June 2017 archive

Jun 28

11 Tips You Need to Know Before Getting a Home Inspection

So you’re looking for a home inspector, but what do you need to know before getting a home inspection?  The article was originally just 10 tips, but I added the 11th tip to help new homeowners understand the maintenance issues of owning a home.  As they say, you don’t know what you don’t know.  So …

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Jun 25

Top 5 Skills Homeowners Need to Master

We’ve covered the tools a new homeowner needs to complete tasks around the house, now here are the top 5 skills homeowners need to master after moving into a new home. This short list is just a few of the many skills that you will obtain if you are a do-it-yourself type person. This article …

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Jun 14

Smart Homebuyers Hire Home Inspectors

Why should smart homebuyers hire a home inspector?  Well none other than Dave Ramsey gives advice when buying a home about home inspectors.  Where you should look for certified home inspectors, and the value of a home inspector. The following article appeared on the Dave Ramsey blog.

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Jun 11

Why You Should Get a Radon Test

Why should you get a radon test when buying your home? Because data collected by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment indicates that approximately 50% of homes in Colorado have radon levels higher than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-recommended action level

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Jun 07

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

On a recent home inspection I found that the home had no carbon monoxide detectors.  I was asked what is the proper placement of carbon monoxide detectors.  While most real estate agreements require a CO detector to be placed within 15 feet of sleeping areas, the CPSC suggests something a little different. This article covers …

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