Seven Common Causes For a Poor Home Inspection

Life is good. You’ve found the perfect home for your family. The house is straight out of your dreams, the neighbors are friendly, and the schools have a stellar reputation. Your financing is in order and you’ve got plenty of cash for the down payment. All you’ve got to do is sign on the dotted… Read more »

Why It Is Prudent to Have a Home Inspection Before Selling Your Home

Cornerstone Home Inspections of New Jersey recommends sellers have a home inspection done before selling their home. A complete home inspection covers every area of your home so that you get a clear and accurate picture of the property– in writing–which can then be used to help sell the home. An inspection looks for any… Read more »

How to Optimize Your Home’s Energy Usage

So far, 2015 has been one of the best years for housing sales since 2006. It is clear that the country as a whole has finally bounced back since the economic meltdown. In other words, people are feeling comfortable buying homes and turning the page to the next chapter in their lives. That being said,… Read more »

Selling your home? Get a Pre-Sale Inspection

When you’re very interested in buying a home, one of the first things you mark off from your checklist is getting a home inspection. But what about getting an inspection before you sell your home? First, it’s never a bad idea to ever get your home inspected, even when you don’t plan on selling or… Read more »

Beware of Black Mold

Black mold is straight up dangerous. In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, it’s a real threat in New Jersey. It’s found in wet areas inside or out. Wet leaves in the gutter, moist areas in a leaky roof or basement. Places where it’s warm, damp, and somewhat humidity. Black mold isn’t necessarily black as it… Read more »

Common home inspections findings

Here are some common problems found during New Jersey home inspections that both buyers and sellers should be aware of. Some of them are minor, but some are a big enough problem that could change the price of the home or at least the potential buyers of the home. Here’s a few common problems found… Read more »

Improper Oil Tank Sweep could lead to sinkhole

Today, a report in the news about a Florida man who fell in a sinkhole and most likely lost his life has us thinking about sinkholes – how they occur, and what there is to do to find out if your home in susceptible for a sinkhole to occur. First – sinkholes are prevalent in… Read more »

What Appraisers Look For

Home appraisals fit right in with a root canal or a trip to the DMV, dreaded but necessary. The good news is, unlike a root canal, you can take measures to make the process virtually pain-free. Photo credit: (Warren Skalski, Photo for the Chicago Tribune) When a professional comes to appraise your home, they note… Read more »

Protect your investment by investing in radon-resistant features for new homes

In recent years, high levels of radon have been found in the soil all over the country, leading radon to be labeled as a major contributor to lung cancer. In fact, the Environment Protection Agency has deemed January National Radon Month. New Jersey has had plenty of reports for a high levels of radon, so… Read more »