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COVID-19 Home Inspection Guidelines

Dear Friends, It’s no secret that the topic on everyone’s mind today is the coronavirus. As real estate and home inspection professionals, we’re anxiously watching the story unfold in real-time. Based on forecasts from medical and science experts, it has become increasingly apparent that all of us will be adapting to new realities that could […]

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Sometimes the Smallest Threats Cause the Biggest Problems in a Home Why Consider a Wood-Destroying Insect Inspection

A home can be vulnerable to a number of dangers of catastrophic proportions—large trees crashing through the roof, major windstorms, flash flooding, and five-alarm fires that can light up the night sky. But perhaps the greatest threat measures a mere quarter of an inch and works in total silence, devouring “your castle” from the inside, […]

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Why It Pays to Have a Home Inspection Before Your Builder’s Warranty Expires

For many new homeowners, the first year of living in a newly built home can feel like an extended honeymoon. Everything looks shiny and showroom fresh: the gleaming appliances, finished attic, sparkling granite countertops, track lighting in the master bedroom, polished wood floors, and all the touches that turn a house into a home. Sipping […]

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Building a New Home in Albuquerque? Consider the Value of a New Construction Phase Inspection

It’s no secret that building a new home is a huge investment of time and money, not to mention those sleepless nights worrying if the final product will fully meet expectations. While you may feel confident that you’ve chosen a trusted contractor for the project, wouldn’t it be nice if you had an independent professional […]

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Dormers Can Increase a Home’s Value but Also Increase a Homeowner’s Headaches. Let a Home Inspector Check Them Out. 

For many home-shoppers, dormers protruding through the roof of a home are a welcome sight, adding a great deal of character and functionality to the structure. Some styles, such as uniquely wavy “eyebrow dormers,” can make it appear as if the house is actually staring back at you, begging you to become the next owner. Other types, […]

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Hire a Home Inspector Who’s Spent Time in the Gutter 

When checking out a potential new home, how many people look toward the roof and say, “Well, that certainly is a fine gutter system you’ve got there.  I’m sold!” Our guess is “not nearly enough.”  While hardly glamorous to a home-shopper who may be more interested in an “open kitchen design” and the latest ductless HVAC system, properly […]

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From The Rafters

A Newsletter for Real Estate Agents from A-Pro Home Inspection  New Year Wishes from Your Friends at A-Pro  Welcome to another issue of From the Rafters—the first of the new decade!   As you look ahead to the challenges of selling more homes as the temperatures drop, we’ve put   together information you can use: what to expect during a stucco […]

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Foundation

“It looks like there are some issues with the home’s foundation.” For a home-shopper who believes they have found their dream home or a seller who thinks they’re closing in on a final deal, these are words you definitely don’t want to hear. Foundation repairs rank at the top of most costly problems with a […]

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The Water Heater Checkup:  an Important Part of the Home Inspection 

Anyone who has ever endured an early morning cold shower knows the value of a properly functioning water heater. If you’re in the market for a new home, be sure not to overlook the importance of having this critical piece of equipment checked by a professional home inspector for functionality and safety as part of a complete […]

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Found the Perfect Home? Retain a Home Inspector to Check the Retaining Wall 

If you’re in the market for a new home, you’ve probably seen your share of retaining walls in a variety of materials and configurations, from poured concrete cantilevered designs to steel pile types. When installed properly and well-maintained, they can be an attractive feature as well as a useful one. Benefits include preventing erosion; keeping […]

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