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It lives and grows in the walls of your home. The creeping spores float in and begin to breed and grow in damp, dark areas of your home. 

But what you can't see won't hurt you, right?

Wrong. Mold colonies growing in your home can have a significant impact on your health. In fact, the World Health Organization attributes a significant proportion of cases of childhood asthma to mold and dampness in the home. In the U.S., 8.4% or 6.2 million children, suffer from the disease.

This is a problem that may be addressed by improving living conditions. In particular, by addressing mold problems in homes.

Keep reading to learn about how mold can affect your health.

Mold Removal Services Casandra Properties

1. Respiratory Problems

The main health problems that mold can cause are

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When we turn on the kitchen faucet or our showers, we typically don't ever think about all the behind the scenes of how exactly the water reached that destination. Some of us even think it is a complicated process to get the water from point A to point B. 

We are here to answer the question "how does water move through my house?" Keep reading to learn more.

Moving Water Casandra Properties

How Does Water Move Through My House?

Believe it or not, the plumbing system in your home isn't as complex as it seems. Your home is connected to either a main water supply line or a water tank from places such as Once the pump that is attached to either the water tank or main water supply pumps water into your line it moves through a pipe to carry the

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Things in your house will have a "go with the flow" kind of vibe until that flow gets backed up. Or, there is an overflow. 

Hopefully, it doesn't happen after someone uses the bathroom... if you catch our drift why. 

Regardless of the backup, leak or drip — your home is your castle and you should enjoy it to the fullest. 

That's where the licensed, bonded professionals called plumbers come in. Don't worry. We've done the work of looking for a few options for you. Here are five plumbers in Highland Park. 

Plumbing Services Casandra Properties

What Can You Expect? 

Never called a plumber before? Here are a few things to know.

A plumber will have varying levels of service; not all of them to everything.  

By and large, plumbers deal with anything that has to do with

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At the end of 2017, home sellers profited a whopping $54,000 on their properties. Regardless of your financial goals, that's some seriously impressive return!

Are you thinking about selling your home in the next year? If so, you'll want to maximize your property's cash value before throwing up that 'For Sale' sign. Let's get into the top home improvement tips that can quickly increase your home value.

Home Improvement Tips Casandra Properties

1. Resurface Your Cabinets

Do you have old cabinets? Remodeling your entire kitchen can become costly, but you can upgrade your space by resurfacing.

Cabinet resurfacing essentially changes out the cabinet skins. Rather than redoing the cabinets altogether, you are swapping out drawers and doors and applying a new veneer over the current

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Did you know that more than 40% of all the energy consumed in the US is for home heating alone? Heating a property is not a small task and that's why you need to have a functional and properly serviced HVAC system to reduce heating costs.

But what if your HVAC system is damaged beyond repair? In this case, you might need to replace it altogether. This operation might cost several thousand dollars or more, depending on the size of your house and other factors.

This article will look at the different cost factors which affect the average cost of HVAC system replacement. Keep reading and find out what budget to prepare.

HVAC System Casandra Properties

6 Key Factors Which Affect The Average Cost Of HVAC System Replacement

Replacing the HVAC system is a major home improvement

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Realtors are the backbone of the housing industry, and the subject of countless televisions shows highlighting amazing (and not so amazing) houses and how to sell them. 

Everyone knows you need to hire a realtor to sell your house, but many people don't think about using one to buy a house. Well if you're wondering "Do I need a realtor to buy a house?" the answer is yes. 

Read on to find out why realtors are essential for not only selling but also buying a house. 

Finding The Best Realtors Casandra Properties

Realtors Know The Best House Listings

The internet is a magical world, and you can search through hundreds of listings until your eyes bleed. Why use a realtor when you can find the listing yourself?

Realtors have access to way more listings than you can find on a regular

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Home warranties can benefit many people, but home sellers, probably, win the most when using them. That’s because home buyers tend to find these plans very reassuring. This means that simply by having home warranty coverage for your home you are getting an advantage on a competitive real estate market. And if the market in your area isn’t “hot”, the warranty will be even more useful because it increases your chances of selling.

The efficiency of home warranties is such that homes with this plan sell for $2,300 more, on average. Note that the plan usually costs under $600, so you will win about $2,000 on this alone. Also, covered homes sell faster, which is the most important factor for many sellers.

Home Warranty Casandra Properties

Why Do Buyers Value Home Warranties?

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As with most other industries, the construction sector has not been left untouched by the big data revolution. By some estimates, data is the most valuable resource on the planet, worth more than gold and oil.

The big data industry has aided the construction industry to facilitate smarter homebuilding, more efficient use of resources and people-focused construction. If you want to know how is big data used to aid construction projects, read on to find out. 

Big Data New Construction Casandra Properties

How Is Big Data Used Before Building Starts? 

Before the foundations are even laid down, big construction companies use vast amounts of data to inform their planning.

For starters, they will compute and analyze data relating to the area they are considering building on. Often, companies

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In this article of Staten Island Neighborhoods we focus on the residential area known as Westerleigh.  Westerleigh is located on the north shore of the island and is home to many tree lined blocks outlined by a few commercial avenues where most of the shopping occurs.  

Read on to learn more about what this neighborhood has to offer.

Staten Island Neighborhoods Westerleigh Casandra Properties

Living In Westerleigh

Westerleigh is situated in a very convenient and well-served part of Staten Island with many amenities close at hand. Westerleigh Park of course is nearby, and features beautiful scenery along with benches and a gazebo. Northerleigh Park is also close by and features sports fields. You can walk to Forest Avenue Shoppers Town where you can find amazing restaurants, diners, retail stores,

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So... you're looking to get into the house rental game. You have a property you feel would be a great fit for renting out and making a bit of extra money.

Maybe your job required you to move to a city that's just far enough away that you can't commute daily from the home you currently own.

Perhaps your dream home finally went on the market, so you've purchased it and now aren't sure what to do with the other home.

Whatever the case might be, you're probably considering hiring a rental management company to watch over it. Here are some costs and factors you should expect with hiring one so that you consider whether it's worth it for you.

DIY or Hire Someone Casandra Properties

Setup Fee

Ah yes, the infamous setup fee, the first fee that you'll pay after hiring a service and

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