Inspection Blog

Aug 20th

Top 8 Things That Fail A Home Inspection

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Waiting on the home inspection report can be tough. Will it include any of the things that fail a home inspection? Here are the 10 most common.   Whether you are buying or selling a home, getting a thorough inspection is critical. The inspection findings will provide a snapshot of the quality of the building,

Jun 28th

Top 10 Commercial Property Investments

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Buying commercial property can be a great way to expand your investment portfolio, but it can be a daunting task to get started. You have to research the different types of commercial property for sale, understand commercial real estate market trends, and know the key differences between commercial property investments and real estate investing.  Consider

Jun 20th

11 Questions to Ask a Home Inspector

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There are so many home inspectors…how do you choose? The quality of your home inspection will make or break your real estate experience. Here are 11 questions to ask a home inspector so you can rest assured that you are getting a quality inspection.   Whether you’re a homeowner or an investor, hiring a home

May 18th

5 Reasons A Board of Directors Should Order a Condo Inspection

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They’re not always legally required, but that doesn’t make them unnecessary. A condo inspection can help you take care of your residents, your property, and your budget.   A condominium’s Board of Directors has a fiduciary responsibility to its residents. This means that every decision you make—large or small—must be in their best interests. And

Apr 15th

What Happens After a Home Inspection Uncovers Problems?

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You put in an offer on a new home, but it didn’t pass inspection. What next? Here’s what happens after a home inspection uncovers major issues. You’re about to drop a big chunk of change on a new home, so you decide to get an inspection first (good call, by the way). And that’s when

Mar 24th

How BIS Can Help With Draw Request Monitoring

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Worried that negligence and fraudulent draw requests will eat through that construction loan? Draw request monitoring is the answer you’re looking for. It isn’t uncommon for a construction project to experience several setbacks before the building is completed. Such issues are common, but that doesn’t make them acceptable. New construction is a huge investment, but

Feb 28th

Does Your Condo Association Have an Adequate Reserve Account?

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Does your condo association have an adequate reserve fund? Upkeep and maintenance can be expensive. Make sure you’re ready with a reserve account analysis. As a board member of a condo association, you have a responsibility to look after the best interests of your residents. You select a trustworthy landscaper, enforce community rules, and stay

Jan 25th

How to Avoid an ADA Lawsuit

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95% of commercial buildings violate of the ADA…and their owners don’t even know it. But some lawyers make it their job to know. Here’s how to avoid a costly ADA lawsuit. The Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, is a vital piece of legislation for ensuring that all Americans have equal access to the same

Dec 26th

Why Use a New Construction Inspector?

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Having new office buildings, warehouses, apartments, residential homes, strip malls, or any other structure built from the ground-up according to your own specifications often sounds like the easiest way to avoid extensive (and expensive) repairs later on, but before you start talking to architects and builders, you should know that new construction is plagued by

Nov 12th

That Affordable Home Inspection Could Cost You

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If you’re about to drop $250,000 on a house, it’s natural to want to cut corners somewhere. And while you’re probably fine buying the cheapest shower curtain or bath towels, one area you don’t want to skimp on is your home inspection. As it turns out, that “affordable” home inspection could end up costing you…big