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Check List of Spring Outdoor Maintenance for Homeowners

Start at the top-the roof.
There is on need to climb. Just get a good pair of field glasses and take a look. Check for missing shingles, debris around the chimney and for loose gutters.

Check the siding for gaps of caulking that came off, peeling or blistering paint, tree branches too close to the siding, and trim or call a professional. Mildew can be power washed off and make the siding look like a fresh paint job. Power wash before painting for better adhesion.
Repair loose siding now to save from having additional repair work later. Check the gutters for debris from last fall’s tree droppings, and for loose gutters caused by winter ice dams.

Check caulking and trim. If paint is pealing, repair now.

Now is a good time to look for any cracks before growing plants hide them. While you’re at it, check to see that the ground sloops away from the house and not toward it. This could save you $$$ by preventing water from coming into the basement when we get a heavy summer rain.

Clean up fallen tree twigs and any other wood lying around before termites find out about them and decide your house will be the next place to visit. See my website for more detailed information about termites.

Check the trees around your property, to see if any branches look dead, have no sign of growth, and check to see if you have an insect infestation. Carpenter ants will also make their home in live trees. Termites look for dead wood, like your house framing. Call a professional inspector at least once every few years, just to be sure. They can save you plenty if they find something.

For a more detailed list please see Mr. Jay’s list


Is that the house they can’t sell?

I wonder what’s wrong with it, it’s been on the market a long time. Maybe there’s a building code violation on it and the bank won’t finance it until it’s corrected.

Ever ask yourself this question?

Sometimes, there is a building code violation and that’s what’s holding up the sale. Any unit that has work not filed with the city, is illegal. Example; when an owner makes an additional alteration and the city has no record of it, the bank is going to reject the mortgage until the violation is corrected. The bank wants to see the home inspectors report as well as the appraisal. It will show up. A clear example is changing the garage into a living space. There was a time when the banks looked the other way, those days are gone.

Just for your own protection, and for a future sale, always get the job done with city or township approval. It’s not only a safety issue but if the job is done incorrectly, you may need to tear it out and redo it. So it’s a monetary issue as well. Ever see Homes on Homes?

So don’t paint yourself into a corner;

because, you wanted to go the easy way, or save money.

A job well begun, is half done!


See more on my new web site where you can search like a Real Estate agent at

Staten Island South Shore house for sale

What a GREAT time for buyers on Staten Island. Whether is Annadale, Eltingville, Great Kills, or any where on Staten Island. Mortgage rates are around 4 1/2% for buyers with good credit, see

Prices have come down, generally speaking for all of Staten Island, about 13% from the high of 2006.

So, the average price (sold) in ’06 was $456,040, and from August 31, 2009 to Sept 1st, 2010 the average sold price was $396,917.

Now there are exceptions of course, I’m just saying average prices. Now combine that price reduction with low mortgage rates and WOW, we should be having a boom market. But we’re not. So, where are all you savvy buyers and what are you waiting for?

Check houses for sale either on my website, or my company’s site, Appleseed Homes.

Here are 2 great buys for starters, 182 Rathbun Ave

And a condo at 920 Armstrong Ave

Better yet, call me today and start your search.

Staten Island South Shore Condo, $190,000, one bedroom, mint condition, see photos, and High Definition Virtual Tour

Call me today at 917-696-0275

Annadale 4 bedroom Cape for sale, Staten Island, N.Y.   $479,000 see more at, or email me at see Virtual Tour and more.

also see my website  you can always call me at 917-696-0275