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13
Nov
2017
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Top 5 Issues Missed by Home Inspectors – Issue #2

During the past 27 years, I have performed over 20,000 inspections, taken hundreds of continuing education courses and have trained other home inspectors. That  extensive experience has provided me with the opportunity to see and understand issues that are often overlooked by inexperienced home inspectors — or those who simply haven’t had the training to […]
9
Nov
2017
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Top 5 Issues Missed by Home Inspectors – Issue #1

Having performed home inspections since 1990, I have seen nearly everything a home inspector can ever see.   Unfortunately, I have also learned that a few in my profession — whether because of a lack of experience, a lack of continuing education or perhaps trying to book too many inspections — may overlook serious issues that […]
10
Oct
2017
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How to Select Your Home Inspector

In our last blog, we discussed “who” should select your home inspector.   In this blog, we will discuss “how” to select your home inspector. There are three main attributes you should consider as you select a home inspector: Commitment, Training/Certifications and Experience.   Commitment Every day, it seems that three or four more people in […]
28
Sep
2017
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Who Schedules Your Home Inspection?

Who schedules your home inspection? If you’re like most home buyers, you rely on your realtor to schedule all of your inspection services.  This could be a big mistake. The reason is that realtors have a vested interest in seeing that the home sells.  They are paid a commission only when the transaction is completed. […]
31
Aug
2017
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Which Air Filter Should I Use in My HVAC System?

We receive a lot of questions from homeowners about what kind of air filters they should use in their HVAC systems. Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to this question.  The best we can do is educate homeowners so they can make an informed decision about what type of filter to use. Generally speaking, there […]
3
Aug
2017
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The Most Costly Mistake Home Buyers Make Today

For most people, buying a used car is a harrowing experience. They kick the tires, look under the hood, and take the car out for a test drive. Depending on the price, condition and age of the vehicle, most prudent consumers will also take the car to their trusted neighborhood mechanic, to conduct a thorough inspection. This mechanic […]
3
Aug
2017
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Who Is Overseeing Your Home Construction, Renovation or Home Addition?

A story that recently aired on ABC News illustrates perfectly why people building new homes would be well served to hire an experienced construction consultant during the construction. Take a look at this story on ABC News Most people would never consider hiring a consultant when they’re building or renovating a home, although they would […]
3
Aug
2017
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Three Questions You Should Ask Your Home Inspector

If you’re in the process of hiring a home inspector, there are three questions you should definitely ask before deciding which inspector to select. What are these questions? 1) Are you an ASHI Certified Inspector? An American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Certified Inspector has made a strong commitment to performing quality, thorough inspections; providing […]