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How Much does a Home Inspection Cost?

Every home inspector or home inspection company sets their own price, so it is difficult to say without knowing about the property. Some charge by square footage; some charge by sales price. We use a formula that takes size, price, and age into account when pricing a...

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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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Pardon me, do you know you have an exposed footer?

Pardon me, do you know you have an exposed footer?

**We got an update on this house recently... Scroll to the end to read The Rest of the Story!** Changing a building’s foundation will cause structural problems if done incorrectly. If you don’t know the signs of poor work, like exposed footers and corner cracks, you...

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Washing machine overflow trays save money

Washing machine overflow trays save money

Why the details matter in a home inspection Washing machine overflow trays cost around $30. Without this safety tray, a minor leak can become a major flood, especially if the laundry area is over a living space. Leaks from a washing machine can do extensive damage....

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A Learning Experience in New Orleans

A Learning Experience in New Orleans

Last month, Bob and Welmoed spent a week in New Orleans, LA, attending InspectionWorld, the annual conference of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). They spent five days in meetings and classes, deepening their knowledge on a wide variety of topics ranging...

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