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This blurry photo will show you part of the interior of a septic tank from a recent inspection. The inspectors couldn't figure out if the tank was cement or cinder block. On closer inspection they realized that it was made of stone! And, to make matters worse, the walls were collapsing in on the ...
06/20/2021
Here's what the tiles in a chimney flue look like when they need to be scraped off and the flue needs to be relined.  You're probably thinking this is an old home and that might not be so unusual.  Well, it's my home that was built in 2017.  In other words, no matter what age the home is, it's a ...
06/03/2021
What you see in the photo above is corrected radon remediation that was done today on my home that was built only 4 years ago. The builder installed the radon remediation pipe smack dab next to the cinder block wall and consequently the pipe is sitting on a footer to the foundation and not out i...
05/18/2021
I've sold real estate since 2003 and I've seen many rusted railings that needed not just a repair, but a complete replacement. This is such an easy maintenance issue for a property, but you have to catch it before it's too late. This particular railing is on the rear landing of my home. I cleaned...
05/06/2021
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Whether you believe the U.S. will see inflation in the next couple of years or not, one thing is for certain- this super-hot sellers market is unprecedented.  Many, including myself believe that this crazy market we're experiencing is a direct result of COVID-19's impact on the housing industry....
04/12/2021
This is definitely not an advertisement for Zircon water detectors.  If you can find another brand that you like, by all means, but the important take away here is that water detectors in your home are invaluable.  Make sure to find one with Wi-Fi capability.  I'm actually thinking about adding a...
04/04/2021
I just read this Urban Turf article based on a Zillow prediction for home sales in 2021. Looking a little closer at the graph, these past few years look eerily similar to the years leading up to the real estate market crash in 2006/2007. What do you think? One thing is for certain, if you have an...
03/08/2021
My advice to buyers is to run, not walk away from high-pressure buyer agents. If the agent is spending time with you, educating you about the buying process, closing costs, etc., then you've found a good one. There's a lot of money involved in real estate purchases and once you're armed with the ...
03/02/2021
I felt compelled to share a Facebook post that was originally posted by Rocky Banks with Pillar to Post at https://rockybanks.pillartopost.com/, a very solid home inspection company in Montgomery County, MD.  I've always recommended that my clients install window guards to protect their children ...
02/13/2021
I showed a home today in Montgomery County, MD and the moment I stepped on to the front stoop, I knew there was going to be a lot of deferred maintenance on the home.  I pointed to all of the wood rot around the door and my clients nodded letting me know that they saw it.  Not only was the home i...
02/12/2021
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