Places Pests Are Hiding In Your Home

Posted on: March 12, 2018 by in Blog
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Orlando Home Inspectors reveal secret places pests are hiding in your home   Pests can be hiding just about everywhere - whether you can see them or not. When you know where to look, there are preventative measures you can take to help avoid a pest infestation problem in your home.   Sinks and drains One often overlooked area is the kitchen sink. When not properly sanitized, drains can become a breeding ground for pests like cockroaches, drain beetles and fruit flies. Continue Reading ...

House Hunting

Posted on: March 5, 2018 by in Blog
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House hunting? Use this handy checklist before you make the offer. House hunting can feel like an adventurous new chapter in your life. If you're lucky enough to find the property that checks off all the "must have" boxes - appearance, size, price, location - it's easy to fall in love.   Not so fast. Before making an offer on any property, it's smart to take a deeper look at the overall structure and its systems, just to make sure warning signs of major and costly problems are not Continue Reading ...

Thoughtful Home Design

Posted on: February 27, 2018 by in Blog
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Orlando Home Inspection gives 4 Home Design Tips on How To Transform Small Space   During the 1950s, the average-sized American home was just around 1,700 square feet. Fast forward to today, and the average size has increased to about 2,600 square feet, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. While many Americans think the bigger the better, there is a growing trend of homeowners around the country opting to downsize to tiny homes, condominiums, apartments or just smaller single-family Continue Reading ...

Add Fire Safety To Your Family’s Routine

Posted on: February 19, 2018 by in Blog
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Learn about Fire Safety from Orlando Home Inspector Think of all the items you replace regularly - your cellphone, lightbulbs and even your toothbrush. But when was the last time you replaced your smoke alarm batteries, or even the alarms themselves? It's easy to overlook, but the time to think about fire safety is now - before an emergency strikes.   Many assume that because they have smoke alarms in their homes, they're protected in the event of a fire. In reality, smoke alarms Continue Reading ...

Homebuying Now May Save A Lot

Posted on: February 5, 2018 by in Blog
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Do the math: Homebuying now may save a lot By: Orlando Home Inspector   Check out Certified Move-In Ready for more details. It is a common misconception that a 20 percent down payment is required to buy a home. Advice to wait and save a large down payment is often based on the theory that the cost of mortgage insurance (MI), which is required when you buy with a smaller down payment, should be avoided. This may not be the best advice and is, in fact, not in line with market Continue Reading ...

Keep Your Home Pest Free

Posted on: January 29, 2018 by in Blog
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We at Orlando Home Inspections suggest that now is a great time to establish year-long goals and resolutions, including home improvement goals you'd like to tackle this year.   The first step is to create a pest control plan for your home. It's important to establish good habits early in the year to help prevent potential pest problems. Unchecked, pests can wreak havoc in your home. However, there are several steps homeowners can take to help avoid an infestation and keep their home Continue Reading ...

Rent VS. Own

Posted on: January 22, 2018 by in Blog
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Rent vs. Own: Which is the right for you? Ask our Orlando Home Inspector   If you're thinking of buying your first home, you've probably wrestled with the decision to rent or own your home - and for good reason.   Owning a home is a big commitment. With it comes a lot of responsibility and a long-term financial relationship.   But which is right for you? To answer that, let's lean into the facts.   The improving housing market Good news! Since the depths Continue Reading ...

Smart Home Update 2018

Posted on: January 15, 2018 by in Blog
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Orlando Home Inspection Smart home update 2018: New products that organize your life through voice   The artificial intelligence that's already taking the world by storm is ramping up even more in 2018. Enabling a number of innovative new smart home tools that can make your life easier. More comfortable or just more fun.   Throughout the year, consumers worldwide are expected to spend $102 billion on hardware, services, and installation. Related to smart home systems, an Continue Reading ...

Home Features For Retirees

Posted on: January 8, 2018 by in Blog
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Orlando Home Inspection 5 must-have home features for retirees As we move through the different stages in our lives, our housing needs change too. The home you were excited to move into in your 30s might not be ideal for those now nearing retirement.   According to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, between 2015 and 2035, the number of people over the age of 75 living alone will nearly double from 6.9 million to 13.4 million. Being prepared for retirement Continue Reading ...

Wellness Begins At Home

Posted on: January 1, 2018 by in Blog
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Wellness begins at home: Home Inspection Orlando 5 tips for a healthier home   From diets to exercise routines to standing at our desks while we work, we do a lot to stay healthy. Most of the time this involves focusing on what we eat and how we move. No doubt this is an essential component of good health, but increasingly, people are realizing their home environment can have a big impact on their mood, their health and how they feel.   The following are five changes in your Continue Reading ...