HUD Inspection 

HUD Inspection   There are specific forms associated with HUD homes and their inspections. A HUD home is a property acquired by HUD (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) as a result of a foreclosure action on an FHA-insured mortgage. HUD becomes the property owner, offers it for sale and then sells it at market […]

Checking Window Seals

Inspecting  Window Seals   Many newer windows have more than one pane of glass. The area between each pane is either airtight or filled with an insulating gas thus creating a temperature barrier.  If the seal around the pane is “broken” it can allow air and/or moisture to enter and reduces the thermal efficiency of […]

Are you selling your home?

When It Comes time to RESELL your home don’t forget make it a “CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED HOME”   A-Pro’s EXCLUSIVE SELLER’S PROTECTION   WE SAFEGUARD SELLERS FOR 120 DAYS WITH OUR UNPRECEDENTED “CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED HOME PROGRAM”   Today, home inspections are conducted in the interests of the buyer alone.  But A-Pro has changed all that with […]

A-Pro Home Inspection Service History

The Franchise   A-Pro Home Inspection Service was established in the New Orleans area in 1994 with a goal to serve the area’s need for affordable, professional home inspection services. Company founder Greg Mangiaracina, co-author of the book “How to Market and Operate a Home Inspection Business,” saw a pressing need in the Home Inspection […]

10 Things Home Sellers Should Do to Prepare for Home Inspection

From The Home Inspector         A home inspection can be a stressful time for home sellers. Most people are proud of their house, and don’t want someone pointing out imperfections in the home they love.   In addition to being stressful for the seller, a home inspection can also be a hindrance […]

Existing home sales highest since 2009 and the home inspection business is booming…

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Existing home sales rose in April to hit the highest rate since November 2009, pointing to an ongoing recovery supported by low interest rates and pent-up demand, according to data released Wednesday.   According to the National Association of Realtors existing-home sales rose 0.6% in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate […]

Doing Home Renovations?

Home Renovation Inspection… Be smart, Be protected have your renovations A-Pro Inspected!   I’m sure you have watched those television reality shows and know the nightmares that can arise from home renovations when done incorrectly. Subpar materials, poor workmanship or jobs left incomplete. To the untrained eye it can be difficult to know if the […]

Structural Home Inspection Checlist

Wall/ Ceiling Surface Cracks: Don’t be surprised if you notice minor movement of cracks owing to normal settling and shrinkage.  But if your monitoring turns up dramatic movement, be alerted that repair may be in order. Wood Framing: Insect infestation and rot are the two archenemies of your basement’s exposed wooden structural components. You can […]

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