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How to Be a Smart (Not Stressed) Holiday Shopper

Don’t let holiday stress cloud your judgment while shopping. Otherwise, you may wind up in the Target parking lot wondering how you got there and why your receipt includes $60…

Mortgage Rates Thursday: Mixed, as Refis Stay Strong

The average rate on the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage was unchanged, the 15-year fixed bounced seven basis points higher and the 5/1 ARM rose three basis points, according to a NerdWallet survey of

Agency That Returned Billions to Consumers Loses Leader

The man who has led the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau since 2013 announced his resignation Wednesday, speeding up the timetable for change at the embattled federal watchdog that says it…

Answers to 16 Popular Questions About the FAFSA

Filling out and submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is the key to getting financial aid to help pay for college if you or your family…

Mortgage Rates Friday: Steady, as Housing Starts Warm Up

The average rate on the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage was unchanged, the 15-year fixed bumped one basis point higher and the 5/1 ARM dropped one basis point, according to a NerdWallet survey…

Same house, second inspection… what now?

What happens when we get a request to inspect a house a second time? This question comes from a thousand other home inspectors.

Not Feeling the Recovery? You’re Not Alone

Incomes are up, the stock market is soaring, and home prices have largely recovered from the mortgage meltdown. But Americans still haven’t regained all the wealth they lost and, on…

Home Inspectors Facts for Consumers Sheet

Division of Professional Licensure -Home Inspectors Facts for Consumers Sheet

Mortgage Rates Tuesday: Rates Up, Late Payments Down

The average rate on the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage rose two basis points, the 15-year fixed increased three basis points and the 5/1 ARM bumped up one basis point, according to a NerdWallet surve

What Doesn’t Affect Your Credit Score

A high credit score can be like a healthy weight. You know you want it, but are you doing the right things to achieve it? Some information you thought might…

Home Inspections Calgary | Begin Inspections Ltd ReviewLive Calgary Bands featuring the Flamin' Fiddler and Friends

Home inspections Calgary review of the home inspections company Begin Inspections ltd. offering a discount on pre-listing and pre-purchase inspections.

See How Far Your Money Will Stretch on Black Friday

Black Friday sales save you money, but just how far will your dollars really go? We crunched the numbers to find out. Here are some of the ways you could…

Mortgage Rates Wednesday: Down, as Core Inflation Steps Up

The average rate on the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage fell three basis points, the 15-year fixed plunged seven basis points and the 5/1 ARM dropped two basis points, according to a NerdWallet survey

Part Time Home Inspection Continuing Education Program & Courses | Conestoga College

Learn about our Part Time Home Inspection Continuing & Adult Education program and courses available at Conestoga College, a leading Ontario community college

FLIR ONE Pro: a home inspector’s review

I had a chance to test out the FLIR ONE Pro Thermal Camera, which is a $399 mobile phone accessor with the same resolution as the FLIR E6.

Animals, skeletons, and creepy home inspection stuff, part 2

Unlike most blog posts that you'll find here, this one has no educational value at all.

Can I join ABS to PVC?

It's possible to join ABS to PVC, but it's only supposed to be done with a mechanical coupling, not glued. For the rest of the story, read on.

Fall maintenance checklist for Minnesota homeowners

Fall is officially here, and that means it's time to get started on your fall maintenance list. Don't wait until there's snow in the forecast.

Skylight shaft insulation

I'm convinced that most moisture issues with skylights are condensation issues that are misdiagnosed as leaks.

Controlling boxelder bugs: a discussion with BOGO Pest Control

Scott Dorn, my go-to guy for pest control, tells me that boxelder bugs are going to be bad news this year.

Where to Look for Residential Mold

A common concern for our homeowners and home buyers here at ProTec Inspection Services is indoor mold. This concern is legitimate and shouldn’t be ignored. According to the Environmental Protection

Bonding gas piping

To make it really simple, when metal that can carry electricity (but shouldn't) gets connected together to eliminate potential, we call it bonding.

Thermal expansion of water and the role of an expansion tank

When a water heater is connected to a closed system, an expansion tank must be installed to prevent excessive pressure caused by thermal expansion.

Q&A: “Should I test for radon if the home already has a radon mitigation system?”

When a home already has an active radon mitigation system, is it even worth testing for radon? That's a great question.

Top 3 Reasons to Get a Residential Inspection

The home-buying experience can be fraught with twists and turns. If you’re in the process of purchasing a home, you may feel like you’re ready to just get off that roller coaster. You may even be

The Best Residential Inspectors in Washington, D.C.

Purchasing a home in Washington, D.C. is no small investment. You want to be sure you choose your new home with care and do your due diligence. Part of making a wise choice is choosing a reliable home

The Value of Radon Testing

At ProTec Inspection Services, we offer more than just the traditional home inspection. One of our specialty inspections—that you may decide to add on to your inspection or do independently—is rad

Commercial Inspections You Can Rely On

Many people recognize the name ProTec Inspection Services as a premier home inspector in the Washington, DC, area. While we love helping home buyers and sellers in their real estate journey, we also o

4 Specialty Inspections for Home Buyers

Most home buyers know that they shouldn’t skip the home inspection before finalizing their purchase of a property. However, at ProTec Inspection Services of Maryland, we also recommend that you cons

Washington, D.C. Home Inspectors You Can Trust

You can type in “Washington, D.C. home inspector” to about any search engine and find page after page of listings for inspectors promising to be the very best. However, as we all know, you can’t

How To Know if a Home Has Termites

Many Maryland and Washington, DC homebuyers fear termite damage in their new homes—and rightly so. Termites can cause significant damage that you can’t see, so you want to know whether the propert

3 Signs Your Home May Need Mold Testing

Whether you’re in the process of buying a house in Washington D.C. or you’re already a homeowner, you need to know the telltale signs that your home may have a mold issue. ProTec Inspection Servic

Home Inspections Calgary

Home Inspections Calgary – Begin Inspections Ltd. Review           One of the best Calgary home inspection companies in Calgary is Begin Inspections Ltd. I have done a review video and you can

What’s the Big Deal about Radon Testing?

Most homebuyers understand that before purchasing a property, a thorough home inspection is an important part of the process. However, not all buyers consider the value of a radon inspection. While th

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Superior Singing Method Review

Superior Singing Method Review Welcome to my review post for the Superior Singing Method. I was introduced to this online singing method course through a musician friend and have enjoyed and benefited

Singing Success Tips

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