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How to Prevent Scratches in Your Hardwood Floor

All hardwood scratches, it is just a matter of time

Many of my customers in Westchester County ask me how to prevent scratching in hardwood flooring, so I thought I would provide some tips. First, let me caveat this by saying that ALL hardwood scratches. It’s just a matter of…

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Going Green to Save Some Green

Going Green in Los Angeles

By Andrew Hill @ Contrary to some mistaken ideas, going green doesn’t have to be strange and uncomfortable, and it definitely doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, many green ideas are designed to increase your comfort and to…

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Does Your Weep Screed Weep?- Home Inspector

If you’re having a new patio installed at your home, be sure your concrete contractor knows the required clearance to be maintained from the stucco weep screed. I consistently see improper patio installations while conducting throughout Riverside and San Diego Counties…

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How to Protect your Los Angeles Home – Siding

These home inspection tips show how to protect the siding and foundation of your Los Angeles home. Whether your home is built on a slab or a raised foundation, it comes in contact with the soil at some point. The foundation is obviously in…

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How to Avoid the California IRS Gift Tax

How to Avoid the California IRS Gift Tax, File your California Gift Tax Return

California is a state which allows personal residences and other real estate up to $1 million to be transferred to family members without having the property taxes increase. The IRS is petitioning to review tax-free California tax-free property transfers in…

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Common Electrical Problems in your Los Angeles Home

Our trusty San Diego Home inspector, Russel Ray, has come up with a baker’s dozen of his most common electrical recommendations His two most recent posts about electricity (“What’s the #1 thing you would do?” and “What color are YOUR…

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Los Angeles Homes Going Green With Smog-Eating Roof Tiles

If you are looking for the ultimate in green roofing for your Los Angeles home, KB Home and Irvine-based Boral roofing are introducing smog-eating tiles. For those Los Angeles homeowners who are concerned about the environment, installing these concrete tiles…

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