Category Archives: Home Buying and Selling Tips

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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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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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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How can I check if a property has an oil or gas pipeline running through it?

When you’re buying a rural or semi-rural property you need to know if there is an oil or gas pipeline running through the property.  This can have an affect on how you plan to use that property.

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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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Are you experiencing tile or stone cracks with little or no detectable foundation movement?

Foundation movement is common in our expansive Texas soils,, as well as expansion and contraction of concrete and wood foundation members.  Unfortunately tile and stone flooring cracks are an expensive result of even small movements.  But there is a way … Continue reading

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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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Is the Texas Real Estate Commission now advocating the use of unlicensed tradespeople and contractors?

I received a newsletter from the Texas Association of Realtors (TAR) that had an unbelievable story regarding new changes to the promulgated forms for the sale of residential property.  These changes appear to indicate that TREC is now advocating the … Continue reading

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