Entries by rileycummins

Understanding Home Inspections: Your Ultimate Guide to Informed Homebuying

Buying a home is a significant investment, and it’s crucial to ensure that you’re making a wise choice. One essential step in the homebuying process is a home inspection. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the core aspects of home inspections, shedding light on their definition, importance, benefits, and the intricate process behind […]

Sell Your House Fast: 7 People You Need on Your Team

So, you’ve decided to sell your home. Congratulations! Before you start playing with a mortgage calculator to see how much you can afford on your next home, you’ll want to know how to sell your current home fast. Ideally, you’re looking to list your home, generate interest quickly from potential buyers, and in a perfect world, a […]

What’s the Difference Between an Inspection and an Appraisal?

A home appraisal and home inspection are both important services before signing the final agreement, explains Remax Infinity PM. But it’s a common misconception that these are essentially the same thing. There are crucial differences between an appraisal and a home inspection. Are you selling your home? Or looking to buy one? A home appraisal […]

Fire Safety in the Home

Fire Safety for the Home The National Fire Protection Association’s fire prevention program promotes the following eight tips that people of all ages and abilities can use to keep family members safe, especially during the threat of a house fire. 1. Plan and practice your escape from fire. We’ve heard this advice before, but you […]

Electrical Panel Safety

All homeowners should know where their electrical panel is located. When you open the door to it, you should find breakers that are labeled which correspond to the different rooms or areas of the home. Breakers will sometimes trip due to a power surge or outage, and the homeowner can flip the switch to reactivate […]

Sellers – How to Prepare for a Home Inspection

The purpose of a home inspection is to observe and report the overall condition of the property at the time of the inspection and to ensure that its major systems and components (water heater, heating and cooling, plumbing, electrical, etc.) are installed correctly and working properly. While some items identified during the course of a […]

Repair Request Builder

Repair Requests are Easier than Ever The new Repair Request Builder allows real estate agents to quickly select which recommendations to include in a custom report to send to the listing agent. Realtors can select specific defects, add dollar amount credit amounts, requests for repair or replacement, or custom text. The generated document can be […]

Pre-Drywall Inspections

Pre-Drywall Inspections by Nick Gromicko and Mary Greenway of InterNACHI One way to ensure that a house is built according to its specifications is by performing a pre-drywall inspection. “Pre-drywall” refers to a phase during the homebuilding process just after the installation of certain elements – such as the doors, windows, foundation, flooring, wall and […]

Wind Mitigation Inspections

We’re very pleased to announce we provide wind mitigation inspections! Wind mitigation is the implementation of building techniques to protect the home from potential damage caused by strong winds. Even if a home is insured, it is always costly when damaged, both for the homeowner and the insurance agency. Repairs can easily take months, especially […]

Full Inspections

Our Full Inspections include inspecting the:    •    roof, vents, flashings and trim;    •    gutters and downspouts;    •    skylight, chimney, and other roof penetrations;    •    decks, stoops, porches, walkways and railings;    •    eaves, soffits and fascia;    •    grading and drainage;    •    basement, foundation and crawlspace;    •    water penetration and foundation movement;    •    heating system;    •    cooling […]