Inspections on older homes

There can be an appeal in owning an older home; preserving a historic part of a neighborhood and/or restoring a house to its former glory. However, there are concerns when buying an older home, issues that can cause regret and major expense. When considering the...
Prepare your home for an inspection

Prepare your home for an inspection

Selling a home can be a long and stressful process. When you arrive at the point of having your home inspected you are nearing the end. The following are some tips to help the inspection go more smoothly. 1: Be sure that all windows operate correctly. Replace all...
Top home inspection problems

Top home inspection problems

A professional home inspection will reveal a lot about your future home. Besides learning about the mechanical operations of your home the inspection will reveal any obvious defects. A recent national survey of home inspectors revealed what are the eight top home...
Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms

Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms

All home inspections should include the inspection of all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Smoke alarms should be located in the following areas: In each sleeping room; outside each separate sleeping area; on each additional story of the dwelling, including crawl...

Home inspections

As one of the common contingencies to real estate purchase agreements a home inspection report reveals the actual condition or functionality of all systems of in a house. Most often hired by the buyer, an inspector examines the house thoroughly for non-functioning...