Are You Concerned About Water Quality?
Whether your water is supplied by your city or a private well, it is important to be informed about your drinking water quality and to understand how to properly maintain it. The state of CT recommends testing your water yearly, as well as after replacing pipes, pumps, well casing, or the water source. You also […]
The Home Inspection: Before and After
Before: How to Prepare If you are a home buyer, the process of finding and purchasing a house can be stressful. You’ve found the perfect home, great location, amazing kitchen, you make an offer and it’s accepted. Now you can schedule your inspection. We try to make the inspection part of the purchase process as […]
New Construction, Same Inspection?
Congratulations, your new home construction has just finished and you’re ready to move in, right? Well maybe not! Your house might be new, but it still needs an inspection. It is natural to think that a new home means a perfect home, but that is not always the case. The home may not already show […]
What are the benefits for a 203k loan?
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 […]
How to Prepare Your Home for Sale
You have made the decision to sell your home, whether to up-size or down-size, move to a new area or just a new start. Below are some tips on how to make your house look its very best whether from the curb or up close. 1. Increase curb appeal. According to Business Insider, a first […]
9 Moving Tips You Haven’t Heard Before
Moving is never easy. When you’re packing up your entire life and shipping it off to somewhere new, you’re bound to hit a snag, no matter how much you plan and prepare. At Schaefer, we know how difficult the process of moving can be (throw in the whole “buying a new home” deal and it […]
The Benefits of a Pre-Market Home Inspection
Whether it’s your first home or your fifth, selling your property can be nearly as complicated as it was buying it. One way to make the process less difficult is with a pre-market home inspection. Just like a regular inspection, a pre-market inspection will take a non-intrusive view at all of your home’s systems— heating […]
10 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Home Inspections
For more than 35 years, the team at Schaefer Inspection Services has been performing home inspections, checking out houses in Connecticut from top to bottom, inside and out, making sure every nook and cranny is accounted for. And for almost that entire 35 years, we’ve been getting asked the same round of questions regarding home […]
Selling Your Home While on Vacation
Tips For Selling Your Home While On Vacation Tips for selling your home while on vacation Just because you are selling your home does not mean you can’t enjoy getting away for some summer fun. If you are going to go away for a week or two, we recommend the following tips: Make sure all […]