Information on the home inspection process, buying, selling or maintaining your home.

DIY Plumbing Do’s and Don’ts: Avoid Disasters with Tips from a Pro Plumber

We've all been there - a leaky faucet, a clogged drain, or a running toilet that just won't quit. The temptation to grab a wrench and play plumber for a day can be strong. But before you dive into that DIY plumbing project, it's worth considering what can go wrong. To get some expert insight, we sat down with¬†Master Plumber…

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Building a Home Maintenance Schedule: Tips for Every Season

As licensed home inspectors, we have seen firsthand the importance of regular home maintenance. By staying on top of essential tasks throughout the year, you can prevent costly repairs, maintain your home's value, and ensure a safe and comfortable living environment. In this article, we'll share our tips for building a comprehensive home maintenance schedule that covers every season. Why…

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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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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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How To Prepare Your Home For An Inspection

Are you getting ready to sell your home? One of the key steps in the process is having a professional home inspection. As a seller, there are several things you can do to prepare for the inspection and help it go as smoothly as possible. Why Preparing for an Inspection Matters A home inspection is a thorough visual examination of…

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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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5 Ways Partnering with a Quality Inspection Team Can Help Realtors Succeed

As a Realtor, you're always looking for ways to provide the best service to your clients while staying ahead in a competitive market. You understand the importance of building trust, maintaining your reputation, and ensuring your clients make informed decisions when purchasing a property. However, navigating the complex world of home inspections can be challenging, especially when you're pressed for time and juggling multiple transactions. That's where partnering with a quality inspection team can make all the difference. In this article, we'll explore five ways a reliable inspection company can help you achieve your goals and provide exceptional value to your clients.

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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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Is Your Home Ready For Freezing Temperatures?

Is Your Home Ready For Freezing Temperatures? The first real winter cold front of 2024 is already working it's way into Dallas / Ft. Worth. We are expected to see temperatures drop below freezing by Thursday. For many of you, this might trigger anxious memories of 2021 when the Texas power outages left millions without electricity or heat in frigid…

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