Entries by chriscaisse

Mold 101

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT MOLD IN YOUR HOME When it comes to mold, the best defense is a thorough and proactive offense. Mold testing can help identify problem areas and diagnose potential issues in your home before they become a health or structural hazard. Once mold gets into your home, it cannot be completely removed […]

RADON 101

Discovering that there is radon present in a home doesn’t have to be a deal breaker in the home buying process but it’s definitely worth being knowledgeable about and prepared for. WHAT IS RADON Radon is a naturally occurring gas when uranium found in rock and soil decays. As the uranium deteriorates, the radioactive gas […]

SELLER TIPS: PREPARING FOR A HOME INSPECTION

HOW SELLERS CAN PREPARE THEIR HOMES FOR INSPECTION DAY Preparing your home not only ensures a smooth and efficient inspection, but it can also prevent delays in your transaction and ultimately save you money on surprises. Whether you’ve accepted an offer on your home and are gearing up for the buyer’s inspection or you’re having […]

TIPS FOR CHOOSING A HOME INSPECTOR

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A HOME INSPECTOR AND WHAT TO AVOID Buying a home is often one of the largest investments we make in our lives. Having a home inspection can give you an in-depth snapshot of what you’re investing in. While inspections aren’t always required during the home buying process, they are strongly […]

YOUR SPRING HOME MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST

Saying sayonara to winter means it’s time to check our homes for wear and tear and prepare them for the warm weather ahead. Longer, milder days make spring an excellent time to tackle some basic home maintenance and projects. By taking the time to do a bit of seasonal inspecting and work, you can keep […]

COMMON CHIMNEY PROBLEMS

The primary function of a chimney is ventilation. There are many working parts that make this efficient and safe in your home. Damage to one or more of these parts is not uncommon and often goes unnoticed or overlooked. Below we explore common chimney fails we find on the job and why they are important. […]

HOME INSPECTION VS APPRAISAL

INSPECTIONS VS. APPRAISALS: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE AND DO I NEED BOTH? Home inspections and appraisals are both important parts of the home buying process. Whether you’re a homebuyer or a seller, it can be easy to confuse the two. While they may seem similar, there are some key differences between an inspection and an […]

WINTER AND HOUSE FIRES

WINTER AND HOUSE FIRES: THE RISKS AND HOW YOU CAN PREVENT THEM Winter brings an idyllic promise of cozy nights with a muted world of snowfall just outside your door but it also brings an increased risk of fire inside of your home. As a homeowner, the threat of a house fire can cause a […]