Inspections of Texas

Home Buyers

You need your windows to perform properly, even though we don’t often open them in the Houston area.  Windows can affect the home’s energy efficiency and safety.  Energy efficient homes keep the air conditioning or heat inside with fewer leaks and at a lower cost to the owner.  Other than broken windows, there are 4 […]

Everything in the house is built upon the most important item – The Foundation.  Foundation repairs can range from as little as $3,000 to exceed $50,000.  The foundation is so important the Texas Real Estate Commission requires an opinion on its condition.  Is the foundation performing as intended?  Or does it need a further evaluation?

Although it is more expensive, most people think buying a new house is a lot like buying a new car or appliance or any other new product.  It is NOT!  If you bought a new house without having a detailed and thorough inspection, there are going to be some major problems you could face in

Is directly saving money important to you?  Would you like to save money on maintenance and electricity?  There are many builders who know what they are supposed to install in new houses, but don’t follow the Energy Codes.  On top of that, they install the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) ducts incorrectly.  As an

If galvanized pipes are such a problem, why was it made?  Galvanizing steel protects it from the elements and makes it more durable. To galvanize, the steel is dipped into zinc to protect it against corrosion.  However, problems come with age.  While galvanized water distribution pipes last approximately 50 years, once the zinc coating wears

When you are buying a home for the first time, the process can be confusing.  All the new terminology can be overwhelming.  Let this list empower you to take the next step! 1. Buyer – You decide how much to spend, type of home, location, and features. Most listings have a mortgage calculator so you

2 Major Tips You Should Know For Winter Heating Heating your home uses more energy and costs more money than any other system in winter – about 29% of your utility bill.  The whole-house approach to heating is the most efficient as opposed to heating individual rooms.  Modern systems can achieve 98.5% efficiency.  There are

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