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Do You Pay For A Home Inspection Out Of Pocket?

By |2020-05-29T13:44:36-06:00May 29th, 2020|Ask Your Inspector, Pre-Purchase Home Inspections|

Ask Your Inspector Series: Question: Do You Pay For A Home Inspection Out Of Pocket? Answer: Generally, you as a buyer pay for the home inspection as you want the information of the report to be in your best interest. In uncommon situations, your agent may offer to pay for your inspection [...]

Do home inspectors give repair estimates?

By |2020-03-10T07:59:13-06:00March 9th, 2020|Ask Your Inspector, Pre-Purchase Home Inspections|

Ask Your Inspector Series: Question: After a home inspection is performed, do home inspectors give repair estimates to the buyer? Answer: Home inspector's are an independent 3rd party and typically do not quote repairs and these numbers can be inaccurate. It is best that you and your real estate agent receive quotes [...]

Ungrounded Outlets and the GFCI Solution

By |2020-03-11T14:56:26-06:00February 10th, 2020|Ask Your Inspector, Back to Basics, Electrical, Pre-Purchase Home Inspections|

Imagine this:  You move into a new home.  You've worked hard all weekend, lugging dressers and couches through narrow doorways and up and down flights of stairs. Your brother-in-law has helped. But let's face it, most of the time he's just been sitting on the ONE couch he helped move in, drinking beer.  Making annoying [...]

Furnace Filter Replacement: Impacts of a Dirty Furnace Filter

By |2020-03-23T12:10:03-06:00November 1st, 2019|Ask Your Inspector, Back to Basics|

One of the most common things we recommend during a home inspection is to "consider furnace filter replacement at this time".  Why is such a simple action so often overlooked? And what impact does having a dirty furnace filter have on the home? Often the simplest things can cause the biggest concerns. In this article, [...]

DORA Recommends Do NOT Regulate Home Inspectors in Colorado

By |2019-10-30T10:34:37-06:00October 30th, 2019|Ask Your Inspector, Industry Update|

On October 15, 2019, the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) submitted a report to the Colorado General Assembly, summarizing the results of a Sunrise Review Application proposing licensing of home inspectors. The report's conclusion from DORA recommends: Do not regulate home inspectors in Colorado. Statutes in Colorado require that individuals or groups proposing legislation to [...]

3 Reasons Home Inspection Companies Remain a Critical Part of a Real Estate Purchase in 2020

By |2019-10-16T11:10:36-06:00October 21st, 2019|Ask Your Inspector|

If you are a home buyer considering purchasing a residence, you may be asking yourself - is hiring a home inspection company really necessary in this day and age. Times are changing, the whole real estate purchase process is evolving, and with the ease of online sites like Zillow, Redfin, Opendoor, and others, searching for [...]

Home Inspection Fails of 2019

By |2020-03-06T12:18:49-07:00September 20th, 2019|Ask Your Inspector, Inspection Connection, Picture Of The Month|

Although we typically post informative articles or industry updates, we thought we would share some of the fun parts of our job as well. Our inspectors look at hundreds of houses a month, and we run into some of the most bizarre issues you could imagine. Here are some of the best home inspection fails [...]

Common Backyard Pests in Denver (and How to Get Rid of Them)

By |2019-09-13T11:35:12-06:00September 13th, 2019|Ask Your Inspector, Pest Info|

We're not the only ones who enjoy Colorado's warm and dry climate in the summer. Colorado has its share of bugs. Mosquitoes, bed bugs, Miller moths, and others that itch a ride on people, may be the most annoying, but others are even more destructive. It's a huge problem when these pests decide to camp [...]

Carbon Monoxide Detector Requirements In Colorado (CO Detector)

By |2020-01-27T12:20:12-07:00September 3rd, 2019|Ask Your Inspector|

When buying or building a home, carbon monoxide detector requirements can get a little tricky. Each state has a slightly different code requirement, older houses and newer houses can have different needs, and there are rules on placement too! But following these rules is very important because a CO detector can save your life. Roughly [...]