Asheville Home Inspections - Limits

Asheville Home Inspections – Limits of Home Inspections & Setting Expectations

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One of the most difficult aspects of providing home inspections in Asheville and surrounding areas, is making sure that there is a clear understanding between the client and the home inspector as to what the home inspection will and will not cover. These misunderstandings account for many a lawsuit and many hurt feelings. At Mountains to Sea Inspections, we strongly …

Do You Need to be Present for a Home Inspection

Do You Need to be Present for a Home Inspection?

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The process of buying or selling a home can be a very stressful one for both parties. After all, the results of a home inspection can completely change the course of the transaction. If a home inspection comes back reporting serious issues with a home, the sale may be ceased or delayed. However, a home inspection is an essential part …

Asheville Roof Inspection

Home Inspection Checklist Item – Roof Inspections

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At Mountains To Sea Inspections, one of the most frequently asked home inspections questions we get is what inspections are performed on the roof. Its a very valid question, water damage and roof replacements are expensive and can be very disruptive. I feel that one of the reasons there is so much anxiety over roofs, is most homeowners, home buyers …

New Construction WNC

Residential Construction Continues Upward Path

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Residential construction in the US had hit a soft patch last year showing four months of declining new home permits to close out 2018. The beginning of 2019 saw a huge reversal in that trend with single-family residential starts jumping 18.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.230 million units in January, according to the Commerce Department. This is …

Millenial Homeowner

Millennials Need Help with Home Maintenance

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In the newest survey, performed by Bankrate.com, of millennial homeowners, ages 23 to 38, over 63% say they have buyers remorse. That is nearly double the rate of baby boomers and nearly 20 points higher than the national average of 44 percent of US homeowners who state that they have buyers remorse. This age group of homebuyers has been slow …

What matters in a home inspection report

What Really Matters in a Home Inspection Report

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This category includes large, visible defects of the property on sale. The home inspector may identify anything from structural failures to construction issues that could have a major impact on the immediate condition of the house. Next, you should look for minor features that could transform into major defects further down the road. It could be a leaky plumbing system, …