Category: Home Tips

Common Home Inspection Misconceptions for First-Time Home Buyers

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Buying a home for the first time is an exciting milestone, but it can also be overwhelming. One crucial step in the process is the home inspection. Many first-time home buyers have misconceptions about home inspections, leading to anxiety or costly mistakes. In this blog, we’ll address some common misconceptions and help you navigate through… Read more »

What To Expect After The Home Inspection

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So, the inspection is done…What now? Well- it depends! Each home inspection is different. There may be a few minor issues or there may be many significant concerns. To bring you some clarity, below are some steps that you can expect after the home inspection. Review the Report This is vital. Ideally, you will have attended the… Read more »

Common Issues Found During Home Inspections

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Whether you’re buying or selling, a home inspection is a necessary part of the process. It can be frustrating when issues come up during an inspection, and while some issues may be obvious, it takes a trained eye to inspect each area carefully. Below are three common issues found during home inspections, plus some of their telltale… Read more »

Home Inspection Vs. Home Appraisal

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If you’re new to buying a home, you may feel overwhelmed by everything that needs to be done and all the terms you must learn. Many confuse home appraisals and home inspections- while both are necessary, they are very different! Below we’ll go over the purpose of each and offer helpful tips! What’s The Purpose… Read more »

Home Inspections and The Holidays: Everything You Need To Know

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As with any home inspection, you should properly prepare. However, as the holiday season approaches, there are certain extra steps you should take to prepare, all while being able to maintain holiday décor and plans! Below are three tips to help ensure your home inspection goes smoothly, even during the hectic holiday season! Keep Things Organized… Read more »

Three Tips From a Home Inspector

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Whether buying or selling, going through the processes of a home inspection is a vital step! Here at Mountaineer Inspection, we know how important it is to find a home inspector that you are comfortable with. Our inspector, John, has compiled his top tips to help you with your home inspection journey! Get The Inspector… Read more »

What To Look For When Choosing A Home Inspector

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Whether you are buying or selling a home, you should get ready to find a reliable home inspector. A great place to start is with trusted friends. Even if they’re a few hours away, if they have a trusted inspector, you can always call and see if that inspector knows of one closer to you!… Read more »

How To Make Sure Your Home Is Energy Efficient

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Having an energy-efficient home is not only great for the environment, but it’s great for your wallet! Sometimes we don’t realize how quickly things add up, leading to higher energy bills that leave you scratching your head. Whether you’re looking to save money, protect your home, or ensure you are environmentally friendly, below are two… Read more »

Signs You May Have Mold in Your Home

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Did you know that 50% of the households in the United States have mold issues? It can be hard to identify- sometimes it’s in highly visible areas, but other times it’s subtle. Below are three tips to help you identify if your home has mold. Odor Mold tends to have a few key scents that… Read more »

How to Prepare Your Home for a Home Inspection

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So, you’re all set to wrap up on selling your home, but there is one more thing: the home inspection. Many sellers get nervous, but fret not! A home inspection ensures everything is in good working condition, and there’s nothing dangerous in the home. It is an important part of selling your home, and there… Read more »