Making renovation budgets

     For today’s topic, we are going to discuss home inspections as it pertains to budgeting for a home or planning home expenses.  A home inspection is an excellent tool to use to help in budgeting for your home.  Every home should have a 5 and 10-year plan on what you are planning to do so you can budget accordingly.  You want to know what you are planning and what you want to do to the home.  Whether it is going to be building a deck, refinishing the kitchen and/or finishing the basement.  You don’t want to do all this at once, it will create headaches not just for the monetary reasons but for peace of mind.  You want...

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why get an inspection?

There are lot of reasons to get a home inspection.  Let us start with the most popular reason.  You are buying a resale home.  When you went to look at the home chances are you did not look closely enough to see any defects in the home.  As well you may not know what to look for, what constitutes a defect or not.  Getting a second set of eyes and a view point from someone that doesn’t have a stake in the sale of the home.  The seller wants to sell and might over look something to sell easier, the real estate agent is on commission and only makes money if the house sells and you the buyer have an...

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What is a home inspection

    Buying a home can be stressful time.  It is a large investment both in dollars and time, there is also a lot of worrying whether you made the right decision or not.  That is where a home inspection come into play.  So, let us look at what a home inspector’s association says about what a home inspection is (taken from The International Association of Home Inspectors):   [su_quote cite="The International Association of Home Inspectors" url=""]A general home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of a residential property (as delineated below), performed for a fee, which is designed to identify defects within specific systems and components defined by these Standards that are both observed and...

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