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Why Performing Your Own Home Inspection Isn’t a Sound Idea

Here’s one of the most common questions posed to real estate agents by home-shoppers who have found a property they’re interested in: “Is it okay for me to perform my own home inspection?” This is usually followed by a statement like, “I’m pretty handy around the house. If there’s a problem, I’ll find it.” The […]

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A-Pro Newsletter Spring 2022

Spring Has Sprung! Let’s Make It Great! Signs of early spring are everywhere: robins building nests, crocuses poking through the earth, outfielders shagging fly balls, and A-Pro’s favorite part of the season, families pounding the pavement to explore what’s available in the housing market. Buckle up. It looks like we’re in for another interesting ride […]

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Home Inspection Basics: What Gets Checked on the Exterior of a Home, Part Three

In Part 3 of our series on what home inspectors look for when examining the exterior of a home, we turn our attention to some other critical components that, if left unchecked, could end up costing a potential homebuyer money in addition to posing safety concerns. As we’ve mentioned in parts 1 and 2, the […]

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Home Inspection Basics: What Gets Checked on the Exterior of a Home, Part Two

In this week’s blog post, we continue to explore what takes place during the exterior portion of a home inspection. As we discussed in Part One of this series, checking parts of the exterior for defects (gaps in windows, failed door weather-stripping, loose and missing shingles) work hand in hand with evaluations that occur inside, […]

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Home Inspection Basics: What Gets Checked on the Exterior of a Home, Part 1

While home inspectors aren’t interested in a property’s “curb appeal” or whether the paint job is emerald green, shocking pink, or colonial blue, they will pay a great deal of attention to the home’s exterior. As a home-shopper, it can be easy to be overwhelmed by a home’s striking aesthetic appeal. That’s why it’s important […]

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