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Staging: What is it and why is it so important?

Research shows that well-staged homes sell approximately 32% faster than non-staged homes AND they sell for approximately 3 to 10% more. As a seller, you have a few different options. You can hire a professional home stager or stage your home yourself.

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Is your in-ground oil tank really inert?

Homeowners who thought their in-ground oil tank was ‘rendered inert’, a process that involves emptying, checking, cleaning, inspecting and then filling the tank with sand and backfilling over are disappointed to now find they have contaminated soils they are responsible for remediating.

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Building Permits

In my experience as an independent home inspector, most of the improvements I came upon were done without permits or related municipal inspections. Most were done by qualified tradesmen, but some were done by homeowners with varying degrees of skill and technical knowledge. In some cases, I found the work completed without a permit was simply unsafe.

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