Costly Home Inspection Errors

Home inspection errors that cost home buyers money.

Emerging Summer Trends in Home Décor

We reached out to interior designers to get their take on how you can transition your winter and spring neutrals into trending summer colors and patterns.

How the Federal Funds Rate Impacts Consumer Interest Rates

Have you ever wondered how short-term interest rates like the federal funds rate impact interest rates for consumer loans? We have answers.

Online Home Inspection School - USCI

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The 5 Best Deals to Score for Your Home on Amazon Prime Day

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A Home Warranty Could Save You Thousands in (Unexpected) Repair Costs

Now that you own a home, you’re the one responsible for household upkeep and repair – including ailing appliances and systems. When it comes to major breakdowns, there’s never a good time financ

4 Types of Alternative Housing

Not interested in the typical housing options? Here are some of the most popular types of alternative pads for the unconventional, eco-conscious or economical homeowner.

Unique and Useful Baby Shower Gifts That Aren’t on the Registry

If you’re shopping for a baby shower gift, look no further than our list of unique and useful baby shower gifts that missed the registry. / U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Deputy Secretary Patenaude called U.S. Virgin Islands’ Governor Kenneth Mapp to share the good news. The funding will target housing, infrastructure and economic development.

Homeowners and Appraisers Closest to Agreement Since 2015

Property values dipped slightly, but homeowners and appraisers are the closest they’ve been on the worth of homes in more than three years.

Egress requirements and the two-opening myth

There has to be a large group of home inspector trainers who tell home inspectors that every bedroom needs two methods of egress. I’ve heard this repeated by home inspectors in online discussions mo

Manufacturing and Employment Reports Impress – Market Update

The manufacturing and employment reports came in looking pretty good this week. That and more coming up in Market Update!

Three Steps to the Ultimate Al Fresco Dinner Party

Spending summer nights on your patio with some café lights and fresh salads sounds like something straight out of HGTV – but it can be your reality, too! If you’re dreaming of dinner under the st

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.

How to Not Overspend While on Summer Vacation

It’s easy to get carried away with spending money while you’re on vacation. With all of the temptations at every corner, here are a few ways you can make sure you don’t overspend while on your s

Water in sub-slab ductwork

In last week's blog post on transite heat, I explained that most sub-slab ductwork is not transite. If it really is transite, it contains asbestos.

Transite vs. sub-slab ducts

Most sub-slab ductwork installed in Minnesota is not transite ductwork, and shouldn't be labeled as such. Transite contains asbestos.

Consumers’ Checkbook response

We’ve seen the exact same concerning article from Consumers' Checkbook pop up in seven different areas of the country.

Guards that make a ladder

Is it wrong to have a stairway or deck guardrail constructed with horizontal balusters or cables that could be climbed like a ladder? This topic came up in a discussion on a private Facebook group for

Home inspection report summary: yes or no?

I'm blown away by the number of home inspectors who don't believe in a report summary... but maybe this is the right way to do it.

Flashlight review: Fenix TK72R

The Fenix TK72R is the most powerful flashlight I’ve ever tested, and it gives off way more light than any home inspector could ever need. Before I get into the specifics of this flashlight, however

Flashlight Review: Fenix UC35v2.0

The Fenix UC35 was hands-down my favorite single-battery flashlight, and now they’ve made it even better with version 2.0. If you’re in the market for an extremely powerful flashlight that is sli

Tips on Selling Your Home

By Cassie Steele A Clean Home Sells Faster The average home is seen 8-10 times (study by Sage Real Estate) before it sells. This means that you need to make sure that your house is clean and declut

Mold or suspected organic microbial growth?

Mold? Mold-like substance? Suspected organic microbial growth? Black fuzzy stuff? Unknown biological matter? There's no perfect term for mold.

New home inspection tool: glass suction cup

If you're a home inspector, I recommend you add a glass suction cup to your tool list. This is a great little tool to keep in the tool bag.

Technology Transforming Home Buying

How technology is transforming home buying written by Cassie Steele “Any sufficiently advanced technology is equivalent to magic,” said Arthur C Clarke, the science fiction author, screenwriter o

Safely Securing a Mortgage

Safely Securing A Mortgage Written by Cassie Steele  Canada is in a golden age for mortgages. Bank of Canada’s latest figures revealed that whilst households are in larger amounts of debt than eve

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Detection

by Nick Gromicko interNACHI A very important article discussing the importance of Carbon Monoxide Detection and the poisoning effects when found in your home. Also discuses carbon monoxide detectors p

Home Inspection Mistakes to Avoid

THE BIGGEST HOME INSPECTION MISTAKES THAT YOU SHOULD AVOID When you are moving into a new home, one of the best things that you can do is get a home inspection. It will not only ensure you are able to

The Importance of Hiring a Certified and Experienced Home Inspector

It is true, that purchasing a home or business is one of the biggest investments we make during our lifetime. It can be emotional, stressful and overwhelming at times. The good news is – you don’t


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