Tiger Inspect Blog

How to Prepare Your Listings for a Fall/Winter Sale

Throughout the years of working with clients during home inspections we have recognized consistent issues with winter home inspections that can be prevented with proactive steps by sellers.  As you may know, items such as swimming pools, cooling systems and lawn irrigation systems can not be fully inspected in the colder months. Joe DeLaurentis give us tips on how to manage these items now for a seamless transaction later.

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Photovoltaic Solar Panels and Home Purchases

Questions about buying a home with solar panels? We asked Tiger Home Inspector Bill Rourke and Attorney David Rosenberg to give us insight into how best to manage the buying process when a solar installation is part of the transaction.

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Taking the Guesswork out of Curb Appeal

It’s true what they say: first impressions matter. This applies to your home too. Landscaping and yards are not included in a home inspection, but they do make a difference in the appearance of a home. Whether you’re selling, buying or want to spruce up your existing home, here are some great ways to boost your home’s curb appeal, shared with us by Torrison Stone.

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Seller Preparation Inspection: Less Stress, Faster Sale

Home Inspectors find defects; it comes with the territory. A small number of these deficiencies are expected based upon the age and general condition of the home. Whereas an inordinate amount of deficiencies will make a home buyer “feel” differently about the home – overwhelmed and disenchanted. Over 50% of home inspection findings are deferred maintenance, easily fixable by a handy homeowner or handyman. Having Home Inspection information available prior to listing a house “For Sale” has many transaction benefits…

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Carpenter Bees Nest; Do They Cause Damage?

Do Carpenter Bees Nest? It’s a fair question, but the answer is not as simple. The fact is that most people associate wasps, hornets and bumble bees with having a nest. However, the carpenter bee is much different.It’s spring and you’re outside, and you see large robust what look to be bumble bees hovering by your roof line. You likely have carpenter bees, and it’s probably not the first year. The carpenter bees nest differs from other bees…

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Pool Inspections – The What, Why and How…

While pool inspections should be an integral part of the home inspection and buying processes, they are unfortunately sometimes not included or done as a mere afterthought. Maybe it’s because pools are often viewed as a luxury and not a necessity like many of the homes other components and/or systems. Regardless of the reason, failing to get a pool inspected by a licensed professional could prove to be an extremely costly decision down the road… READ MORE

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How Safe is a Twenty-Year-Old Wood Framed Deck?

May is Deck Safety Month, and we’re coming up on grilling season, so we thought it is an appropriate time to discuss this common backyard installation. We receive phone calls and emails about aging systems in people’s homes all the time.

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Warm Weather + Radon Testing = Need for Better Communication

A very significant percentage of our Home and Building Inspections now include Radon Testing; it is clearly an important environmental concern for most home buyers. For us to do our job well – delivering the radon test report to our clients by our NRPP Certified Staff – we must have the proper test site conditions to provide our service in a timely fashion..

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