How to avoid completely replacing shower stall tile

How to avoid completely replacing shower stall tile

Q: Dear Ed: We have an older shower stall and the mixing valve has to be replaced. The valve is installed in an area hard to access and we need to open up the tile. The present tile can’t be matched. Any ideas on how we may avoid extensive remodeling work and best...

Do Not Waive an Inspection

With markets full of multiple offers buyers are often tempted to do anything to get a home. One thing they should not do is forgo the home inspection. Waiving the option to have an inspection can have major repercussions in the long run. Without a professional...

Getting your home ready for inspection

When your home goes under contract for sale there is almost always and inspection scheduled by the buyer. As a seller there are several things you can do to prepare the property. The first thing you should do to get your home ready for an inspection is clean it. A...

Home inspection “add-ons”

BOULDER – When buying a home one of the first and most important things that happens is the home inspection. Depending on the size of the home a standard home inspection will cost between $300 and $600. There may also be other things you need to think about that could...
Electrical Inspections

Electrical Inspections

BOULDER – Electrical systems are an integral part of any home inspection. Additionally, electrical inspections are a good idea whether you are buying, selling or remodeling a home. Understanding your home’s electrical systems and components are critical when it comes...

Home inspections

BOULDER – Home buyers have it drilled into their heads that they need to get a home inspection. But what does a home inspection report actually disclose? Buyers often have little knowledge about home construction and its components, and have difficulty deciphering...

What is included in a home inspection report?

BOULDER – Home inspectors provide their clients written and/or e-mailed reports of the home inspection. The report will contain detailed information on the property, and will typically be delivered within 24 hours of the inspection. The inspection report will clearly...

Choosing a Home Inspector

Home inspectors must have a full working knowledge of every system in a home. A broad background in general construction is a good base to build from. Good home inspectors are typically those who have experience in the building industry. You want to work with an...

Fire mitigation

Due to Colorado’s arid climate and many forests, homeowners and landowners may be particularly vulnerable to wildfires. It is important to keep this threat in mind when buying or building a home. Homes in many areas of Colorado are threatened, damaged or destroyed...

What to expect from a home inspection

A home inspection doesn’t just provide you with a list of problems to negotiate with the seller to have fixed or something catastrophic that may cause you back out of the deal altogether. It will provide you a detailed report that is something of a “new owner’s...

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...