Costly Home Inspection Errors

Home inspection errors that cost home buyers money.

One Reverse Mortgage Launches Home Equity Loan Optimizer

Our friends at One Reverse Mortgage launched the Home Equity Loan Optimizer! This new type of reverse mortgage can provide increased financial flexibility. The post One Reverse Mortgage Launches Home

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.

HUD.gov / U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

HUD provides a variety of disaster resources, and also partners with Federal and state agencies to help implement disaster recovery assistance..

The Differences Between Colonial and Federal Style Architecture

Two styles that people tend to think are the same are colonial and Federal architecture. Yes, they look extremely similar but there are many subtle differences to them. The post The Differences Betw

Is Borrowing from Your Retirement Really Such a Bad Idea?

Some millennials are borrowing from their retirement to finance their homes, according to a recent Bank of the West survey. The question is: Should they be? The post Is Borrowing from Your Retirement

Transitioning to a Single-Income Household? Get Ready to Make Some Major Changes

Moving from two incomes to a single income can be a strain for any household. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to make this transition a smoother one, whether your move to a single income is

Looking to Take Advantage of HARP? Get Started Before Time Runs Out

If owing more than your home is worth or having a lack of equity has prevented you from refinancing into a lower rate, HARP may be just the program for you. Take advantage before it expires at the en

Design Tips for a Home to Match Your Style

If you aren’t sure what your preference is or how you’d classify it, here are a few pointers to help you understand a few popular styles and how to incorporate them. The post Design Tips for a Ho

Top Online Banks of 2018

There are plenty of online banking options, but how do you know which one is right for your banking needs? Don't worry, we've done the research for you! The post Top Online Banks of 2018 appeared fir

Helpful Resources for People Impacted by Hurricane Florence

Have you been affected by the recent storm activity? We’re here to help and have put together a list of resources for you. The post Helpful Resources for People Impacted by Hurricane Florence appea

Online Home Inspection School - USCI

Online Home Inspection School. 100% Online - Study at Home. Start your new career Today! Request Info or call 866.250.6851.

How to Prevent Bed Bugs from Getting into Your Home

We’ll go over how to identify, remove and prevent bed bugs from infesting your home so you can sleep tight knowing nothing will bite. The post How to Prevent Bed Bugs from Getting into Your Home a

Sewer inspections: old homes or all homes?

Are sewer inspections a good idea for old houses, or all houses? If you had asked me this question a few years ago, I would have told you old houses. In fact, I told a lot of people that. Today, howe

Stock Market Has Strong Weekly Gains – Market Update

Inflation came in lower-than-expected. All that and more coming up in Market Update! The post Stock Market Has Strong Weekly Gains – Market Update appeared first on ZING Blog by Quicken Loans.

Gas Appliance Connectors

Gas appliance connectors aren’t the same as gas piping. Gas appliance connectors are devices that connect gas appliances to gas piping, kind of like a cord connects an electrical appliance to an

Gas appliance categories

Do gas appliance categories matter? To anyone installing or inspecting these units, yes. This is important stuff to be aware of. As a home inspector... The post Gas appliance categories appeared firs

Are re-inspections necessary?

When a home buyer asks a seller to make repairs to a property after a home inspection, how do the repairs get verified? Do they get verified? The post Are re-inspections necessary? appeared first on

Does the seller need to fix this?

Does the seller need to fix this? This is a common question we're asked when we find defects at houses that we inspect, and the answer is always no. The post Does the seller need to fix this? appeare

Hot circuit breakers and dimmer switches

I recently had a home inspector ask me how hot is too hot when it comes to circuit breakers and switches. The post Hot circuit breakers and dimmer switches appeared first on Structure Tech Home Inspe

How to replace a shutoff valve the easy way: use a SharkBite®

Got a leaking shutoff valve at your sink or toilet? The repair can sometimes be a quick and easy process, thanks to SharkBite® fittings and other brands of push-fit fittings. SharkBite® isn’t the

Fire separation between the garage and house; don’t say firewall

The separation between a garage and a house is commonly referred to as a firewall, but that’s not accurate. I hear the term firewall thrown around a lot, and it’s always used incorrectly when it

The Structure Tech training process

I get a lot of training questions from aspiring home inspectors about how to get into this business and how to get trained. I have some advice for people who don’t get hired by a company with an es

A short interview with Reuben about becoming a home inspector

I recently typed out answers to several interview questions for a book that will be part of a series titled Careers in the Building Trades-A Growing Demand. The post A short interview with Reuben ab

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

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 Tips for Home Buyers

Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or a veteran homeowner downsizing or trading up, these valuable home inspection tips can he

Elderly Home Safety Checklist

Home Safety Checklist for the Elderly The following is an elderly home safety checklist that is presented as a public safety for som

Home Buyer Mistakes

 Home Buyer Mistakes To Avoid Deadly Mistake #1: Thinking you can’t afford it. Many people who thought that buying the home th

Save Money and Energy in Your Home

This post is about how to save money and energy in your home utilising 10 strategies originally posted on the InterNACHI site for ho

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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