Home Inspection 101

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A discussion of the home inspection and commercial building inspection industry. Home maintenance tips for consumers.
The kitchen used to be a welcoming place for eating and conversation, but today's kitchen has transformed into more than that. It is a room where cooking and baking meets studying, crafting, social gatherings and more. Creating an inviting kitchen can make a big difference in a home's overall app...
Siding is a key part to the exterior inspection. Because siding is highly visible, its condition is a big factor in the salability of the house. Siding is designed to protect the house from rain, snow, wind, cold and/or heat. When it cannot keep the elements out, energy bills sky-rocket and the h...
National Property Inspections (NPI) offers a new real estate education course approved by the New Hampshire Real Estate Commission for continuing education credit toward license renewal. The NPI education course is designed to familiarize agents and brokers with the home inspection process and ho...
National Property Inspections (NPI) offers two new real estate education courses approved by the State of Colorado's Department of Regulatory Agencies Division of Real Estate for continuing education credit toward license renewal. The NPI education courses are designed to familiarize agents with ...
The Home Inspector Licensing Advisory Board of the Washington State Department of Licensing approved National Property Inspections, Inc. as a provider of Home Inspector Fundamentals education. As an approved educator, National Property Inspections, Inc. can instruct the necessary courses for indi...
There is possibly more to inspect in a basement than in any other part of a house. Inspecting the basement or crawl space is part of any general home inspection. The first thing your inspector will note is whether the basement is finished, unfinished or a combination of both. The inspector will t...
Your clients can make small adjustments to their lives in order to improve their health and to look and feel better. Likewise, small changes to the home can improve its living environment. The colors used inside the home affect a person's emotional health. Bright, warm tones energize a room; soft...
Building a deck is one of the most popular do-it-yourself projects. Unfortunately, not all decks are constructed soundly. Typical problems fall into three categories: the support posts and attachments, the railing and the decking boards. A certified inspector will inspect the deck as part of a ge...
Real estate companies are looking for creative ways to meet the needs of today's consumers, and the relocation department is effectively increasing its scope. Relocation is an important part of many real estate companies, but its services may have been thought to be limited until recently. Many r...
In today's real estate market, sellers need to know how to prepare their homes in order to sell quickly. Although some homes require major renovations and upgrades, many require small modifications. A little preparation in a tight market can go a long way. Here are some quick and inexpensive fixe...

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