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Getting The Most Out Of Your First-Time Cincinnati Home Inspection

Drake Inspections is continuing a month long effort to produce helpful information for first time home buyers. If this is your first time buying a home, it is also most likely your first time buying a home inspection in Cincinnati. There are a few points...

What First-time Home Buyers in Cincinnati Should Consider

Buying a home in Cincinnati can be a stressful process. It should be a fun process. And it can be. The first-time home quest is considerably more enjoyable when you have the correct expectations of what you may encounter. Channel 9, our local ABC network...

New Study: Cincinnati Offers Great Purchase Power for Home Buyers

Good news, Cincinnatian! You have power. Purchase power on buying a home, that is. Particularly if you are a first-time home buyer. First American, one of the leading title insurance companies in the United States, has performed an extensive study to measure home prices as...

Buying a Home in Cincinnati, and How an Inspector Can Help You

So, you are a first-time home buyer, and you live in Cincinnati. Here in the Tri-State, what do you need to keep in mind? Anywhere in the vicinity of Greater Cincinnati, the home inspection is an essential part of the process for residential real estate...

Smoke Detector Safety in Cincinnati

Cincinnati suffered a tragedy on New Year’s Day 2013, when two University of Cincinnati students perished in a house fire, in off-campus housing. Chad Kohls of Centerville and Ellen Garner of Tipp City were in the house when a space heater set fire to bedding...

InterNACHI-Certified Home Inspectors in Cincinnati

Home inspections! This all may be a strange new world to you. Disclosures, foundations, ventilation systems, and all sorts of unusual realms. One part of this process that should NOT be a mystery is evaluating your home inspector. Thankfully, home inspecting is a self-regulating industry....

Cincinnati Home Inspections Before Listing It For Sale

As a home seller here in Cincinnati, should you have a home inspector visit before listing your home? This question is up for some debate in the community of real estate agents. Disclosures Some real estate agents fear that the inspection will uncover problems with...

Some Strange Discoveries During Home Inspections

As home inspectors in Cincinnati, we often find unusual situations in the homes we survey. None have been quite as odd, however, as the ones uncovered by New York Times reporter Ronda Kaysen, who wrote about a wide range of bizarre home inspection stories for...

Thermal Imaging Finds Roof Leak During Cincinnati Home Inspection

Last week I was doing a home inspection in the Hyde Park area of Cincinnati and of course, using my thermal imaging camera. It was an older home, generally in nice condition. The ceiling looked pretty innocent to the eye. But I scanned the walls...

What Will the Seller Fix After My Home Inspection?

Will The Home Seller Fix Issues Found In The Home Inspection? After you find the home you want to buy in the Cincinnati area, you will enter into a purchase contract with the help of your real estate agent. One of the contingencies in this...

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