Podcast: Season 4 Episode 5 – Beyond The Basics: Why You Should Consider a Specialty Inspection

Season 4, EP. 5 - Podcast Transcript: Beyond The Basics: Why You Should Consider a Specialty Inspection NOTE: This transcript was automatically processed using artificial intelligence and may or may not be 100% accurate. (Transcribed by TurboScribe.ai - Go Unlimited to remove this message) [Brian] Hello, and welcome to the House Fluent Inspections Podcast. I'm Brian. And I'm Tony. And we're here…

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Beyond The Basics: Why You Should Consider a Specialty Inspection

When buying a home, getting a general home inspection is a smart move. A qualified home inspector will examine all the major systems and components of the property, from the roof to the foundation, and provide a detailed report of their findings. This helps give you peace of mind and uncover any significant issues before finalizing your purchase.  However, a general…

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Podcast: Season 4 Episode 3 – Old Home, New Tricks: Modernizing an Aging Property

Season 4, EP. 3 - Old Home, New Tricks: Modernizing an Aging Property NOTE: This transcript was automatically processed using artificial intelligence and may or may not be 100% accurate. (Transcribed by TurboScribe.ai - Go Unlimited to remove this message) [Tony] Hello, this is Tony with Household Home Inspections, I'm here with Brian today. Hello. Today's topic is old homes, new tricks.…

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The Top 5 Costly Surprises Lurking in Older Properties (and How to Avoid Them)

There's no denying the charm and character of an older home. From the unique architectural details to the rich history, many homebuyers find themselves drawn to properties with a bit of age. However, as a TREC licensed professional inspector with years of experience in residential construction, I've seen firsthand how these older homes can also come with some costly surprises.…

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The First-Time Homebuyer’s Secret Weapon: A Pro Home Inspector

When you're buying a home, especially your first home, it's easy to get caught up in the excitement of finding the perfect property. However, there's one crucial step you can't afford to skip: the home inspection.  A professional home inspector plays a vital role in the real estate process by providing an objective evaluation of the property's condition. More Than Just…

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Debunking Common Home Inspection Myths

When buying a home, many people wonder if they really need to get a home inspection. After all, the house looks fine, right? What could be wrong, especially with a newly built home? As professional home inspectors, we've seen it all. In this article, we'll debunk five common myths about home inspections to help you understand why getting a thorough…

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The Ultimate Home Inspection Checklist for Texas Real Estate Agents

As their trusted advisor, guiding clients through the critical home inspection process is one of an agent's most important roles. This comprehensive guide shows you how to expertly prepare your buyers, assist during the 3-4 hour inspection itself, and interpret the findings after - avoiding stressful surprises. You'll learn what to confirm with the listing agent beforehand, which areas must be accessible, and a detailed 20-point checklist inspectors need to do their job thoroughly. From attic entries to utility confirmations, get your clients the thorough inspection they deserve and prevent issues down the road. Facilitate a smooth transaction by following these home inspection best practices.

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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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