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House-Flipper Guide – Part II: The Roof

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Continuing with our informational series, “A Home Inspector’s Guide to House-Flipping,” we will now transition from site drainage upward, literally and metaphorically, to the roof. It is an excellent selling point to have “NEW ROOF” among the listed features on all of your color flyers and home-for-sale listings on Trulia and Zillow. But a new

House-Flipper Guide – Part I: Drainage

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Drainage, better known to house flippers as landscaping, is the first in our series of articles to help guide DIY real estate moguls away from the “function follows form” model of home renovation. We understand that there is confusion between drainage and landscaping; it’s hard not to notice the lush foliage on the cover photos

Listing Inspections are a Mine-Field

Listing inspections seem, at first, a good way to expand your business, right up until you get that first follow-up question from the seller: “Well how do I fix that?” After you explain that it is your recommendation that the seller not fix it himself, that he hire a qualified person to fix it, the

I let My Reputation get ahead of Me


Some home inspection reports right themselves. Two-bedroom one-bath houses built in the 1940s could practically have a one-size-fits-all home inspection report. I have inspected thousands of homes that fit this description and I have learned that there are rarely any surprises. It doesn’t matter if the home is completely original or if it has had

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