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The Possible Perils of Purchasing a Flipped Property

Buying a flipped home can be a great decision.  Best-case scenario, much of the fixing up is already done, and the property can be ready to live in from day one.  However, a flipped home can also turn out to be a pretty surface that is hiding deeper, structural issues.  A proper home inspection, important […]

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Getting a “Fixer-Upper” and What you Need to Know

“Most buyers are not experienced enough to know the difference between good or poor construction, says Fiona Dogan, an agent… so it’s best to enlist the aid of a reputable home inspector who is experienced at spotting red flags and problem areas.” As a generation of thrifty and handy DIYers comes of age, some are […]

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Home selling advice: pre-market inspection for a home sale

A pre-market home inspection will let you know of the problem areas in your home before you put it on the market to ensure a smooth closing process with no surprise expenses. A pre-market inspection is a great option for people getting ready to put their house on the real estate market. A pre-market inspection […]

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The Value Of A Home Inspection In A Competitive Market

The California Real Estate Inspection Association (CREIA) cautions homebuyers and homeowners to not allow any party in the real estate transaction to advise against a professional home inspection because of market conditions. It is a grave error for anyone to advise against an inspection. Every home has concealed or unknown defects awaiting discovery by a […]

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Beat the Heat Kern County

Give your A/C some TLC. Clean or replace the filter in room and central air conditioners about once a month during the summer. If you have central air-conditioning, have the ducts checked for leaks, which can reduce a system’s efficiency by as much as 15 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Seal any […]

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Home Inspection Services for Kern County

Jabuka Home Inspections has the extensive construction background combined with specialized training that clients need when buying or selling a home in Kern County. Jabuka Home Inspections conducts business under a strict professional Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice adopted from the California Real Estate Inspection Association (CREIA) in Kern County. My philosophy is […]

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Radon Can Be Home Danger

From The Dalles Chronicle My husband and I recently purchased our first home. As part of the home inspection process, I requested a radon test. I learned about the risks of radon in an environmental health class I took at Oregon State University and wanted to make sure I knew everything about our new home—the […]

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Home Inspection: Get It Done

When buying a home, you’ll probably do a walk-through numerous times before you give an offer to the homeowner. You’ll probably also have a friend or relative do a walk-through, too, to give you an idea of what kind of shape the house is in. Those walk-throughs are not a substitute for a close examination […]

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Kern County Home Inspection

Vegetation, soil moisture affect foundations The more real estate inspections I perform, the more damage I view from trees near homes. For that and other reasons, trees are double-edged plants. They provide beauty, shade, privacy or food. But they can also damage your home, harbor pests, crack foundations and disrupt plumbing. Short of removing all […]

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Home Inspections: Avoiding a snaky situation

Tired from working his 135-acre homestead, Clem Weber pulled off his dirty work boots, stood them just outside the back door and settled inside for an early spring lunch. When he later slipped his right foot back into the 12-inch tall boot, he felt something squishy, something wrong. Before Weber could recoil, a 2-foot-long copperhead […]

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