Should I inspect my new construction home?

Short answer: yes.  Builders make mistakes.  We’ve completed countless new construction inspections to date.  Here’s what you need to know: The builder may send their own inspector.  This inspector does not work for...

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Top 10 Items to Upgrade/Repair Before Selling

As an inspector, and homeowner, I see many homes that have been prepared for selling, and sometimes sold as-is with no preparation.  These are the top 10 items that regularly improve my impression of a house for sale: New Exterior Paint/Clean...

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Common Inspection Issues You Should and Shouldn’t Worry About

Licensed Home Inspectors are required to identify any and all defects they see.  As new home buyer, that list may be daunting!  There is a reason behind every defect and not all defects are putting you or your household at risk. ...

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Ultimate Inspection Checklist for Buyers

Purchasing a home shouldn’t be a leap of faith.  You’re already spending a lot of money up-front on your down payment and closing costs, and maybe new furniture and a moving company.  Hiring a home inspector is an additional...

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Ultimate Inspection Checklist for Sellers

When you’re selling your home, having a home with no issues will help you bring in the best offers and might save you time and money, in the end.  Repair electrical issues like uncovered outlets and switches, scorched outlets, missing...

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What to address first, after buying your new home

Chances are, after you’ve bought a new home, you’re moving in with changes in mind and maybe some repairs you know you need to make.  This is a stressful time!  Here are some tips for prioritizing some of the projects on your new...

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