Most “skylight leaks” are condensation problems misdiagnosed as leaks

I’m convinced that most moisture issues with skylights are condensation issues that are misdiagnosed as leaks. To start with, skylights are notorious for leaks among roofers. I’ve heard roofers say...
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Pros and Cons of Refinancing

Are you looking to save money on your bills? Now that the holidays are over, many people are realizing they may have overspent in the last couple of months. Others...
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Smart Budgeting for First-Time Homebuyers

The decision to buy your first home is built on a solid budget. The stuff dreams are made of. We’ve all heard this expression dozens of times in any number...
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Weekly real estate market update 11/3/23… how ADUs can benefit you

Showings are slowing down… as happens every year at this time. Weekly new, pending and coming soon listings are very close to last year, although new listings increased a bit...
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Weekly real estate market update 7/14/23… market springs back to life

After taking a break for the July 4th holiday, the market popped up again across the board… what I think of as the mid-summer bump that spurs activity for the...
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May real estate market update… multiple offers and percent over list price increase

With a continued shortage of inventory, multiple offers and resulting sales prices over list price are on the rise again… not at the levels of the Unicorn Years (2021-2022) but...
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InfiRay P2 Pro: A home inspector’s review of a new smartphone infrared camera

InfiRay recently contacted me to review their new smartphone infrared camera, called the P2 Pro. They sent me a camera for free, and I get a commission if you buy...
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FHA reduces annual mortgage insurance!

FHA announced that they are reducing the monthly mortgage insurance on all loans! This will help those using FHA financing by lowering their payments. The monthly premium is being cut...
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