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What Repairs Is The Seller Really Responsible For?

If you are a home inspector or agent, chances are that you’ve had at least one extremely picky, perfectionistic buyer. This is the buyer who nitpicks on every little blemish and imperfection on the property, insisting without end that it is the seller’s responsibility to repair all. Sometimes, the buyer is simply misinformed; in fact,

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Columbus home buyer gets a free underground sewer line repair from their Home Inspector.

Columbus Ohio home buyer gets a free underground sewer line repair from their Home Inspector. This is the link to the Youtube video that was produced by RWS Home inspections are very valuable and they save home buyers lots of money and they inform home buyers of safety issues. This helps new home owners have safe

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Is a Home Warranty a Replacement for a Home Inspection?

Life is expensive, especially when you’re looking into buying a home. Sometimes, as a cost saving measure, potential homebuyers consider purchasing a home warranty rather than a full home inspection. Is a home warranty really going to protect you? Is it even worth it?   A home warranty is what it sounds like; it’s insurance

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Baluster Guardrail spacing and safety

Newer standards only allow 4 inches of spacing between balusters on guardrails. This is to help prevent small kids from falling throiugh them and getting injured. Often the heights are not a big deal and people will ignore the comment in the home inspection report. The video linked to below shows very well as to

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Should The Home Buyer Be Present At The Home Inspection?

Should the home buyer be at the home during the home inspection? Is the home buyer required to be at the home during the home inspection? Two great and related questions regarding the home buying process. In reverse order of the questions, No the home buyer is not required to be at the home during

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Challenges of Cold Weather Home Inspections

Despite the temperatures and time of the year people do still need to buy homes and move during the winter. Winter presents specific challenges for home buyers and for home inspectors as well. Roofs are always a concern for home buyers. Roofs can be costly to replace or even to repair. The challenge is that

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Are home inspections Pass or Fail?

Occasionally we still get asked if a home passed or failed the inspection. This seems to come from the misunderstanding as to what a home inspection really is. As we conduct Columbus Ohio home inspections we see many misunderstandings as to what the purpose of the home inspection is. Home inspections and the home inspection

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Should You Buy a House During Winter?

  Generally speaking, it’s common knowledge that the prime season for home sales is spring to summer. It’s also common knowledge that the winter is the slowest season, especially here in Columbus Ohio; how many people want to trudge through snow looking for a new home, or haul all their belongings to a new home

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Are You Paying Too Little for a Home Inspection?

People who own and operate a home inspection company as a serious business offer many benefits and protections that less serious inspectors can offer. Error and Omissions (E&O) insurance is a large expense for companies offering this protection. E&O is the insurance that comes into play if something expensive was missed during the home inspection

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Tips to Improve Your Ladder Safety During Inspections and the Holidays

You know what they say? “A safe climb makes the holidays sublime.” Okay, nobody has ever said that, but homeowners and inspectors should consider this an important mantra due to the surprisingly numerous reasons for scaling rooftops in the dead of snowy winter. From the casual holiday observer stringing lights along their gutters to the

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