Home Inspection Cost in Todays Economy

The cost of a home inspection can vary in today's economy.

Calgary Home Inspection Cost Discounted for Spring!

Home inspection cost for your Calgary home inspection with a discount for pre-purchase and pre-listing property inspections.

Bonding CSST

Today I’ll cover the rules for CSST bonding. Nobody cares about any of this stuff until it concerns a house you own or you’re buying, and then it’s really important. If you came here looking for

PODCAST: Big and unusual home inspection finds

Today’s show talks about how home inspectors go beyond the call of duty and help homeowners more than expected. Reuben explains wood foundations and moisture testing, polybutylene plumbing  and lea

Smoke alarms, deadly differences

There’s a very good chance that the smoke alarms in your home won’t save your life in the case of a house fire. Nearly 3,000 people die every year in house fires, but approximately 2/3 of those de

PODCAST: Photoelectric smoke alarms: you’re not a conspiracy theorist if there’s really a conspiracy (with Skip Walker)

It’s Fire Prevention Week! Skip Walker, the owner of Walker Property Evaluation Services from San Bruno, California, joins today’s show to talk about fire safety. He is one of the authors of the C

How big of a hole can you put in an I-joist?

Today I’ll cover the basic rules for putting holes into I-joists. I discussed notching and boring for dimensional lumber in last week’s blog post, and it was easy to cover because the rules are th

Federal Reserve Press Release In Plain English – September 2021

The Federal Reserve didn’t move short-term interest rates, but they made announcements on another front that might be consequential for those who are looking at current low mortgage rates and tryin

PODCAST: James Hardie vs LP Smartside (with Ryan Carey)

Today Ryan Carey, the owner of My 3 Quotes, joins the show to talk about getting the best provider for your building needs.  Ryan shares how he provides customers an unbiased review of different prod

FHA ARM Loans: What You Need To Know

If you’re unfamiliar with FHA ARMs, don’t worry. We’ll tackle everything you need to know so you can determine if you could benefit from one. The post FHA ARM Loans: What You Need To Know appea

How big is too big? Notching and boring rules for dimensional lumber joists

Every carpenter, electrician, plumber, HVAC contractor, and home inspector should know the rules for allowable cuts and holes into floor joists. Cuts and holes are known in the trades as notching and

PODCAST: Major siding failures (with Mark Parlee)

Today Mark Parlee, The Building Consultant, joins the show to talk about cladding- what works and what doesn’t. Cladding is an exterior siding of a building. It can be stone, brick, steel, vinyl, or

You Inherited a Mortgage – What Do You Do?

The death of a loved one is an incredibly difficult time. One obstacle some may have to deal with after the death of a loved one is a mortgage. Learn tips to manage inheriting a home loan. The post Y

Improper shingle nailing

One of the most common defects we find with asphalt shingles is improper nailing. Manufacturers of asphalt shingles give specific instructions on how to fasten shingles, and they’re all about the sa

PODCAST: The dark side of pest control (with Scott Dorn)

The northern part of the USA has a different situation in terms of pests. Scott Dorn, the owner of BOGO (Buy One Give One), Pest Control , joins the show to talk about managing pests.  Scott talks ab

Should You Refinance Into an ARM?

With low mortgage rates comes a flood of homeowners looking to refinance. And while many homeowners prefer the safe fixed rate loan, getting an ARM may be a better choice for other homeowners. The po

What Documents Do You Need To Refinance A Mortgage?

We’ve created an easy step-by-step refinancing checklist that’ll take you from the documentation that you’ll need all the way to locking your rate. The post What Documents Do You Need To Refina

Down Payment Gifts: Everything You Need To Know

Are you getting gift money to use toward your down payment on a home? You’ll first need to understand what underwriting is and how it impacts your loan. The post Down Payment Gifts: Everything You

The Fed Talks Asset Purchase Wind Down – Real Estate Market Update

While we aren’t beyond the pandemic by any stretch of the imagination yet, the fundamentals have grown stronger. The Federal Reserve tried to impart that message last Wednesday, while still pointin

Federal Reserve Press Release in Plain English – July 2021

The Federal Reserve kept short-term interest rates unchanged in their latest policy announcement yesterday. However, they made some statements about their mortgage-backed securities (MBS) purchases t

Things To Consider When Shipping A Car

How to Ship A Car Did you just buy or sell a home and are relocating a long-distance? Do you...

Chapter 7 Vs. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: Everything You Need To Know

What's the difference between Chapter 7 bankruptcy and Chapter 13 bankruptcy? We'll review what you can expect if you declare bankruptcy. The post Chapter 7 Vs. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: Everything You

What To Consider When Using A Mortgage Refinance To Pay Off Debt

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by debt, you’re not alone. Many Americans are dealing with major credit card debt on top of mortgages, student loans, car loans and medical bills. With some of the h

Home Depot Truck Rentals: What to Know Including Pricing

What You Should Know About Home Depot Rental Trucks Are you researching what to know about renting a Home Depot...

16 Things To Do Before Listing Your Home For Sale

If you’re getting ready to put your house on the market, then it’s time to consider making some changes. There...

The Biggest Home Inspection Mistakes to Avoid

What to Know About The Home Inspection Process Are you going to be having your first home inspection? When you...

How Your Credit Score Impacts Your Ability To Buy A House

Buying a house can be a daunting time for everyone involved. Whether you’ve found your dream home yet or not,...

Top Winter Home Selling Mistakes | 7 Errors Made While Selling A House During The Winter

Winter Home Selling Mistakes To Avoid Are you thinking of selling your home? Are you a real estate agent and...

Top Winter Home Buying Mistakes | 11 Errors Made While Buying A House During The Winter

Buying a house, no matter the season, is no easy feat. Since it is a long-term commitment, you have to...

What Address Change Form Should I Use At The Post Office?

Getting an Address Change Done When Moving Is a move coming up in the near future? If so, I am...

What Does Contingent Status Mean in Real Estate?

The Meaning Of Contingent Explained There are more sale statues online than you might expect, especially if you’re a first-time...

DIY Renovation Ideas For Your Backyard

As much as we all might love cozying up in the bedroom or lounging inside the house, the backyard can...

A Complete Guide to Home Inspections

Complete guide to home and property inspection

Overlooked Home Inspection Items

This article sets out in detail 3 sometimes overlooked home inspection items that aren’t easy to find problems and require diligent insp

Winter Home Maintenance Tips

If you want to avoid costly repairs, make sure that your home is ready for the winter. But isn’t always easy to know what you can do no

5 Pro Tips from Real Estate Agent

5 pro tips buyers absolutely must know: BY MAUREEN STANLEY September 10, 2020 Tip #1 Know your credit score According to Experian, a cons

Tile Roofing Pros and Cons

Pros and Cons of Tile Roofing Written by Bob Formisano Tiled roofs are beautiful and durable. They are also expensive and heavy, but that

Roofing Tips

Roofing Tips Should I Repair or Replace My Roof by Nick Guli While homeownership can be great, it typically comes w

What You Need To Buy a House

Published from Redfin.com on February 3, 2020 – By Ryan Smith You are about to embark on one o

How To Prepare for an Open House

BY ELIZABETH WEINTRAUB posted on the thebalance.com Real estate agents often use open houses

Winter Home Maintenance Checklist

Winter is coming. Whether you live on the coast or in an area that gets blanketed in white for months of the year, it’s time to prep.

Garage Door Inspection

TESTING YOUR GARAGE DOOR AUTOMATIC REVERSE Published from US Inspect  A garage door auto reverse is pretty much what it sounds like –

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