Reuben's Home Inspection Blog
Minnesota adopted a new state plumbing code on January 23rd, 2016. We've always had a home-grown plumbing code, but for the first time, Minnesota has adopted a national plumbing code - the 2012 UPC - along with our standard[...]read more
I blogged about the new Minnesota building code last January, but one important change that I never mentioned was the addition of window fall protection.[...]read more
While most home buyers probably don't care about this list, the topic of which home inspection tools to purchase is a common thread on home inspection forums.[...]read more
Starting this year, I’m going to begin recommending two new inspection services in addition to standard home inspections; sewer scans and level 2 chimney inspections.[...]read more
I'm not saying these items should be negotiated, but these are common items that get negotiated, and I don't think any of these things are unreasonable.[...]read more
These are things that come up during home inspections that should not lead to price reductions, nor should they lead to repair requests for the seller.[...]read more
When a home inspector finds defects during a home inspection, there are four choices for a buyer: renegotiate the price, cancel the purchase agreement, ask the seller to perform repairs, or do nothing.[...]read more
The first thing to know about these faucets is that there is no need for an exterior vacuum breaker.[...]read more
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This is a blog about home inspections and home related topics in the Minneapolis / Saint Paul areas. I try to focus on topics and issues, rather than stories and anecdotes... but you'll still find a few of those. To subscribe to this blog, sign up below.
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