Spotting Water Damage At Your Home

Water is an incredibly powerful source of corrosion. Over time, even a small leak can lead to major problems. With pipes generally hidden behind walls and beneath floors, it’s not always obvious you have a problem until it’s too late. Here are some tips and warning signs to keep in mind to stop water before… Read more »


Steps to Take to Improve Your Energy Efficiency

Heating, cooling and lighting your home are difficult enough without the extra expenses from your energy bills. All homes, and older homes, in particular, can be susceptible to minor problems or wear and tear that can leave them less efficient at using energy. By taking a few proactive steps to inspect and update your home,… Read more »


Prepare Your Gutters for Spring!

One thing that homeowners need to think about as the seasons begin to change is their gutters. Between the fall and winter seasons, there are probably a lot of leaves and other debris in there that should be cleaned out if you live in an older neighborhood. Doing this regularly can not only make your… Read more »


How a Home Inspection Could Help an Elder Homeowner

Grandma’s advice? “Don’t get old.” Elderly people typically don’t have the ability to move about like they used to, and they don’t do well with change. They like old, familiar things. Have you ever tried to move an elderly person out of the house they’ve been in for years? You will get resistance from them…. Read more »


The Importance of Asking the Seller to Prep the Home for Inspection

With the amount of time, energy and money that you plan to put into purchasing a new home, the last thing you want to do is to throw it all away just because you didn’t ask for a home inspection. In the very rare event that your real estate agent fails to mention the importance… Read more »


Why Can’t You Perform a Home Inspection On Your Own?

If you browse through the internet, you’re sure to come across dozens and dozens of articles with printable checklists and inside information on DIY home inspection techniques. Because of this, it’s possible that you’ve come to doubt whether or not hiring a professional home inspector is actually necessary. If there are so many DIY articles… Read more »


Achieving a Good Mindset for your Home Inspection

For some, the process of home buying and home inspection is usually described as overwhelming, tedious and stressful. It is very rare that you hear someone say that their home inspection was filled of endless peace and tranquility. However, with the right inspector and a clear understanding of the process, a level of Zen can… Read more »


Most Common Issues Found With a Home Inspection

Regardless of whether it is 50 years old or was just built a few months ago, each and every home should be inspected by a certified home inspector before a real estate transaction is conducted. This isn’t to say that your inspector will come back with a seemingly endless list of problems for you to address, but… Read more »


Do I Need To Have My High Rise Condo Inspected?

Condos are a realistic option for those people who want to scale down on square footage and want to delight in all of the amenities provided by a homeowners association. Even though a board is responsible for the major situations surrounding condo properties, it’s still wise for the individual homeowner to invest in an inspection…. Read more »