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Jan 09, 2017Home Inspection, Inspection ServicesBy Funnls.

3 Benefits of Having a Home Inspection Done Before Buying a Home

If you are buying a house, one thing that you might wonder is if you should have a home inspection done on the house that you’re buying. Although it’s going to cost you a bit to have it done, a lot of people have found that it’s good idea. Below are three advantages that you’ll find to having a home inspection done. You Will Know What You’re Buying No matter whether you are buying a completely new house or you are buying a preowned home, you should have the home inspected for you. It doesn’t matter how old the house is, you

Nov 28, 2016Home Inspection, Inspection ServicesBy Funnls.

How a Home Inspection Affects Your Sale

[caption id="attachment_410" align="aligncenter" width="600"] How a Home Inspection Affects Your Sale[/caption] When you are selling your home, one of the things that you will need to do is to have a home inspection done. Your home inspector will do a very thorough inspection of your home’s major systems. A pre-listing or pre-purchase inspection is going to cover the things below: Floor, slabs, foundation Electrical Plumbing Cooling and heating Exterior and interior walls Attic Roof Ceilings Ventilation and insulation Doors and windows Appliances Carports and garages Driveways Home’s overall construction and structure And much more Everything’s Great If your home receives the best possible

Sep 15, 2016Home Inspection, Inspection ServicesBy Funnls.

8 Seller (and Realtor) Tips for Home Inspections

[caption id="attachment_406" align="aligncenter" width="600"] 8 Seller Tips for Home Inspections[/caption] If you are selling your home and you are planning to have a home inspection, there are certain things that you should do to ensure the inspection goes well. Below are eight things that you should do to ensure that it goes well. 1. Turn on all Appliances and Utilities All of your utilities and appliances should be on. All of your plumbing fixtures, appliances that are still in the house, cooling and heating equipment, and your water heater are going to be tested so they have to work unless it’s not safe. 2.

Aug 17, 2016Home Owner TipsBy Funnls.

Foundation Cracks – Your Guide on When to Worry Most When Selling Your House

[caption id="attachment_400" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Your Guide to Foundation Cracks[/caption] If you are selling your home, you want to get the top dollar for it. Unfortunately, based on the type of home and different circumstances, the amount you get for it can be much less than what you expect. One of the biggest issues is cracks in the foundation. The good news is that there are different types of cracks and not all of them are hard to fix or will affect the structure or stability of the house. Below are the common types of foundation cracks and how worrisome they are. Reading Cracks

Jun 29, 2016Home Inspection, Inspection ServicesBy Funnls.

The Complete Guide to Choosing a Home Inspector

[caption id="attachment_397" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Guide to Finding a Home Inspector[/caption] Before purchasing a home or condo, it’s important to get the home inspected by a professional home inspector. In most of the cases, you will be able to make the contract for purchase contingent on the inspection being satisfactory. What this means is if you don’t like the results of the inspection, you’re able to cancel your contract, get your deposit refunded and simply walk away from your deal. You also can sit down and negotiate with your seller to make the repairs to the problem areas or reduce the price

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