While a good home inspector already knows what to look for, it’s not a bad idea for prospective homeowners to familiarize themselves with the potential red flags that could come up during an inspection. Knowing these warning signs — and knowing what you’ll need to do to fix them — is an excellent way to better understand […]
In many home inspections, the word “grandfathered” is thrown out when encountering construction that was acceptable at the time it was built, but is now no longer up to code. But is checking code compliance the job of the home inspector? And does “grandfathered” simply make a safety issue seem less pressing? The Star Tribune answers these questions and […]
Be wary of viewing home inspections as negotiation tools. The Boston Globe has written an article explaining why home inspections are such an integral part of the real estate process, and why they’re not about finding flaws in order to drop the selling price — they’re about making sure the buyer knows exactly what or or she is […]
Most people will do a home inspection prior to buying a home but very few will hire an electrician to do a thorough check of their home’s electrical. A home inspector is not allowed to touch the electrical panel. There are so many issues that can exist in your home’s electrical and if you work with an […]
A good inspector has a long list of items that need to be checked during every home inspection. This way you have all the facts before you make a purchasing decision. However, some of the things we find are more common than others. Here are six common things home inspectors look for during an inspection.
Don’t think skipping a home inspection is a big deal? Think again. Forgoing the home inspection can cost you dearly, both as a seller or a prospective buyer. Home inspections not only help you determine the condition of a property, they can also alert you to costs that will arise down the road as well. […]