This is a very tough market these days to find a home that meets your needs much less purchase it. I’m hearing about bidding wars, paying over asking and even excluding a home inspection. I know it gets frustrating loosing out on so many homes, frustration must set in, and the fact that you NEED … Buying a home without an inspection!
Ready to sell your home? Here are some helpful tips that you may want to remedy before a home inspection. This can help reduce items being noted or “tagged” in your buyers inspection report. The less items noted, makes the home look well maintained and should be less of an issue for buyers to try … Preparing for a home inspection
I have been inspecting properties for over 20 years now. I am somewhat surprised about how many of my clients are unsure what a home inspection really is or what it is for. Some questions I receive are: What do I do with the inspection? What happens after the inspection? Do the sellers fix all … What exactly is a home inspection?
The short answer is, yes. All homes, weather 100 years old to a new construction will have issues. Some small, some obvious and then some not so obvious or even major. With new construction you typically get a 1 year builder warranty. This should cover issues like mechanical failures and workmanship type flaws. For example … Should I get a home inspection on a newly constructed home?
Came across this interesting blog from thediyplaybook.com about attending and making the most of your home inspection. Click Here to read Also another quick video on realtor.com about mistakes buyers make having a home inspection. -Mike
Information found on home inspections related to plumbing issues that we find. S-Trap type drain: what it looks like, suggest having plumber vent it properly (Video) Lead water main: Check out this map of Green Bay to see if you home has lead water main. Sewer Mains: This is the piping that leads from your … Plumbing
We’ll post information about roofing and other related issues pertaining to the roof found on our home inspections. Plumbing vents and brick chimney issues. Home inspection in De Pere (video) Hail damage. These “dents” can cause the protective granules on your shingles to “pop” off leaving the backer portion of the shingle exposed. If you … Roofs and common issues
Most of know it’s not healthy for us when inhaling or coming in contact with it. Once and awhile I will receive a phone call asking for Mold testing. As we do not perform Mold test, I will usually state let us inspect the home first to see what we notice first, before spending extra … Let’s talk about Mold
Hello everyone, I wanted to send out a quick note about a musty basement I was in. I performed a home inspection the other day in a home that was nicely updated. Even the basement had been finished off. However, this was the problem. As I walked downstairs I was hit in the face … Musty Basement
When performing a home inspection, I note issues related to incorrect outlets. Whats important to know here is that some of the issues noted where acceptable when the home was built. As standards change over the years previous situations become “unsafe” or “unacceptable”. This goes for many things, but I’ll stick to outlets in this … GFCI locations and electrical issues