According to the Environmental Protection Agency, mold is the leading cause of allergies in the United States. A microscopic organism, it’s found everywhere – both inside and out of your house. But your home may be a repository for mold, and you may not even know it. Learn more in these articles, columns, radio shows, blog posts and videos about mold, what to do when you discover it, and how to remove it.
A homeowner finds mold in her attic, but her insurance company refuses to honor the claim. It's important to read your homeowners insurance policy carefully -- most insurers are not covering mold claims except due to specific circumstances, like a burst pipe, and often not at all. Mold is often specifically excluded from coverage.
Every house contains mold spores. You'll find mold on dogs nd kids. According to the Centers for Disease Control and the Environmental Protection Agency websites, mold starts growing within 24 to 48 hours of being exposed to water or an extremely humid environment. If a house has a history of water problems, it could have a mold problem as well.
By tackling those last home repair jobs, getting a pre-listing home inspection, and working effectively with your real estate agent, you can sell your home faster. Sellers often wonder how to make more money when they sell their homes. By following this list of rules every seller should live by, your home sale can be easier, faster and more profitable.
When is the right time to back out of buying a home? As a buyer, when should you hang in there and negotiate for a better deal? The answer depends on the price you're buying the home for, the condition it's in, and how hot the market is in your neighborhood.
You can't hire a professional home inspector to go with you to every showing. But you shouldn't need to. A savvy home buyer keeps his or her eyes open for red flags that could be signs of trouble.
Home buyers need to make the most of every showing to find the perfect home they want to make an offer on. The most important thing a home buyer can do during a showing is be objective. Here are some other steps for home buyers to pocket for their next showing.