A Home Inspector’s Advice on a Spring Home Sale

Getting your home ready for a spring sale can seem like a daunting task. Here are some great strategies to prepare your home, sell faster and make the most money on your spring sale.   Before the Pre-Listing Inspection Repairs I highly recommend a pre-listing...

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...

Do Home Inspectors Need a License?

Do home inspectors need a license? In my opinion, the answer is YES! Home Inspection is a highly skilled profession that requires not only initial training and licensing, but continuing education throughout the inspectors career. Now, if you ask me if Inspectors are...

The Home Inspection Process for Buyers

Buying a home can be an amazing but also a stressful experience for people. You find the home of your dreams but then there are so many issues to contend with. You may have to compete with other buyers, deal with negotiations on price or other issues like...

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...

It’s a Covid Winter: 7 Ways to Have Safe Family Fun

With Covid cases increasing all over the country, families worry about keeping kids active and happy during the long winter months. Here are 7 ways to keep your family safe and happy this winter.   1) Cross Country Skiing or Snowshoeing- These winter sports can...

What Is The Difference Between a Home Inspection and an Appraisal?

If you are buying a home for the first time, you may think an appraisal and a home inspection are the same thing. They aren’t. They are both important factors in the home buying process but are completely separate even though they have some similar features. Here are...