6 Cheap & Easy Things You Can Do Before You List Your Home

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Recently, a buddy of mine who is selling his home called me and said that the buyers were having their home inspected in just a few hours. He asked what he could do before the inspector showed up. I told him even in the short time, there were a few things he could do in a few hours. Nothing makes a buyer feel more confident in their offer than a clean inspection report. Here is a complete list of items that can easily be done by just about anyone. 1. Caulking. Caulk is semi-solid magic. Continue Reading ...

5 Signs Your Home Needs Professional Help

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While it is true that every house has its problems, some have more serious than others. A home with a more serious problem like cracking foundation, a damaged roof, and broken siding can cause headaches and potentially be symptoms of larger, more serious issues. Follow these 5 signs to determine if your home needs a professional lookover. 1. The first sign of a cracked foundation is cracking in the intersections of the walls, floor, and ceilings. Brick is more likely to show cracks than Continue Reading ...

4 Warning Signs Your “Dream Home” Is a Lemon

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Shopping for a new house is an exciting experience, however, most of the time you won’t be buying a brand-new, never-lived-in-before house. Even if you do, it’s not going to be perfect. For this reason, it’s important to pay attention to small details while you are shopping to avoid the frustrating experience of realizing you picked a “lemon.” A trusted Seattle home inspector, like Mountains to Sound Home Inspection, can help you look out for these warnings and help you make sure Continue Reading ...

3 Reasons Why Pressure Washing Your Roof Will Cost You $10,000

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There are a variety of reasons why you might want to clean your roof. Maybe you have a moss problem, or live under a bunch of trees and want to clean off the debris. Whatever the reason for cleaning the roof, pressure washing is NEVER the way to do it. Let me explain why: 1. It removes granules from the shingles. Shingles are comprised of a bottom layer of fiberglass, a water resistant layer of tar, and a top layer of granules. Granules protect the two other components from the elements, Continue Reading ...

Top 3 Reasons To Get A Home Inspection

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The much anticipated Mountains to Sound Home Inspection blog is finally here! Since it's our first post, let's start with the basics. Why should you get a home inspection anyway? I'm sure there are better things you can do with $400 dollars and a couple of hours of your time. Maybe you think you'll be able to see any issues yourself. Well, here are a few things to think about: 1. You don't want to buy a Money Pit. Or maybe you do and are looking for a sweet deal. Either way, there may be Continue Reading ...

3 Ways A $400 Home Inspection Can Save You Thousands

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Buying a home is perhaps the largest, most important purchase you will ever make. When you commit to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a home, you want to be sure that you know exactly what you are getting yourself into. Hiring a home inspector to look at the home may be an upfront expense, but it can save you a lot of money in the long run. Here is a list of three of the most common ways a home inspector can save you money. A Home Inspector Can Identify: 1. Roofing Issues: A bad Continue Reading ...