanie Mitchell - Team Lead/Listing Specialist on October 15th, 2014 12:18 PM


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