Ceiling Stains

One of the most common home inspection concerns for home buyers is ceiling stains. While it's not always possible to determine exactly what caused a ceiling stain, the location of the stain will often give away what caused the stain. Finding The Problem- Moisture...

Do You Really Need Gutter Guards?

Gutter guard manufacturers promise to make your life easier. Install this awesome system on your roof and you'll never have to clean your gutters again! That's the promise, but how accurate is this? Do these system really work? Are they worth the money? Planning Ahead...

The Most Common Garage Door Opener Issues

Luxury Homes Is your garage door opener safe? Does your garage door opener malfunction often? In this article I'm going to go over the most common garage door opener issues that come up during home inspections. Old Garage Door Openers Which Pre-Date Photoelectric...

Poor Water Flow In Your Home?

If you're buying an old house, beware of old water supply pipes; specifically, galvanized steel or lead. These pipes can lead to poor water flow in homes, to the point where you can't even run water in two places at once. Water Supply Pipes VS. Water Distribution...

“Buyer Beware” may sound cliché, but…

I performed a home inspection yesterday for a previous owner who lost $80K when they sold their home. Why you ask? I'll give you the short version. Their seller didn't disclose that the home was originally a mobile home that was made to look like a conventionally...

Why Pre-Listing Inspections Are So Important

One of the biggest challenges home sellers face is unexpected problems and surprises that come up during the home inspection. Home sellers can eliminate all of these surprises with pre-listing inspections, however. Knowledge is power, and pre-listing inspections put...

Should Every Kitchen Have A Range Hood?

Every home should be equipped with a ducted kitchen range hood. I've always known that it's a good idea to have an exhaust fan in the kitchen when cooking with gas stoves, but gas stoves aren't the only offender. Any cooking appliance in a home, gas or electric, will...

Buying a Home With a Roof Over 15 Years Old

If you're planning to purchase a home with a roof that's more than 15 years old, you might run into some difficulties with your lender and insurance company. Replacement Cost Vs. Actual Cash Value If your homeowner's insurance covers the Replacement Cost of your roof,...

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WHAT EVERY HOME BUYER IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY SHOULD KNOW

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