A guest post going over how contract contingencies when buying a home means that you need a home inspection
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More posts coming soon, but currently I am working on improving current pages.
The Texas Residential Construction Commission was not re-established by the Texas State Legislature, which may put an end to county inspections.
Why Are Attached Garages Energy Inefficient?: A how to improve your garage guide to reduce energy costs
A Houston home inspector looks at a step towards a green home conversion that a homeowner can take, when they have an attached garage.
My home inspections reveal many problems with insulation or preventing the loss of conditioned air, or the intrusion of heat or cold into the home. Here are some simple steps to take to tighten the seal of an older home.
An overview of looking at your home’s air conditioning and how it can be turned green.
Documenting my efforts of creating and marketing a real estate destination site for Houston to benefit my home inspection business.
SEC failures lead to the financial crisis; Congress may come to a resolution if conservative Republicans can be placated; and HUD acts to help communities deal with rising foreclosures.
Time to clean up and start repairing your home after Hurricane Ike. Here is some information to help you start.
Finding that Firefox does not list related links for my site, I decided to create my own list of home inspection blogs for those wanting to see what else is being written.
Some thoughts on improving the Houston Association of Realtors’ website (HAR.com)to better serve the community (real estate professionals and consumers).
Caulking mortar joints can be an easy home maintenance task, but some care should be taken. Home inspections reveal problems here, but there are easy ways to deal with this project.
To expand my authority, I found that I could use an open source survey creation software to produce a questionnaire about real estate issues. This allows a website to create its own data for finding answers.
Performing a home inspection during rain is not enjoyable, but it does give you a clear picture of where water can enter your home. Improperly caulked exterior wall joints can cause problems when not fully sealed.
Salvage yards are a great place to make your own find to have a special piece in your home. Houston’s Historic Salvage Warehouse can provide you with some interesting finds.
Moisture problems on the home’s exterior are typically found during a home inspection, but with some easy steps can be prevented.
A home inspector looks at geotargeting a specific zip code, basing this tactic on his discoveries when examining statisitcs from his blog site to his static site.
There is a growing trend to make home inspections a standard practice in the sale of a home. Some aspects of this movement may not be in the best interest of those involved in the sale.
Considering a study from an engineering firm about the average measurement that a foundation is out of level, a home inspector looks at a way to use a laser level to see if there may be a problem.
As we find better ways to protect oursleves when wiring a home with products like grounding and GFCI, older homes become difficult to use with new appliances. Owners and contractors will fake a grounded system, so you can have a convenient plug, but it is not safe.
More communities are looking to protect tenants by requiring home inspectors to investigate rental properties. News stories such as one from Houston will only encourage this trend. Real estate investors should take steps now to protect their buildings.
Creating a useful blog for your business sometimes means going beyond the immediate boundaries of your business to create a “third place” on the internet for your market. Affiliate programs can help with this goal.
After finding a marketing study detailing the positions for brokerages on the internt, I am thinking about if it might be better for your marketing to go through an alt search engine.
After discovering the work of Jeff Schaller, I thought it would be good to introduce to you how I have decorated my own home.
Maybe you should not have repairs done on your home by the home inspector. It is possible that you may not want them to estimate those repair costs either.
Finding a reasonable way to hide your foundation while meeting the requirements of a home inspector.
A post describing my first steps in my SEO effort for this site. By using Google Alerts and Technorati, as well as media blogs, I can connect with visitors.
How can you get around Houston? It will effect the home that you buy.
A post describing whether you should be choosing a static site or blog for your business, and the image created by disabling your comments section.
Discussing air filter in your home and their maintenance. How often they should be cleaned or changed out.
A description of PEX tubing as used in residential home construction. Its benefits and setbacks from the perspective of a Houston home inspector.
Property code 446 details how the TRCC will inspect residential construction in areas without a building inspector.
Small children can present safety concerns. Here are some ideas from a home inspector on how to improve your home.
An overview of what you might find when looking for a home inspector in Houston.
Home security should be every homeowner’s concern, yet sometimes we forget the basics.
A description of what a foreclosure inspector is.
Considerations on home designs and how they should be improved.
A post detailing concerns when turning utilities back on in a foreclosed home.
Water conservation can be hard, when you do not think about how you are using water around the home.
An examination of marketing and real estate.