Preparing For A Home Inspection

Preparing For A Home Inspection

Clients, Home Inspection Q/A
  What are some of the more common defects found during a home inspection? Many times when defects in a home are found and reported, on the home owner is unaware those problems existed.  The list below may help you in preparing for a home inspection and any defects found:   Bathroom exhaust fans in attic:  On those cold Northern Michigan mornings, everyone loves a hot shower.  So, you crank up the heat, turn on the exhaust fan, and in you go.  But where is all that hot, humid air going?  It's supposed to be vented outside of the home, but you'd be surprised how many I see vented straight into the attic space.  This is a big no-no, and can lead to mold growth on your rafters or roof sheathing.…
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Home Inspection Cost | Traverse City, MI

Home Inspection Cost | Traverse City, MI

Home Buyer Tips, Home Inspection Q/A
Home Inspection Cost for Traverse City, MI How much does a home inspection cost?   There are several factors that can determine a home inspection cost and we have listed some of them below: Age:  There is a big difference in inspecting a 5 year old home and a 100+ year old home.  Here in Traverse City, MI, we have a lot of older homes that have been through one, two, sometimes three remodels over the course of their life.  Or several additions added on over the years.  Because of this, it can add lots of time for the inspector inspecting multiple attic or foundation areas, and determined if the work was done in a professional manner. Location:  Many home inspectors will cover a large geographical area.  As a result,…
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New Tool Offers Greater Detail for Home Inspections

New Tool Offers Greater Detail for Home Inspections

Clients, Home Inspection Q/A
The roof of a home is one of about a dozen general areas  that I inspect and clients can expect during my home inspection services. The condition and findings of the roof inspection are always detailed in a full report to my clients.  Those details are so important.  And I love it when I can add some innovation to my tool box that can benefit my clients and enhance my level of service. To enhance the detail of my roof inspections, I've enabled a remote telescoping pole camera. This allows me to better inspect extreme roof heights in potentially dangerous situations, like winter frost and ice.  It also helps me to inspect extremely tight and difficult angles and slopes. This is a huge added benefit for my clients because they…
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This is Why I Love My Job

This is Why I Love My Job

Clients, Community, Home Inspection Q/A
I feel honored to be a trusted resource for my clients when it comes to their home buying journey. Buying a home is a major investment and with most major investments there can be a certain level of nervousness, uncertainty, perhaps even doubt. With my homes inspection services, you can feel at ease that you are working with a trusted partner to give it to you straight. It's my job to point out everything, within the scope of your home inspection, that might need repair, replacement, maintenance or further inspection.  I strive to give my clients the knowledge to make the right decision when it comes to making a house their home. It feels good to help people make in their big life decisions. Not to mention the great folks I…
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Wil-Do Home Inspections 9 and 10 news | Michigan this Morning

Clients, Community, Home Buyer Tips, Home Inspection Q/A
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Your Home Inspection Checklist

Your Home Inspection Checklist

Home Inspection Q/A
This is my super busy time of year! I'm happy to find myself inspecting homes throughout the Grand Traverse region including Leelanau and Traverse City. And I wouldn't have it any other way. I know buying a house is a huge investment (probably the biggest!) and I love giving my clients and customers the knowledge to make the right decision when it comes to making a house their home. It's my job to point out everything, within the scope of your home inspection, that might need repair, replacement, maintenance or further inspection. I offer full and complete documentation in a final report for your home inspection. To help you along in your home buying journey, I  put together a general home inspection checklist to give you a heads up on the…
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Red Flags and Telltale Signs

Red Flags and Telltale Signs

Home Inspection Q/A
Q: Are there any initial signs that indicate the general condition of a home? A: As an experienced and knowledgable home inspector, the moment I pull into a property, I do an observational scan of the outside of the home. I'm looking for any red flags; paying special attention to potential water damage, survey the condition of the roof, and foundation including any landscaping near windows and entryways. I also take into account if there are any signs of renovations and if so, were they done properly.
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