What should I ask a seller to repair from my home inspection report?

Now that you have had that home inspected, and know its condition, just what should you ask the seller to repair? Continue reading

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Are those business review sites all they claim to be?

I have been hounded by a national consumer review organization to advertise on a site that is claimed to be driven by consumer reviews.  But are these consumer review sites really all they are made out to be? Continue reading

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Is your Home Inspector opening access panels to properly inspect behind them?

Part of a home inspection is opening access panels to inspect behind them.  But is your Home Inspector taking the time to properly perform their job? Continue reading

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Is it illegal for a Home Inspector to write his WEB site or other advertising to make it sound like a large company when it is not?

It is a common and deceitful advertising technique when Home Inspectors try to make their one man company sound like some large multi-Inspector company.  But how can you tell how many Home Inspectors actually are working in that company? Continue reading

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Psssst, hey over here! Are you looking for a good Plumber?

Sometimes we need help with our home improvement or maintenance needs but finding the right person and/or company can be very trying!  Well if you need plumbing work performed I’ve got the company for you! Continue reading

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Are new home builders trying to prevent you from having inspections?

It seems that some new home builders are becoming tired of their buyers having phase inspections on the new home while under construction.  They see it as a problem when the buyer finds a good Inspector that catches what the builder missed.  Unfortunately builders are now making unbelievable demands on the buyer just so the buyer can protect themselves! Continue reading

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“Homeowner insurance 101” OR “Do you know what is in your homeowner insurance policy?”

I have seen many Bulletin Board posts and other discussions lately that lead me to think that many people possibly do not know what is in their homeowner insurance policy.  When was the last time you actually read your policy? Continue reading

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Is your Home Inspector taking enough time to perform a proper home inspection?

I have been seen a recurring problem over the years and that deals with how fast some Home Inspectors are performing their home inspections.  There is nothing wrong with being organized and methodical to help reduce the amount of time it takes to perform a home inspection.  But are these fast Home Inspectors really organized and methodical, or are you just not getting a thorough home inspection? Continue reading

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Should I just not have a home inspection and instead use that money for a home warranty?

Money is tight and you’re trying to cut costs during your home purchase.  It has been suggested to you not have a home inspection and just use the home inspection money instead to buy a good home warranty.  That might sound like a good idea but it can, and typically is, a costly mistake you will learn down the road. Continue reading

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I have cracks in my sheetrock and cracks in my brick, are these signs of normal foundation movement?

So you’re buying a home and have seen yourself, or have been told, that there are cracks in the brick and sheetrock.  Maybe there are also cracks in the tile and other signs of potential foundation movement.  Are these signs of normal foundation movement? Continue reading

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