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By Eric Middleton, Professional Property Inspector
(Closer Look Property Inspections Inc.)
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As the weather gets cold outdoor animals such as squirrels are looking to make attics, chimneys,  basements and garages their home for the winter. Squirrels, rats and mice are well equipped to live outdoors, however, like humans they prefer warm, interior spaces. Our homes are ideal for protectio...

By Eric Middleton, Professional Property Inspector
(Closer Look Property Inspections Inc.)
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Very often when I introduce myself as the home inspector and after an exchange of pleasantries, the  home owner will say ' the house is in great condition' or ' the house is solid through and through.' I always say to myself "how many times have I heard that before?" But I smile and say to the ow...

By Eric Middleton, Professional Property Inspector
(Closer Look Property Inspections Inc.)
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Termites and carpenter ants are the most destructive insects of wood in structures found in the United States. Yet another insect that must be addressed are Carpenter Bees. Although not as destructive as termites, or carpenter ants, carpenter bees can do their fair share of damage to the exterior...

By Eric Middleton, Professional Property Inspector
(Closer Look Property Inspections Inc.)
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   Wooden decks and porches if not properly cared for can be an all day breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet. Termites, the most destructive insect of wooden structures are opportunist with an unending appetite . They are masters of taking advantage of a neglected home. So how can home owners keep ...

By Eric Middleton, Professional Property Inspector
(Closer Look Property Inspections Inc.)
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One of the signs that a structure may have a Subterranean termite infestation is the presence of shelter tubs, most commonly called mud tubes. These tubes range in sizes, from a 1/4 inch or more in width. Instinctively wise, subterranean termites construct mud tubes to gain access to food sources...

By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo and Home Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
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  So even though it's the middle of Winter with snow blankets surrounding Long Island, you can still get ready for the boating season at an indoor boat show.   Featuring the latest in watercrafts, plus information on marine electronics, accessories, fishing gear, jet skis and safety in boating.  ...

By Eric Middleton, Professional Property Inspector
(Closer Look Property Inspections Inc.)
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Most home owners give little or no thought to their roof shingles and flashing. Little or no thought is given to them because they are out of sight out of mind, until the roof leaks. Roof coverings are the first line of defense against the outside elements. They are also the most exposed componen...

By Eric Middleton, Professional Property Inspector
(Closer Look Property Inspections Inc.)
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Shims are an important building material used in construction and a number of interior and exterior installations. Most often shims are used when installing windows and doors to make them level and balanced. Shims are also used extensively on stair carriages and stringers. They are also used to g...

By Eric Middleton, Professional Property Inspector
(Closer Look Property Inspections Inc.)
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Out of the mouth of babes, a phase coined well over two thousand years ago is still applicable today. Recently when I was doing a home and termite inspection the owners young son, around seven or eight years old was about to enter the house through the back door. Before he went inside he said to ...

By Eric Middleton, Professional Property Inspector
(Closer Look Property Inspections Inc.)
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    Regularly inspecting and changing your air filter is a sure way of keeping your unit running smoothly, avoiding costly repairs and down time, and keeping money in your pocket. When should you replace and inspect your air filter? Here are some factors to consider. If you look at the graphic a...

By Eric Middleton, Professional Property Inspector
(Closer Look Property Inspections Inc.)
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Regular home maintenance is essential for the smooth operation of the many systems and components in and outside of your home. There are some tasks that if left unattended, can lead to a home system that’s inefficient and overworked, which can result in problems and expenses. One such task is cha...

By Eric Middleton, Professional Property Inspector
(Closer Look Property Inspections Inc.)
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 Ceiling fans are a cost effective way of keeping the interior of your home or business comfortable throughout the year. They come in a variety of shapes, styles and sizes and can add to the elegance of any room. How and where they are used as well as the most common problems are things home own...

By Eric Middleton, Professional Property Inspector
(Closer Look Property Inspections Inc.)
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What you should know about thermal windows when buying or renovating a home is that according to the U.S Department of Energy, heat gain and loss through windows account for up to half of a homes heating and cooling needs. Gas Fills, as well as other efficient or green window features, such as lo...

By Eric Middleton, Professional Property Inspector
(Closer Look Property Inspections Inc.)
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Weeks after hurricane Sandy hundreds of homes and businesses are still without power and in many cases without heat. Homes in and around the east coast had to have drywall, carpet and furniture removed due to flooding. Flooding from hurricane Sandy resulted not only with damage to interior struct...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Pre-game Knicks vs Brooklyn Nets tonight at Nassau Coliseum This is a treat for Long Island locals and New Yorkers alike to view the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets before the official  Basketball season begins. Did you know? The coliseum used to be home to the Nets. Yep, it's true.  Long Islan...

By Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500)
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  The Silver Lining Chronicles - AGING IN PLACE - A PREFERRED OPTION FOR MANY I came across this Aging Acronym put out by the Senior Care Society. Seniors, for whom aging in place is an option, should pay attention to the following recommendations for a successful experience: 1) Access support. F...

By Eric Middleton, Professional Property Inspector
(Closer Look Property Inspections Inc.)
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Attic spaces are useful in a variety of ways. Some people use it for storage and some turn them into habitable living space. They are often used to run electrical wires, as well as duct work for A/C units. What I mostly find is some contractors and diyer's use them to hide their shoddy attic work...

By Eric Middleton, Professional Property Inspector
(Closer Look Property Inspections Inc.)
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          Fire extinguishers can give a measure of safety in the work place and even in the home for those who have them. Inspecting them monthly is a must to ensure they work properly if needed. In the previous post I wrote that one of the first things when inspecting a fire extinguisher is iden...

By Kenneth M Rossman, FL Certified General Real Estate Appraiser #RZ3504
(Appraiser, Ken Rossman)
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Real Estate Appraiser Appraisals Uniondale NY We are a quality orientated  real estate appraisal firm serving Uniondale, Nassau County, Long Island, New York; extremely experienced in appraising one and two family homes in Uniondale and throughout Southern Nassau County. I grew up in  Wantagh NY ...

By Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500)
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BRIAN BUFFINI'S SUCCESS SEMINAR   This morning, I was excited to attend Brian Buffini's Success Seminar held, close to home, at the Marriott in Uniondale. Although, it was a gray and rainy day, there was a large turnout and the crowd was eager to hear what he had to say. If you've never had the p...

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