It’s a New Year

6 New Years Resolutions For Homeowners Forget giving up carbs, cutting back on social media or joining a gym (especially if you know you won’t really follow through)! This year try resolutions that will keep your family safe and save you money. It might require a...

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...

Common Defects Found in a Home Inspection

Part 5: The Garage I’m sure most people think the Garage is an afterthought or less important part of the home inspection. It’s not!  Garages have mechanical features that can be hazardous. They also store gas powered autos and equipment which can be a fire safety...

Common Defects Found in a Home Inspection

Part 4: The Interior In Part 4 of Common Defects Found in a Home Inspection, I focused on basic interior details. Some basic areas of inspection have been mentioned in previous articles but I will get a little more specific to help you understand why they are areas of...

Common Defects Found in a Home Inspection

Part 3: The Kitchen The kitchen is a major point of inspection as there can be a wide array of problems including plumbing and non working appliances.  In Part 3 of Common Defects Found on a Home Inspection, I will discuss the extent of testing and common issues...

Common Defects Found In A Home Inspection

Part 2: The Grounds Home sellers often think that the house is the only thing home inspectors look at. In fact, we are required to inspect the entire property. There are actually many areas that we evaluate outside of the house, including service walks, driveways,...

Common Defects Found on a Home Inspection

Part 1: Roof Issues Home inspectors can find a wide variety of defects in a home. They can be anything from minor issues that the homeowner can fix themselves to major structural issues that will require a professional contractor. Being aware of common problem areas...