Use Your Home Inspection Report To Prepare For Spring!

Spring is in full swing in North Texas and it might be a good time to revisit your home inspection report to ensure your home is prepared for the season ahead and repair any damage from the most severe winter storm we have endured in years.Although springtime may bring about thoughts of gentle rain, fresh flowers, green grass, and an…

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What is a Smart Home? – 2019-04-05

Smart home devices are becoming more and more prevalent the guys talk about some of the newest up and coming devices as well as some of the pitfalls to avoid when adding these to your home. Podcast Transcription - Smart Home Brian: Welcome to House Fluent Inspections Radio, where we help you enjoy stress-free home buying, home selling, and home…

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When Do You Mulch and What Do You Mulch?

Like me, you’ve probably already seen them ominously surrounding your local home improvement center. It seems that they appeared overnight; standing in silent rows and columns, and wearing drapes of plastic with an alphanumeric code spray painted across the front. Elsewhere, perhaps at your grocery store, pallets of bagged goods line the apron and sidewalk. Roving pickups pulling trailers, piled…

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Things To Watch Out For In A Rehabbed Home – 2019 03 21

Podcast Transcription Brian: Welcome to House Fluent Inspections Radio, where we help you enjoy stress-free home-buying, home-selling, and home-ownership. I’m your host, Brian Botch, owner of House Fluent Inspections. I’m joined today by Bill Beck. We’re both licensed professional inspectors here in the state of Texas. And we inspect homes of all shapes and sizes. So Bill, how you feeling…

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What Is Included In A Sprinkler System Inspection?

Your landscape sprinkler system is a huge contributor to the condition of your home over time. Did you know if damaged or deficient it can lead to deteriorating fences, rotting siding, mortar deterioration in your brick, foundation movement and much more. For all these reasons and more, you should expect a lot when it comes to this part of your…

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Home Inspections For Selling Your Home 2019-03-05

Podcast Transcription [light-hearted music]Brian: Welcome to House Fluent Inspections Radio, where we help you enjoy stress-free home buying, home selling, and home ownership. I’m your host, Brian Botch, owner of House Fluent Inspections. I’m joined today by Bill Beck. We’re both licensed, professional inspectors here in the state of Texas, and we regularly inspect homes of all shapes and sizes.…

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Sprinkler Systems and Lawn Maintenance 2019-02-20

Podcast Transcription [light-hearted music] Brian: Welcome to House Fluent Inspections Radio, where we help you enjoy stress-free home-buying, home-selling, and homeownership. I’m your host, Brian Botch, owner of House Fluent Inspections, and I’m joined today by Bill Beck. We’re both licensed professional inspectors here in the state of Texas. So, Bill, it’s really hard to believe, but can you believe…

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Help Your Home Weather The Winter

The weather is nothing if not unpredictable here in North Texas, especially in the winter. We can see anything from rain, to sleet, to snow and the dreaded black ice. Then there are days when it is clear and sunny and almost 80 degrees. Your home must endure all this to keep you comfortable, dry and safe all winter long.…

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Shedding Water

We have seen record breaking rainfall recently in Texas and all that rain can play havoc with your yard and foundation if you're not properly maintaining the drainage system around your home. Your roof sheds more water than any other component in your home. The surface area of your roof acts like a giant tarp catching rain water then channeling…

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Reduce Risk With A Seller’s Pre-listing Inspection

As an agent, should you recommend your client get an inspection prior to listing the home?  There are advantages to a pre-listing inspection that should not be ignored. According to the Los Angeles Times, a pre-listing inspection signals to a buyer a sense of “openness and good faith” on the part of the seller.  It simultaneously reveals any unpleasant surprises…

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