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A-Pro Newsletter Spring 2022

Spring Has Sprung! Let’s Make It Great! Signs of early spring are everywhere: robins building nests, crocuses poking through the earth, outfielders shagging fly balls, and A-Pro’s favorite part of the season, families pounding the pavement to explore what’s available in the housing market. Buckle up. It looks like we’re in for another interesting ride […]

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Home Inspection Basics: What Gets Checked on the Exterior of a Home, Part Three

In Part 3 of our series on what home inspectors look for when examining the exterior of a home, we turn our attention to some other critical components that, if left unchecked, could end up costing a potential homebuyer money in addition to posing safety concerns. As we’ve mentioned in parts 1 and 2, the […]

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Home Inspection Basics: What Gets Checked on the Exterior of a Home, Part Two

In this week’s blog post, we continue to explore what takes place during the exterior portion of a home inspection. As we discussed in Part One of this series, checking parts of the exterior for defects (gaps in windows, failed door weather-stripping, loose and missing shingles) work hand in hand with evaluations that occur inside, […]

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Home Inspection Basics: What Gets Checked on the Exterior of a Home, Part 1

While home inspectors aren’t interested in a property’s “curb appeal” or whether the paint job is emerald green, shocking pink, or colonial blue, they will pay a great deal of attention to the home’s exterior. As a home-shopper, it can be easy to be overwhelmed by a home’s striking aesthetic appeal. That’s why it’s important […]

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If These Walls Could Talk… Assessing Walls During a Home Inspection

It’s not uncommon for home inspectors to be portrayed as detectives, using their keen eyes and vast training to spot clues that reveal something much bigger and more profound than the clues themselves. When Sherlock Holmes said, “Elementary, my dear Watson,” he wasn’t bragging to his befuddled assistant about his ability to turn a simple […]

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Shedding Some Light on the “Lighting” Portion of a Home Inspection

Along with the cold, snow, and ice that can affect a house and its components, the winter season also means shorter days and more darkness, which can have adverse effects on our own internal systems. The reduced exposure to sunlight can exact a tremendous physiological and psychological toll, causing what is familiarly known as the […]

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Some Hard, Cold Facts about Winter and Home Inspections

Baby, it’s cold outside! That means it’s time for some hot chocolate, another log on the fire, and a blog post about winter and home inspections. For many home-shoppers and sellers who are enduring one of the coldest and snowiest seasons in recent memory, here’s one of the most common questions we hear at A-Pro […]

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Home Inspection Basics: 11 Month Warranty Inspections

Are you considering building a new home in 2022? While pandemic-driven factors are still very much on the table, many builders are predicting an increase in residential construction this year. With this in mind, we’ve dedicated this blog post to a valuable home inspection service you should put on your radar if you’re committed to […]

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A Look at Home Inspections and Assessing Aging Components and Systems

Maintaining a house is a lot like maintaining ourselves. We do our best to keep our body’s systems in the best shape possible so we can live to a ripe old age. That means regular checkups, eating right, taking medicine when it’s called for, protecting ourselves from the elements (e.g., sunscreen at the beach), and […]

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Thinking of Building a Home in 2022? Consider the New Home Construction Phase Program

As builders and aspiring homeowners know, 2021 was a challenging year for new residential construction projects. Supply chain problems, labor shortages, rising material costs (particularly with lumber), and other factors saddled the industry with significant burdens that stretched production timelines and caused budgets to balloon. What will 2022 look like in terms of new home […]

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