San Diego Home Inspection Reports: What to Expect

San Diego Home Inspection Reports:  What to Expect By:  Keith Silvas Home Inspection reports have evolved over the past 30 years from a short checklist summary to a detailed digital report capable of supporting picture and video documentation.  The changes have evolved to meet the growing needs of home buyer’s and the real estate community at large. Development of Standards Prior to the 1970’s, home inspection reports did not generally follow any standard guideline.  In most instances, there were little to no oversight or licensing requirements for home inspectors.  As can be expected, due to a lack of standards and […]

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What is Defensible Space?

One of the most common questions we receive is, what is defensible space?  This topic comes up frequently in the wake of the various Southern California wildfires.  This article explains what defensible space is and how you can mitigate wildfire impact and save not only your home, but the lives as well. Defensible space can be thought of as a fire break around the property that helps to inhibit the spread of fire in populated regions.  The area around a property that is cleared of over grown and dead vegetation and combustible material and chemicals is commonly referred to as […]

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Safety Guidelines for Home Pools

Swimming pools should always be happy places. Unfortunately, each year thousands of American families confront swimming pool tragedies, drownings and near-drownings of young children. At InterNACHI, we want to prevent these tragedies. These are guidelines for pool barriers that can help prevent most submersion incidents involving young children. These guidelines are not intended as the sole method to minimize pool drowning of young children, but include helpful safety tips for safer pools. Each year, hundreds of young children die and thousands come close to death due to submersion in residential swimming pools. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has estimated that each […]

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How Agents Can Limit Their Liability with Regard to Home Inspections

In a world where litigation is the preferred method of resolving even the most minor conflicts, it should come as no surprise to real estate agents that they are increasingly finding themselves named as defendants in lawsuits wherein purchasers of residential real estate are claiming damages as the result of the alleged fraud and/or negligence of one or more of the participants in the transaction. Aggrieved purchasers of residential real estate are operating in a target-rich environment and have a remarkable array of potentially responsible parties from which to seek financial redress for their claimed grievances.  In lawsuit after lawsuit, […]

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