Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Maintenance,NC http://www.zillow.com/advice/NC/home-ownership-maintenance/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Time to get your home ready for FALL/WINTER http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Time-to-get-your-home-ready-for-FALL-WINTER/511410/ It is important to maintain your home, right now is a good time to get a number of items done:<br/>Get your furnace checked (dont forget to change your filters)<br/>Turn the fans the other way so they are now pushing heat down, not up-clockwise<br/>Check the windows, some may need to be recaulked,check for drafts,put up storm windows<br/>Gutters need to be cleaned now. Also make sure that water coming out of those gutters does not drain up against the house, get extensions and move that water away from the house<br/>Pull hoses off and drain water in faucets. (same if you have an irrigation system)<br/>Why blow those leaves off the lawn, they are good mulch, mow them into small pieces.<br/>Get your chimney swept and ready for the winter months (yes, clean it every year if its fire burning)&nbsp;<br/>Hope that helps.<br/><br/><br \><br \>4 replies Sun, 15 Sep 2013 10:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Time-to-get-your-home-ready-for-FALL-WINTER/511410/ 2013-09-15T10:26:00Z Crawl Space: What to Do? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Crawl-Space-What-to-Do/503154/ <p class="MsoNormal">Crawl Space: What to do?</p><br \><br \>29 replies Tue, 23 Jul 2013 05:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Crawl-Space-What-to-Do/503154/ 2013-07-23T05:15:00Z hi i have a question in the value of my property http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/hi-i-have-a-question-in-the-value-of-my-property/447591/ the property address is 800 Pierson Dr Charlotte NC 28205, when I pulled up the info appears info for a property in Mooresville, the picture is correct but the other info no.<br \><br \>1 reply Wed, 20 Jun 2012 17:18:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/hi-i-have-a-question-in-the-value-of-my-property/447591/ 2012-06-20T17:18:00Z home warranty? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/home-warranty/350055/ <br/>Greetings,&nbsp; we have a purchased a 9 year old home, and are wondering what home warranties cost?<br \><br \>5 replies Sun, 16 May 2010 12:12:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/home-warranty/350055/ 2010-05-16T12:12:00Z Bad inspection at townhouse purchased in NC http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Bad-inspection-at-townhouse-purchased-in-NC/404485/ In 2005 I purchased a townhouse in Wilmington, NC. The home inspector for the bank said everything was fine. This past week I find out the there is major rotting of the back side of the unit and 2 decks as well as flooring for the second floor has to be replaced. Question, do I have any legal protection regarding this bad inspection ? An engineer stated that there wasn't any flashing ever installed and the upstairs deck was installed with "NAILS" any advice would be appreciated.<br \><br \>5 replies Wed, 22 Jun 2011 02:03:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Bad-inspection-at-townhouse-purchased-in-NC/404485/ 2011-06-22T02:03:00Z Is Home Warranty like Insurance? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Home-Warranty-like-Insurance/350137/ I have a silly question.&nbsp; What's the difference between home warranty and home insurance?&nbsp; Is is required that we pay for the home warranty?<br \><br \>12 replies Mon, 17 May 2010 02:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-Home-Warranty-like-Insurance/350137/ 2010-05-17T02:15:00Z To Own or not to Own http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/To-Own-or-not-to-Own/250214/ I purchased a home in 2003, I was only 21 my first <a href="http://www.zillow.com/learnmore/what-zillow-offers-buyers.htm">home buying</a> experience, I didn't want to go overboard so I stayed&nbsp;well below&nbsp;my budget and ended up buying an old home naive&nbsp;I&nbsp;didn't think about repairs and maintenance.&nbsp; My <a href="http://www.zillow.com/Mortgage_Rates/">interest rate</a> is 5.5% and my payment is only $550 including tax &amp; insurance. I had to move to a different town&nbsp;because of&nbsp;my job. I still kept the house and I am currently renting it. The problem is that being a landlord is becoming a headache the house was built in 1971 and due to poor maintenance, repairs are costing me a lot.&nbsp; If I invest at least 15k I could possibly do a good makeover, but I am not sure that I should invest on this house if I know that I will eventually have to sell specially when I won't be able to flip it.&nbsp; I've considered putting the house on the marked as a sell as is, my neighbors have sold their homes for 100k to 120k... i owe a little over 60K...Is this still a good investment nowdays?<br \><br \>7 replies Fri, 26 Jun 2009 19:18:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/To-Own-or-not-to-Own/250214/ 2009-06-26T19:18:00Z