Address Issues with Your Newly Built Home Before the Drywall is Hung

We’ve written before about the importance of having an inspection performed while a home is being built. There’s a good reason why we’re returning to this topic. If you’re a family making a huge investment in a home, New Construction Phase Inspections can save you money and provide peace of mind—from an unbiased and certified […]

Looking for a Home in Hot Weather? Don’t Forget to Have a Thorough Inspection of the Heating System

In some regions of the country, it’s popular for families to put their homes on the market in the spring and summer, when the property looks its best and warm breezes welcome in a parade of prospects. It’s no surprise that the busiest selling months for homes are May, June, July, and August, according to […]

Why Home-Shoppers Should Pay Attention to the Ventilation/Insulation Checkup in a Home Inspection

Proper ventilation and sufficient insulation may not top the list of things you’re looking for when checking out a home on the market, but any good home inspector will tell you that both of these elements are vital to the maintenance of the structure, your family’s well-being, and the health of your bank account. Critical […]

Home Inspection Checklist: What Your Inspector Looks for When Checking a Home’s Structure

When shopping for a new home, this adage always applies: The more you know about the property, the better the choices you can make when deciding how much you’re willing to spend and if the home is right for you at all. It’s why you need to hire a certified home inspector to perform a […]

Reasons to Hire a Home Inspector to Check the Electrical System for Fire and Shock Hazards

For the home-shopper searching for the ideal place to move the family, it’s important to ask this critical but often forgotten question: Is the property safe? Sounds like a no-brainer, right? Many people, however, simply assume that since the home is on the market, it must be free of dangers, both visible and hidden. Home […]

Why It Pays to Have a Home Inspection Before Your Builder’s Warranty Expires

For many new homeowners, the first year of living in a newly built home can feel like an extended honeymoon. Everything looks shiny and showroom fresh: the gleaming appliances, finished attic, sparkling granite countertops, track lighting in the master bedroom, polished wood floors, and all the touches that turn a house into a home. Sipping […]

Hire a Home Inspector Who’s Spent Time in the Gutter

When checking out a potential new home, how many people look toward the roof and say, “Well, that certainly is a fine gutter system you’ve got there. I’m sold!” Our guess is “not nearly enough.” While hardly glamorous to a home-shopper who may be more interested in an “open kitchen design” and the latest ductless […]

From the Rafters

A Newsletter for Real Estate Agents from A-Pro Home Inspection New Year Wishes from Your Friends at A-Pro Welcome to another issue of From the Rafters—the first of the new decade! As you look ahead to the challenges of selling more homes as the temperatures drop, we’ve put together information you can use: what to […]

The Water Heater Checkup: an Important Part of the Home Inspection

Anyone who has ever endured an early morning cold shower knows the value of a properly functioning water heater. If you’re in the market for a new home, be sure not to overlook the importance of having this critical piece of equipment checked by a professional home inspector for functionality and safety as part of […]

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Found the Perfect Home? Retain a Home Inspector to Check the Retaining Wall 

If you’re in the market for a new home, you’ve probably seen your share of retaining walls in a variety of materials and configurations, from poured concrete cantilevered designs to steel pile types. When installed properly and well-maintained, they can be an attractive feature as well as a useful one. Benefits include preventing erosion; keeping […]

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