Costly Home Inspection Errors

Home inspection errors that cost home buyers money.

Real Estate Blogs: Why They’re Important And What You Should Post

Blogs, short for “weblogs,” have been around since the early ’90s and were originally used as more of a personal webpage where the author logged their thoughts on life and their opinions on pro

COVID-19 and Home Inspections 5-19-20

Governor Walz allowed Minnesota's stay-at-home order to expire yesterday, replacing it with a new order called "Stay safe Minnesota". This new order allows for gatherings to not exceed 10 people. As s

PODCAST: Air conditioners and myths about R-22 refrigerant

Bill, Tessa, and Reuben discuss how air conditioners function, why it’s extremely unusual to have an undersized air conditioner and the end of R-22 refrigerant. Older air conditioners that contain R

PODCAST: George Floyd, commentary from Dr. Stephen Crawford

For this podcast episode, Reuben does a one-on-one interview with Structure Tech’s business coach, Dr. Stephen Crawford. Dr. Crawford has been conducting weekly team huddles for his coaching clients

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.

Continuing Jobless Claims Fall – Market Update

It’s been quite a week. The good news is the sun came out, and it’s a new day. The weather has cooled off a bit around here after being uncomfortably hot last week. There’s also good news if yo

Is A Rainbow On The Horizon? – Market Update

It’s been spring for a while according to the calendar, but in Michigan, Mother Nature marches to the beat of her own drummer. This week feels like the first time the warmth is here to stay and all

Stock Market 101: What Is the Stock Market and How Does It Work?

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Exterior Siding Options for Your Home

If you’re looking to spruce up your home’s exterior siding or looking for a change altogether, we have the pros and cons of each option. The post Exterior Siding Options for Your Home appeared f

Online Home Inspection School | Training Course for Home Inspectors

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

PODCAST: Patrick Huelman, Tessa’s professor

The gang is super-excited to finally get Patrick Heulman, a leading building science expert, on the show! We’ve talked about having him as a guest for a long time and now that we’re temporarily r

Does your air conditioner use R-22? Here’s why you should care.

Most air conditioners use one of two types of refrigerant: R-22 or R-410A. Here at Structure Tech, we started paying close attention to this detail during our home inspections about three years ago, b

Working With For Sale By Owner Real Estate

With the increased availability of the internet and innovations among real estate technology, there are more for sale by owner listings now than ever before. So if you’re a real estate agent workin

Prices Drop As People Aren’t Shopping – Market Update

I’m so desperate for live music (or really anything different at this point) that I was sitting there last night watching the Taylor Swift concert special with my sister. To the extent that I enjoy

COVID-19 Continuing To Affect Housing Market – Real Estate Market Update

There’s no doubt that it’s been a weird couple of months in the real estate market. The real question is where that leaves us going forward. That leads us to our big story. The Big Story Did you

Room for Improvement: Bathroom Edition

In our Room for Improvement series, we’re looking at ideas for remodeling various rooms throughout your home. This time, we tackle the bathroom. The post Room for Improvement: Bathroom Edition appe

Fuel Oil Tanks

If you’re buying a house in the Twin Cities with pipes sticking up out of the ground in the yard, heads up. You probably have a fuel oil tank somewhere at the property. While most homes in the Twin

Unemployment Rate In The Mid-Teens – Market Update

I hope everyone had a good Mother’s Day! It was certainly different, but I hope you got a chance to catch up with mom. The first jobs report to show the full breadth of the economic struggle going

PODCAST: Everyone loves Milind

Milind Angolkar was the first home inspector to join the Structure Tech team after Reuben, and we love him. In fact, everyone loves Milind because he's a good, kind person. We start the show by discus

Sizing an air conditioner circuit breaker

For air conditioners and heat pumps, we size the wires and circuit breakers in accordance with the information printed on the label, not the simplified sizing charts that we typically rely on.

PODCAST: Mean feedback, leaky hose spigots, and wet sub-slab ducts

Bill starts off the conversation talking to Reuben and Tessa about life, spring maintenance, and business in general. Reuben and Tessa go on a tangent talking about mean feedback given during free con

Hot water faster

Do you get annoyed with how long it takes to get hot water at your kitchen sink faucet? There’s a fix for that. I had problems with this at my last house and my current house, and I fixed the issues

What You Need To Buy a House

Published from on February 3, 2020 – By Ryan Smith You are about to embark on one of

How To Prepare for an Open House

BY ELIZABETH WEINTRAUB posted on the 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.

Winter Home Inspection Checklist

Winter Home Inspection Checklist     By ACME News Service The forecast for the rest of this week is declining temperatures and damp,

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 –

How You Can Protect Yourself And Your New Home

by Cassie Steele Buying A New Home: How You Can Protect Yourself And Your New Home  Canadian cities such as Calgary have some of the highest homeownership rates in the world. As more people make the

5 Ways to Save On Energy

5 Ways To Save Energy   1. MAKE THE SWITCH TO LED LEDs are a great example of how innovation and technology can make your life easier. They last up to 25 times longer and consume 75% less energy than

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

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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