WHAT WE CHECK ON A STANDARD HOME INSPECTION A standard home inspection is a non-invasive, visual inspection of a structure. It is conducted by a certified professional, who will look for defects or issues with the structure and its components, then provide you with a digital photo report for your review. Our standard home inspection…

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RENTER inspection (starting at  $299.00) My RENTER inspection is available only to renters. The RENTER inspection is a specialized inspection for a very specific purpose. It is used mainly to document the condition of the property at the time of move-in, avoiding any conflicts at the time of move-out. Another one can be done at…

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The FHA 203K loan enables the home buyer to obtain funds for a purchase and renovations all in one loan: • One loan to pay for the purchase and renovating of the home •Finance up to six months of mortgage payments •FHA Standard Guidelines •1 to 4 unit dwelling •Create the dream house you want •Low…

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For many people, the decision to buy a home in Long Beach, California is often overwhelming. This is especially true for first time home buyers who may not know how to adequately compare the option to rent vs buy. If you are considering buying a home, it is important to realize that this is a…

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If the experts at Harvard say something, a lot of folks listen up. And right now, Harvard says home remodeling is “poised to bust loose.” What does this mean? The article from National Mortgage News says home improvement spending could be in double digit growth by as early as the first quarter of 2013. The…

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  The word foundation is a timeless metaphor of strength and security, and people quite naturally have genuine concerns about the foundations on which their homes rest. For this reason, people need to be educated about foundations in general and specific types in particular, and I include such information in every report. The foundation of…

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I love that house, but …….. I’m sure you’ve heard this statement at least once or twice. I love that house, BUT the kitchen is outdated, BUT it needs another bedroom/bathroom, BUT I want a finished basement, etc. Contrary to what so many people believe about the FHA 203k loan, it is not just for…

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Keeping your HVAC system running smoothly The compressor is the most important part of the air conditioner. For this reason, it is important that it is taken care of. Ideally the filters should be cleaned every two weeks to help increase its life span. If not done in regular intervals, this would reduce the cooling…

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Cliff May homes are unique in their relationship to the outdoors. They are 50years ahead of their time in the use of environmental light. They are Californian, built for individuals who want to erase the lines between indoors and outdoors and embrace the spectacular Southern California climate. Innovative ranch home designs post and beam architecture designed…

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A “Knob and Tube electrical wiring system” if maintained as installed and functions as intended is a reliable system. The problems stem from the insurance industry deeming it unsafe but in actual fact it is usually the handy homeowner or someone who would use unsafe wiring techniques that created the problems with improper connections and…

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