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By Randy King
(Progressive Property Resources)
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For many homeowners in Minnesota we rely on the assistance of fans during the warm spring or summer days or not having to turn on the AC, just in case it will be another tempermental week of Minnesota weather and the next day decides to cool off. But, before you do this season take a look at the ...
By Randy King
(Progressive Property Resources)
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As I wrote in my last post winter is the season for being cozy, sitting next to a warm fireplace and maybe sipping a cup or two of cider. But while spending long days and nights inside the comfort of our homes it's also an infamous time for feeling dry and under-the-weather. With people spend...
By Randy King
(Progressive Property Resources)
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Winter is officially here and fireplace season for many of us in Minnesota has already begun. But if your chimney and fireplace has not seen regular maintenance and cleaning for some time, then your soothing fire may become a hazardous condition. A solid fuel fireplace and chimney that has not be...
By Randy King
(Progressive Property Resources)
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Energy costs, burst pipes, power outages, and fires, all potential winter hazards that makes winter not sound so merry, but you can protect yourself and your home. With a little preventative maintenance and preparation you can minimize the inconveniences that ensue during this cold time of the ye...
By Randy King
(Progressive Property Resources)
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There are some absolutely disgusting things that go in your clothes washer from dirty socks, to infant clothes and more but if you have ever had a wash machine with a bad odor there is no comparison. Over time, you may begin to notice that your wash machine begins to develop an order from a build...
By Randy King
(Progressive Property Resources)
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The following information has been provided by General Electric and the United States Consumer Product and Safety Commission. The United States Consumer and Product Safety Commission and General Electric announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer products. Name of Product: GE ProfileT...
By Randy King
(Progressive Property Resources)
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In Minnesota and the midwest it's that time of the year again, the time when everyone is outside for a different reason, time to start prepping our homes for winter weather and freezing temperatures. So to help out a little I figured a winter prep checklist wouldn't hurt. Obviously, as y...
By Randy King
(Progressive Property Resources)
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This past week Siemens Company issued a recall in conjunction with the United States Consumer and Product Safety Commission for approximately 2.2 million electrical breaker units due to a potential fire hazard. Because we inspect breakers everyday and the units in the recall are for the months of...
By Randy King
(Progressive Property Resources)
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As many residents are aware, Greater Mankato and many Southern Minnesota homes were affected by  storms late in the month of June. With high speed winds and heavy hail larger than golf balls in some communities, its not supring that a number of roofs have been replaced. With a high demand for roo...
By Randy King
(Progressive Property Resources)
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There is nothing worse then having a horrible refrigerator odor...and trust me I know. Being a home inspector means you're in a number of houses over a given year and have the chance to take a look at many kitchen appliances and not all of them smell like roses! Many things can cause your ref...
By Randy King
(Progressive Property Resources)
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There have been many homes in the Greater Mankato area from Mapleton to Minnesota State University damaged by recent hail and high speed winds. In southern Mankato, roofers and insurance adjusters have been overwhelmed with the amount of requests from homeowners. While siding repair and replaceme...
By Randy King
(Progressive Property Resources)
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Below is information provided by the U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission announced earlier this month. Please feel free to contact our office for more information. WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a v...
By Randy King
(Progressive Property Resources)
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Chinese drywall has been a problem for many American families and now the U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission and Housing and Urban Development have released a guidance for remediation of problem drywall. Below is the U.S. HUD and CSPC issued information.   Help is on the way for homeowne...
By Randy King
(Progressive Property Resources)
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With all of the flooding and water problems many local Minnesota homeowners have had over the past few weeks I thought a great subject to write about would be sump pumps. What are they, and how do they work? Well, unlike many of the appliances or electronic devices in your home, a sump pump is p...
By Randy King
(Progressive Property Resources)
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Breaker filler plate, what is that? This is a common question I receive on home inspections...and for good reason. I find open knockouts and breaker slots on main panels and remote panels (sub-panels) on a very regular basis. Simply put a knockout or breaker filler plate is meant to block an open...
By Caroline Huising
(Huising)
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Price: $164,900 FIZBER.com ID 15107320 Single Family with 3 bed, 2.5 bath, in 80 Juniper Trail Mankato, MN, 56003 http://www.fizber.com/15107320/ 80 Juniper Trail - For Sale By Owner Property Details: Type: Single Family Address: 80 Juniper Trail, Mankato, MN, 56003 Sq footage: 2471.0 Floors: n/...
By Caroline Huising
(Huising)
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Price: $239,900 FIZBER.com ID 15000734 Single Family with 3 bed, 2.0 bath, in 137 Cougar Drive Mankato, MN, 56001 http://www.fizber.com/15000734/ 137 Cougar Drive - For Sale By Owner Property Details: Type: Single Family Address: 137 Cougar Drive, Mankato, MN, 56001 Sq footage: 1588.0 Floors: n/...
By Randy King
(Progressive Property Resources)
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Tandem breakers, sometimes called split breakers, provide two separate circuits in the space of a normal sized breaker opening. Every main electrical panel has a limited number of circuit openings available. The problem that many people encounter is that when the openings are all used up and you ...
By Caroline Huising
(Huising)
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Price: $439,900 FIZBER.com ID 14490272 Condo/Townhome/Co-op with 4 bed, 2.5 bath, in 117 Viking Drive Mankato, MN, 56001 http://www.fizber.com/14490272/ 117 Viking Drive - For Sale By Owner Property Details: Type: Condo/Townhome/Co-op Address: 117 Viking Drive, Mankato, MN, 56001 Sq footage: 330...
By Randy King
(Progressive Property Resources)
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Few homeowners know that in order to keep your water heater running smoothly and hopefully get an extra year, two or more it needs maintenance. As water enters a water heater tank, dirt, sediment, and various minerals also enter, and eventually settle to the bottom. Depending on your community or...

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