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What Makes Good Owners' Corporation Managers?

The common areas of a property such as passages, fences, stairwells, walls and gardens are managed by an owners’ corporation. In case you didn’t know that already, an owners’ corporation, also known as a body corporate, is a body responsible for managing the common property of a retail, residential, industrial, commercial or mixed-use development. If you’re an owner of a unit, apartment or flat, you’re most likely to be a... [Continue Reading]

5 Unusual Roof Designs

Most of us don’t think much about the roof we live under until there’s a problem. Your home’s roof is its first and biggest line of defense against the elements; it keeps you and your belongings clean, dry and safe. Most roofs have a utilitarian design, but they can be unusual or even outrageous. The examples on this list show that a balance can be struck between function and form. 1. The Leaf Roof: Just outside Rio on a pristine... [Continue Reading]

Seven Questions to Ask Your Builder

Your building project is very important to you and the contractor handling it should be top notch. Finding the right builder for your project is paramount to success. If you are working with a certain contractor for the first time, you should definitely ask some questions. To help you ask the right questions for a good working relationship, you should consider the following. Do you have license and insurance? The safest builders are those who are... [Continue Reading]

10 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling your Home

Before setting out to sell your house, it is advisable to ensure that it is in a condition that will appeal to the buyer. You may also want to consider doing or introducing certain things to increase the value of your house. However, this must be approached with a lot of caution so that you do not end up making mistakes that may jeopardize your chances of selling fast or even selling for a good rate. There are certain common mistakes that most home... [Continue Reading]

Perks of Custom Building a Home

Most people buy homes and rarely think about building one from scratch. For some, financial constrains prevent them from building a custom house. This isn’t always the case. Mortgages take decades to fully pay off. You can essentially borrow the same amount of money and build a house of your liking from scratch. If you are wondering whether you should buy your dream house or build it yourself, here are some perks of custom house building that... [Continue Reading]

Roofing Membranes 101

Roof repairs are typically the costliest maintenance problem a home can go through. Roofs are more complex than they seem and requires the knowledge of professional roofers to ensure structural integrity. There are plenty of different roofs a person can choose from with different pros and cons for each one. Membrane exteriors, commonly used on buildings, are now being used more and more in regular houses because of it’s more pronounced... [Continue Reading]

GAF Or Tamko: Your 2 Best Roofing Choices

So you’ve decided to put in a new roof? Like most people, this situation is thrust upon you rather than being a planned choice. And like others, you probably don’t know how to start. Let’s begin by choosing what material you should use. Your roof is one of the more important parts of your house that is taken for granted and is also a great investment. There are are plenty of roofing manufacturer’s around but without a doubt,... [Continue Reading]

Choosing Between Flat Roofing and Sloped Roofing

When choosing houses, one of the most important things to consider is a house’s functional design. And though most people take it for granted, one of the biggest influences on functional design is the home's exterior. The most basic purpose of a roof is to provide protection against the elements. Does a flat roof do just as well as a sloped roof? What is a flat roof? First of all, all home exteriors have a slope. Even flat exteriors. All roofs... [Continue Reading]

9 Tips for Saving Money on Heating Costs

With cold weather is approaching, it’s getting to the point when you need to start thinking about your heater. Of course, climate control is always a pain in the wallet, and now that the temperatures outside are slipping outside of the typical summer ranges, you can't just leave the windows open anymore. But with a little know-how and effort, you can keep the power bill down, even in our chilly 50-degree nights. Lower the Thermostat Much... [Continue Reading]