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Jun 13, 2016Home Inspections, Inspection ServicesBy Home Inspector

Guide to Condo Inspections

Guide to Condo Inspections

Guide to Condo Inspections

If you have decided that you want to buy a condominium, it’s usually because of one of the following reasons:

  1. You’d rather build equity rather than paying rent.
  2. You don’t like your landlord
  3. The words traffic and commute don’t excite you
  4. You want to join a community.

No matter what the reason is that you are purchasing a condo rather than a house, one thing you want to do is make sure that you have it inspected thoroughly before purchasing it.

Dec 09, 2015Home Inspection, Inspection ServicesBy Home Inspector

5 Signs Your Home May Be Infested With Termites

Termites

[caption id="attachment_372" align="alignnone" width="450"] 5 Signs Your Home May Be Infested With Termites[/caption] As a home inspector, we are concerned about the potential damage termites can cause in and around your home. Termites are considered the top threat to wood-based structures, ahead of fire, flood and wind. In fact, termites cost Americans more than $5 billion in damage annually, according to the National Pest Management Association. Education on termite basics—identification, warning signs and preventive steps—is key to protecting homes from termites. 5 Signs of Termites Termites pose a serious threat to your biggest investment: your home. 1. Hollow-sounding wood: Termites prefer to be in dark,

Aug 05, 2015Four Point, Inspection ServicesBy Home Inspector

Why Do I Need a Four Point Inspection?

A Four Point Inspection focuses only on four main areas of interest in a home: HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) Electrical wiring and panels Plumbing connections and fixtures Roof The inspection and report describes the condition and age of these elements. Why do I need a four point inspection? Insurance companies have become increasingly reluctant to issue Homeowner Insurance Policies on older homes (usually 25 years old or more). Their common concern is that there may be conditions in an older home that could become a liability to them. For instance; a home with a roof nearing the end of its reliable service life may fail while

Jul 20, 2015Inspection Services, Wind MitigationBy Home Inspector

What is a Wind Mitigation Inspection?

The inspection known as the wind mitigation inspection has the ability to, but isn’t required to, give you a reduction in the premiums for your homeowner’s insurance for the homes that were built before 2002. All of the insurance companies must provide a type of compensation, whether it’s as a lowered premium, refund check, or rate differential for the homes that are built after the year 2002. Who is able to do wind mitigation inspections? Only people who have received certification in wind mitigation inspections are able to do these inspections. Even though you are able to do one on your own for