BIRMINGHAM AL HOME INSPECTIONS

Posted on: August 19, 2017 by in Blog
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A B Home Inspections, Inc. has been serving the Birmingham, AL area since the year 2000. A lot has changed since then! What hasn’t changed is our commitment to helping you know what you are buying. A new home purchase is probably one of the biggest financial decisions most of us will ever make. It’s important to assess the current condition of a home before buying. Why Home Inspections Matter? There are so many things that can go wrong in a home! Electrical, plumbing, heating and air Continue Reading ...

5 SIGNS OF DECK DAMAGE

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From your friends at A B Home Inspections, Inc. What are the 5 Signs of Deck Damage? It’s Spring! That means grilling out and relaxing with a cold beverage on the back deck here in Alabama. I’m not trying to ruin your outdoor fun, but there are a few things you should probably do yearly to make sure your deck is safe to enjoy. Today, I am going to go over five (5) signs of deck damage and what you can do to prevent an accident or injury. When we’re out doing home inspections around Continue Reading ...

Attached Garage Fire Hazards

Posted on: August 19, 2017 by in Blog
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Helpful information from friends at A B Home Inspections, Inc. "Attached Garage Fire Hazards" Originally published by: Nick Gromicko and Kenton Shepard on the InterNACHI website. The purpose of this article is twofold. First, at InterNACHI, we’d like you to take measures to keep your garage free from fire. Fortunately, there are ways this can be done, some of which are described below. Secondly, garage fires do happen, and we’d like you to make sure that a fire cannot not easily spread Continue Reading ...

BUILDING A HOME, WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?

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Building a New Home BUILDING A HOME, WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW? If you want to build and move into a new home, there are things you need to know before you begin. Learn about construction standards and about buying land, so you know your rights. The Minimum Property Standards (MPS) establish certain minimum standards for buildings constructed under HUD housing programs. This includes new single-family homes, multi-family housing and healthcare-type facilities. HUD Minimum Property Standards Continue Reading ...

Differences Between a Home Inspection and an Appraisal

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What Are The Differences Between Home Inspection And Appraisal? What is a Real Estate Appraiser? Real estate appraisers develop an opinion of value for the subject property for various reasons including mortgage underwriting. Some examples of this are: buyers purchasing a home owners refinancing a home clients who are building a home Other non traditional uses for an appraisal include: valuation for insurance companies helping sellers arrive at a market value to Continue Reading ...

Don’t Skip The Home Inspection

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One thing you should never do when purchasing a home, is to forgo the home inspection. When you purchase a home without a professional home inspection, you do not get the in-depth analysis of the home's current needed repairs or the issues that could become a problem down the road. The home inspector checks the home for safety, function and structure and with this information, you can make a properly informed buying decision.  This goes for new construction also. Many people think since Continue Reading ...