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5 Facts about Cream City Brick Homes in Milwaukee

Milwaukee is a city known by many names.  While “Brew City” or “The 414” may be fairly obvious, one moniker that tends to cause confusion among tourists and natives alike is “Cream City.”  The nickname derives from a native type of light cream-colored brick used to construct homes and other buildings in the 19th century. […]

5 Reasons to Schedule a Pre-Listing Home Inspection

If you are thinking about selling your home, you probably have a lot of things on your mind! Is scheduling a pre-listing inspection one of them? If not, add it to your list; it is a great way to ensure the entire process of selling your home goes smoothly.  A pre-listing inspection is just what […]

Round ‘n Round with Round Meters:

Many homes have flickering or dimming lights and other frequent power issues due to lack of amperage capacity and old wiring. Upgrading the meter base and electrical service will eliminate these problems and provide additional circuits that accommodate increase energy use. How to tell what kind of meter you have:    60 vs. 100 Amps […]

Brick & Mortar Foundations: What you Need to Know

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] If you own a historic home in the Milwaukee area, you likely have a brick and mortar foundation. If this is the case with your property, understanding how to maintain and care for this particular type of foundation is critical. Brick and mortar foundations require […]

3 Tips to Prevent Basement Flooding

While there are a lot of positive things about having a home with a basement (like extra living space, storage, and privacy), one of the biggest drawbacks is that all basements will eventually leak, and the risk of flooding. Any homeowner who has dealt with a basement flood knows that it is not an easy […]

What You Need to Know About Stone Foundations

What You Need to Know About Stone Foundations If your home was built before 1915, it may have a stone foundation. As the most common foundation type in historic homes, we often see stone foundations when inspecting homes and older buildings in the Milwaukee region.    Stone foundations do pose unique challenges but do not […]

Home Value Boosters at Every Price

Are you thinking about selling your home? If so, you may wonder what improvements you can make now to elevate the value of your home and make it more attractive to potential buyers.  When it comes to making repairs and preparing your home to go on the market, there is no better strategy than scheduling […]

5 Reasons a Pre-Listing Inspection is a Great Idea

If you are thinking about selling your home, you probably have a lot of things on your mind! Is scheduling a pre-listing inspection one of them? If not, add it to your list; it is a great way to ensure the entire process of selling your home goes smoothly.  A pre-listing inspection is just what […]

7 ways to keep pests out of your home

Even if you’re an animal lover, I’d guess that you’re not keen on the idea of sharing your home with mice, spiders, roaches, and squirrels. They may be cute and fuzzy (or creepy and horrible), but they belong outdoors.  From a home inspection standpoint, there are few things more immediately off-putting than seeing a mouse […]

First-time buyer? What to expect from a home inspection

There are a lot of exciting things about buying your first home. But before you sign on the dotted line, it’s time to schedule a home inspection. The inspection is a critical step because it helps buyers like you make an informed decision about whether this home is right for you. While you may love […]