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Six Killer Tips to Help You Prepare for an Inspection

Preparing for a home inspection will ultimately help you to prepare your home to sell and yield top dollar. By addressing any deferred maintenance this will reduce the number of items that a home inspector will identify. Additionally, having these items repaired will help you with the home sale process. The home inspection is just […]

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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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Fogging of Dual Pane Windows

A property inspection should always include checking the condition of windows. Often REALTORS® and property inspectors find dual pane (insulated) windows that are fogged. If the air seal between the panes of glass has failed, moisture intrudes into the sealed air space between the glass panes, thus causing the window to fog (forming water droplets) […]

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3 Things Sellers Should Avoid in Home Inspections

“Selling a home can be a stressful experience for most homeowners. It’s your job as an agent to keep sellers calm and focused on the big picture; however, when it comes to home inspections, most homeowners aren’t used to having a stranger peer into their attic, open every cupboard and closet or test every appliance. […]

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Get the Most Out of Your Home Inspection

From the Family Handyman: A proper home inspection is your best defense against buying a property that will be a home improvement nightmare. Use these 12 tips to get the most out of your home inspection:   Don’t be Afraid to Ask Questions The reason you hired a home inspector is because this person has […]

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Why You Should Always Do This When Buying a Home

For a buyer in a competitive market, waiving a home inspection can be a tempting notion. After all, it saves the seller a lot of trouble and sweetens the deal without the buyer having to up the price. But this is, invariably, a mistake. Skipping an inspection can mean thousands of dollars in repairs that […]

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The Consumerist Tells You How to Not Suck at Home Inspections

A while back, during its run of articles on “How to Not Suck” at various things, The Consumerist tackled the thorny but necessary subject of home inspections. In this article you’ll find various tips on finding an inspector, what to expect, and even what to do after the inspection is over. Head on over to […]

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Why You Should Get a Home Inspection No Matter What

A home inspection is never as expensive as the risk that comes with waiving one. A quality inspection ensures that both parties go into a sale with eyes wide open and a fair deal in hand. While buyers may worry about the potential added cost to repairs and sellers may grumble about lowering the price […]

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CREIA Warns That Hazardous Exhaust Fumes May Leak from Furnace

The California Real Estate Inspection Association (CREIA) cautions homebuyers and home sellers that a professional home inspection is needed to ensure that forced air heaters are properly sealed to their platform. Improperly or weaken furnace seals are a common occurrence, especially in older homes that have not been inspected in many years. Review of your […]

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Don’t make these home inspection mistakes.

While it’s important for both buyers and sellers to be confident that they’re getting the best home inspection they can, it’s just as important for both the buyer and seller to be aware of what needs to be done during the home inspection process to avoid easily preventable errors. Bankrate has a list of five […]

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