Home Inspection 101: Leave the Kids At Home

We get it — buying a new home is a family ordeal, so it makes sense that you want your littles there every step of the way. However, when it comes to the inspection, it may be best for you, your wallet and the safety of your children that you take them to Grandma’s or…

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5 Smart Electrical Upgrades During Your Remodel

For many homeowners, remodeling is a way of achieving their dream home. As you remodel for aesthetics, don’t forget the electrical upgrades. With every remodel, there are five electrical upgrades you may want to consider. Rewire Your Home At the end of a remodel, your home setup is often different. In the kitchen, for instance,…

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Key Words To Notice During an Inspection

When you are in the market for a new house, you will need an inspector to look over any property before you buy. The role your inspector plays is to give you the analysis you need to make an informed decision on whether to buy the home. There are a few key terms that should…

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Inspections Drive Decisions

Are you looking for a new home? Have you found a couple of options and don’t know which one to choose? A home inspection can help you make your final decision with confidence. An essential step of the buying process is having a professional, third-party inspector look over the home you’re considering. If you are…

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Look Deeper for a Meaningful Home Inspection

While a home inspection is a necessary part of the home buying process, it can also tell you a lot about the structure you are considering living in. Inspectors are trained to see details and spot potential issues. For the best inspection, look deeper. Check for Cosmetic Fixes While some people use cosmetics to feel…

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Pre-listings Can Help Your Clients Understand Their Home

When your clients decide to sell their homes, they may think that they know everything that there is to know about the house. In most cases, they do have a lot of valuable information to share. However, the truth is that they may not know every possible detail. Furthermore, sellers may not know that the knowledge…

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Showing Good Faith Through Inspection Results

As a seller, you are not obligated to have your home inspected before you put it on the market. It’s still a good idea to do so, though. Being transparent about the state of your house with potential buyers can go a long way toward building a trusting relationship with them. Transparency Most people who…

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Advice Real Estate Agents Can Give Their Clients

As a real estate agent, you work hard for your clients. Every step of the home selling process is critical. As a home inspector, we know how important the role of a prelisting home inspection is. We will closely communicate with you in order to prepare your client for the inspection. Long-Term Benefits As an…

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Setting Your Price Based on Your Inspection

A pre-sale inspection is a great idea for many reasons. One benefit is that it can help you set a reasonable sale price before you put your home on the market. Lower the Price If your inspection reveals that a few updates are recommended, you can use this information to lower your asking price. A…

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The Benefit of a Thorough Inspection

When it comes to buying a new home, timing is important. There are certain aspects of the process that are well worth the time they require, though. A thorough inspection helps identify improvements that are needed. Repairs The inspector looks at the whole house, including the foundation, crawl spaces, attic and other out-of-sight areas. Finding…

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Low-Voltage Wiring Can Be Dangerous, Too

Though dealing with low-voltage wiring is certainly not as dangerous as dealing with a 220 junction or your breaker box, your electrician still wants you to take precautions when handling any type of electrical chore. By following best practices with all types of wiring, you can ensure your safety and the safety of your structure.…

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Tips for Basement Upkeep

Every homeowner should have a home maintenance plan. When you schedule your regular tasks, don’t forget your basement windows. Clean window wells help keep your basement dry and functional. Drainage System It’s a good idea to know how your home’s drainage system works. Any time it rains, your gutters and downspouts are designed to direct…

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Understanding Protective Gear

Everyone has seen a scene in a movie in which the heroes wade through standing water with nothing but the rubber soles of their shoes to protect them from the crackling wires bursting around them. In reality, however, personal protective equipment must meet higher standards to be safe. Not all rubber is created equally. The…

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Step Up Your Outdoor Comfort and Safety With These Electrical Updates

Electrical updates offer both safety and convenience. Get more out of your outdoor living space with new lighting options. Compare energy-efficient options and safety features for a personalized, comfortable space. Security Lighting Security lighting gives you peace of mind on your property. Just like street lights, yard lights offer visible areas to prevent individuals from…

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Radon Yesterday and Today

Did you know that radon was discovered over 100 years ago? In 1908, two English scientists called Robert Whytlaw-Gray and William Ramsey discovered this heavy gas, and they called it “niton.” In 1923, scientists started to call it radon. Maintaining a Radon-Free Home By 1986, the government began to see evidence that every home should…

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The Important of Professional Appliance Repair

Many people search for electrical safety tips when they are looking for ways to fix a broken appliance themselves. While it’s commendable to look for ways to be frugal, a better tip is to have a professional repair your washer, refrigerator or other major appliance. Hiring someone to take on this particular project is a…

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4 Electrical Maintenance Tips

To run a safe and efficient home, you should consider simple maintenance and prevention when it comes to your electrical system. There are several things you need to know about electrical maintenance. Schedule Routine Maintenance Scheduled checkups and maintenance can make all the difference. If you’re looking for peace of mind, call a licensed electrician…

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