home inspection: MC2 Home Inspections Plans Expansion to Denver Colorado Market in 2015 - 10/08/14 01:45 PM

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home inspection: Common Home Inspection Myths Debunked - 09/30/14 11:26 AM
Whether you are buying or building a home, it is always a wise idea to have a professional home inspection performed before you sign that dotted line. Educate yourself as to what a home inspection truly is and is not.

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home inspection: Homebuyers: Real Home Inspection Advice From A Real Home Inspector - 09/30/14 11:11 AM






Do a web search on home inspections and you are sure to get plenty of advice. But just who is giving this advice and more importantly, how do THEY know what a home inspection is supposed to entail?
Many would be advice givers on the subject of home inspections are flat out not qualified to give advice concerning the most important and crucial step in the home buying process. Some tend to provide their own twisted brand of advice to better suit their needs rather than yours. As I read through some of these home inspection advice articles, I have to laugh … (0 comments)

home inspection: Condition of Indianapolis homes inspected in 2011 much worse than previous years - 12/30/11 07:31 AM
According to our own statistical data, only 35% of Indianapolis homes inspected in 2011 were considered to be in “good” condition. This is down sharply from 2010 where we saw 43% and in 2009 46% respectively.
The over abundance of distressed homes on the market has certainly contributed a great deal to these numbers. So just what do these numbers mean? Well, from a home inspectors standpoint, it would appear to indicate a significant downward spiral in home maintenance. It also underscores the importance of obtaining a professional home inspection during the home buying process.
Falling home prices and equity are … (0 comments)

home inspection: Ice Dams – Causes and Prevention - 12/06/11 08:21 AM
Here we are at the beginning of another cold Indianapolis winter and like every winter here in Indiana many property owners will experience issues with ice dams that will eventually cause shingle damage, roof leaks and the possibility of mold.
Although it may seem as though ice dams are an unstoppable force of nature, they can be prevented. Attics with cathedral or vaulted ceiling areas that have been correctly incorporated into the overall building envelope usually don’t have problems with ice dams and icicles in the cold seasons. Through the use of proper insulation and ventilation techniques, ice dams can be … (0 comments)

home inspection: Home Buyers – Read This Before Hiring A Home Inspector - 12/03/11 01:29 PM
Congratulations! You just made a purchase agreement on what you hope will be your dream home. Now you are in your five to ten day grace period where you are allowed to practice due diligence and you are now looking to have a professional home inspection done. So where do you start?
No doubt your Realtor just handed you a list of three home inspection companies to call. Many home buyers really don’t give it a second thought. But if you stop and think about it for just a minute, just how did these home inspectors get on this list? After … (0 comments)

home inspection: Buyer Beware: Foreclosed Homes and Black Mold - 11/25/11 01:23 PM
It’s difficult to pick up the paper or watch the news without seeing a report on foreclosed homes flooding the market. This backlog of homes created in the past several years has motivated many lenders to move them at a fraction of their appraised value. If you want to purchase a foreclosed home, the thought has probably crossed your mind that you may be able to get a pretty good deal. It’s true, you may, but then again, you may not.
As you are shopping for that foreclosed bargain, be aware of one very important, growing problem that could add thousands … (0 comments)

home inspection: Does Your Home Make The Grade? - 11/19/11 08:04 PM
As a professional Indianapolis home inspector, I have found that a great deal of the moisture problems found in homes in Indiana are caused and aggravated by improper grading or as we call it in the inspection industry “negative grading”. Negative grading is where the ground around your home is sloped in towards your foundation. A negative grade allows rain water to pool next to your foundation walls and slowly seep into your basement or crawlspace through the porous concrete walls. And of course where there are moisture issues, mold growth and termite activity is not far behind. Older homes almost … (0 comments)

home inspection: The Dangers of Knob and Tube Wiring - 11/13/11 03:00 PM
Knob-and-tube wiring was an early standardized method of electrical wiring in buildings, in common use in North America from about 1880 to the 1940s. Today the system is considered obsolete and a significant safety hazard. Surprisingly, many homes in the Indianapolis area as well as other parts of the country still utilize live knob and tube wiring to this day.Facts About Knob and Tube Wiring:
·It has no ground wire and thus cannot service any three-pronged appliances.
·While it is considered obsolete and a safety hazard, there is still no code that requires its complete removal.
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home inspection: Buying Foreclosures Deal or no Deal? - 10/17/11 06:30 AM
Buyers and would-be investors often look to foreclosure sales to find real estate bargains. But newcomers to this market could find some unpleasant surprises if they go in blind. To get the best deal when buying foreclosures, all homes should be thoroughly inspected by a professional home inspector before sealing the deal.
Why inspect if you can’t negotiate?
Foreclosure homes are usually sold “as-is”. This means that buyers cannot negotiate for the cost of needed repairs, as they may do in a traditional home purchase. Buyers must absorb the repair costs themselves and consider this in their purchase offer at … (0 comments)

home inspection: Three reasons you should have a property inspection before listing a home - 10/04/11 07:47 AM
Many real estate agents and home sellers focus on staging, cleaning, and painting a property so it will ‘shine’ for potential buyers. They spend a good deal of time looking at comps and pricing it attractively; all that’s essential, of course. But they often don’t bother to do something else that’s really important: get a pre-listing home inspection.
Property inspections, once upon a time, were just part of a checklist. Buyers, eager to get into the market, would sometimes turn a blind eye to the issues that came up during an inspection. Or if a buyer balked at issues uncovered by … (0 comments)

home inspection: The value of a home inspection for current homeowners - 09/12/11 05:59 AM
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home inspection: Who Knows Home Inspections Better- Your Realtor or a Home Inspector? - 06/03/11 10:16 AM
Seems like a no brainer right?
Do a search online and I guarantee you will be very surprised at how many articles you will find out there written by Realtors giving advice on home inspections. I love going out and reading some of this advice. Many Realtors seem to think that just because they sell homes, that they know everything there is to know about homes. “buzzer”
I will give you the straight truth concerning this issue. In most cases, your Realtor doesn’t know squat past the new countertops and cabinets in the kitchen. Many couldn’t tell you the difference between … (0 comments)

home inspection: Controlling moisture in and around your home - 04/01/11 06:53 AM
As a home inspector I can tell you the number one problem I see every day while inspecting homes here in Indiana is moisture intrusion. Too much moisture in a home can lead to wood rot, structural damage, mold, mildew, and other biological growth. This in turn can lead to a variety of health effects ranging from various allergies, asthma attacks and hypersensitivity pneumonitits, for example. Too much moisture in or around your home can also make for conditions which are conducive to termites and other insect activity.
Methods to control moisture really should start by builders building an energy efficient … (0 comments)

home inspection: Pay to play home inspectors are unethical - 03/20/11 11:03 AM
Something to ponder before using your real estate agents "preferred home inspector".
Ok, so I have been in the real estate industry for a while now, and as an ethical home inspector I have seen a lot of things in this business that are just not right. Very high up on the list are real estate companies that charge home inspectors to be on their "preferred list of home inspectors" or "preferred vendors" list. What's that? You were not aware of this very unethical practice? Oh yes, it happens and it is high time that something is done about it.
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home inspection: Real estate listing descriptions often lead to a rude awakening for potential home-buyers - 03/06/11 06:50 PM
I wish I had a dollar for every time I have read a listing description on a property that stated the home is "completely remodeled inside and out", "everything is new from top to bottom", "move in ready" and my personal favorite "the only thing this home needs is you". As a home inspector, I can tell you that these statements can be very deceiving to uneducated home-buyers, particularly first timers.
Ever since the "mortgage meltdown", there have been a plethora of foreclosed homes flooding the market. Many would be investors purchase these homes, make a few cheap and easy fixes, … (0 comments)

home inspection: An in depth look at the home inspection profession - 02/05/11 06:33 PM
Professional home inspection is a very real and unique profession like no other. Home inspection as a profession has been in existence for nearly 50 years. There are currently 31 states in the country that require home inspectors to be licensed and there are approximately 86,000 licensed and unlicensed home inspectors nationwide, however for some odd reason, many people still do not have a full understanding of our profession as a whole. Even though home inspection services are available to anyone at anytime, the only time most people think about a home inspection is when they are purchasing a home. Many … (0 comments)

home inspection: Most Common Defects Found in an Indianapolis Home Inspection - 05/16/10 11:38 AM
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home inspection: Asbestos dangers in your home - 03/07/10 02:09 PM
It truly is amazing that this being 2010, we are still finding Asbestos in homes. Asbestos was a very popular form of insulation used in homes from the 1920's through the 1950's. The most prevelant area we find Asbestos is on a homes duct work system. Used to insulate and seal connections on the duct work, Asbestos can be seen as an off white tape like substance found at the connections and ends of your duct work. (see photo). Unfortunately, the vast majority of homeowners aren't even aware that they have Asbestos in their homes. During a recent inspection of a … (0 comments)

home inspection: Where oh where to drain your condensate line? - 09/03/09 06:42 AM
Ah yes what to do with your furnaces condensate line? I see this all too often while doing inspections. In this photo we can clearly see what years of draining your condensate line into your crawlspace can do. I am sure the homeowners had no idea just how serious this situation was.
You guessed it. That is a gas line directly underneath where the condensate line has been draining for years. Needless to say as soon as I lifted my mask to get a whiff, I was out of there in seconds flat!
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