Calgary Bowness Montgomery Real Estate Home News - Blog Archive: December, 2012

Whether it’s home improvement, home renovation or home repair, the desired outcome is to add value to your home. Many do-it-yourself dads have great intentions, but end up inadvertently causing structural problems and other defects. These amateur power tool users often get into trouble by cutting before thinking. What’s the good old rule of thumb: measure twice, cut once? Many ambitious do-it-yourselfers do just the opposite and have cut or nailed through pipes in a wall leading to water damage and major repair issues.

Kathleen Kuhn, President and CEO of HouseMaster, the most experienced name in home inspections says,”it’s easy for homeowners to get in over their heads with home improvement projects… collateral damage caused by such mishaps often show…

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Christmas lights are beautiful and add to the magic of the season, but all that electricity can cause problems if not used properly. The Ken Richter Team wishes you a safe and wonderful holiday season and reminds everyone of the top safety tips and special precautions to make sure they’re safe as you go about decorating your home with lights:

• Before you string up a single strand of lights, carefully check them for cracked cords, frayed ends or loose connections. Frayed cords can lead to a short.

• Replace burned out bulbs promptly with bulbs of the same wattage.

• Modern lights have fused plugs, preventing sparks in case of a short circuit. Ditch old strands of lights that don’t have fuses and get a set of newer, safer lights.

• Use…

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Team Ken Richter is proud to be a key player within the RE/MAX Network for many reasons, but specifically because as a company, RE/MAX has the philosophy that the spirit of generosity directly translates into being successful in business.

RE/MAX was founded in 1973 by Dave and Gail Liniger, real estate industry visionaries who still lead the Denver-based global franchisor today.RE/MAX is recognized as a leading real estate franchisor with the most productive sales force in the industry and a global reach of more than 85 countries. As a powerful world recognized brand whose network of people are constantly sharing ideas and information, they are not only the number 1 real estate company in North America, but the largest contributing sponsor of the…

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