Let a Home Inspection Ease Your Mind About a Foreclosed Home

Let a Home Inspection Ease Your Mind About a Foreclosed Home

The adorable, reduced-price cottage or stately manor you’ve been eyeing might have a few secrets. Foreclosed properties can be a great deal for the new buyer. They aren’t without their worries, though. Most foreclosed homeowners aren’t happy about...
8 Things a Home Inspection Reveals About Plumbing

8 Things a Home Inspection Reveals About Plumbing

Plumbing involves a lot more than fixtures. There’s a whole network of pipes and fittings inside walls and under floors. And that means there are plenty of opportunities for defects to creep up. Fortunately, home inspectors are skilled in defect detection. If...
6 Top Trends in Home Inspection Services

6 Top Trends in Home Inspection Services

Wouldn’t it be great to know if the house you love is buttoned up or leaks air like a sieve? What about air quality issues? General home inspection services don’t usually cover hazards such as asbestos, mold, and many other areas of concern. That’s why...
3 Home Inspection Signs You Need a New HVAC System

3 Home Inspection Signs You Need a New HVAC System

Uh oh. Are there knocks and pings when your home inspector adjusts the furnace? Does the air conditioner switch off and on every few minutes? How about terrible odors? Will they go away after you move in? Oddities with the HVAC system could indicate that a new one is...
5 Surprising Takeaways from a Home Inspection

5 Surprising Takeaways from a Home Inspection

Just how old is that furnace in the basement? When was the house built? Did the previous owners keep up with maintenance? You can learn a lot from a home inspection besides the structure’s exact condition. Plan to attend while your home inspector works and you...
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...