5 Tips for Efficient House Hunting

5 Tips for Efficient House Hunting

Home buying is one of life’s most stressful events. I can still remember the panic as my wife and I, […]

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Hurricanes, Wildfires, Recessions and some Thoughts on Boom and Bust Construction

Hurricanes, Wildfires, Recessions and some Thoughts on Boom and Bust Construction

Questions from a Curious Home Inspector The days of showing up to inspect empty, cold, foreclosed homes where the water […]

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Single Strand Aluminum Wiring – Is it Safe?

Single Strand Aluminum Wiring – Is it Safe?

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC): Houses wired with single strand aluminum wire that is used for 15 […]

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4 Compelling Cases for The Pre-Listing Home Inspection

4 Compelling Cases for The Pre-Listing Home Inspection

Thinking of listing your house for sale in the near term? One option your real estate agent may mention is […]

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Why Home Shopping Takes Detective Work (and How to Do It)

Why Home Shopping Takes Detective Work (and How to Do It)

Purchasing a home may be the most expensive item we as consumers buy. I wrote this article as a tool for […]

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7 Tips for Controlling Carpenter Ants Without Chemicals

7 Tips for Controlling Carpenter Ants Without Chemicals

Springtime is carpenter ant season!  Springtime is a good time of year to watch for carpenter ants. Carpenter ants are […]

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Up in Your Feelings About a Fixer-Upper? Read This First.

Up in Your Feelings About a Fixer-Upper? Read This First.

Most home buyers will be buying a previously owned home. This will lead to the inevitable update, remodel or complete system […]

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The Home Inspection: How it Works and Why You Need One

The Home Inspection: How it Works and Why You Need One

I encourage you to read this post on Realtor.com. I try to demystify the home inspection process. Great information for […]

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5 Tips for Efficient House Hunting

5 Tips for Efficient House Hunting

Buying a house is one of the most stressful life events. Juggling work and family obligations with finding a new […]

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My Fireplace is Sucking the Heat Out of My House!

My Fireplace is Sucking the Heat Out of My House!

I grew up in an 1880’s Victorian house in New England that was built, coincidentally, right about the time central […]

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