Key Areas Home Inspectors Evaluate: Ensuring Your Property’s Safety

Accu-Spec Inspection Services Key Areas Home Inspectors Evaluate_ Ensuring Your Property's Safety

When purchasing or selling a property, a home inspection is crucial. Certified professionals assess a home’s safety, structural integrity, and overall condition, and here’s a breakdown of the core areas they evaluate: Structural Integrity: Foundation: Inspectors identify cracks, misalignment, and moisture damage to prevent future costly repairs. Roof and Attic: The condition of shingles, flashings, gutters, insulation, […]

First Time Home Buyer Home Inspection Mistakes

Accu-Spec Inspection Services First Time Home Buyer Home Inspection Mistakes

We have seen first-time home buyers make some critical errors in regard to the home inspection process that can cost them money and aggravation. We offer the following advice to help you avoid those mistakes. Not Having A Home Inspection: Some people do this to keep from spending 100s of dollars, but end up potentially […]

Is A Home Inspection Essential For Your Newly Built Home?

Accu-Spec Inspection Services Is A Home Inspection Essential For Your Newly Built Home

DO I NEED A HOME INSPECTION FOR A NEW CONSTRUCTION? Prospective homeowners often ponder one crucial question, “Is a home inspection necessary for a brand-new house?” The response is – Yes. Despite common misconceptions, even newly built home can exhibit issues, some potentially severe. This article highlights the significance of inspecting new construction, underlining the […]

Why Home Inspection Contingency Is A Must-Have For Every Buyer

Why Home Inspection Contingency Is A Must-Have For Every Buyer

WHY IS A HOME INSPECTION CONTINGENCY ESSENTIAL WHEN BUYING A HOME? The thrill of purchasing a new home can sometimes make buyers overlook essential details. One critical aspect not to forget? The home inspection contingency. Here’s why: 1. DEFINITION: HOME INSPECTION CONTINGENCY This clause in a real estate contract grants buyers the opportunity to inspect […]

How to Stop Flying Squirrels from Chewing on Your Log Home

Accu-Spec Inspection Services How To Stop Flying Squirrels From Chewing On Your Log Home

I have had a continuing problem with flying squirrels over the last several years.  They seem to like my home because it is a log home in a wooded setting near a large body of water.  I had posted about this problem before and recommended trapping and relocating them.  However, in my case at least, either new […]

Understanding the Importance of Being Present at Home Inspections for Informed Decisions

Accu-Spec Inspection Services Understanding the Importance of Being Present at Home Inspections for Informed Decisions

If you’re a homeowner or potential buyer asking, “May I join the inspector during a home inspection?” the simple response is “Yes.” But, be aware of guidelines to follow. Let’s dive into the reasons behind this practice. Home inspections are vital in real estate transactions, providing a professional assessment of the property’s condition. This crucial […]

Warning Signs That Your New House Might Be A Money Pit

Accu-Spec Inspection Services Warning Signs That Your New House Might Be A Money Pit

1. Moldy Smells Mold is everywhere, but mold can become a serious problem when water leaks occur.  Mold can be present in crawl spaces, cycle to dormant during dry periods, and come back during high humidity and warmer months.  Sometimes sellers will surface clean an area thinking they have removed the mold, but often mold […]

Log Home Inspections

Accu-Spec Inspection Services Log Home Inspections

When inspecting a log house, some special key characteristics are unique to log houses that require close scrutiny. I have outlined some of them below to help on an initial visit when considering purchasing a log home: 1. What is the general condition of the logs? Deferred maintenance can lead to trouble for any home, […]

Maximizing Seller Advantages: The Impact of Pre-Listing Home Inspections

Maximizing Seller Advantages: The Impact of Pre-Listing Home Inspections

The real estate market is a bustling hub of competition where every edge counts. One often overlooked advantage for sellers is a pre-listing home inspection. But how exactly can a pre-listing home inspection benefit the seller? A pre-listing home inspection examines a property conducted by a certified inspector before the property is listed for sale. […]

Reasons Home Inspections Kill Deals

Accu-Spec Inspection Services Reasons Home Inspections Kill Deals

Often real estate agents complain that they have worked weeks, months, or even years with a client only to have “their” deal killed by the home inspection or the home inspector. Sometimes home inspectors are at fault, but most of the time there are other issues that led to the terminated contract. I want to […]