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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Preparing Your Home for an Earthquake (Full story)

Preparing Your Home for an Earthquake (Full story)

9 Tips for Preparing for the Big One Roughly 50 miles west of Washington State, under thousands of feet of chilly green Pacific Ocean water, lies the Cascadia subduction zone where the dense Pacific plate dives underneath the lighter North American plate. Running a distance of over 1000 kilometers from northern Vancouver Island, BC to northern California, this massive fault is storing energy as the […]

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Are Home Inspectors Wrong?

Are Home Inspectors Wrong?

When Home Owners Should Start with the Cheapest and Most Obvious Solutions A few months ago, I did a home inspection on a well-built custom home that was roughly 15 years old. When I worked my way around to the back deck, which was done as a membrane system that acted as a roof for the lower porch, I found signs of leakage and water […]

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What Are These Black Stains On the Walls?

What Are These Black Stains On the Walls?

Eliminate Ghosting in 4 Steps   Understanding Ghosting “I have strange black stains on my walls and ceilings and I’m afraid I have a mold problem, can you help?” This request came from a nice older woman who was inquiring

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Water Pressure is Tricky to Understand

Water Pressure is Tricky to Understand

Does This House Have Good Water Pressure? A common question that my clients ask during home inspections is: “Does this house have good water pressure?” What they actually want to know is whether the flow from the showerhead will be

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Infrared Cameras for Home Inspection

Infrared Cameras for Home Inspection

Using Infrared Cameras on your home inspection What do infrared cameras do? The first thing you need to understand is that infrared cameras are just fancy thermometers; they translate surface temperatures of objects into colors thereby creating an image comprised

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Home Inspections Kill the Deal?

Home Inspections Kill the Deal?

  The 3 Most Common Reasons a Home Inspection Kills the Deal   One of the many difficult parts of being a home inspector is delivering bad news. Nobody enjoys delivering bad news. But when you are hired to evaluate

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Limited Pre-Inspection?

Limited Pre-Inspection?

Are You Considering a Limited Pre-Inspection? With record-low levels of housing inventory, historically low interest rates and swarms of eager buyers in bidding-wars over the same house, getting a home inspection done on a property these days is harder than

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