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. Continue reading

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Are you having problems finding building materials? Then DoItBest.com now!

Can’t find that particular door model, window model, or another building product that the BibBox home improvement store doesn’t carry?  Well there is hope from a very interesting source! Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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? Continue reading

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Do you know if your sprinkler system buried drip lines are actually working?

How many times have you actually wondered if the buried drip lines on your sprinkler system are actually working?  Did you know there is a simple solution to ensure you know? Continue reading

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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 to help prevent damage to tile and stone flooring when these conditions occur! 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 referred to specific Inspector(s) by your Agent. 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 believing there are other ways out of that purchase contract? 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 use of unlicensed tradespersons to work on the home you are about to buy! Continue reading

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What is a French drain, a curtain drain, and an area drain?

I see many posts on bulletin boards and have spoken with many who are not familiar that there is a difference between a French drain, a curtain drain, and an area drain.  There is a difference so read on for more. Continue reading

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