A home inspection is a standard part of any home sale. Whether you’re the buyer or the seller, a thorough inspection is vital to your agreement. But sometimes, the home inspector your lender uses does a less-than-stellar job. As the seller, you might notice that they’re in and out in a surprisingly short amount of […]

When you buy a new home, you don’t expect any problems. You expect all its major systems, such as the electrical system and plumbing system, to work without problems. You expect the homebuilder to conduct quality control checks and ensure that your new home is perfect. That being said, new construction homes still benefit from […]

In a world that seems to be obsessed with all things shiny and new, there’s a lot to be said for buying an older home. Homes built in the early 1900s have a character and charm that simply can’t be matched by the ones that have been built in the last 50 years or so. […]

The dream of almost every American is to one day become a homeowner. There are many inherent financial benefits to owning a home instead of renting, but there’s also something to be said for the sense of pride that swells in a person when he or she owns a residential property. While thousands of homes […]

Though many homes are currently being constructed using PEX, PVC, and other types of plastic piping for residential water supplies, there is still a great deal of copper plumbing in service. Since the 1960s, copper piping has been the standard for water lines because of its beneficial qualities such as ease of bending, ready availability, […]

It can be hard to adjust to the cold weather when winter sets in, which is why people make sure they’re prepared by keeping window scrapers handy, buying a nice, sturdy snow shovel, and getting the warm coats and boots out of storage. It’s also important to prepare your home for the winter to keep […]

If you’re in the process of buying a new house, you should schedule an inspection of the property as soon as possible. This way, you can identify any repairs that need to be taken care of before they get any worse. Although you shouldn’t expect to take care of a lot of repairs after moving […]

What is Radon? Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas in that air that is in fact, the second leading cause of lung cancer. The radioactive gas results from decay of uranium found in trace amounts in soil, rock and water.  Radon is only a threat inside your home, not outside.  If radon enters your […]

Getting a home inspection is a vital part of the home buying process. They can let you know if your purchase is worthwhile and provide you with bargaining power to negotiate a lower price. If you are beginning your search for a home inspector, you likely already know how important it is to find the […]

Your household is a complex machine that consists of many systems working in harmony to provide you with a comfortable, convenient lifestyle. Much like the human body, when one system isn’t functioning optimally, the other components can sometimes suffer. That’s why it’s important that homeowners regularly get inspections of the primary systems in their homes, […]