The last thing you want when you are selling your home is to find out that there are problems that could jeopardize the sale. This is particularly true when you are selling the home yourself – also known as a FSBO or for sale by owner. A home inspection will reveal the condition of your … Continue reading Five Home Maintenance Areas That Can Snag the Sale of Your Home
There are some home maintenance items that need to be done every two to three years and every homeowner should know how to do them. One of these is caulking. Caulking itself around a shower or tub is not really that hard to do. The hardest part is actually cleaning out the old caulk and … Continue reading Home Inspector Gives Tips On Caulking And Hoses
If you’re buying or selling a home, it’s essential to have the home inspected by a qualified home inspector. Your home inspector will examine the house from top to bottom, inside and out, and give you a report on the condition of the home to help you make a wise buying decision. Once at the … Continue reading The Home Inspection—Knowing What to Expect
The job of a home inspector is to find the problems with a home. It is that simple. The inspector does not pass or fail a home. He looks for problems, potential problems, health hazards, safety hazards and plain old annoyances. Most of the time problems are found before they become major problems. Would you, … Continue reading Home Inspections Find Problems
Let’s assume you’re buying a home and you’ve hired a reputable home inspector to inspect the property. It’s inevitable that he’s going to find problems. That’s the nature of his work. He reports to you on the condition of the home. What should you do when problems are revealed? The first thing is to remember … Continue reading Your Home Inspector Found Fixable Problems—What Now?
The answer to that question should be a resounding “yes,” but is it? You’ll want to be sure that it is. This calls for diligence on your part and ethics and integrity on the part of your home inspector. Some people want to play word games with the terms “customer” and “client,” where the home … Continue reading Is Your Home Inspector Really Working for You?
A blind woman in a Midwestern state purchased a house, only to discover it needed major roofing repairs due to damage from previous snow and ice storms. Her home inspector hadn’t done his job well, but she shrewdly managed to get money back from him in an out of court settlement. Unfortunately, her roof required … Continue reading Your Home Inspector Looks at Your Roof Inside and Out
When you hire a home inspector, you want him to look for negatives. If he doesn’t find problems before you sell or buy a home, there will be trouble later on. You can count on it. When someone wants to buy a home, they’re going to see things like how the house is built, how … Continue reading Your Home Inspector is Looking for Trouble…And So Should You
Anyone who is buying a house should have a home inspection. When you are buying a home it is likely you will start to feel the stress and you may be a little confused because of all the requirements and hoops you must go through to buy the home. It is hard enough to decide … Continue reading Home Inspection, Who Needs One?
Reasons to get a home inspection Some times when people loose their home they are very angry and they will do some crazy things to destroy the home that you would not see. Having a professional home inspector inspect the home before you sign the contract may save you thousands of dollars in un-wanted repair … Continue reading Reasons To Get A Home Inspection