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We have searched high and low for a warranty program to offer our clients that was actually worth the paper it was written on.  We finally came across a great package offered by Residential Warranty Services, which we feel will be a useful bonus for you, our customers.  This package includes a 90-day mechanical &

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Congratulations, you’ve found the house you want to buy, and had your home inspection. Chances are, there were a few issues that came up during the home inspection, and now you need to figure out what to do. So, what are the best ways to handle this? As a home inspector, I’ve been asked this

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Some sellers – often, those working without an agent – want to sell their home “as is” so they don’t have to invest money fixing it up or take on any potential liability for defects.  There is nothing wrong with buying a home “as is,” particularly if you can buy it at a favorable price,

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More than 2 million decks are built and replaced each year in North America.  InterNACHI estimates that of the 45 million existing decks, only 40% are completely safe.  Personally, I can count on one finger the number of decks I have inspected that didn’t have any defects.   Because decks appear to be simple to build,

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Congratulations, you’ve found the perfect home to buy! Right about now, you are probably on information overload, and looking for resources to get everything ready. One of the most important steps you need to take after getting that ratified contract is to get the home inspected. Like most subjects on the internet, there is a

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Today’s post is a bit different from my past posts, as all of the issues are from one house.  I inspected this house for an investor client and couldn’t believe the number of issues I found. The trim around the house was deteriorated in several locations.  This one had sagged so much that a family

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This first one is from a condo inspection.  The black hose attached to the PVC sink trap under the kitchen sink was for the washing machine.  Notice that it attaches after the trap.  Needless to say, while I was running the kitchen sink, I was smelling sewer gas from the washing machine at the other

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First off, I will apologize for the pause in posting.  The last couple of weeks have been very busy.  Part of the reason for that has been the announcement of the new “We’ll Buy Your Home” Guarantee by InterNACHI.  Anyone who has owned a home is probably familiar with the traditional home warranty programs, and many have

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With all the TV shows about flipping houses today, it seems that everyone thinks they can do it too.  While the TV shows show some of the problems the flippers run into, they don’t show all the details and planning that go into a good flip.  And trust me, it’s the details that will get

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