Preventive Medicine For Your Home

We all know that one the largest assets we will own in our lifetime is our home.   I’ve never really seen a ton of good articles on the cost of home ownership, but having personally owned over a half dozen homes, I can tell you that all homes required their fair share of upkeep.    Even though we may not be in the market to sell our homes, we are constantly watching the sale of our neighbors homes or checking out the prices on websites like Zillow to see where the value of our home stands.     We can convince ourselves that our home is in tip top shape until the time we get an offer on the home contingent on the dreaded home inspection.    A good home inspector gets paid in part to look within every nook and cranny in the house to find out what may be wrong with the property.    After the inspection, we can almost become incensed that ...

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How Do I Get A Good Home Inspection?

Home Inspection: What is it?  Who needs one? What does a good home inspection include? How do I choose a quality home inspector? Should I have a brand new home inspected? These are the most common questions asked by home buyers, home sellers and even real estate agents.  The simplest way to begin is to say that with very few exceptions, everyone buying a house, used or brand new, should have the home inspected. Purchasing a home is a large investment. You wouldn’t buy a used car without having your own mechanic check it out first. The same goes for your house. We all live in some kind of house. We flush the toilet, turn the lights on and off, take a shower, expect there to be heat in the winter and air conditioning in the summer, but very few of us know how where the power comes from, where the water and sewage goes, how the furnace works. We hardly ever recognize the signs that ...

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