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Prevent Falls This Fall With A Home Safety Checklist

Posted on: October 18, 2017 by in Blog
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Helpful information from A B Home Inspections, Inc.! After months of sticky heat and humidity, it’s time to put away the shorts and pull out the sweaters because the autumn season is finally here. But, late September brings us more than just cooler temperatures and a wardrobe change. If you or a loved one are over the age of 65, the change in seasons is also an opportunity to think about another kind of fall — the kind that impacts one in four older Americans every year — and the steps Continue Reading ...

Emergency Preparedness 101: Know How to Protect Your Family Against Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Posted on: October 11, 2017 by in Blog
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From your friends at A B Home Inspections, Inc.! Few areas of the country are immune to natural disasters or severe weather. Whether you live in a hurricane zone or face icy winters, it is important to prepare your home and family to weather the storm and know the potential health and safety risks that may arise in emergency situations.Beyond inconvenience, widespread and long-term power outages resulting from storms raise a much more serious concern: carbon monoxide poisoning. While the Continue Reading ...

All Home Warranties Are Not Created Equal

Posted on: October 4, 2017 by in Blog
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Helpful information from your friends at A B Home Inspections, Inc.! Having a home warranty is a smart way to help deal with the inevitable home repair problems that all property owners face at one point or another.  After all, a good home warranty can mean getting expert help when your HVAC system needs to be fixed, your water heater needs to be replaced, or your refrigerator requires a new part. But unfortunately, all home warranties are not created equal. And shopping for a home Continue Reading ...

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

Posted on: August 19, 2017 by in Blog
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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 signs of deck damage and what you can do to prevent an accident or injury. When we’re out doing home inspections around Birmingham, these are five of the things we look for if the home has a Continue Reading ...

ATTACHED GARAGE FIRE HAZARDS

Posted on: August 19, 2017 by in Blog
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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 to the rest of your house. While you can perform many of the Continue Reading ...

BUILDING A HOME – WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?

Posted on: August 19, 2017 by in Blog
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Building a Home 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 and How They Supplement the Model Building Continue Reading ...

Differences between a Home Inspection and an Appraisal

Posted on: August 19, 2017 by in Blog
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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 homeOther non traditional uses for an appraisal includevaluation for insurance companies helping sellers arrive at a market value to list their home estate planning, and tax appeals.Each appraiser is Continue Reading ...

Don’t Skip The Home Inspection

Posted on: August 19, 2017 by in Blog
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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 ...