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Published by Hannah Mayhorn at April 1, 2022

Does Your Roof REALLY Get Inspected

When you're buying a house - new construction or existing - do you think about the roof? With so many things to do before closing, it's easy to [...]
Published by Hannah Mayhorn at March 18, 2022

How to Declutter Your House So You Can Live a Better Life

Spring is in the air. That means a deep cleaning and decluttering is in order, right? If you're anything like me, you've struggled to keep an organized [...]
Published by Hannah Mayhorn at March 10, 2022

What is a Re-Inspection and Why You Need One

Following the home inspection, the buyer has a chance to proceed in one of a few ways. 1. The buyer can request that the seller make the necessary [...]
Published by Guest at February 28, 2022

3 Types of Tree Issues Homebuyers Should Watch Out For

By Amanda D. Raymond You’ve finally found a fantastic home in the Charlotte, NC area. You’re excited about the high ceilings and wood floors. [...]
Published by Guest at February 24, 2022

Protect Your Investment – Clean Your Roof!

Home maintenance can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to things that are often out of sight and out of mind. As long as nothing is leaking [...]
Published by Hannah Mayhorn at February 21, 2022

How to Prepare for a Home Inspection

If you're selling your house, shortly after going under contract your buyer will schedule a home inspection. Wondering how to prepare for the home inspection? During [...]
Published by Hannah Mayhorn at February 8, 2022

How to Choose the Right Home Inspection Company

Last time you needed to book with a home inspection company, how did you find them? If you're a homeowner, maybe you went with a recommendation from [...]
Published by Matthew Query at November 17, 2021

What Needs To Be Inspected While Buying A House In North Carolina

When buying a new home, a crucial part of the process is having the home inspected by an inspector. Expert inspectors examine and evaluate the various [...]
Published by Matthew Query at July 16, 2020

Due Diligence: What Not to “Due”

Importance of the Due Diligence Period: An Inspector’s Perspective    The purpose of a Due Diligence period when it comes to purchasing a home [...]
Published by Matthew Query at April 23, 2020

The Crappy Reality of Septic Inspections

opening to septic tank I probably spent 5 minutes thinking of a funny pun title [...]
Published by Matthew Query at April 2, 2020

Building Codes: Are You Really Protected?

"Do I really need my new home inspected?"  This is such a common question that we get from clients and realtors. Our answer is always YES! Sure we want [...]
Published by Matthew Query at February 23, 2020

Why Is Anti-Oxidant Gel Important?

oxidized stranded aluminum cables  The problem. Something that we see pretty [...]
Published by Matthew Query at January 1, 2020

The Pre-Drywall Inspection: How to Choose a Home Inspection Company

A pre-drywall inspection, in my opinion, is the MOST important inspection you can get. I wrote a short blog about it back in 2016.  This blog doesn't [...]
Published by Matthew Query at October 20, 2017

The Pitch of Your Roof Is Very Important

The pitch of your roof is very important. Code requires different materials to be installed depending on how shallow or steep the roof. This new construction [...]
Published by Matthew Query at October 13, 2017

Does Your Home Inspector Remove the Clean Out Cap?

Does your home inspector remove the clean out cap in the front yard and inspect the main sewer line? I do! A recent client was happy that I did because [...]
Published by Matthew Query at June 6, 2017

When is Pulling a Permit Required?

As a home inspector, I come across many homes that have had un-permitted work done. Unfortunately, I would say the majority of remodels or rehabs are un-permitted. [...]
Published by Matthew Query at January 5, 2017

10 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Freezing Temps

It seems like freezing temps just sneak up on us sometimes, don't they? I know they seem to in the South. Rather than running to the store to deplete it [...]
Published by Matthew Query at November 10, 2016

Inspect Your Home Before Putting It on the Market

The home buying/selling market fluctuates. One thing that doesn't typically fluctuate is a buyer requiring the home they're about to purchase to be inspected [...]
Published by Matthew Query at October 30, 2016

Inspect Your Expect

Are you purchasing a new home? This blog is for you. Have you ever heard of the term, "inspect your expect?" It's pretty commonly used in the construction [...]
Published by Matthew Query at October 21, 2016

The Importance of a Pre-Drywall Inspection 

FreeThe Importance of a Pre-Drywall Inspection If you are getting ready to build a new home, this blog is for you! I believe that your builder usually [...]
Published by Matthew Query at October 8, 2016

Building a Business Debt-Free

Well, it's official: I put in my 2 weeks notice at my j-o-b and in a few days I will receive my last paycheck. Not gonna lie - I'm a little nervous. But [...]

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