10 Things Home Sellers Should Do to Prepare for Home Inspection

From The Home Inspector         A home inspection can be a stressful time for home sellers. Most people are proud of their house, and don’t want someone pointing out imperfections in the home they love.   In addition to being stressful for the seller, a home inspection can also be a hindrance […]

Existing home sales highest since 2009 and the home inspection business is booming…

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Existing home sales rose in April to hit the highest rate since November 2009, pointing to an ongoing recovery supported by low interest rates and pent-up demand, according to data released Wednesday.   According to the National Association of Realtors existing-home sales rose 0.6% in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate […]

Doing Home Renovations?

Home Renovation Inspection… Be smart, Be protected have your renovations A-Pro Inspected!   I’m sure you have watched those television reality shows and know the nightmares that can arise from home renovations when done incorrectly. Subpar materials, poor workmanship or jobs left incomplete. To the untrained eye it can be difficult to know if the […]

Home Renovation Inspection

Doing Home Renovations? Be smart, Be protected have your renovations A-Pro Inspected!!   I’m sure you have watched those television reality shows and know the nightmares that can arise from home renovations when done incorrectly. Subpar materials, poor workmanship or jobs left incomplete.     To the untrained eye it can be difficult to know […]

Structural Home Inspection Checlist

Wall/ Ceiling Surface Cracks: Don’t be surprised if you notice minor movement of cracks owing to normal settling and shrinkage.  But if your monitoring turns up dramatic movement, be alerted that repair may be in order. Wood Framing: Insect infestation and rot are the two archenemies of your basement’s exposed wooden structural components. You can […]

home Inspection vs. Appraisal

Sometimes buyers ignore the need for a home inspection because they don’t understand the purpose. Inspectors are confused with appraisers. The latter confirms the home’s market value to the lender but it offers consumers no protection in terms of the overall condition of the home. Buyers shouldn’t let anyone convince them that they don’t need […]

Vacuum Your Refrigerator Coils Regularly

It’s important to clean the coils on your refrigerator a couple times each year. This will help your refrigerator from overrunning. It will also help it use less electricity, be more efficient, and will help contribute to its longevity. Refrigerators have a compressor that forces a cooling substance called -refrigerant through the coils. Evaporator coils […]

Home Inspection Checklist

HOME INSPECTION CHECKLIST Address:_________________________________City__________________Zip___________ Style______________ Construction__________ #Bedroom(s)_____ #Bath(s) _____________ ITEM NOTES: Excellent Average Fair Poor ROOF           EXTERIOR CHIMNEY           SOFFIT/FASCIA           GUTTERS           CLADDING         WINDOWS         DOORS         […]

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