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Home Inspection tips for Buyers, Sellers, and Realtors

Home inspections are very important when you are considering purchasing real estate. A home inspection can also be a good idea if you are considering selling your home. If you are putting a home on the market, Golden Gate Home Inspections can give you an idea of any issues your home may have, providing you the opportunity to make necessary repairs and get you the best price in the selling process. And if you’re buying a property, our home inspection reports can help you make a more informed purchasing decision. 

We’ve put together a list of articles for you that we hope can help you understand the process of home inspections and get prepared for your next home inspection. As a wise realtor once said….what kills deals is surprises, so we hope that some of the content listed below can help you be more prepared for your next home purchase, listing, or renovation project. 

Foundation Cracking
From the Field

Foundation Cracking: Minor

Foundation cracking is normal in most homes. Sometimes the cracking is due to concrete shrinkage but sometimes it’s due to settling of the home or the lot itself. The cracks in this foundation would be considered minor and something to monitor over time. If this crack widens, then we would recommend contacting a structural engineer to evaluate the cause and propose suggestions for repair. If you’re concerned about the condition of your foundation, contact us to schedule a foundation inspection.

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rusted scupper
From the Field

Rusted Scuppers can Lead to Moisture Intrusion

Rusted scuppers are a sign that the roof is in need of service. Rusted scuppers can allow moisture to go where it’s not intended. We recommend that all of the roof’s drainage elements be changed when you get a new roof.

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home inspection mistakes
Home Inspections Tips

7 Home Inspection Mistakes to Avoid

7 Home Inspection Mistakes to Avoid in San Francisco Those living in San Francisco can get an easy home inspection if they know about certain obstacles. Avoid these home inspection mistakes for your first house. Buying a home is something that most Americans strive toward. In fact, it’s also one

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questions to ask a home inspector
Home Inspections Tips

7 Questions to Ask a Home Inspector During Your Home Inspection

7 Questions to Ask a Home Inspector During Your Home Inspection Are you curious about what questions to ask a home inspector during a home inspection? Check out this complete guide on what you won’t want to miss asking. Having a prospective new home inspected can help you make an

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Home Inspections Tips

How Home Inspectors Check for Mold

Mold isn’t just an unsightly growth. Mold inside of a home can cause a number of health problems, making it difficult to breathe, exacerbating allergies, and weakening your immune system.  Whether you’re buying a new home or simply want to assess the safety of your current home, hiring a home inspector

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From the Field

Missing Ridge Shingles

Ridge shingles are the first layer of defense against moisture intrusion. In this example, you can see that roof shingles are missing which can lead to moisture intrusion into the attic and eventually the home. Getting a roof inspection can help locate issues such as these and help prevent costly damage to the home’s interior.

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How to Prepare for a Home Inspection: Tips for Sellers
Home Inspections Tips

How to Prepare for a Home Inspection: Tips for Sellers

As a seller, you may feel nervous about how to prepare for your upcoming home inspection. Fortunately, there are things you can do in advance to help things run more smoothly. That’s why we rounded up home inspection experts from Houston all the way to Miami and had them share their best advice. Here

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Home Inspectors
Home Inspections Tips

What We Look for in a Home Inspection? What Sets Us Apart

Every day we get asked: what we look for in a home inspection? What sets us apart. Here at Golden Gate Home Inspections, we believe in going above and beyond what is required for standard home inspections. We go that extra mile and deliver you a report that covers all

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Home Inspections
Home Inspections Tips

Home Inspection Checklist: The Major Points of a Home Inspection

This Home Inspection Checklist is a high-level summary of the up to 250 points that will be looked at during a thorough home inspection. An excellent home inspection can make a world of difference during the home buying process. And the walkthrough, which is performed by a professional home inspector,

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