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Boise Video Production: It’s About Time!

Posted by Boise Home Helper on April 6, 2016

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One of the things that’s great about being part of such a diverse group of home service providers
is that you get the opportunity to be exposed to a number of interesting industries, their little unique quirks, and the people that work hard to make those industries great. As almost all businesses need some kind of advertising this also means that we get to learn about any number of inventive ways to market your business – and that means getting to meet the people that make that magic happen.

 

One such person is Jake from Tick Tock Media Productions! We were recently privileged to meet this young man and learn more about what his company does to help other businesses put their best foot forward when stepping out in front of their audience. Jake himself has worked in video production for over10 years, has history as producer with a local news channel, but knew that he wanted to do more and have more creative control.

 

Tick Tock Media Productions was the solution! In business now for 4 years they’ve already done work with the travel channel and ESPN; also specialize in audio production and motion graphics.

 

“We know people are tired of the same old advertising…”, he said in a recent talk with our group. “We want to make videos that are FUN and get people excited!”

 

Not sold on video for your business? Consider these benefits of video:
Video can tell your story in an interesting and eye catching way.
Video helps keep people on your site or social media profile.
Video stands out online – being one of the most viewed forms of media.

 

Ready to take your advertising to the next level?
Talk to Tick Tock Media Productions! They provide great ideas, production, and direction for videos so don’t worry if you know you need video but don’t know what to shoot.

 

Find them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TickTockMediaProduction
Visit their website to see their work! http://ticktockmp.com/

Boise Home Inspection Q & A

Posted by Boise Home Helper on November 12, 2012

$25 off your home inspection with randy funk!You can have the utmost assurance in Randy Funk Home Inspections. We are backed with full-coverage insurance including E&O, general liability and we are also bonded.

Why have a home inspection?
Investments in Knowledge Pay Dividends!
A professional home inspection is such a valuable investment. An analysis of the property, conducted by a specially trained and completely objective home inspector, can identify non-functioning systems, damaged building components, safety issues and quality installations. Having this information before you purchase, sell, repair or remodel can return many dividends, both financially and emotionally.

How to Choose a Home Inspector?
Qualified inspectors are confident in the quality and value of an inspection. They’re eager to answer any questions to demonstrate the depth and importance of an inspection. Since inspectors in Idaho are not required to have a state license, it is critical to ascertain & verify their background.

How many inspections have you completed?
What types of insurance do you carry? Are you bonded? Home inspectors must carry liability insurance. It is one of the major costs for a home inspector, request proof of coverage.

Frequently Asked Questions about Inspections and Home Inspectors

Q: What is covered in an inspection?
A: Generally, home inspections include the evaluation of the outside area, roof, structural, electrical, plumbing, fireplace, & HVAC. This usually includes inspecting the crawlspace, attic, walking the roof and removal of any electrical panels. For more information, please visit Inspections.

Q: When buying real estate, am I required to have a home inspection?
A: No, a buyer can decide not to have a home inspection, but a quality home inspection provides assurance from a independent 3rd party. Everyone involved benefits from a home inspection. Even new homes, condos and condo-conversions benefit.

Q: When to order or who orders a home inspection?
A: Most home inspections are requested and paid for by the buyer during escrow and time is usually of the essence. It is important to have an inspection completed and reviewed by the buyer and buyer’s agent in a timely manner to determine if any requests for repairs need to be submitted to the seller. The report may recommend a further evaluation by a specialist in determining a remedy.

Many times new sellers will request a home inspection to be done prior to listing their dwelling. This has numerous benefits: it allows ample time to remedy the affordable repairs and decreases any liability exposure by supplementing the Transfer Disclosure Statement. It also minimizes the chances of “discoveries” as a result of any buyers inspection during escrow.

If you are looking for an exceptional home inspector here in the Treasure Valley call Randy Funk Home Inspections today! We have the technology, the quality, and skill you need to be assured that your home is inspected properly.

Randy Funk Home Inspections 208-914-5793

 

What’s Inside YOUR Home?

Posted by Boise Home Helper on June 26, 2012

An unseen danger could be lurking behind your walls! It can be one of the worst things to discover hiding within your home, but it is something that must adressed to keep it from getting worse. MOLD!

As a home inspector Randy Funk has seen all manner of water intrusion and mold outbreaks that have turned dreamhomes into real nightmare scenarios. Making sure you’ve got a qualified and experienced home inspector before you buy a home can help you from waking up to troubles years later.

You see, simply visual inspection can’t always spot mold in it’s early stages – even if you are very thorough! Infrared thermal imaging however can spot traces of moisture in your walls before any visual sign even appears; is the preferred method for finding potential mold hazards before they start.

“I highly recommend considering a home inspector who uses this new technology.  Do I know one you ask?  Of course.  His name is Randy Funk.”, recommends local Boise Realtor Debbie Cleaver. “Check out his website for more information here.  He serves all of SW Idaho and is regularly featured on 670KBOI. He might just be a local celebrity!”

Are you considering buying a home and need a home inspection? Maybe you’ve had your home for a while but are concerned there could be mold, or have recently experienced a leaky roof or appliance that may have water damaged your home. Either way Randy Funk Home Inspections can inspect your home using the latest techniques and technology to put your mind at ease. Call him today at 208.914.5793 or visit him online!

New Affiliates to Put a Spring in Your Step

Posted by Boise Home Helper on April 25, 2012

Spring in Idaho mountain country is a time of growth, when the old is washed away by the flood of new life. The air smells new; there is a certain energy in the wind that stirs each of us into blossom.

We’re seeing great growth here at the Boise Builders Group as well! We have some great new affiliates to share with you even as we say goodbye to one of our founding friends.

$25 off your home inspection with randy funk!Boise Home Inspections
We say farewell to Will Barrow our former home inspection professional with fond faces. Will is moving on to focus on other pursuits after a long career in the industry. Looking ever forward we welcome Randy Funk as our new home inspector! Visit Randy online at his main website here www.homeinspectorboise.com or give him a call at 208.914.5793 for the best home inspections in Idaho!

While we’re at it, here are some quick home maintenance tips for Spring Time from Randy:

*Check for loose or leaky gutters. Improper drainage can lead to water in the basement or crawl space. Make sure downspouts drain away from the foundation and are clear and free of debris.

*Low areas in the yard or next to the foundation should be filled with compacted soil. Spring rains can cause yard flooding, which can lead to foundation flooding and damage. Also, when water pools in these low areas in summer, it creates a breeding ground for insects.

*Use a screwdriver to probe the wood trim around windows, doors, railings and decks. Make repairs now before the spring rains do more damage to the exposed wood.

Commerical and Residential CleanupBoise Cleanup and Junk Removal
We’re glad to announce our next new affiliate member,Junk Holler! They can help you with any job big or small, whether you have a residential remodel job that needs a little post-job tidy-up or just finished a big commercial build and need to get on to the next job fast, Junk Holler can get you job cleaned up quick! Visit them online at www.junkholler.com or call 208-899-4000 !

 

 

Boise Hardwood Flooring
We also want to take time to recognize A-Max Hardwood Flooring, your source for great hardwood floor installation and maintenance here in the Treasure Valley. From common hearty woods to exotics A-Max can help install or refurbish the wood floors that are the heart of your home! Visit them online at www.amaxhardwood.com or call 208-724-3827