Commercial Property Inspections, do you really need one?

By : Chuck Forman   
Submitted 2011-01-21
A commercial property assessment is the equivalent of a home inspection for a commercial property. A commercial property inspector will, after being contacted by the potential buyer, perform a brief walk through of the property and then put together a Property Condition Assessment Proposal for the client. Read More...
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Why do I like inspecting homes?

By Chuck Forman

I can sum it all up with two simple words. I love to investigate and educate. Performing an inspection on a home is like being a private investigator. While it is never my intention to just point out negatives in a home, it is always fun to investigate and find things that could be improved upon. It is also equally important for buyers to know the positives of a home and to maintain a balance of information. I also truly enjoy educating my clients, whether it be the buyer, or the seller. It is especially thrilling for me to help first time home buyers as this can be one of the most stressful endeavors of their lives. It helps if they have someone that can calm their fears and put the information into perspective.
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Qualifications of Home Inspectors Vary - Make sure they are certified

By : Chuck Forman   
Submitted 2010-03-27 13:31:09

Licensing or Certification
While some states require you to have a license to perform jobs such as home inspection, home remodeling and many of the other building trades some do not. In Texas you must be licensed to be a home inspector while in Colorado you do not have to hold any such license. It is important that you understand the differences, and that when searching for a home inspector, or contractor, you gather some important information and ask the proper questions before hiring someone.
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15 Tools That Every Home Owner Should Own

15 Tools That Every Homeowner Should Own
By Nick Gromicko and Rob London
 

 
The following items are essential tools but this list is by no means exhaustive. Feel free to ask an InterNACHI inspector during your next inspection about other tools that you might find useful.

 

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Beware of Toxic Mold in Your Home Search

By Roby Pagong

If you are planning to buy a house, it is important that you consider several factors. It should not only be in a good location. There is more to finding the right home than just enough rooms, nice bathrooms as well as beautiful landscapes. You should also check for molds. There are various types of molds. Some are toxic and some are not. It is the toxic mold that you should watch out for as they can cause a lot of health problems. More and more people are becoming aware of the risks. Read More...

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Why is Home Inspection Necessary to the Home Buying Process?

By Liane Canonigo

When you buy or sell a house, there is always a complicated procedure that you have to undergo. Home inspections are very important to assure buyers and sellers that properties are in their best condition. Unfortunately most of these parties do not seem to see the importance of such procedure. But if you are really a wise consumer, you will allow your prospect property to under go this home inspection so as to secure that everything is perfectly fine before you close the deal.

Generally, home inspections are performed by certified home inspectors. Read More...

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Building a Home

If you want to build a new home, there are things you need to know before you begin. Learn about construction standards and about buying land, so you know your rights.

MPS Supplementing Model Building Codes
 
The Minimum Property Standards (MPS) establish certain minimum standards for buildings constructed under HUD housing programs. This includes new single-family homes, multi-family housing and healthcare-type facilities.

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An Annual Home Maintenance Inspection is a Great Idea

By : Chuck Forman   
Submitted 2010-03-24 10:28:47

Spring is here, and with that comes the thought of all of the Spring Maintenance projects that we all take on annually. Cleaning the outside of the windows, repainting decks that suffered the winter snow and rains. Re-working, tilling, replanting and mulching the flower beds.

There are numerous items that we have on our list. Most of these items are ones that we perform every year at this same time, but there are also a number of jobs that should be performed annually that most homeowners just don't think about.

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