February 25, 2013

Frozen Pipes? Fix it now!


            Living in a cold climate during winter can lead to several problems with homes. Roofs can start leaking from snow and ice, windows and doors that are poorly insulated let in drafts and water pipes can freeze. When water freezes, it expands. If it expands enough inside of a pipe, it can burst the pipe and cause thousands of dollars worth of damage to a home. So how can we prevent this? Or, how do we thaw the pipe once it’s frozen to avoid bursting? Read on for some tips!

February 18, 2013

Commercial Facade Loans Program


                Neighborhood Housing Services of South Buffalo does not only provide services to homeowners, rental apartments and counseling clients; we also have a great Commercial Fa├žade Loan Program! Read on for more information about this great opportunity for our business community in South Buffalo!

February 11, 2013

The Silent Poison in Our Homes


                There are many things that can enter our home and hurt us without warning, but sometimes this doesn't need to be the case. Just like when it comes to smoke detectors for fires, there are carbon monoxide detectors for that. Carbon monoxide, or CO, is an odorless, colorless gas that can cause sudden illness and death.

February 4, 2013

Renter's Insurance FAQ


                Last week, I tried to explain some things about homeowner’s insurance and point you to some sources that might explain more than I could. This week, we’re tackling renter’s insurance! According to the U.S. Department of Justice, a rental property is 79% more likely to be burglarized than an owner-occupied property. It has a lot in common with homeowner’s insurance, but there are a few differences so pay attention if you rent!