New article: Concrete for Exterior and Structural Walls

Typical wood-frame homes may be less expensive and quicker to construct compared to other types, but their ability to withstand environmental threats can pale in comparison to homes that are constructed using insulated concrete forms for their structural components.  Read about the pros and cons of using these two standard construction methods, and why ICFs may come out on top, in Concrete for Exterior and Structural Walls.

New article on closing costs

When a home is sold, there are variety of miscellaneous fees that must be paid, usually by both the buyer and the seller. It’s easy to underestimate just how many of these fees there are, from title insurance and inspection to prepaid interest and recording fees. There isn’t too much you can do about them, but we offer a few tips, as well as an in-depth explanation of standard fees in our new article on closing costs.

Writing Inspection Reports in the Past Tense

Should inspectors write their report observations in the past tense?

I say, “Yes.” It may help reduce your liability.

Isn’t the report a document stating the condition of the property at the time of the inspection? Yes. Then why use the present tense?

Read “Inspection Reports:  Past or Present Tense?” here.