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De-stress By Bringing The Outdoors In

Brought to you by Lighthouse Inspections! This year you might have goals like ramping up your workout routine, increasing your self-care regimen or finding time to de-stress. The EPA reports that we spend 90 percent of our time indoors, but most people feel that spending time in nature has a positive effect on their mental well-being and stress level, according to a recent YouGov study commissioned by Velux. So, if your goal is to de-stress, here are some healthy behaviors and design tips Continue Reading ...

5 Budget-Friendly Home Renovation Ideas this 2020

From your Friends at Lighthouse Inspections! Before anything else, we’d like to say Happy New Year! Give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done for the past 365 days. Now that the year 2020 is here, it's another opportunity to welcome new renovation ideas and perhaps encourage a fresh home environment.  One important thing before starting on any home renovation project is to consider having a home inspection performed. Why? Because not all home improvement projects are Continue Reading ...

Prepare your 2020 Homebuying Journey

Helpful information from your friends at Lighthouse Inspections! Look, it’s 2020 already! Perhaps, it’s about time to kick start your year with goal setting and careful planning. If you plan to go on trips in the next couple of years, you would start planning ahead of time for those trips, you should do the same things if you're considering owning a home soon. But, if you're wanting to own the dream home within this year or the next, then you will want to plan now, plan smarter, and Continue Reading ...

8 Tips To Prep Your Home During (And After) The Holidays

Posted on: December 29, 2019 by in Blog
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Hosting guests, baking treats, kids on school break and managing a packed social calendar - the holidays can be a stressful, busy time. And with so much to do, household chores can fall by the wayside, leaving your home messy and disorganized. These eight tips will help you enjoy a cleaner home so you can focus on spending time with loved ones and start the new year off with a sparkling, welcoming home. 1) In the kitchen, clean as you go Before you start baking or cooking, make sure Continue Reading ...

5 Reasons Why You Need a Home Inspection before Buying a New Home

Posted on: December 20, 2019 by in Blog
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It’s pretty easy to get overwhelmed with the thought of buying a new home. It’s brand new and everything’s perfect, or so many would think.  While you all get swept up in excitement, never forget that a home inspection is, and should be, an important part of this big real estate transaction – home buying. A home inspection is an integral part of the home buying process for two of the best reasons – to save you time and save you money in the long run. What a home inspection can Continue Reading ...

Your Total Guide to Understanding A Home Inspection Report

Posted on: December 13, 2019 by in Blog
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If being bombarded with costly repairs and unpleasant surprises is not your cup of tea, which is obviously no one’s, then having a good understanding of the home inspection report is a must.   What is a home inspection report? This report is a compilation of the current conditions of the home and issues of major systems with the purpose of providing you with an informed knowledge of the property. Remember, a home inspection report is not a list of quotes for fixes or Continue Reading ...

When Should I Get a Home Inspection?

Posted on: December 5, 2019 by in Blog
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A home inspection is one thing that you can’t and shouldn’t skip.  “When does the home inspection usually take place? Is it before or after the purchase agreement is signed? Can I back out if the home inspector discovers a serious problem?” Those are just among the few questions any new homebuyer has. That’s clearly normal because purchasing a home is not a cheap investment and there are many things to consider before doing so. But one thing’s for sure, a home inspection is Continue Reading ...

Home Inspection Nightmares

Posted on: November 25, 2019 by in Blog
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Oh, it’s the time of year again. Parents and children alike come rushing down retail stores to find the perfect Halloween costume! Trick-or-treat season is here and what better way to get the fun out of this holiday than spook around. But, while you’re busy scaring kids and giving them candies, a nightmare of creeps might just be inside your home! Yikes! Everybody loves a good scare once in a while. Nobody wants to live in a spooky old trap unless you’re a daredevil of the scariest Continue Reading ...

How to Hire the Right Home Inspector

Posted on: November 18, 2019 by in Blog
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A home inspection is no fun and games anymore. This is a crucial step in any real estate transaction, a make-or-break to help you decide before closing the deal. And since a home inspection is not just a simple check-up, hiring the right home inspector now becomes the challenging part. You need to do a little inspecting on your own before you hire one. The home inspection conducted by our home inspection Connecticut runs about 2 to 3 hours to thoroughly cover all major components in the Continue Reading ...

Benefits of Home Inspection Checklist

Posted on: November 11, 2019 by in Blog
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One way to be organized is to have a complete checklist of to-dos or whatever that needs to be looked into. A home inspection is no exemption to such an organization strategy. There are three good reasons why a home inspection checklist is beneficial. One, it assures a high level of performance. Two, it ensures consistency. Three, for ethical fairness and purposes. Benefits can range from not missing out on anything to avoiding conflicts of interests by adhering to standards. The home Continue Reading ...

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