Radon is a naturally occurring gas in our environment. It forms during the decay of uranium, thorium, or radium (radioactive metals) breaks down in rocks, soil and groundwater. You can be exposed by breathing radon in air that comes through cracks and gaps in buildings and homes. You are always exposed to it because radon comes naturally from the earth.
Why is this a problem? Because radon is radioactive, it is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. It is estimated that over 20,000 deaths occur each year in the U.S. because of radon.
You love your dog. He's your best friend...until it comes time to sell your home. Selling your home when you have a pet presents some challenges. Potential homebuyers can be turned off by a home where there are signs a pet lives there. Before you list your home on the local real estate market, follow these six simple steps to pooch-proof your property:
Spring is the time for flowers, lush lawns and curb appeal, while winter is the time for huddling up indoors until spring arrives. At least, that's how it might feel when working to sell your home during the chilliest months of the year. The truth is that it's never a bad time to focus on curb appeal. There are things you can do to give your home's look a boost during the winter. A positive first impression plays well no matter the season--especially when it leads to more potential buyers knocking on your door.
When most people see the words "as is" in a real estate ad, they act as if the words are a red flag warning them against checking out the property. While there have been times when a house sold "as is" has turned into a dud, you shouldn't dismiss the property without first learning more about it. Sometimes "as is" property's turn out to be a good deal.