Pre-listing Home Inspections Benefit Everyone

  You invest a great deal of time, money, and energy to market your listings, and of course you need to get a good return on that investment. Don’t be caught unaware of problems that could seriously undermine your dedicated efforts to sell a home, or that could keep a property from selling at its… Read more »

Smoke Alarm Smarts

Smoke Alarm Smarts

Smoke alarms are an important defense against injury or death in house fires. Statistics from the National Fire Protection Association show that nearly two-thirds of home fire fatalities occur in homes with non-working or missing smoke detectors. Most building codes now require smoke detectors in all residential structures, which has resulted in a steep drop… Read more »

Asbestos: To Worry Or Not?

Many homeowners are concerned about the possibility of asbestos in the home and the health hazards associated with it. Breathing asbestos fibers over a long period of time can lead to asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. For years, asbestos was widely used in various materials such as wall and ceiling insulation, vinyl flooring, insulation for… Read more »

Should Condominium Buyers Get a Home Inspection?

Condominium buyers sometimes underestimate the value of a home inspection – or sometimes want to forego it altogether. But a home inspection can be just as important for condo buyers as it is for buyers of single-family homes in terms of making an informed purchase decision, or simply becoming educated about the home. Here are… Read more »