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7 Major Defects Found in a Home Inspection

7 Major Defects Found in a Home Inspection

By Keith Boggs, September 28, 2022. A home inspection is vital when buying or selling a house. It is a top-to-bottom evaluation of a house done by a licensed home inspector. In most cases, buyers pay for home inspections before purchasing the house. This is done to...

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Home Inspection Checklist for Buyers

Home Inspection Checklist for Buyers

When searching for a home to buy, what you see isn't exactly what you get. You will see freshly painted walls, colorful flowers, gleaming hardwood floors, granite countertops, and other high-quality touches. However, what you won't see is the unreliable plumbing...

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What Fixes Are Mandatory After a Home Inspection?

What Fixes Are Mandatory After a Home Inspection?

By Keith Boggs Updated May 9, 2022 at 10:00am CST As a prospective home buyer, you know that no home is going to be perfect. A home inspector will uncover defects, regardless of how well the property looks on the surface. So, what happens after you find out what those...

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Why You Should Get a Home Inspection on a New Home

Why You Should Get a Home Inspection on a New Home

New-build homes are often thought to be perfect, free from defects. Unfortunately, that is not true. While new homes offer modern designs and ease of purchase due to lack of onward chain, they could come with costly weatherproofing or structural problems you might not...

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Home Inspection: Mistakes People Make When Buying a Home

Home Inspection: Mistakes People Make When Buying a Home

For most people, buying a home is a big decision and could be the most important one they will ever make. Therefore, when buying a home, you may ask questions such as what is the price range of the house you want? What is your preferred location? And perhaps, most...

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What Do Home Inspectors Look For?

What Do Home Inspectors Look For?

A home inspection is one of the crucial elements of real estate. During a home inspection, the inspectors look for anything that could be problematic in a house and can affect the normal operations of a potential buyer. Through home inspection, both sellers and buyers...

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How Much Does a Home Inspection Cost in 2022?

How Much Does a Home Inspection Cost in 2022?

By Keith Boggs Updated January 10, 2022. Did you know that it costs nearly $500,000 to buy a home in Frisco? Without a doubt, homes are the largest investment most people make in their lifetime. Given the ridiculously high costs, there are a lot of risks involved. You...

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Why You Should Consider a Pre-Sale Home Inspection

Why You Should Consider a Pre-Sale Home Inspection

As the home-buying season approaches, usually in spring, prospective sellers shift their focus on whether their homes are ready for the market. To answer their question, many opt for a home inspection. A home inspection is part of the home purchase process. While it...

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What Does It Mean When a House Is Contingent?

What Does It Mean When a House Is Contingent?

If you are house hunting, you can agree that the experience is both exciting and stressful. While you are looking forward to settling in your dream home, you may be uncertain of some terms and processes when it comes to owning a property. In real estate, a house is...

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What Constitutes an Annual Home Inspection in Dallas?

What Constitutes an Annual Home Inspection in Dallas?

Just like you would visit the doctor annually for routine checkups and not necessarily for ill health, your home needs an annual inspection. Even if you are a vigilant homeowner who performs repairs and seasonal maintenance from time to time, it is worth scheduling...

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A Simplified Home Inspection Checklist for Buyers

A Simplified Home Inspection Checklist for Buyers

By Keith Boggs Posted January 15, 2020 at 10:00am CT So, you’ve made an offer on a house and have entered the “option period” — those critical five to ten days during which you must assess the home's condition, identify issues, negotiate for repairs on certain items,...

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A Simplified Home Inspection Checklist for Sellers

A Simplified Home Inspection Checklist for Sellers

By Keith Boggs Posted February 15, 2020 at 10:00am CT Your home is on the market and there’s an offer on the table. Congratulations! Now it’s time to get ready for the buyer’s home inspection — an event that can make or break the deal. But don’t be too concerned. By...

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What Does a Home Inspector Do?

What Does a Home Inspector Do?

Many first-time homebuyers are unfamiliar with the processes that take them from house-hunting to moving day. Who’s involved? And what happens when? In fact, we see that even buyers who have been through the real estate process several times before often need a...

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The Most Important Questions to Ask a Home Inspector

The Most Important Questions to Ask a Home Inspector

By Keith Boggs Posted September 18, 2020, at 7:00 am CT Are you about to make an offer on what you think will be your next home? If so, don’t underestimate the importance of the home inspection! It will give you the information you need to: Fully understand the...

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How to Choose a Home Inspector? These are Our Top 5 Tips.

How to Choose a Home Inspector? These are Our Top 5 Tips.

By Keith Boggs Posted October 15, 2020, at 7:00 am CT On our blog, we provide a lot of advice on how to choose a home inspector. Because, unlike finding people to provide other home services — for example, landscaping, appliance repair, or fixing a garage door — there...

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Tips To Speed Up Your Home Inspection

Tips To Speed Up Your Home Inspection

A home inspection assesses the physical conditions and systems of a house for a potential buyer or seller. The house inspector will thereafter submit pictures, a detailed analysis, and recommendations to the respective persons typically within a week for further...

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5 Steps to Optimize Your Home Buyer’s Option Period

5 Steps to Optimize Your Home Buyer’s Option Period

The Good News About Option Periods You’ve found what you think is your dream home and have decided to make an offer. The Bad News About Option Periods You really don’t know what you’re buying yet, because you haven’t had the home inspected. You also don’t want someone...

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5 Plumbing Leaks To Look Out For

5 Plumbing Leaks To Look Out For

A typical household in the United States loses up to 20,000 gallons of water annually from plumbing leaks. Therefore, if you want to sell or buy a house, you need to pay close attention to your plumbing system. Regardless of the age of your home, a plumbing leak can...

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What is Not Included in a Home Inspection? You Should Know.

What is Not Included in a Home Inspection? You Should Know.

By Keith Boggs Posted December 15, 2020, at 7:00 am CT “What is included in a home inspection?” This is a question we get all the time. And we’ve written several articles going into a lot of detail (perhaps too much detail!) to help buyers and sellers understand what...

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Can You Fail a Home Inspection? The Answer Is…

Can You Fail a Home Inspection? The Answer Is…

By Keith Boggs Posted November 16, 2020, at 9:00 am CT One of the most interesting questions I get about home inspections is this: “Can you fail a home inspection?” I suppose it’s a reasonable question, particularly for those who haven’t been through a home inspection...

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Debunking the Top Five Myths About DFW Home Inspections

Debunking the Top Five Myths About DFW Home Inspections

By Keith Boggs Posted June 15, 2020 at 8:00 am CT There’s so much that goes into buying or selling a home: The listings, the viewings, the appraisals, the inspections, the negotiations…and the QUESTIONS! Doing a Google search can deliver answers, but how do you know...

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Answers to Your Common Questions About Home Inspection Costs

Answers to Your Common Questions About Home Inspection Costs

By Keith Boggs Posted May 15, 2020, at 9:00 am CT Buying a home can be the largest investment you will make in your lifetime — which is why a home inspection is such an important part of the home buying process. It’s also an inexpensive service compared to the cost of...

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Close the Deal! Our Top 5 Home Inspection Tips for Sellers

Close the Deal! Our Top 5 Home Inspection Tips for Sellers

For sellers, the home inspection process can be nerve-wracking. You know someone is interested in buying, but the outcomes can make or break the deal. You also want it to go smoothly. It shows your support for the buyer and desire for negotiating a fair contract....

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Be Prepared! Our Top 5 Home Inspection Tips for Buyers

Be Prepared! Our Top 5 Home Inspection Tips for Buyers

By Keith Boggs Posted September 16, 2019 at 10:00am CST. Out of a sea of homes, you think you’ve found the one that is just right for you and your family. Congratulations! As a buyer, you still have a lot to figure out and many steps to take. One of the most important...

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How Long Does a Home Inspection Take?

How Long Does a Home Inspection Take?

By Keith Boggs Posted July 15, 2019 at 07:53am One of the most frequent questions people ask when scheduling a home inspection is about how long the inspection process takes to complete. The simple answer is that most home inspections take between two and four hours,...

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Termite Inspection: A Small Price to Pay for Peace of Mind

Termite Inspection: A Small Price to Pay for Peace of Mind

We recently shared a few reasons you might consider adding both thermal imaging and ZipLevel measurements to your home inspection when you’re about to invest in a new home or other structure. Because these two techniques help your home inspector identify potential...

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Increase Your Home’s Value by Transforming Your Garage

Increase Your Home’s Value by Transforming Your Garage

If you're getting ready to sell your home, you're probably developing a master project list based on a number of questions and decisions: What needs fixing? What needs freshening up? Where will you spend your money before putting your home on the market? And what...

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Whether Buying or Building, Home Inspections Matter

Whether Buying or Building, Home Inspections Matter

Did you know that the Dallas area is the top new home market in the country, with 33,234 homes started in 2017? 4th quarter construction starts were up 16.9% over 2016, and builders report stronger than expected sales at the end of 2017, indicating 2018 could be a...

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Selling Your Home? 22 Ways to Prepare for a Home Inspection

Selling Your Home? 22 Ways to Prepare for a Home Inspection

Homeowners focus largely on cosmetic fixes when preparing to sell. They put fresh paint on the walls, remodel kitchens and baths, and spruce up the landscape. And these efforts pay off: The house looks and feels clean and modern, which captures the attention of buyers...

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5 Good Reasons to Have Your Home Inspected Every Year

5 Good Reasons to Have Your Home Inspected Every Year

When you buy or sell a home, it's a given that you will have a home inspection — but have you thought about having your current home inspected outside of the buying or selling process? We've lived in our home for 13 years, and I can't tell you how many times my...

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Selecting a Home Inspector? Ask These 13 Questions.

Selecting a Home Inspector? Ask These 13 Questions.

By Keith Boggs Posted February 12, 2018 at 17:27 CST. 13 Questions to Ask Your Home Inspector Buying a home is one of the most significant investments you’ll make, so having the property professionally inspected before committing is critical. If you need to hire a...

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How to Clean Windows Like a Pro in 3 Easy Steps

How to Clean Windows Like a Pro in 3 Easy Steps

One of the most effective ways to make your home lighter, brighter, and happier is to clean its windows — inside and out. And it is an essential task when you are getting ready to put your home on the market. You want to let the sun shine in! For those windows to...

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5 DIY Home Upgrades Anyone Can Do In A Day

Helpful information from Stonebriar Home Inspections! Do-it-yourself home projects are sweeping the nation, and it’s easy to see why. DIY is typically budget-friendly and fulfilling to complete; simply find the right project to match your skill set and needs. To get...

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3 Steps To A Healthier, Happier Home

Brought to you by Stonebriar Home Inspections! Today, people are more focused on health and wellness than ever before. You know this because you are constantly flooded with advice on what to eat, how (and how much) to exercise, and what to ask your doctors. All of...

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4 DIY Tips To Save Money And Get Your Home Ready For Winter

From your friends at Stonebriar Home Inspections! Many people look forward to the cooler weather. The brisk autumn winds and colorful leaves signal that once again it’s time to take out the sweaters and scarves. There are the hot soups and pumpkin-flavored drinks to...

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The Sound Of Silence: How To Design A Quiet Home Office

The Article Courtesy of Stonebriar Home Inspections! In today’s increasingly digital world, it’s no surprise that more employees are opting to work from home. While there may be a shift of physical locations — from the office building to the home — productivity is...

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