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The Ultimate Guide to Home Inspections: What Buyers Need to Know

A home inspection is one of the most important steps in the purchasing process. It provides buyers with a detailed report of the condition of the home and can highlight any potential issues that may need attention. In this guide, we’ll cover why a home inspection is so important, what’s included in an inspection, and […]

Key Areas Home Inspectors Evaluate: Ensuring Your Property’s Safety

When purchasing or selling a property, a home inspection is crucial. Certified professionals assess a home’s safety, structural integrity, and overall condition, and here’s a breakdown of the core areas they evaluate: Structural Integrity: Foundation: Inspectors identify cracks, misalignment, and moisture damage to prevent future costly repairs. Roof and Attic: The condition of shingles, flashings, […]

Maximizing Seller Advantages: The Impact of Pre-Listing Home Inspections

The real estate market thrives on competition, making every advantage crucial. A pre-listing home inspection, often underutilized, can provide sellers an edge. But how exactly does a pre-listing home inspection benefit you, the seller? A certified inspector performs a pre-listing home inspection before the property goes on the market. This inspection helps sellers discover and […]

Home Inspection Negotiations: Balancing Buyer and Seller Expectations for Repairs

Purchasing or selling a home is a complex process, with home inspections being crucial. Often, negotiations regarding essential repairs can become a factor, highlighting the need to balance buyer and seller expectations. This article discusses the steps for effectively navigating home inspection negotiations to reach a mutually beneficial agreement. 1. Comprehending The Home Inspection Process […]

Benefits of a Home Inspection

The Benefits of a Home Inspection Are you planning to buy a new home? Or maybe you’re selling your current one? Whatever your situation may be, a home inspection can provide you with valuable insights about the property. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the benefits of a home inspection and why it’s an essential […]

Location of water shutoffs!

Water Shutoff Let’s say you’re in the middle of dinner…. suddenly you hear the sound of running water coming form upstairs… but everyone is at the dinner table…. what could it be? You run upstairs to investigate only to find water a water puddle in the hall, the carpet is wall and carpet is soaked. […]

Upgrading Ungrounded Outlets

testing electrical outlets

Upgrading ungrounded outlets is important because between 1920 and 1960, tens of thousands of houses built in the United States. Almost all of them had two-prong outlets. Many of them still do. If you live in a house with two-prong outlets, you might want to consider an upgrade. You are at risk for more than […]

Handrail Safety

Rotted handrail, bad handrail, no handrail.

Handrail Safety What do the 3 photos above have in common? Stairs? Handrails? Bad handrails? No Handrails? A little of each… there’s no handrail on this long run of stairs to a basement. There are the front steps with the ladder-type of handrail with a 2×4 on top. And then there’s another short run with […]

Crawlspace Insulation

During my home inspections, I often come across insulation in the crawlspace. Usually, clients are trying to increase energy efficiency in their home, which is understandable.  Sometimes this insulation causes more harm than good. It does help with energy when in good condition, but doesn’t stop or block the airflow. Incorrectly installed insulation that has deteriorated […]