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Home Inspection Checklist

What Are The Important Considerations at a Home Inspection? The home inspection is one of the most important items to pay attention to when it comes to buying a new home. It will give you the low down on the most important systems and aspects of the property you are considering investing in. The inspection […]

How to Get Ready for a Home Inspection

A pre-sale home inspection is an essential aspect of home selling. It is done before closing the deal. The home selling process involves the following steps: · The buyer looks for a property · Makes an offer after finding a property · Negotiates and fixes the price and closing date · Contacts a home inspector […]

What are the costs of owning a vacation home?

Buying a vacation home comes with both rewards and risks, including the possibility that if you plan to rent the home for income, you may not earn enough to offset your expenses. That’s why it’s crucial to crunch the numbers carefully and estimate the cost of owning a vacation home before investing in a property. […]

Hey Grandfather, is that you?

A recurring debate that I have witnessed since the beginning of my home inspection career is on how to accurately record and categorize inspected items that are not meeting the current residential home code. A provision in which an old rule continues to apply to some existing situations while a new rule will apply to […]

Preparing for Spring and Water Run off

Spring is just around the corner and there are things you need to do to get your home ready for spring and the possible flooding snowmelt can bring.  Wet basements can damage walls and flooring, ruin photo albums and become a breeding ground for molds and inspects. The first question is…where is the water coming […]

5 Tips to Help You Find a Home Inspector You Can Trust

5 Tips to Help You Find a Home Inspector You Can Trust In Missouri, there are no licensing requirements for Home Inspectors, and unfortunately, Home Inspectors are the only party in a real estate transaction who are not regulated.Without a state licensing program, virtually anyone can claim to be a home inspector. There are no […]

Your Home Inspection can save you money, here’s why.

Home inspections can offer serious value. In fact, according to a new analysis, they save buyers an average of $14,000 per home purchase. Lenders will require an appraisal of your new home, in many cases it is required. A Home Inspection unlike an Appraisal is optional, But having your home inspected can save you a […]