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Home Inspection Checklist: What Your Inspector Looks for When Checking a Home’s Exterior

As you shop for a new home, it’s easy to be drawn in by a property’s strong curb appeal—perhaps a pristine wraparound porch, an eye-catching bay window, the stunning masonry work of a retaining wall, a row of red azalea bushes and a blooming dogwood tree all saying to the prospect, “Come right in! This […]

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Home Inspection Checklist: What Your Inspector Looks for When Checking a Home’s Structure

When shopping for a new home, this adage always applies: The more you know about the property, the better the choices you can make when deciding how much you’re willing to spend and if the home is right for you at all. It’s why you need to hire a certified home inspector to perform a […]

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Reasons to Hire a Home Inspector to Check the Electrical System for Fire and Shock Hazards

For the home-shopper searching for the ideal place to move the family, it’s important to ask this critical but often forgotten question: Is the property safe? Sounds like a no-brainer, right? Many people, however, simply assume that since the home is on the market, it must be free of dangers, both visible and hidden. Home […]

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From Leaky Pipes to Slow Drainage, Why You Need a Home Inspector to Check the Plumbing Before You Buy

Why You Need a Home Inspector to Check the Plumbing Before You Buy Reliable plumbing in a home is something many people take for granted—until they’re faced with a serious, messy, costly, and, oftentimes, odorous problem. We turn on the shower in the morning and expect nice hot water to help us start the day. […]

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Let the Summer Sales Season Begin

While the weather heats up around the U.S., I wanted you to know that A-Pro is here to serve your clients as we all begin to move forward and look ahead to rising sales. In our last issue of From the Rafters, we focused on the steps our home inspection teams have taken to keep […]

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Sick of Wheezing and Sneezing? Ask Your Home Inspector in Santa Fe About Indoor Allergen Sampling 

Many homeowners who take great pride in how immaculate they keep their homes may be shocked to learn the level of pollution that exists inside. For those who are sensitive to allergens, this can be a big problem.   The presence of animal dander, pollen, household cleaners, mold and mildew, dust mites, cockroaches, and other sources […]

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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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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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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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Wood, Brick, and Vinyl Siding Exteriors—What Your Home Inspector May Find During an Inspection

Whether constructed of brick, vinyl siding or wood, a home’s exterior is often the first element of a structure that shoppers notice when in the market for a new place to live. These types of exteriors offer benefits in terms of aesthetic appeal, ease of maintenance, and protection. But as an experienced home inspector will […]

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