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How to get on top of 5 of the most common home inspection problems.

A home inspection is a great way to find and address the many hidden issues a house may have; problems that could be preventing it from selling at an ideal price. But even before an inspector comes to the house, there are some things you can inspect yourself and repair if need be. Here are 5 […]

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Do you know what your home inspector is looking for?

A good inspector has a long list of items that need to be checked during every home inspection. This way you have all the facts before you make a purchasing decision. However, some of the things we find are more common than others. Here are six common things home inspectors look for during an inspection.

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Should “Grandfathered” Be a Dirty Word in Home Inspection?

In many home inspections, the word “grandfathered” is thrown out when encountering construction that was acceptable at the time it was built, but is now no longer up to code. But is checking code compliance the job of the home inspector? And does “grandfathered” simply make a safety issue seem less pressing? The Star Tribune answers these questions and […]

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Home Inspections Don’t Have to be a Pain

In a perfect world, the purchase of a home should be an exciting time. It would be the case for most buyers if they could just snap their fingers and move from one home to the other. But life isn’t always simple — and the process of buying a home can be confusing, frustrating and […]

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Identify Problems Early

Point of sale inspections, if required by your community, will often entail the interior of the property, as well as the exterior. This is the time when owners may have to bring some items up to current code. (Systematic inspections do not always require that older systems be updated, unless they pose a safety hazard.) Usually, […]

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Why You Should Consider a Pre-Inspection

Whether you plan to buy, sell or stay put for now, a home inspection can be a valuable tool in different situations. Though the housing inventory in Metro Detroit remains low, Jim Dietrich, certified home inspector and owner of AAA Home Inspections in Flushing, is still in the midst of his busy season. As he […]

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What Should You Test in Your Home Before a Pre-Sale Inspection?

Congrats! You’ve received an offer on your home and agreed upon a sale price. The papers are signed, and the next step in the process is your home inspection. Chances are that a satisfactory report is the last major hurdle toward sale — so it’s important you put your best foot forward. (See also: 25 Cheap […]

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Home Inspection as a Participation Sport?

If you are planning on buying a house, any house, even a new house, I strongly recommend getting a home inspection. In my experience, it’s about the only way you can know (with some degree of certainty) what you are buying. But how can you know which inspector is the right one for you? Georgia […]

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What to Expect When You’re Inspecting

Considering that a home purchase is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make, it’s smart to enlist the help of a professional home inspector prior to buying a property. However, many buyers aren’t aware of what to expect from the inspection and what to do with the results. To separate fact from fiction, here […]

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Why Paying for a Home Inspection Will Save You Money

Most homeowners expect to spend money on their house, and not just for mortgage payments and insurance. They might want to add a backyard deck, remodel the kitchen, build an addition or tackle other projects to enhance the home and put their personal stamp on the design. But what if all of those dollars had […]

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