Category Archives: Consumer Information & Protection

This category includes information to help protect the consumer.

Are you actually reading the home inspection contract your Home Inspector wants you to sign?

Do you actually read the entire inspection contract your Home Inspector is requiring you to sign?  Well you really should and you might be surprised what is in there!

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More news about online reviews that is just unbelievable!

In a previous post I spoke about fake online reviews.  You can read about these fake online reviews HERE.  Well it just gets more and more unethical what service providers are willing to do to get your business!

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Is having a new construction foundation pre-pour inspection a waste of money?

With all of the new construction occurring this question has been occurring more and more lately on various bulletin boards (BB) I frequent.  On one very popular BB there appears to be a concrete contractor (foundation contractor) doing a good … Continue reading

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Is Engineered Lumber (manufactured lumber) a significant fire and life safety threat?

The use of  Engineered Lumber ( light weight building materials also called manufactured lumber or Engineered Wood Products) such as manufactured joists have been around for some time.  However they have been identified as being a greater risk during fire … Continue reading

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The Texas Buyer’s Option Period and inspection scheduling, how important it is!

The Texas Buyer’s Option Period is an important tool for you but are you aware of how important it is to manage it?

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Is the septic system at the home you’re getting ready to buy being properly maintained?

WOW!  I found out another totally incredulous thing today where our State Legislators have dropped the ball again!

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Are those online reviews of your Home Inspector, other service provider, or business real?

I received an incredible email today I just had to share!  This email will totally blow your mind and have you think twice about all of those online reviews.

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Are you considering using the services of a multi-inspector company?

There is a big push on by Home Inspectors to expand their company into multi-inspector firms.  Is that a good thing for consumers?

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Is your Real Estate Agent realy referring the best Home Inspector?

Is your Real Estate Agent actually looking out for your best interests when referring a specific Home Inspector(s) to you?  There are two schools of thought on the subject and you should think heavily on this if you are being … Continue reading

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In a hot real estate market should you waive your home inspection rights as a buyer?

The real estate sales market is picking up.  Some say it is getting HOT!  But should you act any different and believe it is a seller’s market?  Should you bow down to the seller and waive your home inspection rights … Continue reading

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