Kevin Corsa (H.I.S. Home Inspections)'s Blog

Home Inspector - H.I.S. Home Inspections (Summit, Stark Counties)
The diversion provided by the election has now mostly passed, and efforts to support your candidates of choice can now once again be focused on matters closer to home. Hopefully, some of the uneasyness and uncertainty that was in the air is also gone or dissipating as well. I have talked to seve...
  Buying the home of your dreams should be a smooth process, with a minimum amount of stress and worry. However, it seldom is. Most of the time, there are complicated issues to address, or re-negotiations, which can sometimes leave a homebuyer pulling his/her hair out, and wondering why they ever...
Here is a very inspirational post by a great Home inspector (David Lelak). I thought you also might enjoy it, so I'm re-blogging it. (David, I hope you don't mind).  I recieved this today and the more I thought about it, the more I wanted to share it with all you wonderful people here at Active ...
It seems the trend lately, when rehabbers fix up a house and put it on the market, is to do everything that shows or is cosmetic in nature perfectly, and then totally fall down by cutting corners or disguising the things that they think people will not notice. This is a very disturbing trend, es...
Here is a very interesting post by Steven L. Smith, which I thought was an interesting question, and deserved some more "Air Time".  While mulling over the Sunday newspaper today, my wife read to me an article from the serious part of the paper. Personally, I was too busy reading, and looking at...
Usually, in the past, I have always had at least one house that I would buy in the late fall, and work on through the winter (rehab) and then sell in the spring. But, of course, the last year and a half has not been such a good time to do this anymore, so, I skipped last year, for fear that I wo...
Please read the following, knowing that I found out it was a scam after I posted it. Also, please know that the poem contained herein is an altered version of one written by Sally Meyer in 1999. I have included her original version in a comment below, with her permission. There is great content,...
There are many causes for basement moisture problems, including grade sloping towards the house or foundation, improper or malfunctioning gutters, downspouts or underground drainage, cracks in basement walls, static water pressure that builds up outside a homes foundation from a spring or water ...
I would like to welcome Linda Hoiles to Active Rain! She is a realtor with Howard Hanna, in the Canton, Ohio office, and a friend of mine from several years back. She is new to AR, and a new realtor in the Stark County, Ohio area, and also new to blogging, so help me give her some encouragement,...
Homeowners sometimes think they are wise in doing electrical work themselves, and saving all that money that the "professional" would have charged them. Well, that may be the case... IF THEY DO IT RIGHT! But, unfortunately, I most frequently come across what I call "Electrical Spaghetti" served ...

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H.I.S. Home Inspections, Stark & Summit County, OH Home Inspector
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