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Aging In Place

As our population matures, a code word for getting older, aging in place becomes a more and more popular idea. Even though the aging population may be in good health, in general, there are still accommodations that are useful to make their existing homes suitable.

Submitted by SterlingBrown on Mon, 12/10/2018 - 17:11

Fireplace Safety

Submitted by SterlingBrown on Mon, 03/05/2018 - 09:24

Water, Your Homes #1 Enemy

Water, Your Homes #1 Enemy

If you should Google the top 10 own problems found by home inspectors you will find several lists that are not in total agreement. The reason for this quite simply is different markets, different housing supplies and to a certain degree different inspector's emphasis.

In a market with largely older homes you will find a certain set of prevalent problems, while in a market with largely newer homes you might find a slightly different set of problems.

Submitted by SterlingBrown on Sun, 10/29/2017 - 14:48

Winterize Your Cabin or Lake Home.

If you haven't winterize your cabin yet, it's really time to get started. We all should've started just a little earlier but frankly life does get in the way. I thought I'd review some of the things we should consider when doing that.

The whole purpose of winterization projects is to reduce the chances of damage from bursting pipes in your cabin or ho.

Submitted by SterlingBrown on Sat, 10/28/2017 - 13:05

Presenting your Fargo/Moorhead home at its best for the home inspection

Presenting your Fargo/Moorhead home at its best for the home inspection

Submitted by SterlingBrown on Sat, 11/05/2016 - 12:09

Halloween Safety Tips from NFPA

Halloween Safety Tips from NFPA

As parents we all are aware of the risks involved in Halloween, poorly lit residential streets, excited children with focus on candy not cars, and the necessity of checking the goodies collected.

We can dress the kids in reflective or light colored costumes and insist they carry glow sticks or flashlights.

We can follow along to watch for hazards.

Submitted by SterlingBrown on Thu, 10/27/2016 - 13:41

Humidifiers

Humidifiers

Submitted by SterlingBrown on Sun, 09/11/2016 - 15:25

Garage door defects found during home inspections

During home inspections, one of the most common defects we find in homes with automatic garage door openers is a maladjusted pressure sensor. The whole purpose of these is to reverse the doors motion to the open position if it strikes an obstruction. In our area, where snows are a common winter occurrence, often we find these purposely maladjusted to allow closure when hitting snow or ice.

Submitted by SterlingBrown on Sat, 04/06/2013 - 21:31

The worst return on investment with home remodeling projects

The worst return on investment with home remodeling projects

Submitted by SterlingBrown on Sun, 03/03/2013 - 14:50
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