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 the pre-listing home inspection. A pre-listing home inspection is done by the seller of a house to prepare the house for sale. This blog will go over 4 compelling reasons to invest in a pre-listing home inspection from the point of view of a home […]

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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 repair. I encourage you to read this article on reviewing the lifecycle of the systems in any home. Up in Your Feelings About a Fixer-Upper? Read This First. Hope this helps! -Dylan

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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 those of you currently House Hunting. The Home Inspection: How it Works and Why You Need One Hope you find it helpful! Dylan  

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New Construction Home Inspections

Should I get a home inspection on my new construction house? 4 critical things to understand about building codes In the midst of the recent recession which crippled the U.S. real estate economy, the new construction home inspection virtually disappeared. You don’t need to tell this to a builder. For several years there was too much available housing inventory at too low a price to […]

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Is Mold Beyond the Scope of a Home Inspection?

Is Mold Beyond the Scope of a Home Inspection?

As a Home Inspector, when I run into a moisture problem inside a home, one of the more common questions I get from my house hunting clients is:  “is this mold?” and “Will this be harmful to my health?” While this is an excellent question it is impossible for a home inspector to answer – we are not doctors and even medical specialists would struggle to […]

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The Subpoena From Heaven?

It is not often that one gains business and a local advocate from that queasy Sunday morning adrenalin rush when some guy in a fuel-efficient vehicle shows up at your house to deliver a subpoena. Needless to say, I did not rejoice the arrival of this summons on that day, but like many of the strange twists and turns that I have come to expect […]

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House Design Flat Roof V.S. Pitched Roof

When it comes to looking at houses and deciding which house is right for you, it is critical to think about the functional design of a house. In the realm of house design, there is arguably no more influential element than the roofline. The roofline defines the look of a house more than any other attribute and the shape of the roofline will determine how […]

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4 Critical Factors to Consider when Deciding to Replace a Roof

4 Critical Factors to Consider when Deciding to Replace a Roof

Trying to figure out if you should replace your roof? Roof replacement is a major expense and smart homeowners know they should maximize the useful life of their existing roof as much as possible. However, wait too long, and a couple days of hard winter rains or snow can cause more damage to your house than the cost of that complete roof replacement you were […]

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Why DIY Can Go Sideways When it Comes Time to Sell Your Home

Why DIY Can Go Sideways When it Comes Time to Sell Your Home

Do it yourself projects are as old as mankind. There was a time when most all of our houses were built by local carpenters and repairs effected by homeowners, their extended friends, and family. In these old days, our houses were incredibly simple. Imagine yourself in a pre-1880’s house with no central heating or electricity or insulation. It was not that long ago that people […]

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How should I ask a home inspector for an inspection?

How should I ask a home inspector for an inspection?

How to ask for a home inspection How to ask for a home inspection may sound like a silly blog topic, but in today’s frantic home buying market, where house hunters are often forced to compete against 10 or more offers for the chance of “winning,” a house, getting and asking for a home inspection is more complicated than ever. In fact, many home buyers […]

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