home inspection

End of life expectancy: what does this mean during a home inspection, and what should you do about it?

Here at Structure Tech, we struggle with the phrase “end of life expectancy”. This phrase strikes fear in the hearts of first-time home buyers and sometimes leads to expensive demands...
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Why You Should Never Skip a Home Inspection, Even for New Construction Homes

Don’t ever skip the home inspection, even when it’s new construction. While new means new, it doesn’t mean perfect. There are a lot of steps required to put a house...
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Whoever buys this house will be in for a nasty surpise

We recently accompanied a homebuyer on a showing to do a walk-through consultation on an investment property. The property was a flipped house that had been completely remodeled inside. All...
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Before you skip the home inspection…

The Twin Cities real estate market is crazy insane right now, and it seems like everyone is skipping the home inspection to make their purchase agreements more attractive. But it...
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How to prepare your home for the inspection

Preparing your home for an inspection can mean two things to people. The first is to get the house in tip-top shape, making sure that the home inspector won’t have...
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How to inspect a gas water heater

Gas water heaters are a lot like decks, in the sense that most handy homeowners feel qualified to install one.  Thanks to these handy folks, we find more installation defects...
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How to Inspect Your Own Home

You’re a diligent homeowner and you put in the hours to have a well-maintained home. You’re a firm believer in home maintenance and you regularly inspect your own home. Right?...
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Do condos need home inspections?

Buying a condo? Get a home inspection, also known as a condo inspection.
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