Kitchen Home Inspection Checklist: Part 1
Statistically, the kitchen is one of the most used rooms in a home. In a typical house—especially one with a couple of teenagers—you can expect a steady parade of hungry snackers opening and closing the fridge; a dishwasher cleaning dirty plates; an oven, range, and microwave performing their morning, noon, and evening functions; and a […]
Asbestos…the Silent Killer. Let a Qualified Home Inspector Make Sure Your House and Family Are Safe
Asbestos—the word alone is enough to send chills down any homeowner’s spine. But it wasn’t always that way. Contractors made materials containing highly toxic asbestos popular in home construction between the 1930s and 70s. Because asbestos was inexpensive and easy to acquire, manufacturers used it extensively and quite profitably, but the human price has been […]
Are you selling your home?
When It Comes time to RESELL your home don’t forget make it a “CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED HOME” A-Pro’s EXCLUSIVE SELLER’S PROTECTION WE SAFEGUARD SELLERS FOR 120 DAYS WITH OUR UNPRECEDENTED “CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED HOME PROGRAM” Today, home inspections are conducted in the interests of the buyer alone. But A-Pro has changed all that with […]
A FREE Home Radon Test
A FREE Home Radon Test for The Entire Realtor Community. Dear All Agents: As a real estate agent, you probably recommend radon testing to your clients. But have you ever had your own home tested? Dennie Edwards — a real estate agent of 31 years — never did. That […]
10 Things Home Sellers Should Do to Prepare for Home Inspection
From The Home Inspector A home inspection can be a stressful time for home sellers. Most people are proud of their house, and don’t want someone pointing out imperfections in the home they love. In addition to being stressful for the seller, a home inspection can also be a hindrance […]
Doing Home Renovations?
Home Renovation Inspection… Be smart, Be protected have your renovations A-Pro Inspected! I’m sure you have watched those television reality shows and know the nightmares that can arise from home renovations when done incorrectly. Subpar materials, poor workmanship or jobs left incomplete. To the untrained eye it can be difficult to know if the […]
home Inspection vs. Appraisal
Sometimes buyers ignore the need for a home inspection because they don’t understand the purpose. Inspectors are confused with appraisers. The latter confirms the home’s market value to the lender but it offers consumers no protection in terms of the overall condition of the home. Buyers shouldn’t let anyone convince them that they don’t need […]
Home Buying 101 – Get a Home Inspection
When your offer to purchase has been accepted, you usually have a period of time, as outlined in the purchase and sales agreement to complete the home inspection process. This is generally 7-10 days. If the findings demonstrate repairs are necessary or desired you have then you notify the seller of any unsatisfactory results. There […]
Vacuum Your Refrigerator Coils Regularly
It’s important to clean the coils on your refrigerator a couple times each year. This will help your refrigerator from overrunning. It will also help it use less electricity, be more efficient, and will help contribute to its longevity. Refrigerators have a compressor that forces a cooling substance called -refrigerant through the coils. Evaporator coils […]
Why have a foreclosure home Inspection?
Why was the home foreclosed in the first place? Did the home have hidden defects or flaws that weren’t discovered until after purchase? At A-Pro, we think so, Greg Mangiaracina, President of A-Pro Home Inspection Service “those that did not undertake an inspection before purchase would be the first in the foreclosure line,” He went […]