Tag: Home Inspection

Common Issues Found in Basements

Basements can be great spots to hang out for movie nights, store seasonal equipment, clothing and more. However, basements can also be a little tricky to deal with when you’re a homeowner. Here are some common basement problems that you may encounter with your home. Moisture Moisture loves to accumulate in basements, and according to… Read more »

Signs Your Home Has Structural Issues

Does your home have “issues?” There are some key things to look for regarding signs of structural problems. First, look at a home from far away. Go across the street, for instance, and take a look to see if you notice any walls leaning or tilting in ways that don’t look normal. How’s the ridge… Read more »

Trust a Home Inspector with Electrical Inspections

Every home has electricity. So, if you’re moving into a home, you need to make sure that the electrical work is up to code. You could take a whack at it on your own, but I wouldn’t recommend it. Here are 3 reasons to trust a home inspector with the electrical inspection on your home:… Read more »

Avoid Hazardous Dryer Duct Materials!

You probably don’t think too much about your dryer duct. You set it up, it discards dryer air out of your house and there’s not much more to think about. Or is there? We encounter this sort of thing all the time during foreclosure inspections. Think about it: dryers create intense heat in small, usually… Read more »

Setting the stage for a home sale

Spring, is traditionally, the best time to buy or sell real estate, even through the downturn.  Al Heavens from The Philadelphia Inquirer writes about how to set the stage for a home sale.  For sellers, it is time for real estate theater; the house is the star.  “The cast includes agents and brokers, home inspectors,… Read more »

Location of Cracks can reveal what is happening to your Foundation

Leader-Telegram publishes can article about how the location of cracks can reveal what is happening to your foundation.  Wall cracks appear as the result of overloading, settlement or heaving, which may give you information on what is going on with the foundation.  Vertical cracks are often caused by “settlement of the home, soil compacting and… Read more »

Home-building Industry poised for Green Future

Mike Holmes from Leader-Post speaks about the current trend is definitely moving towards green products and options. The green movement is still so new that it is hard to know which regulations and certifications are the legitimate ones.  This is still so new that the one green move that is full proof is the switch… Read more »

Don’t Forget a Home Inspection with a New Construction Home

Dan Steward from RIS Media writes about the importance of not forgetting a home inspection after the construction of a new home.  Many homebuyers have the false belief that new homes should be flawless, when that is never the case.  The issues found in new homes are different than the problems with resale homes.  When… Read more »

How to select a Home Inspector

In a column in the Chicago Tribune Ilyce Glink and Samuel Tamkin write about a crucial aspect of home buying, How to select a Home Inspector. “Question: What is best way to select a home inspector? What criteria should I use to select a good inspector? I want to make sure the house I buy… Read more »