Negotiations after the inspection

- . It’ s not unreasonable to renegotiate at this point, but a price negotiation typically won’t help a buyer, because this doesn’t give the buyer any more cash to deal with repairs or replacements. Also, if a home buyer discovers numerous items at the end of their life and they know they won’t be able to afford replacements soon, they might decide that the home they’re buying isn’t the right one for them… unless perhaps the seller would like to help out. On the other hand, if a home seller advertises a “new” feature, but that information is not accurate, that would be a completely different story ..More

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Attic Insulation Methods

- .   Of course, don’t forget to install baffles at the eaves to prevent your soffit vents from getting blocked. If it’s an older home where the rafters or trusses only leave a few inches for insulation at the outer walls, do what I showed above with spray foam at the eaves ..More

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Top 20 home inspection photos from 2017

- . In this case, someone decided there was simply no fixing it and put a pump in there. Sump pump in a return duct – water in sub-slab furnace ductwork is bad news, creating a perfect breeding ground for mold ..More

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Questions to ask your home inspector before hiring and my two cents

- This is the best thing to ask for. I believe that reviewing a home inspection report is the single-greatest way to compare home inspectors. . Take the time to actually read the sample report; don’t just gloss over it. Almost all home inspection reports are filled with photos nowadays; this doesn’t equate to a good report ..More

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Thermal expansion of water and the role of an expansion tank

-  As the water heater heats the water, it expands, which builds up pressure. The water has nowhere to go. .  When the pressure builds up enough, the temperature and pressure relief valve on the water heater simply does its job. It relieves the excess pressure by leaking a little bit of water ..More

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