Does the Home You Want to Buy Have an Aging Electrical System?

When inspecting older homes or other buildings we often come across inadequate, obsolete, damaged, modified, extended, or otherwise unsafe electrical system components including service entry wiring, electrical panels, overcurrent protection, and electrical devices such as switches, light fixtures, electrical receptacles.

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How Experienced Real Estate Investors Use Home Inspectors to Their Advantage

An inspection that is geared toward real estate investors is different than a home inspection. As a Real Estate Investor, you want information on the major components of the home to make sure the property is a solid investment. Your home inspector can tailor not only the inspection report, but also how they communicate their findings to your needs. Read on to learn more.

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Baby Boomers Are Driving the “Age in Place” Movement

Aging in place describes a senior homeowner’s ability to remain in the home to the fullest extent possible by planning and implementing that promote safety, mobility, security and functional use. Continue reading to learn about this movement and what considerations you should make.

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Top 10 Reasons to get a home inspection

It is important to think of a home inspection as an investment rather than an expense. Choosing the right home inspector is one of the smartest decisions you can make. Simply Read the value!!!

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Homebuilders Are Only Human and Make Mistakes All the Time

So, you are buying a brand-new house and think that a home inspection might be a luxury you can live without? Think again! There are a lot of different moving parts that must come together when a home is being built. Keep reading so learn about some of the mistakes that we've seen in our own new construction inspections.

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The Hidden Secrets You Can Find in An Older Home

The industry standard techniques and materials for building a home are always improving. An older home can have plumbing or wiring that are very different than those found in newer homes, depending on when the home was built. Read on to see what kind of materials were likely used in your home, and whether or not you should be concerned.

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Is Your Home Inspector Qualified To Do an Energy Audit?

If a home is older than 25 years old and the attic insulation has never been updated, it would be a good idea to get a Home Energy Audit to see if the insulation should be updated. If your home is over 50 years old, then replacing the insulation may save you a significant amount of money.

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So You Suspect a Gas Leak? Trust Your Instincts.

Suspect a gas leak on a home you would like to purchase? The best way for anybody (including a home inspector) to determine if a home has a gas leak is by using their nose. If you suspect that you have a gas leak, you can further confirm your finding if you hear a hiss or whistling noise. Read on to learn more.

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Millenial Mistakes Buying Homes

Buying a home can be a scary, complicated process. And the stakes are high. Wherever possible, you should try to avoid learning things the hard way, and instead learn from the mistakes of others. Continue reading to learn some of the common mistakes that Millenials make when buying their first home.

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How to Spot Mold and Water Damage Problems During a House Inspection

When you’re buying a home, it isn’t easy to find a flawless property. While most people are willing to put up which certain flaws, it’s never a good idea to overlook water damage. Here are some great tips to spot mold and water damage problems during a house inspection.

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