HOME MAINTENANCE Category
FHA Loans For Your Dream Homes. If you’re planning to buy a home in Tahoe yet worried about not having a stellar credit background, an FHA loan might just be for you. This loan makes it possible for people who have credit scores as low as 500 to still buy the home they want! To understand it more, an FHA loan is a mortgage issued by federally qualified lenders and insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). FHA is not a lender. It’s an...Continue Reading!
There are important tasks that homeowners in Lake Tahoe should complete before winter each year. It'd be nice if we could look into a crystal ball and see if a mild winter or a heavy snow winter is going to hit the region, but we can't so we just need to be prepared. I have compiled a checklist of what needs to be done around your Lake Tahoe home this season. You can complete most, if not all, of these...Continue Reading!
We live in the middle of a forest, which is a great place to reside, but there are some precautions that property owners should take. The potential for loss of property due to wildfires is increasing so homeowners in the Lake Tahoe basin are learning to minimize the fire danger risk. One way the Lake Tahoe home owner is accomplishing this is by creating more fireproof space around their home. These are proven steps that residents and communities can take to improve...Continue Reading!
What does BMP stand for? 1) Build My Place, 2) Best Management Practice, or 3) Big Mike's Pizza? BMP is an acronym for "Best Management Practices". In Lake Tahoe, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) requires all homes and businesses to install and maintain BMPs. TRPA claims that implementing BMPs on existing development is a critical step toward improving Lake Tahoe’s water quality and clarity. Not everyone agrees with this method of helping the environment but it is required. How do BMPs affect the Lake Tahoe Homeowner? They have been...Continue Reading!
If you live in Lake Tahoe you'll soon start to see the annoying insects that make their presence known every Spring: the Carpenter Ant. If you own a home or vacation home in Lake Tahoe then it would be a good idea to read this advice from my new feature "valuable tips on home maintenance." Carpenter Ants What are they? Carpenter ants are large ants indigenous to many parts of the world. They prefer dead, damp wood in which to build nests. They...Continue Reading!