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Break The Attic ‘Seal’? Yes, Every Time.

One of the biggest sources of contention I’ve had to deal with doing home inspections is whether or not a sealed attic access panel should be ‘broken’ to access the attic; even more specifically, whether or not I should be[...]

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New Construction Inspections

One of the most common myths related to new home construction is that new homes don't need to be inspected. I know better.[...]

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Why Do I Need A Vacuum Breaker?

An explanantion of why your need to install a vacuum breaker on your sillcocks if you had a truth-in-housing evaluation performed on your house.[...]

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Inspections vs. Appraisals

While home inspectors and appraisers both look at houses, must be independent, objective, and impartial, our jobs are quite different.[...]

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Are Home Warranties Worth It?

I frequently inspect homes that are advertised as having a home warranty, or I hear the buyers talking about purchasing a home warranty. I’ve heard mixed reviews about the home warranties. If you're purchasing a home warranty, here[...]

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Pre-Listing Inspections

More and more smart home sellers in the Minneapolis / Saint Paul area are choosing to have their homes inspected by a private inspector before putting them up for sale.[...]

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Truth-in-Housing Basics

If you’re planning on selling a home in the Minneapolis or Saint Paul area, there is a good chance you will need to have a home inspection done before you sell your house (possibly several). There are two[...]

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How Much Radon Does Your Home Have?

If you're buying a home, it's important to have radon tested - ignoring the health effects, just think about the next owners. Picture this: you buy a home and don't have it tested for radon, sell the home a[...]

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Egress Window Quiz

Egress or emergency escape requirements for windows in Minnesota[...]

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