home inspection

Aug 16, 2021

Five Things Every Buyer Should Know Before the Home Inspection 

By Theresa Staker  Home inspections are an extremely important part of the homebuying process. They give you ample information about your purchase and possible future investments you’ll need to make. These […]

Jan 9, 2020

7 home inspection problems: When are they worth solving?

Should you get a home inspection before you buy a house? Definitely. In fact, most real estate agents recommend making your offer to purchase contingent on home inspection, right up […]

Oct 23, 2019

Bungalo Adds “Paranormal Inspection Reports” To Its Home Buying Platform

    Bungalo, a new real estate platform that offers homes buyers can be confident in via an all-in-one online experience, today announced it’s adding a new component to its […]

May 21, 2019

Professional Home Inspections Turn 40 This Month: What’s changed since 1979?

HouseMaster, the first national brand in the home inspection industry, is celebrating its 40th anniversary. While appreciating the many customers and partners who have helped the company grow over the […]

Nov 14, 2018

Is our house a lemon?

Reader Question: We bought our home about six months ago. The house seemed perfect. It is very well-kept, and it came through the home inspection with flying colors. We have […]

Jun 28, 2018

KASS: Escalation clauses and home inspections

Q:     We are a small (35) town home association about 17 years old. Over the past 3 to 4 years some of our owners have experienced the waste service line […]

Jan 16, 2018

Understand the home inspection process

When you’re looking to buy a home, your head may be full of visions of handsome hardwood floors, soaring ceilings and alluring landscape. Yet however tempting it may be to […]

Aug 1, 2017

How you can improve a home inspection

There are a number of ways to improve a home inspection. An interesting aspect of a home inspection is the number of people involved — the buyer, the seller, two […]

Oct 5, 2016

KASS: Always seek independent inspection

DEAR BENNY: My daughter bought a home in North Carolina that included in the listing a statement indicating “pre-inspected and move in ready.” The home has serious plumbing problems that […]

May 28, 2013

Peek-a-boo-boo: Contractors covering electrical work get a break…maybe

The Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement Department has issued new written policy guidelines that, in very limited circumstances, go easy on contractors who cover electrical work before it can be inspected.

Feb 5, 2013

Inspecting the inspector

We recently purchased a house that was built in the 1950s. Since moving in we found out that the house has had settling issues and had work done to shore up the foundation a few years back. There are numerous cracks in the interior plaster walls (ceiling, above doors and windows, closets), some of which have been filled in and painted over, others that are open.

Dec 3, 2012

Home inspection protection

My husband and I are in our 60s and have been married for five years. We both own homes that are fully paid for. Both homes, before the market downturn, most likely would have sold for around $200,000 each. In today's market, we're not so sure.

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