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

Swimming Pool Safety

The consumer product safety commission just released it’s 2018 submersion and entrapment report for pools and spas. While the statistics in it are pretty sobering, especially if you're a parent, the good news is that the numbers did not increase over last year’s levels. Still, on average, there were 351 fatal drownings in pools and spas among children younger than…

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Garage Door Safety

The average 2 car garage door weighs between 155 and 255 pounds making it the largest moving object in your home. To make it possible for our electronic garage door opener as as well as us mere mortals to lift these cumbersome objects, its parts are placed under high tension.You would probably be surprised at how often garage doors are…

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Can a Home Checkup Plan Help You Sleep Better Too?

I have been asked more than a few times how I got the idea for the home checkup program.  As with most things, the answer is I had the idea after dealing with a difficult situation that impacted me personally. One morning as I was getting ready to go to work, my wife came over to me and mentioned that…

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Remove 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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10 Simple Ways to Prepare Your Home for an Inspection

As a seller the inspection process can sometimes be a tense experience.  You have essentially agreed to allow the person purchasing your home to come in and crawl through every nook and cranny with someone who looks for defects in houses every day professionally, the outcome of which will determine if you need to spend any money on repairs or…

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