Getting Ready for a Home Inspection

BOULDER – When your home goes under contract for sale there is almost always an inspection scheduled by the buyer. As the 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...

Ask the Expert: Request an Inspection

BOULDER – With today’s market full of multiple offers buyers are often tempted to do anything to get into 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...
Things Home Inspectors Wish You Knew

Things Home Inspectors Wish You Knew

BOULDER – Inspections can make or break a sale for both sellers and buyers. For this reason, the inspection process can be somewhat terrifying weather you are buying or selling. For sellers, it’s a reminder of issues you might have been ignoring over the years. And...

Ask the Expert: Pre-Listing Inspections

BOLDER – When you are ready to sell your home and are looking for ways to help the sale process go smoothly and quickly, consider a pre-listing home inspection. Pre-listing inspections benefit all parties involved, and they are gaining in popularity. These type of...
Ask the Expert: Inspecting Vintage Homes

Ask the Expert: Inspecting Vintage Homes

BOULDER – 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...
Ask the Expert: Fire Mitigation

Ask the Expert: Fire Mitigation

BOULDER – Due to Colorado’s arid climate and many forests, homeowners and landowners may be particularly vulnerable to wildfires even in normal or heavy snowfall years. It is important to keep this threat in mind when buying or building a home. Homes in many areas of...
Ask Angie’s List: How Should I Decorate a Kid’s Room?

Ask Angie’s List: How Should I Decorate a Kid’s Room?

Everyone benefits from a space that’s uniquely their own – especially kids. Kids love to help plan and design their bedrooms. After all, the place where they sleep and play is their own little part of the world, and it gives them a sense of ownership when they’re able...

Ask the Expert: Protect Your Home from Water Intrusion

BOULDER – Homes can suffer water damage resulting in decreased property value, increased maintenance costs, and decline in indoor air quality. Ensuring that your homes exterior is water resistant can protect against potential loss. This would include the roof, siding,...

Ask the Expert: Foundations

BOULDER – There are several warning signs that inspectors can look for on the interior and exterior of homes that may point to problems or possible future problems with foundations. Almost all houses settle over time and a few things being out of level should not be a...
Negative Inspection Report Results

Negative Inspection Report Results

BOULDER – A lot of real estate transaction stress is the result of surprises. If your home has some obvious repairs needed when you put it on the market, it’s not a big deal when an inspector confirms what you already knew. However, if you thought it was in great...
Extend the Life of Your Driveway with Regular Resealing

Extend the Life of Your Driveway with Regular Resealing

From ultraviolet rays to freezing rain, the elements can take a toll on your driveway. Fortunately, resealing your driveway can add a layer of protection that prevents the need for costly future repairs. In fact, professionally sealing your driveway can extend its...

Ask the Expert: Home Inspection “Add-Ons”

BOULDER –  After signing a contract to purchase 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 to...
For Small Home Repairs, Call a Handyman

For Small Home Repairs, Call a Handyman

If you’re like most of us, there are a number of small home repairs you’d like to take care of but can never find the time for. Unfortunately, left unchecked, many small home repairs can turn into big, expensive problems. But there is a solution. If you don’t have the...

Ask the Expert: Choosing a Home Inspector

BOULDER – It may seem counter intuitive for a home inspector to give advice on how to choose an inspector. To be honest we would like you to choose our business for your inspection needs. However, we would also like you to be well informed prior to making your choice....

Common Home Inspection Issues

BOULDER –  You’ve found a buyer for your home and signed a contract. The next step in the process is home inspection. Many contracts include a contingency that allows the buyer to back out if serious problems are found during inspection. You know your home and you...
Ask Angie’s List – How Can I Transform My Garage?

Ask Angie’s List – How Can I Transform My Garage?

Are you making the most of the space your garage has to offer? If you’re using it for little more than trash bin storage and the occasional home project, now’s a good time to take the plunge and convert your garage into the hobby space, home gym or guest apartment...

Ask the Expert – Home Inspection Complete, Now What?

BOULDER – It is a common belief that real estate “deals” are negotiated at the signing of the contract. In many cases, the deal-making and negotiations only start at the contract signing. Negotiations still happen once a home inspection has taken place. There are four...
Ask the Expert – Fire Mitigation

Ask the Expert – Fire Mitigation

BOULDER – This winter has been particularly dry making fire mitigation an even more important issue than in an average snowfall year. Due to Colorado’s arid climate and many forests, homeowners and landowners may be particularly vulnerable to wildfires even in normal...