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24
Jun
2019
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Advice for Home Buyers

If I were to make one recommendation to anyone purchasing a home it would be this:  Check online reviews for EVERYONE who is helping you with your home purchase! Nearly everyone today spends several minutes if not hours checking online reviews when purchasing a $750 refrigerator or a $500 television. Shouldn’t you use a lot […]
17
Jun
2019
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Learning about mold

Mold is naturally occurring and has been on this earth longer than man.  At some point, though, man developed allergies to mold, just as man developed allergies to pollen, fungus and other substances.   When is mold a problem in a home? Unless you or family members have allergies to mold and mold has become […]
11
Jun
2019
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Should You Attend Your Home Inspection?

We hear this question all the time:  Should I attend my home inspection? To determine if you should attend your home inspection, ask yourself these questions: Do I want to learn about safety features of my home, including where utility cut-offs are located and how to use them? Do I want to learn about what […]
10
Jun
2019
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What Are Signs of Potential Foundation Issues?

Even if you know nothing about foundations, there are signs a novice can see during a quick visual inspection to determine if the home has potential foundation issues that may need further examination by a professional. What are a few of these signs? Signs of water or moisture in the basement or crawl space. Cracks […]
4
Jun
2019
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How Home Inspectors Measure Moisture

How do home inspectors measure for moisture – and how SHOULD they measure for moisture?   Moisture Meter The most prevalent but least accurate way home inspectors measure moisture is through a moisture meter.  Essentially, this meter measures SURFACE moisture.  This is the quick and easy method used by most home inspectors to measure moisture […]
3
Jun
2019
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Purchasing a Home with Your Eyes Wide Open

Are you purchasing a home with your “eyes wide open?” Nearly every month we perform inspections for homeowners who have paid for inspections performed by other for previous purchases.  Invariably, these homeowners are AMAZED at the level of detail  we provide and the great care we take compared to their previous inspectors. Typically, we identify […]
22
Jan
2019
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Top 10 Things You Should Know about Mold

Nothing strikes fear in the hearts and minds of homeowners, home buyers and realtors than the word, “mold.”  To help alleviate fear and encourage greater understanding, we would like to share what we believe are the top 10 things you should know about mold:   1  Mold is naturally occurring Mold was here on Earth […]
19
Jun
2018
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Purchasing A Home with Your ‘Eyes Wide Open’

Are you purchasing a home with your “eyes wide open?” A few weeks ago, we performed an inspection for a homeowner. He was absolutely AMAZED at the level of detail we provided compared to the inspection he had performed by another inspector when he purchased the home. We identified a number of issues that weren’t […]
31
Jan
2018
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Is Stucco Rotting Your Home?

If you have a stucco on your home, your home may be rotting from the inside out! Specifically, the Exterior Insulating Finish System (EIFS) is causing significant concern in the resale housing market today.  Although newer EIFS systems have a built-in drainage system, older EIFS systems did not, which has created moisture and rotting issues […]
25
Jan
2018
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All Home Inspectors Are Not Equal!

Home Inspectors Are Not Equal!   Earlier this week, we performed a home inspection for a client buying a home. A few years earlier, the client had used another  home inspector and was clearly AMAZED at the Housebusters’ difference.   While the other inspector had provided a check-list type of report, Housebusters provided him with […]