Boulder Vacation Rental License? What are the Requirements?

The city of Boulder has a long history with rental licenses of different types. Most notably is their long-term rental license program that has been around in one form or another for half a decade. This program requires anyone looking to rent a home within the city of Boulder to obtain a rental license from [...]

By |2021-10-19T13:11:43-06:00October 19th, 2021|Boulder Rental License|0 Comments

Why Are Home Inspections So Expensive?

Home inspections are a very important part of the home buying process. But why are home inspections expensive you ask? While we believe our fees are reasonable and in line with the market, this question is very highly searched on Google. Our home inspections range from $315 to $1000 based on the size of the [...]

By |2021-09-13T14:37:31-06:00September 13th, 2021|Ask Your Inspector, Pre-Purchase Home Inspections|0 Comments

The Problem With Galvanized Supply Pipes

Galvanized supply pipes are still fairly common in older homes around the country. It was a commonly used piping material before the 1960s. The pipes were seen as a cheaper alternative to copper and a better alternative to lead, which was commonly used when the piping material was invented. The pipes were dipped in a [...]

By |2021-09-13T12:45:16-06:00August 3rd, 2021|Back to Basics, Plumbing|0 Comments

Explaining Denver Blower Door Requirements in 2021

Now that blower door testing is in full swing in Denver, we'd thought we would write a blog about the different requirements the city has to help clear up common questions our clients have. The requirements vary from new homes to additions, and Denver's requirements are slightly different than other counties in Colorado. While it [...]

By |2021-09-09T19:55:16-06:00July 26th, 2021|Blower Door Testing, Energy Code Info|Comments Off on Explaining Denver Blower Door Requirements in 2021

Explaining the BuildSmart Retrofit Methods In Boulder County

Boulder, Colorado has some very unique building requirements. If you are a builder that works within the county or the city, you know that it's now always easy to understand what's needed in regards to energy performance. The fun part is the county and the city each have very different requirements. Today we are going [...]

By |2021-06-03T15:34:35-06:00June 3rd, 2021|Energy Code Info|Comments Off on Explaining the BuildSmart Retrofit Methods In Boulder County

What Will Fail A Home Inspection?

What will "fail" a home inspection, i.e. what issue(s) will cause a buyer not to go forward with the purchase of a home? It is a question that is asked frequently by buyers that work with us, and also by many individuals on Google search! It's a good question and an important one. However, the [...]

By |2021-05-20T15:48:26-06:00May 20th, 2021|Ask Your Inspector, Pre-Purchase Home Inspections|Comments Off on What Will Fail A Home Inspection?

Why Is Aluminum Wiring An Issue In Homes?

If you own a home built in the late '60s to early '70s or are planning on purchasing a home in this age range, it is quite possible that the home was built with aluminum wiring. So, this begs the question: Why do homes built during this time period have aluminum wiring? And more importantly, why is aluminum wiring an issue in homes?

By |2021-04-29T09:40:10-06:00April 6th, 2021|Back to Basics, Electrical|Comments Off on Why Is Aluminum Wiring An Issue In Homes?

A Home Inspection In A Low Inventory Market

If you have been hunting for a house in the Front Range of Colorado lately, you'll likely understand the term "low inventory." If you are an agent, it's likely one of the first things you tell your clients. Housing inventory in Colorado is LOW. There just aren't that many homes on the market right now. [...]

By |2021-03-16T10:01:35-06:00March 16th, 2021|Ask Your Inspector, Pre-Purchase Home Inspections|Comments Off on A Home Inspection In A Low Inventory Market