What Do You Get for Your Home Inspection Investment?

What Do You Get for Your Home Inspection Investment?

You don’t always get what you pay for in life. But the cost of a home inspection has a value that far exceeds the pages of a report. A few hundred dollars buys a professional evaluation of the attic, basement, mechanical systems and much more. Compared to the...
4 Home Inspection Defects That Could be Money in the Bank

4 Home Inspection Defects That Could be Money in the Bank

Virtually every house has defects. Some of them are total deal breakers. But some could put more money in your pocket at the closing table. According to the real estate website, Trulia, nearly 40 percent of home sales in the past two years have been up-ended. The...
The Strangest Advice We’ve Heard About Home Inspections

The Strangest Advice We’ve Heard About Home Inspections

Rumors can spread and take root faster than you can pluck them out. We’ve heard a lot of them surrounding professional home inspections and the inspectors who perform them. But as with almost everything, reality is usually somewhere in the middle. Here are 10 of...
4 Big Home Inspection Mistakes You Can Avoid

4 Big Home Inspection Mistakes You Can Avoid

You only get one shot at a home inspection before the sale. At least unless you want to pay for it twice. So it pays to get it right the first time. How can you get it wrong? Stumble through one or more of these 4 missteps: #1: Hire the First Inspector You Find Most...

Ask a Home Inspector: How Safe is Your Dream Home?

Are termites really a big deal? Should you walk away if the attic has asbestos? And how about the beautiful old staircase? Is there lead lurking in the paint? As a home buyer, you might have sleepless nights wondering about whether the house you’ve fallen in...
3 Little Known Facts About a Professional Home Inspection

3 Little Known Facts About a Professional Home Inspection

Who are those men and women who scale rooftops, shimmy through crawl spaces and brave the hottest (and coldest) attics? Where do they get their education? Are there industry standards? And most important, can you really trust their report? Home inspectors and home...
Expert Interview Series: Matt Fuller of jacksonfuller.com

Expert Interview Series: Matt Fuller of jacksonfuller.com

Matt Fuller, of JacksonFuller, is a nationally recognized Realtor in San Francisco. We recently asked Matt for his insight on the value of proper home inspection and how home inspectors can improve their services. Here’s what he shared: Can you tell us about...
What Happens if the Home Inspection Misses a Problem?

What Happens if the Home Inspection Misses a Problem?

Most home inspectors are trained, and many of them have years of experience. Many also follow a set of Standards that help keep home inspections on a predictable track. But no one is perfect, and sometimes a defect is overlooked. What happens then? If your inspector...
Skipping a Professional Home Inspection? Don’t Risk It!

Skipping a Professional Home Inspection? Don’t Risk It!

Buying without an inspection is a dangerous trend that’s growing in hot real estate markets. The bottom line seems to be getting the house no matter what. But what happens if the house turns out to be a lemon? Sometimes, there’s a delicate balancing act...