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Inspecting the home you plan on selling

Inspecting the home you plan on selling

 

I have to admit that recommending a presale home inspection is a little self-serving for a home inspector. That’s not to say it isn’t a good idea.

The basic reason for having a home inspection presale or when getting ready to purchase is the same. No one wants a surprise. Surprises are expensive and time-consuming. So, why should someone preparing to sell their home get a home inspection?

Submitted by SterlingBrown on Sun, 01/20/2019 - 14:09

Getting Ready for a Home Inspection

Getting Ready for the Home Inspection

Getting ready for a home inspector’s visit does not need to be scary. Remember, a home inspection does not pass or fail a home, it simply provides information to the prospective buyer as an aid to determining if the overall condition is appropriate for their purposes.

Submitted by SterlingBrown on Wed, 01/16/2019 - 08:55

Let there be light!

Let there be light!

A few hints from ypur local professional Home Inspector about lighting your home.

Submitted by SterlingBrown on Wed, 01/09/2019 - 15:43

Aging In Place

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
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