What’s A Home Inspection Like? You’ve found your new home and Attorney Review has concluded. Next comes the home inspections. While you’re waiting for your scheduled inspection time, you begin to wonder about this. What’s a home inspection like? What really happens? Let’s take a look now. Begin Outside You meet your home inspector at the… Read more »
The value of a good home inspector cannot be understated. Home inspectors give you much more than an evaluation of a house.
The home inspection was awful – what do I do? Sometimes serious problems are discovered during your home inspection. This is always a big disappointment. Think of what you’ve gone through. Months of looking online. Sunday afternoons going to open houses. Trips with your agent to see houses. The excitement and anxiety of making an… Read more »
Today regulations are in place that require a conversion from oil to gas to include relining the chimney; a while ago no such regulations existed. As a result, a large number of oil to gas heat conversions never included chimney relining.
Bergen County has a good number of townhouse condominiums for sale. You find them in locations such as Mahwah, Ramsey, Fort Lee, Edgewater and Cliffside Park where there are large condo developments. They do exist all over Bergen County but the larger developments are in those locations. I was at an inspection of a Leonia… Read more »
Are you thinking of changing from oil heat to gas? Have you switched to gas heat already? Either way, I’ll bet most of you never thought about the chimney. If you are switching from oil to gas, reline your chimney. No matter whether you’re using wood, coal, oil or gas to heat your home you… Read more »
Radon is an odorless, colorless gas that can cause cancer. When you buy a home part of your home inspection is for radon. If the radon level is too high, installing a mitigation system ventilates the basement to a safe amount. Radon is an environmentally hazardous substance. As a result, it is strictly regulated by… Read more »
It’s really true that $2 of caulk can stop rust in an electrical panel box. You don’t expect something as small as that to avoid thousands of dollars in maintenance costs. Caulk is cheap. Not using it does indeed potentially cost you thousands. The electrical panel box failed inspection at a home inspection of a… Read more »
This just happened. And it was stunning. A new construction high end home failed the home inspection. I have been a residential sales agent for over 25 years. During this time I’ve learned a tremendous amount about home construction by taking classes and working with local building inspectors, contractors and home inspectors. While I am very knowledgeable,… Read more »
Buying a home in Tenafly, Teaneck, Englewood, Cresskill or elsewhere in Bergen County? Then you should do an oil tank sweep test to check for an abandoned underground oil tank. What, you may ask, is a tank sweep test? Frankly, I didn’t know about this and was never told to have a tank sweep test done… Read more »