7 Things Your Home Inspector Wishes You Knew – Real Estate News and Advice – realtor.com

Here is a GREAT article for Sellers and Buyers. This information can help the inspection go smoothly. read more →

Hidden Costs That Surprise First-Time Home Buyers-Kiplinger

1st Time Home Buyers should read this article! read more →

Home Inspectors Get No Respect

How many of you have either said or heard someone else in your office say that “the home inspector killed this deal”? If you are being honest, I suspect all of you have and even if you haven’t said it out loud, I’m willing to bet you thought it at least once or twice. Is this really true? Can home inspectors “kill” deals? read more →

HUD, FHA Urge Home Inspections

Starting Sept. 14, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is including a mandate that instructs lenders to inform borrowers when they first meet to get a home inspection prior to purchas Source: HUD, FHA Urge Home Inspections read more →

Dryer Vent Hood Issue

Recently on a Home Inspection found this dryer vent hood that makes you sit back and wonder. Most likely the person did this to stop perhaps birds from entering but what a fire hazard. If the flapper doesn’t operate get a new vent hood but never do this.   read more →

Crawlspace Entries for Hobbits!

As a Home Inspector part of the process of inspecting is the crawlspace if it has one. Not all homes are designed with a crawlspace some may have basements, basements and crawlspace or a concrete slab system.  Inspection of the crawlspace starts with the access to the crawlspace and sometimes that can be very difficult. Crawlspace entries should be at least 16″x24″ for access, but if you can’t bend yourself in a manner to enter that.. read more →

Do You Have Uneasy Feelings About Your Home Inspection?

Creepy View From The Crawlspace Recently during a crawlspace inspection I felt like somebody was watching me! As I was going along I found this looking at me and thought to myself “you never know who’s watching”! After completing the inspection, I realized that there is a real message in this photo. A professional home inspector “always” performs the same at every inspection. As a certified inspector with InterNACHI, following the “SOP” Standards Of Practice.. read more →

Crawlspace Inspection Being Watched!

I always recommend that my clients be present during the inspection if possible. I look at my job not only to report on defects but to educate my client, and that means most of the time I’m being watched as I work. At a recent home inspection,  I was performing my crawlspace inspection and came across someone watching me! Must say it startled me for a second but then found it amusing! You just never.. read more →

Springtime and Enjoying the Outside

It’s the time of the year that we enjoy the outdoors and one of those might be relaxing and enjoying your deck. May is “Deck Safety Month” and everyone should make themselves aware of some very important information. If you have a deck when was the last time you checked to see if it is safe or structurally sound? You may not know what to look for or perhaps Uncle Bob thinks he knows what to look.. read more →

Hookup For Dryer Can Light Up Your Life!

Home Inspections usually brings about interesting finds. These finds may be something that is good but usually I see things that may you want to just take a step back and wonder. People that take upon themselves to make repairs or construct something without experience or proper knowledge about the items they are performing should think how it can cause serious injury not only to themselves but to others! Behind the stove in this photo.. read more →