Lead Based Paint – What Buyers and Sellers Should Know

In 1978, the US banned the use of lead based paint in residential structures because of the serious health issues it causes. If you are buying, selling or currently live in a home built prior to 1978, you should know about lead based paint. You should understand it’s...

Christmas and Your Home

Safety and Cost Savings Tips for the Holiday Season While I realize I should have written this blog a month ago, I hope it is still valuable in 2020 and for years to come.  Your Tree Artificial Trees Make sure you purchase one that is tested and labeled as fire...

How to Safely Buy or Sell a Home During Coronavirus

  Let me first say that I want everyone to stay safe and healthy during these unprecedented times. I believe sheltering in place is an effective way to flatten the curve and think people need to take social distancing seriously. I do however understand that some...

Common Defects in a Home Inspection

Part 8:  Everything Else   In this last blog of the series, I want to touch on just a few additional areas. Last but not least, the attic, crawl spaces and foundations can house potentially the most expensive fixes in the entire home. Attic While not my favorite...
Common Defects in a Home Inspection

Common Defects in a Home Inspection

Part 7:  HVAC I know I indicated in part 6 of this series that part 7 would be a wrap up of everything else. Once I got into HVAC, I decided it warranted its own post. Although I’ve touched on HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) in other parts of...

Common Defects in a Home Inspection

Part 6:   The Basement Homeowners are often confused by basements in a real estate transaction. In this installment of common defects found in a Home Inspection, I will discuss the several types of basements and how each of them are inspected. I will also review...