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Mortgage Rates Friday: 30-Year Falls, Fewer Homes Upside Down in Value

The average rate on the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped two basis points, while the 15-year fixed and 5/1 ARM were unchanged, according to a NerdWallet survey of daily mortgage rates…

Are You Squeamish About Buying Used Items? Get Over It

Bedbugs. Weird smells. The possibility of imminent breakdowns. People have all sorts of excuses for not buying used stuff. Those who deliberately buy used items, though, say such fears are…

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.

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Millennials: How Much Are You Really Spending?

Avocados were a top millennial expenditure in 2016 — or it could seem that way if you read the viral stories that fill your social media feeds. If you’re part of this genera

How to Join a Deluge of Insurance Claims for Flooded Cars

The one-two punch of Harvey and Irma will make this one of the most destructive hurricane seasons ever for cars. Together, the two storms rendered more than 500,000 vehicles a…

Home Inspectors Facts for Consumers Sheet

Division of Professional Licensure -Home Inspectors Facts for Consumers Sheet

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

Flood Insurance Claim Denied? Don’t Panic; Appeal

Having a flood insurance policy is a relief if you’ve suffered water damage. But it doesn’t guarantee that your troubles are over, because your claim could be underpaid or denied.…

Libor Phaseout Puts Adjustable-Rate Mortgages in Limbo

The misdeeds of a few rogue bankers in London are going to cause headaches for millions of American home buyers and homeowners. The bankers falsified a widely used interest rate index…

The SEC Hack: What Investors Need to Know

Consumers’ angst over the security of sensitive financial data isn’t getting much help these days. Two weeks ago, one of the big three credit bureaus, Equifax, reported hackers had ac

Ins, Outs, Pros and Cons of Zero Down Payment Mortgages

A mortgage with no down payment seems a little bit like scoring a buy-a-home lottery ticket. You get a home loan and keep more money in your pocket. What could…

Ask Brianna: How Can I Budget When My Rent Is So High?

“Ask Brianna” is a Q&A column for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I’m here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans —…

How to ‘Get Naked About Money’ Before Your Wedding

You know your wedding colors and cake flavors and your mother’s opinion on both. But do you know how much debt your partner carries? His or her take-home pay? Investments…

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.

Window film testing video

Dustin and I made a video discussing window film, hazardous locations for glass, and other s

Why does my floor drain back up?

I wrote a blog post explaining the basics of floor drains over eight years ago, and received more comments on that post than any other.

Formaldehyde affected TJI® Joists

I recently heard a rumor that TJI® Joists with Flak Jacket® protection were being treated with formaldehyde.

Are sewer inspections intrusive? No.

Are sewer inspections intrusive? Does the seller need to give special permission for a sewer inspection? Does the seller need to be notified?

Q&A: “Why do you charge more money than your competitors?”

"Why do you price yourselves significantly higher than any other company/individual inspector I have seen in the area?"

Caulk the toilet base? Yes.

Toilets are a divisive topic, but today, I'll be setting the record straight once and for all on three important toilet topics.

Home inspection horror story: screw through water line

Ask any seasoned home inspector about stuff that has gone wrong on an inspection, and they'll surely have a good horror story or two for you.

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

Are home inspectors required to move ceiling panels?

I'm going to cut right to the chase: home inspectors are not required to move ceiling panels.

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&mdas

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

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

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

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 Inspectio

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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

3 Signs of a Quality Home Inspector

You’re in the process of buying a home in Maryland, and you want to make sure you hire a home inspector you can trust. But just what separates a good home inspector from the rest? We at ProTec I

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Superior Singing Method Review

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Singing Success Tips

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