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Home Inspections Save You from Surprises

No house is ever perfect; after all, homes are like people, they are always — in some degree or another — flawed. Home inspections provide a safeguard to the buyer and seller and in the end, help prevent against surprises. Read on to learn about why they’re important and never a bad idea. Read more […]

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Top 5 Home Precautions to Take for Summer

With summer fast approaching, there are always important precautions to take when it comes to your home. Whether it’s safeguarding against water damage or tuning up your air conditioner, these five tips are sure to help you ready your home for the oncoming heat. Worry about your beach bod, not your home in the summer […]

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5 Common Home Inspection Mistakes

Whether it’s neglecting to research the inspector or failing to get a pre-sale inspection, there are countless common mistakes buyers and sellers make when assessing a home’s condition. Read on to learn five of the most common ones and how to avoid them, including questions to ask and helpful tips to reduce unnecessary repeated inspections. […]

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What You Need to Know Before Buying a Flipped Home

Buying a flipped home is becoming more and more common, thanks to HGTV and a widespread culture of home renovation. But what are the important factors to consider and how can you avoid “masked money pits”? After all, it’s important to protect yourself in the buying process so you get the most out of your […]

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The Trouble with Waiving Home Inspections

Is waiving the home inspection a viable choice in today’s marketplace or does it create more headaches than necessary down the line? While bypassing this important step may help in a bidding war, it’s sure to give you trouble in the future. Read on to learn about why “skip now, regret later” is a dilemma […]

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How to Read (and react to!) a Home Inspection Report

Sitting down with a home inspection report can be intimidating. After all, no house is perfect and it’s easy to stare at a long list of problems and much-needed repairs like a deer-in-headlights. Read about how to approach these inspection reports and how not to get overwhelmed when confronted with details of mold, termites and […]

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Five More Secrets to Successful Single Family Real Estate Investing

Investing in real estate can be a tricky venture, particularly if it’s your first foray into the industry. Take a look at these five important tips about investing in single family real estate that covers the gamut from taxes to management style. Learn more about what to expect and the right steps to make when […]

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Utah Handyman — Cheap Trick to Clear a Plugged Drain

Problems with clogged drains at home? You don’t have to be in Utah to learn a thing or two from the “Utah Handyman,” as he breaks down how to use the Zip-It to unclog those backed up showers and tubs. Don’t be thrown by his good looks or sense of humor, either, as he means […]

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Phasing Out R-22 Refrigerant

In case you haven’t heard R-22 Refrigerant is slowly being phased out by the Environmental Protection Agency in compliance with the Montreal Protocol. This is a big deal. R-22 Refrigerant has been the standard Refrigerant for all home/commercial HVAC units, refrigerators, and grocery store freezers since the 1950s. R-22’s replacement R-410A is the Refrigerant of […]

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New Swimming Pool Enclosure Law

[NOTE] When a single-family residence with a pool is transferred and a home inspection is performed on the home, the home inspection report shall identify which, if any, of seven specific drowning prevention safety features are present. Those safety features are defined in section 115922 of the Health & Safety Code. The home inspection report […]

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