Asbestos Concerns

Many sales agreements mention asbestos by saying "the buyer is aware asbestos may be used in the construction of this home." This can be a little unsettling.

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Home Heating Sources

Heating and cooling systems are some of the most important investments you'll ever make in your home. Heating and cooling accounts for 44% of your home's energy use.

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Insulation "R" Values

The most important thing to be aware of with insulation, other than the safety issues of urea formaldehyde and asbestos (covered elsewhere), is the R value, or the insulating factor. The higher the number, the better the insulator.

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Home Insurance

When purchasing a home, you will need to acquire homeowners insurance. In fact, all lenders will require a policy be in force prior to funding the loan.

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Lead Paint

All sellers with homes built prior to 1978 are required to fill out a lead-based paint disclosure form and provide you, the buyer, with a lead-based paint educational booklet in any sale.

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Plumbing Alert

You will spot several different types of plumbing systems in any housing market, including our own. Copper, galvanized, rigid plastic, polybutylene, and soft plastic are but a few.

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Siding

When you are checking out homes, there are several items in our market you need to be aware of - including man-made siding.

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Thinking Of Stucco?

Many newer homes are now being sided with artificial stucco siding, or EIFS (Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems).

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Energy Efficient Windows

Single pane, double pane, thermo pane, triple pane windows, plain glass, leaded glass, low "e" glass, wired glass, and tempered glass, too. WOW - There's a lot to know!

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Home Wiring

The type of wiring in residential homes generally depends on when the home was built, where it was built and if it has been updated.

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Contact The Springs Team

The Springs Team Real Estate Company
1755 Telstar Dr., Suite 300
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Phone: 719-481-3800