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Crack Killed Atlanta Traffic

04/20/2017
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Crack not only killed Apple Jack (for you hip hop fans) it killed Atlanta traffic. We are all doing our best to cope with has to be the worst traffic I’ve ever seen during my 50 years in Atlanta. Wondering what your best work around has been for the traffic; other than the obvious of working from home? As your Atlanta real estate concierge one of my goals is to make your life easier. In that spirit, asking for your suggestions for traffic solutions, will share the responses next week to help you navigate traffic & reach your destination sooner.

Has traffic got you thinking about living closer to work? Always happy to help with that too. Just contact me TODAY. Can’t wait to get started? Simply follow this link to find your dream home with less traffic: http://www.debbybraun.com/search_atlanta_mls_listings.asp

All the best,

Debby

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Watch your roof

04/05/2017
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It’s been stormy out there…..Watch your roof for leaks!!!

Two clients had roof leaks recently and I’ve noticed several blue tarps on roofs thanks to all the recent storms lately. That inspired me to remind all of you to be sure to check your roof for leaks. Mother Nature can be VERY powerful, as we are witnessing today here in the South. Wind, hail and falling debris can puncture roofs or lift shingles that may not be visible from the ground. The best way to check for possible leaks is to climb into your attic after a storm. Be sure to examine all the cracks and crevices, especially at points in the roof, valleys where roof lines meet and near the edges along the gutters. BTW, clogged gutters are one of the most common sources of roof leaks. If venturing into the attic isn’t your forte’ at least check for spots/leaks on the interior ceilings in every room, and don’t forget to check the closets.

If you see minor leaks you may want to have your roof evaluated by a qualified roofer prior to calling your insurance company. Should an evaluation reveal you need minor repairs considering paying for them yourself, if possible, instead of making a claim on your homeowner’s insurance. It will save you money in insurance premiums in the future.

Conversely, if you see significant damage don’t hesitate to call your insurance company. That’s why you have hazard insurance. Here’s a perfect example; a few years ago, my house was pelted by hail for at least 20 or 30 minutes. The hail accumulation looked like a snow bank on my deck and driveway. The house had just been painted about 1 ½ years prior. The hail hit so hard it caused the paint to chip right down to the wood on window sills. The gutters were full of shingle gravel. Attending lots of home inspections and dating a contractor taught me a lot about construction. I knew these were not good signs so I made the call to my insurance company. Despite the roof being less than two years old and maxed out with moisture barrier in the valleys, flashing everywhere and drip edge, there was enough damage for the roof to be replaced. Had I not called my insurance company I would not have realized my roof had been compromised that badly and would be chasing roof leaks and ceiling stains all over the house.

If your roof needs to be replaced I’ll gladly refer you to a qualified roofer for the job. Be sure to ask for leftover shingles to have on hand for minor repairs that may arise in the coming years. That way the shingles will match.

Tired of your old roof (current house) and want a new roof over your head? Just follow this link to find your new roof: http://www.debbybraun.com/search_atlanta_mls_listings.asp

Stay safe out there!

All the best,

Debby


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