The 10 Most Common Defects Found in Home Inspections February 19, 2019 Home inspections have been uncovering much-needed property repairs. More than 1 million repairs needed more than $11,000 in costs, according to a February review of 50,000 home inspection reports by Repair Pricer, a home repair estimating resource. Nearly 55 percent of homes analyzed across the country had doors that...

Home maintenance tasks are easy to forget. We take our dryers, smoke detectors, and roofs for granted until there is a problem. When done regularly, these three home maintenance tasks will save you money in the long run. 1. Clean your dryer duct Periodically cleaning your dryer duct helps your dryer work more efficiently. When properly maintained, a...

What are the tax benefits of owning a home? Homeowners might be wondering this right around now as they prepare to file their taxes. Especially since the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—the most substantial overhaul to the U.S. tax code in more than 30 years—went into effect on Jan. 1, 2018. You might even be wondering how the...

How to get the most value for your remodeling dollar These 10 projects—decorating, storage, lighting and more—cost little but yield great results. They upgrade bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms, closets, the entryway, the laundry and other areas of your home. By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine Improvement 1: Bathroom mini makeover—$430 If you’ve long wanted the elegance of...

Murphy’s Law for travelers: If anything can go wrong, it will go wrong while you’re on vacation—which is arguably the worst time a household calamity can strike. Coming home from your honeymoon, African safari or Mediterranean cruise can be gloomy. But returning from a memorable journey and learning something has gone seriously wrong at home...

Septic systems are underground wastewater treatment structures, commonly used in rural areas without centralized sewer systems. They use a combination of nature and proven technology to treat wastewater from household plumbing produced by bathrooms, kitchen drains, and laundry. A typical septic system consists of a septic tank and a drainfield, or soil absorption field. The septic tank...

Some defects are disclosed early like roofing and septic tank. The seller should be responsible for disclosing any significant defects in the home. If any defects are found depending on seriousness you may have some options after the transaction is complete. Buying a home is a long and complicated process. Most used homes have at least a...

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