Month: April 2015

Month: April 2015

The Importance of Annual Home Inspections
Writings Sylvia Donlon

The roof is twenty years old and rapidly deteriorating (maybe it’s time to call a commercial roof repair in Middlesex County NJ). The weeds are growing and the trees desperately need trimmed. And the backyard has always had terrible drainage. But, with the economy rapidly declining, spending money right now is a scary prospect. Waiting couldn’t possibly hurt, right?Wrong! Your house is your biggest investment, and more importantly, it is your home. This is where you are raising your family and making memories of a lifetime. Even if the market is in the shambles, neglecting your home is the biggest mistake you can make.

Not only is pride of ownership and providing a nice, secure place for your family to live important, home neglect is far more costly than making the necessary repairs.New roofs are expensive, but consider the cost of replacing all of your carpets and replacing many of your belongings should your roof fail to keep the rains out. Now, not only will you still need to replace the roof, you will also need to deal with the water damage caused by failing to act earlier.

And, if you’re thinking the insurance company will bail you out, think again. Insurance does not pay for water damage due to neglect. If a tornado blows off your roof, then yes, the insurance company will be involved. But if your roof leaks simply because you failed to maintain it, you’re on your own. This is why it is is so very important for a home owner or property owner to always make inspections. You don’t even have to do it yourself: hire a professional who knows exactly what they are looking for and you’ll save yourself a great deal of trouble. It can be problematic if you don’t: just read the above as to what you might be facing.

My Parents Wanted to Move Close to Me
Writings Sylvia Donlon

Even though I was born and raised in Kentucky, I consider myself a Floridian. I came here 20 years ago to go to school, and I never left. I found a great job in Jacksonville, and I knew that I had found the place where I wanted to live for the rest of my life. My parents came to visit me a lot in the winter months, and not long ago they told me they would like to relocate to the same area. I told them about Heron Walk, an apartment complex that is not far from me, because I thought that they would both really like it there.

They have not lived in a house for nearly two decades, preferring the simplicity of apartment living. I had a feeling that this would be the perfect spot for them because it is only about a mile from where I live, plus anything they could possibly want is within either walking distance or just a short drive. I went there in person to talk to a few people who live there, and they all told me how nice it is for them.

I mainly wanted to find out what happened if something went wrong there. That is when they told me about the maintenance staff who can come and fix anything, no matter what time of day or night it is. They also said that it is a very secure area, and they have not experienced any problems there since moving in. I told my parents all of this, and they went online to put in their application. My father had just retired a few months prior, and they were ready to move here to start the rest of their lives. It really is the perfect place for them to retire too, and they absolutely love being this close to me and my family now too.