Can a home seller dictate what is, and is not, placed in a seller’s Prelisting Inspection report?

I read a recent post on a very large Home Inspection related bulletin board that surprised me tremendously!  The poster is a licensed Texas Professional Inspector who asked if it is allowed to have a home selling client dictate what would and won’t be placed in a “Prelisting Inspection” report?  Read on for more about this! Continue reading

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Why are two prong outlets written up as unsafe by the Inspector?

Have you ever wondered why the Home Inspector writes in the report that those two prong outlets in older homes are a safety issue?  Read on for important information on the safety of your family and you. Continue reading

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What is a home inspection and why is it so important to have one?

You’re getting ready to buy that home and your Agent advises you to have a home inspection.  But you just don’t understand why spend the money because, after all, you just don’t see anything wrong with the home?  Read on to see why it is so important to have that home inspection. Continue reading

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Never pay a service provider until after they have provided the service!

Have you ever approached a home service provider that is not providing any hard goods and they want you to pay them ahead of time?  Maybe you should run and not walk away from that provider?  Read on for more. Continue reading

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Do you have a CLUE about the home you are buying?

Were you even aware about the significant damage your home suffered before you bought it?  Don’t get ripped off when buying a home, know all you can before you buy.  Read on for more information. Continue reading

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Home buyer loses major lawsuit over referral of a bad service provider!

As a home buyer don’t fall victim to a bad referral list of service providers.  Read on for more information. Continue reading

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CONSUMER ALERT – IS YOUR HOME INSPECTOR ACTIVELY LICENSED??

I have been noticing an alarming trend that can affect whether or not you are hiring a properly licensed Home Inspector.  Read on for an important alert and notice! Continue reading

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Got mold?

Over the years mold issues have blossomed, especially in Texas, with “Black Mold” scares and mold finds in home inspections.  But what are the real effects and importance of mold? Continue reading

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I am buying a house with a septic system so what do I need to know?

A properly installed and maintained septic system will function as reliably as a city sewer connection. When you are buying a home though there are details about that system you need to check before your option period ends. Continue reading

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What is happening with Texas Real Estate and in Austin?

If you are interested in keeping pace with what is happening with the Texas real estate industry, and with real estate issues in Austin, TX then head on over to Mike Boyett’s Blog and WEB site.  You can find it here at Capital City Inspections.

I’ve known Mike for a number of years now and he has always be there for not only the consumer but also for Inspectors, as well as the rest of the Real Estate Industry.  Mike has spent his time as an Inspector serving consumers and helping to keep the real estate industry participants informed.  Through many, many selfless hours of answering consumer questions, attending meetings of various governmental agencies that deal with real estate, Mike is there to stay informed and help us all stay informed.  So take a moment and drop by his Blog and learn a little of what happens behind the scenes in the Texas real estate industry.

Knowledge is power, but sharing knowledge brings peace!

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