What Is Included in a Home Inspection?

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Getting ready to buy or sell a house in New Jersey? If so, it makes sense to have a professional home inspection done in order to get some insight regarding the current condition of the place. The house’s structure and components can be visually inspected and assessed by a professional who then provides a report… Read more »

How Does a Home Inspection Benefit Sellers?

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You’re planning to sell your house. Have you considered having a home inspection done before you list it for sale? What are some of the benefits of home inspections for sellers? Get Ahead of Repairs When you have your home inspected, you get an idea of whether or not there are any potential repairs that… Read more »

What Home Inspectors Can and Cannot Tell You

Home Inspector Checking Out Basement

If you end up using the services of a home inspector, what can they tell you, and what can’t they tell you? Those are two great questions. Purpose Home inspectors take a detailed look at a house and then offer you a report. Typically, they’re looking for potential safety hazards, as well as any problems… Read more »

Reasons to Have an Asbestos Inspection

A view of an attic that might have Asbestos in it.

Asbestos used to be widely used in things like fabrics, attic insulation, floor tiles, and pipe wrappings. In the early 1900s, people didn’t know better. They’d mix asbestos (a naturally occurring mineral) with cement and utilize it in all sorts of ways. However, it was discovered that asbestos–when not handled properly– is terrible for people!… Read more »

Who Should Be Present at a Home Inspection?

Home Inspector Checking Out Basement

Home inspections allow buyers to learn about major or minor issues with a home before purchasing it. Home inspections can uncover problems like mold, foundational cracks or bad wiring. Additionally, some lenders won’t give financing to buyers without there being an inspection first, so home inspections are frequent and “normal” in the real estate industry…. Read more »

How to Choose the Right Home Inspector

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 When buying or selling a home, it’s a good idea to hire a professional home inspector to look over the house and discover its good points and bad points. You can get a helpful assessment of how a house truly is thanks to a professional home inspector. What are some tips for choosing a home… Read more »

When Should You Have an Underground Oil Tank Scan?

Oil Tank Locator

When you’re buying a New Jersey home, here’s something you might not expect: there could be an oil tank underground on your property! Buried oil tanks might have been placed there for whatever reason, long ago, and they could be leaking… So, it makes sense to have an oil tank scan (aka an oil tank… Read more »

Home Inspection Myths to Ignore

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An important part of the home-buying process is the home inspection. Typically, home buyers hire a professional home inspector to look over the house in detail and essentially give it a report card, such that the buyer knows exactly what they’re getting if and when they decide to sign the papers and buy the house…. Read more »