Structural Home Inspection Checlist

Wall/ Ceiling Surface Cracks: Don’t be surprised if you notice minor movement of cracks owing to normal settling and shrinkage.  But if your monitoring turns up dramatic movement, be alerted that repair may be in order. Wood Framing: Insect infestation and rot are the two archenemies of your basement’s exposed wooden structural components. You can […]

home Inspection vs. Appraisal

Sometimes buyers ignore the need for a home inspection because they don’t understand the purpose. Inspectors are confused with appraisers. The latter confirms the home’s market value to the lender but it offers consumers no protection in terms of the overall condition of the home. Buyers shouldn’t let anyone convince them that they don’t need […]

Home Buying 101 – Get a Home Inspection

When your offer to purchase has been accepted, you usually have a period of time, as outlined in the purchase and sales agreement to complete the home inspection process. This is generally 7-10 days. If the findings  demonstrate repairs are necessary or desired you have then you notify the seller of any unsatisfactory results. There […]

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