If you are buying a home and need a mortgage, the lender will require a property appraisal—comparing the sales price you have negotiated to other comparable homes that have sold in the area.
If you are thinking of refinancing your home to pay off a first and second mortgage, or pay off high interest rate credit card debt, you will also need an appraisal. Here are some things you need to know:more»
As residents of Warren County, we are very fortunate to be a part of a thriving, progressive and expanding community. Evidence of this continued development can be seen throughout the county at various construction projects. The Warren County Department of Building and Electrical Services reported a near record year in regards to permit applications in 2016. Approximately 950 building permits were applied for during calendar year 2016. Of those 950 permit applications, 440 were for Single Family Residence structures. This growth generates many benefits for our citizens. However, it may also create challenges that must be addressed to ensure successful progress. Residential construction in areas of high density development is one of the trends becoming more common in Warren County that may require additional attention to stormwater standards. The following highlights a few key points that contractors, realtors and homeowners can use to improve compliance performance with stormwater regulationsmore»
Six Reasons You Should Buy a Home in 2017
If you’re thinking about purchasing a home in 2017, you’re not the only one. Here’s why…
This is the perfect time of the year to “warm up” for the house hunt so that you can hit the ground running in 2017 as soon as you’re ready to buy your new home. Whether you’re looking in Southern Indiana or Western Kentucky, the prep work is relatively the same.more»
The Warren County Division of Stormwater Management is constantly striving to meet the requirements of our Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit issued to the county by the KY Division of Water and the federal Environmental Protection Agency. Those requirements include tasks such as creating environmental education programs to increase community awareness, reviewing site plans for appropriate design standards and conducting onsite inspections to ensure permit compliance. These MS4 Permit conditions further require that the inspection process include “escalating enforcement remedies to respond to issues of non-compliance” per KYG20 Part II.B.4.b.iii. This is certainly not the preferred method for our staff to use as an enforcement tool, but it is required and must be utilized when necessary. Also, as our stormwater program further develops we want to ensure that clear communication and cooperation between our staff and the regulated community remains a priority. The summary below outlines standard enforcement documents you may see issued from our department as well as inspection procedures that accompany those documents:more»
With holiday preparations underway like decorating, baking, and making plans with loved ones, other important to-dos can fall to the wayside, such as pest-proofing the home. Yet, many classic fall and winter pests, like rodents, spiders and cockroaches are moving indoors, causing contamination, diseases, property damage and allergies.
To avoid infestations, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) encourages homeowners to pest proof their homes against these uninvited houseguests.more»
Creepy Crawlies Cause Fright This Halloween
Move over ghosts, goblins, vampires and werewolves. While these terrors may be frightening, they are pure fantasy. Unfortunately, real horrors may be lurking in your own backyard. With Halloween just a couple of weeks away, Arrow Exterminators has created a list of the top five scariest pests that promise to send chills down one’s spine.
“Halloween is a great time of the year to discuss a few of the scariest pests out there – some of which can be one’s worst nightmare,” said Charles Jones, Arrow pest expert. “While many may have heard horror stories about these pests, most don’t fully understand what they are capable of doing. Hopefully our list will shed some light on these gross creepy crawlies.”more»
Bowling Green, KY (September 2016) – Football season is just around the corner that means weekend activities include tailgating with family and friends. While many are on the lookout for opposing fans wanting to crash the party, other pests aren’t usually top of mind. Delicious grilled food, scrumptious snacks and tasty desserts combined with the warm weather that is still lingering attracts pests like wasps, mosquitoes, flies and ants.more»