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Whether you’re buying or selling, the home inspection is a crucial part of the process. While many homes pass the evaluation with flying colors, it’s not uncommon to walk away with disappointing findings. If you’re wondering what to do after receiving poor inspection results, consider the tips we share here.

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Clogged Gutters
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Rain gutters are an important but often overlooked part of a home. If left unattended for long periods of time, gutters can become clogged and cause serious damage to the structure. Not sure how to tell if your home’s gutters are backed up? Here, we share a few of the telltale signs that the gutters are in need of a cleaning session before scheduling the home inspection.

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Regardless of how long you’re planning to stay in your home, it’s crucial to pay attention to the state of your property’s fireplace and chimney. These components of the house often go unnoticed by homeowners, but an unkept fireplace or chimney has the potential to cause serious problems, including injury or death. If you’d like to ensure that your home stays safe and in good condition, consider our tips for maintaining the these crucial elements.

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Conserving Energy This Winter
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Making it through the winter comfortably doesn’t have to mean sky-high utility bills. If you often notice an increase in energy usage during the cooler months, you may be interested in taking steps to cut down on costs. Here, we share a few tips for keeping your home warm throughout the winter without breaking the bank and overtaxing your HVAC system before a home inspection.

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Home Maintenance Checklist
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Cooler temperatures are already here, and harsher weather is just around the corner. If you’re planning to list your home soon, you’ll want to ensure that it’s in great condition for the inspection. The fall and winter months can be tough on houses, so proper maintenance is necessary to protect your property from the elements. If you’d like to start safeguarding your investment in order to get the best possible price, here are a few housekeeping suggestions to plan for this fall:

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Home Inspections Save Money
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If you’re currently in the homebuying process, be sure to include a home inspection to your pre-closing to-do list. Although a house may look flawless at first glance, we recommend taking a closer look to ensure that the property is in sound condition. Many buyers are hesitant to add another expense to their budget, but the modest price of a thorough evaluation is well worth the investment. In fact, an assessment performed by a certified home inspector has the potential to save you thousands of dollars. Here, we share how this valuable service can save you money in the long run.

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Older Homes
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As home prices continue their upward trend, many potential buyers are drawn to older properties with modest price tags. Houses built in decades past can be a great deal, especially if you’re factoring in funds for future renovations. Although older homes are often available for unbeatable prices, it’s important to be aware of the most common problems with properties that have been around for a while. Here, we share a few features to look out for during the inspection of an older home.

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Radon Test
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When you’re in the process of buying or selling a home, we highly recommend asking for a radon test in addition to the home inspection. Many homeowners and shoppers are unaware of the harmful effects of radon, but this odorless, colorless radioactive gas is found throughout the United States in homes of all ages. Here, we share why every buyer and seller should be concerned about radon, and how to ensure that the house you’re interested in is radon-free.

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Home Inspection
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Preparing to purchase a home requires an in-depth planning process. There’s a lot to think about, but it’s crucial to prioritize the home inspection before closing. This step in the homebuying process is essential to understanding more about the property you have your eye on, and a thorough evaluation will also help you protect your investment. If you’re not sure what to expect from a home inspection or you’ve had a less-than-stellar experience in the past, here’s how to make the most of your upcoming home assessment:

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Buying an Older Home
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There’s a lot to love about buying an older home: charming features that you don’t see in modern properties, larger lot sizes, and (typically) a smaller price tag. It can be an excellent decision to purchase a home from decades past, but be sure to prioritize a thorough inspection before closing. While historic homes are often built to last, many older properties come with a set of challenges to look out for. Here, we share the top areas to focus on during the inspection of an older home.

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