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Is a home inspection required?

Is a home inspection required?

Most people are familiar with the need for a home inspection when buying a new home. You may be surprised to know that in most cases, they are not required. Buying a home is a common occurrence, but you might be surprised to learn that home ownership in the United...

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How much experience should a home inspector have?

Home buyers in Maryland are typically told to hire an "experienced Home Inspector." But what does that even mean? Asking a Home Inspector how many inspections they have done could be one indicator of experience, but having done thousands of inspections is no guarantee...

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Asbestos In The House?

Improperly/incompletely remediated asbestos is dangerous because they likely spread fibers everywhere in the house.   Asbestos like material is disturbing enough when it is the first thing you see going down into the cellar...(I was already wearing a mask) but...

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5 Things That Can Kill Your Home Sale

You have a signed contract to sell your home. The only hurdle is the buyer’s home inspection. Even if you are selling the house “as is,” a smart buyer will insist on hiring a home inspector to ensure they have a complete picture of the condition of the home. Even if...

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How Much does a Home Inspection Cost?

Buying a home is expensive, and not all of the costs are included in the listing price. With such a large amount of money at stake, it should be no surprise that there are extra expenses involved, and getting a Home Inspection is just one of them. Buyers can also...

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Do I need a home inspection?

Most home buyers know that getting a home inspection should be part of the process. But they don’t know why it’s so important to have a trained and unbiased review of the home and its components and systems. Meet Adam and Abby. Our fictitious couple is excited to buy...

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We Look in the Hidden Places

How many hidden places are in your house? Many homeowners have never even seen some areas, such as attics or crawl spaces, that are often difficult to get into and are only accessed by contractors when something needs fixing. We believe performing a thorough home...

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Do Home Inspectors include Photos in their reports?

Do Home Inspectors include Photos in their reports?

Home inspectors have to collect a lot of information as they go through a house. To meet the Maryland Standards of Practice, we are required to identify just about every component and system in a house, and include this information in the report for our client. Yet we...

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