Home Inspections

To Vent Or Not To Vent? That Is A Crawl Space Question

During the course of doing home inspections we come across dark and dirty spaces underneath many homes. These spaces are known as crawl spaces. Likely called this because they are often so short that crawling on ones hands and knees are all you can do in there. These spaces are vented to the exterior and sometimes not. This article will discuss conditions in which venting or not venting is advised.These...

Home Inspector – A Recession Proof Career

Are you one of the victims of the global economy crisis? Have you ever thought about a home inspection career as your main source of household income? This profession allows you to work continuously and you don't need to worry that you may be retrenched and lose your job. Even if the real estate market is in a downturn, home inspectors will still have jobs to do because home inspections are always needed...

Importance of Home Inspection

Home inspections are important as they enable a buyer to learn about the physical attributes of the home. In almost all instances, homes are sold in less than perfect condition. Therefore, a buyer needs to be informed about the anticipated costs associated with maintaining the home post-closing.As a result, the house inspection is a significant phase of the home buying process. An accredited and...

The Benefits of Getting a Professional Home Inspection

What is a professional home inspection?Professional home inspections are becoming an important factor for everyone seeking or planing to buy or sell a home. A home may look to be in very good condition but if we go through the things that can’t be seen with the eye we may find issues that need to be addressed. The need of a professional home inspection is increasing day by day because of increasing...

An Interview on Home Inspections With Shawn Foster of Bluewater Inspections

The following is an excerpt from an interview with Shawn Foster of Bluewater Inspections that took place on the night of October 12, 2009 in Hermosa Beach, CA:Tony: Shawn, thanks for agreeing to sit down with me to talk about home inspections. How long have you lived in the South Bay?Shawn: I moved here in 2001. I am originally from Kansas City, but I've lived in the Taos, NM area as well as in...

Home Inspections – A Question and Answer Guide

A home inspection is an evaluation of the visible and accessible systems and components of a home (plumbing, heating and cooling, electrical, structure, roof, etc.) and is intended to give the client (buyer, seller, or homeowner) a better understanding of the home's general condition. Most often it is a buyer who requests an inspection of the home he or she is serious about purchasing. A home inspection...

The Importance of Pre-Listing Home Inspections

If you are putting your home on the market one way to set your home apart from the other homes in your area is to have a pre-sales inspection performed. Pre-sales home inspections are becoming more popular as the number of homes for sale increases.Providing your potential buyer with an inspection report will show that you are trying to provide full and complete disclosure. It shows that you are standing...

Home Inspections Are For the Wise

There are a lot of myths about home inspections out there. People often don't understand when a home inspection is necessary, who should perform it and how it should be conducted. These misconceptions can cost a buyer a lot of money. Basically, a professional home inspector looks over a home from the foundation to the rafters. He or she prepares a report that gives the condition of all the home's major...

Home Inspections In 2016

Ah, the dreaded home inspection. For the seller, it can be suspenseful as they wait for the report to come back with any items that need to be fixed. For the buyer, it can mean a piece of mind that everything in the home is in working order and the potential opportunity to negotiate the repairs/ purchase price if anything is turned up during the home inspection process.In general, a home inspection is...

Why You Should Get Periodic Home Inspections

Have you considered having a home inspection done? Home inspection is not just for the buyers and sellers of a home but can also be an invaluable resource for those who already own their own homes. Most people do not realize they should have a home inspection done every five to ten years as part of an overall maintenance plan. But a home inspector can help you more then you may think.For most of us the...

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