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Water Heaters 101

Water heaters are one of those appliances that people don’t give much thought, unless they are buying a home or it breaks.  But you can know what to look for and evaluate how your water heater is doing.  You can even increase its life expectancy with one maintenance tip! Two Main Types Electric and gas-fired

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Which Home Is Best? New vs. Pre-Owned Homes

There are advantages and disadvantages of buying a newly built home or a previously owned home. Which one is best for your situation depends on many factors including finances, location, and lifestyle. There will be trade-offs no matter which type you choose.  As an inspector, both types of homes will have deficiencies that need to

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Top 5 Reasons Smart Buyers Inspect New Construction

It is an exciting time in your life to have a home built with your specific needs in mind.  You choose floors, cabinets, built-ins, etc.  No stone has gone unturned in the planning of your perfect home.  But what about the building process?  There are three recommended points in construction when inspectors should check the

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Top 5 Reasons Smart Buyers Have New Homes Inspected

Why do a home inspection on a new home? You found a newly built home and neighborhood you love. In the excitement of buying a brand new home, don’t forgo the home inspection. The inspection is a great value and can pay for itself immediately and in the long run. With a third party inspection

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Sink Or Swim?

8 Ways To Protect Your Happy Place Your beautiful backyard pool or spa is your oasis, your happy place.  You want a safe and relaxing experience.  But  pools can be dangerous if you aren’t careful.  About 3,400 drowning deaths* happen each year, so it’s important that you protect your pool. 1. Be Around, Don’t Drown

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7 Reasons You Should Have a Home Inspection

Don’t Judge a House By Its Cover You fell in love with the great features of the house like an amazing kitchen, the yard, or the neighborhood.  It’s time for a reality check.  There can be costly issues hidden to the home buyer.  Problems with the structure, plumbing, or electrical may not be visible during

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