Category: Home Inspection Tips

Finding the Right Inspector Is Much More than Just Cost

Finding a good home inspector is a bit like hiring a new employee. You want to make sure you’re getting a fair and reasonable price, but you also want to make absolutely sure that you’re hiring a certified home inspector who is the right person for the job – even if that means that you… Read more »

Why You Should Inspect Your Home Before Selling

We typically hear that you should always inspect a home before you buy it. It turns out though, that the inspection isn’t just for the buyer. Homeowners (sellers) can also benefit from home inspections. Homeowners that are looking to sell their houses and move on to the next phase of life can and probably should… Read more »

What is the difference between boiler radiant heat and electric radiant heat?

What is the difference between boiler radiant heating and electric radiant heat? While the main difference is the source of the heat, water vs. electric, there are many more subtle differences that can determine which kind of heating is best for the room or entire home. Boiler Radiant Heating Boiler Radiant Heating requires your home… Read more »

4 Reasons to Have your Home Inspected Even When You’re Not Selling

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Typically, people think home inspections are only necessary when you’re buying or selling your home. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. Although it’s not necessary to have your home inspected each year, we do recommend having your home inspected every 2-5 years.   Here are four reasons why you might want to have… Read more »

First Time Homebuyers: Let’s Cover the Basics

Once you’ve found the perfect place and have made the decision to purchase your first house, you may be at a loss for what to do next. Don’t worry; you are in the company of thousands of other first time home buyers! Hopefully you have surrounded yourself with a group of professionals (an attorney, real… Read more »

Home Inspection Red Flags Buyers Should Be Aware Of

Buying a home is one of the biggest and most important purchases you will make in your life, but before you sign on the dotted line, you’ll certainly want to make sure things are safe, secure and in working order. So with that being said, check out a few of the biggest home inspection red… Read more »

Is Your Inspector Following the Code of Ethics?

Organizations such as the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI) each hold their own set of standards, outlining a detailed code of ethics and professionalism. From issues surrounding conflicts of interest to public perception, the home inspection code of ethics is the heartbeat of the entire… Read more »

Boost Home Buyer Confidence with a Home Inspection

This is not the first time that we have heard that prospective homebuyers are more apt to purchase a home that has had a pre-listing home inspection but the American Society of Home Inspectors confirmed that. According to a survey conducted by the ASHI, 84 percent of people that participated in the survey said that… Read more »

Repair or Replace: How Do You Know?

Sometimes it’s hard to decipher whether or not your home appliances, such as your water heater, need a quick repair or a replacement all together. In instances like this, it’s best to listen to advice from a professional and call on the expertise of a licensed home inspector. Check out a few of these great… Read more »

How Home Sellers Benefit from a Professional Inspection

The buying and selling process can be extremely overwhelming for all parties, especially with keeping the house clean, making sure pets are secured, leaving for showings and the phone calls, emails and negotiations. For the buyer, one of the most important factors on their checklist is ensuring that the new home is inspected, because it… Read more »