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15 08, 2019

Revisiting Code vs. Home Inspections

2019-08-15T13:32:44+00:00August 15th, 2019|

Code is a 4-letter word We need to talk about the difference between a home inspection and a building code inspection. While they may seem similar, they are not the same thing. The truth is that each kind of inspector will look at and address different elements in your home, and it is important to [...]

1 08, 2019

Are You Worried About Water Quality?

2019-08-01T14:08:09+00:00August 1st, 2019|

Whether your water is supplied by your city or is a private well, it’s important to be informed of your water quality and to understand how to properly maintain it.  The EPA recommends testing your water yearly, as well as after replacing pipes, pumps, well casing, or the water source. You also want to be [...]

26 07, 2019

The Home Inspection: Before and After

2019-07-26T17:06:28+00:00July 26th, 2019|

Before: How to Prepare If you are a first-time home buyer, the process of finding and purchasing a house can be stressful. There’s a lot to be done, from packing to moving furniture to changing your address. The last thing you want to worry about is prepping for the inspection. You can take a deep [...]

17 07, 2019

New Construction, Same Inspection?

2019-07-17T19:52:20+00:00July 17th, 2019|

Congratulations, your new home has just finished construction and you’re ready to move in, right? Well maybe not! Your house might be new, but it still needs an inspection. It is easy to think that a new home means a perfect home, but that is not the case. There may not be wear and damage [...]

10 07, 2019

Water Intrusion: How to See it, How to Stop it

2019-07-10T13:03:49+00:00July 10th, 2019|

Could your home be at risk for water damage? Soil Grading The slope of the land (grade) around your house controls which direction rainwater flows. Ground that slopes away from the house is best for avoiding excess water nearing the foundation. Luckily, soil that slopes toward the house is not too difficult to fix. If [...]

27 06, 2019

What are the benefits for a 203k loan?

2019-06-28T13:18:47+00:00June 27th, 2019|

Do shows like Fixer Upper and Flip or Flop have you daydreaming of renovating a home? Did you know there are renovation loan options to do just that? A 203k loan allows homebuyers to finance both the purchase of a home and the cost of repairs into one single mortgage. Homeowners can also finance the [...]

27 02, 2019

Got Mold?

2019-06-25T22:44:19+00:00February 27th, 2019|

Perhaps mold is a concern because you are purchasing a home and your inspection is soon, or maybe you suspect the presence of mold in your current home. Mold spores are present everywhere we live and breathe.  Mold spores enter our homes through open windows, our shoes from outside, or items we bring inside. It [...]

7 02, 2019

Crumbling Foundations

2019-06-25T22:44:07+00:00February 7th, 2019|

The crumbling foundation crisis in Connecticut finally has some promising news! A process has been put into place for homeowners to get needed relief from the expense and stress of identifying and remediating your home if affected with a crumbling foundation. Approximately 41 towns in CT may have homes built with concrete supplied by the [...]

24 01, 2019

Different Types of Radon Testing

2019-02-12T02:04:02+00:00January 24th, 2019|

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas and decay product which results from the breakdown of uranium in soil and rock and enters your home through the foundation. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer, after smoking. The EPA recommends every home be tested for radon, during the purchase process or anytime for [...]

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