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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 [...]

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 [...]

6 07, 2018

How to Prepare Your Home for Sale

2019-02-12T02:04:03+00:00July 6th, 2018|

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 [...]

7 08, 2017

9 Moving Tips You Haven’t Heard Before

2019-02-12T02:04:04+00:00August 7th, 2017|

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 [...]

14 02, 2017

The Benefits of a Pre-Market Home Inspection

2019-02-12T02:04:06+00:00February 14th, 2017|

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 [...]

8 12, 2016

10 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Home Inspections

2019-02-12T02:04:06+00:00December 8th, 2016|

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 [...]

18 07, 2014

Selling Your Home While on Vacation

2018-05-30T18:18:23+00:00July 18th, 2014|

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 [...]