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The Possible Perils of Purchasing a Flipped Property

Buying a flipped home can be a great decision.  Best-case scenario, much of the fixing up is already done, and the property can be ready to live in from day one.  However, a flipped home can also turn out to be a pretty surface that is hiding deeper, structural issues.  A proper home inspection, important […]

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Home Inspection Nightmares

Home inspectors find the darnedest things: pipes that go nowhere, collections of dead rodents, makeshift repairs. This Old House has gathered a massive collection of the most horrific and odd discoveries imaginable. We’ll share a few of their finds with you regularly, starting with this first installment. You can find more at thisoldhouse.com. “How ingenious is […]

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10 Reasons You Shouldn’t Skip A Home Inspection

Here is good basic article on why you should not skip a home inspection from Investopedia. After your offer to buy a home enters into contract, the process of near-endless check writing begins. There are many necessary costs, such as realtor and lawyer fees, and the total of these expenses may have you looking for […]

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What a Pre-listing Inspection Can Do For You

If you are a seller, you probably want to sell your home as quickly as you can at the highest price you can get. But sellers often overlook an easy step that can lead to both of these dream scenarios. All homes have room for improvement, and buyers have high expectations. When they find out […]

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Holiday Hazard Checklist

The holidays should be a magical time for children. Yet each year, hospital emergency rooms treat about 8700 people for injuries, such as falls, cuts and shocks, related to holiday lights, decorations and Christmas trees. Keep the season merry with this list of safety tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the U.S. Consumer […]

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Sediment Trap

Questions about sediment traps at meetings and reports from the field have indicated a need to review some basic installation practices for gas appliances that relate to minimizing the possibility of controls becoming contaminated by foreign material. These questions also have indicated a lack of understanding about the purpose and benefit of a sediment trap. […]

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A Snoring Room by Another Name

“Snoring rooms” are what the name suggests, however, builders, and indeed, many of the couples purchasing them prefer to label these specialty rooms as “duel owner suites” instead. The trend for building or adding flex space to the master suite has come about as couples have come out of the closet, or at least out […]

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Who Pays for the Home Inspection?

The home inspection is the responsibility of the buyer. It’s well worth the money, especially if you’re buying an older home.  However, you strongly should consider paying for a home inspection for a new home.  Of course, you may love and trust your builder, but they make mistakes too.  Keep in mind all new homes […]

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Who Pays for the Home Inspection?

The home inspection is the responsibility of the buyer. It’s well worth the money, especially if you’re buying an older home. However, you strongly should consider paying for a home inspection for a new home. Of course, you may love and trust your builder, but they make mistakes too. Keep in mind all new homes are generally insured […]

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Clothes Dryer Vent Maintenance

Maintaining clothes dryer vents – Most clothes dryer vent ducts are of short length and can be cleaned by the home owner. However, there are some long runs of twenty feet or more that may run in crawl spaces or in non-floored attics. It is recommended that these type ducts be cleaned by a professional […]

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