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Three More Reasons to Encourage Your Sellers to Get a Pre-Listing Inspection with A-Pro

More Competitive Bids: For many sellers, a bidder who has waived the home inspection is looked upon more favorably—even if the offer is less than competing bids. Imagine if buyers didn’t have to consider the home inspection contingency clause when bidding on a listing? By having a pre-listing inspection done, buyers can give their best […]

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A-Pro Spring Newsletter 2021

Home Inspections Still Critical in a Seller’s Market Welcome to our spring edition of From the Rafters. As crocuses, daffodils, and hyacinths begin to pop up as fast as eager buyers in this current seller’s market, we hope that business is blooming in your area as well. At A-Pro, we’re seeing promising signs as the […]

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Rust Never Sleeps, So Stay Alert: Corrosion Home Inspection Checklist in Billings

For professional home inspectors, “corrosion” is a word that often ends up written inside the pages of a home inspection report—especially when checking out older properties in which components haven’t been repaired or replaced for years. But what does corrosion mean? Is it the same thing as “rust”? And when should you be concerned if […]

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Home Inspection Checklist: Caulking and Sealing in Billings

In last week’s blog post, we began our series on plumbing fixtures by looking at toilets and some of the problems inspectors find when checking on these essential parts of a home. When writing about bathtubs for today’s article, we decided to change course a bit by focusing on an aspect of a tub inspection […]

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6 Benefits of a Pre-Listing Home Inspection in Billings

A lot of work goes into preparing a home for sale, from basic property improvements to making sure every room looks perfect for upcoming open houses and home tours. However, there’s one big step many sellers overlook: a pre-listing home inspection. Typically sellers wait until a potential buyer makes an offer on their home, and […]

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Home Inspection Checklist in Billings: Gurgling, Bubbling, Leaks, and Other Toilet Issues

If you’re in the process of traipsing from listing to listing in search of the perfect new home, the team at A-Pro Home Inspection Billings encourages you to put quality plumbing high on your list of essential items. We also urge you to hire a home inspection provider experienced in identifying current defects and alerting […]

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Home Inspection Checklist in Billings: Water in the Basement

In last week’s blog, we addressed damage to structures that result from the freeze-thaw cycle. That’s the process of water getting into porous materials (brick, concrete, etc.), freezing, thawing, and freezing again. Today, as spring rapidly approaches, we look at what happens to water when the freezing stops and warmer temperatures leave homeowners with the […]

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Home Inspection Checklist in Billings: Freeze-Thaw Cycle Issues

As freezing temperatures grip most of the nation, homeowners and home inspectors alike are once again reminded of one of nature’s most destructive forces on a property: the freeze-thaw cycle. This occurs when water penetrates openings or gets absorbed into structures, freezes, melts, and freezes again. The expanding ice exerts an outward force that can […]

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Home Inspection Checklist in Billings: Assessing the Ductwork System

When searching for the perfect new home, it is unlikely that many home-shoppers put a high priority on ductwork. While a well-built wraparound porch may garner oohs and aahs, a properly functioning system of heating and cooling ducts is more prone to elicit a shoulder shrug. Simply put, ducts are one of the hundreds of […]

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Home Inspection Checklist in Billings: Garage Doors and Garage Door Openers

Nothing lasts forever. This adage is particularly true of components and structures in a house. Anyone who has ever had to replace an aging furnace on the coldest day of the winter or swap out a struggling A/C unit in the middle of July understands that time can be a home’s greatest enemy. While regular […]

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