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What you need to know about selecting your home inspector

What you need to know about selecting your home inspector

Housing and Urban Development, HUD, has a list of 10 important questions they believe you should ask your home inspector. Although, I don’t agree with the order of relative importance that they choose, they do cover the major items you should be concerned about.

Home inspections are not only a technical exercise it’s also, and more importantly, an exercise in clear communications.

Submitted by SterlingBrown on Tue, 04/16/2019 - 07:24

Radon Information For Minnesota

Radon Information For Minnesota

There are some facts you should know about Radon gas as it applies to homes. Radon is a risk to health. It is accepted that it is the most prevalent cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and the second most prevalent cause of lung cancer overall.

Submitted by SterlingBrown on Fri, 03/29/2019 - 15:41

Your spring home maintenance checklist

Your spring home maintenance checklist

I know it’s very difficult to believe right now being in the midst of a bomb cyclone winter blizzard here in Minnesota and North Dakota but spring is actually next week, March 20.

Official spring or not, this winter has probably wreaked a little havoc on the exterior of your home. So as soon as the weather allows, and it’s safe to do so, there are number of things you will want to check and take corrective actions if needed.

Submitted by SterlingBrown on Thu, 03/14/2019 - 14:55

Checking smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors

This Sunday we all get to adjust our clocks and while doing that the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends we also verify the proper operation of all of our smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
Submitted by SterlingBrown on Sat, 03/09/2019 - 10:46

Checking smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors

This Sunday we all get to adjust our clocks and while doing that the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends we also verify the proper operation of all of our smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
Submitted by SterlingBrown on Sat, 03/09/2019 - 10:44

10 tips on the safe use of space heaters

10 tips on the safe use of space heaters

A space heater can provide a welcome source of localized heating either as a supplement for a home's regular heating system or for use when heating a larger space is not warranted. But their convenience is fraught with some dangers and recognizing those can help prevent disaster in your home.

Submitted by SterlingBrown on Fri, 03/08/2019 - 11:28

Preparing for a Home Inspection

Selling a house can be a very scary time. One has to worry about picking the best realtor, the season best for sale, the market as a whole for homes and having to move from a place that may have been your home for a number of years.

Submitted by SterlingBrown on Sun, 02/17/2019 - 14:55

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
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