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There’s a Mouse in the House

Mice are colonizers...so it is very unlikely that you have only one mouse! If you give a lonely mouse the opportunity, through breeding, you will ver

The Essentials of Sump Pumps

Incorrect terminology puts a real estate agent or homeowner at high risk. When putting a home up for sale there are many details that are disclosed,

Sewer Backup

Old houses can have underground sewer problems. Recently, wise home inspectors and real estate agents have begun recommending that, in older homes, u

Aluminum Wiring = Trouble

Because of the high cost of copper, electricians began using aluminum wiring between 1968 and 1974. Determining that a house is wired with aluminum i

Choosing The Right Home Inspector

Look for Experience American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) is the oldest national home inspection association. It has a stringent Standard of P

Is Your Life Worth $25?

This very cold winter has been responsible for many accidents, including deaths from CO (carbon monoxide) poisoning.  These disasters might have b

6 Easy Steps To Reduce Radon

EPA does not recommend sub slab suction as the only way of reducing radon levels in your home. In a real estate transaction there is limited time t

New MN Radon Law Effective Jan. 1 2014

Sellers must declare the results of any radon test to potential buyers beginning January 1, 2014. This new MN Radon law is quite wordy, but can be

MN Inspectors Represent the House

What does “the home inspector represents the voice of the house” mean? Typically, MN home inspectors are contracted to inspect the home for eithe

MN Inspector or MN Realtor’s Role!

How much is this home worth? …is a question often asked, by buyers, of their home inspector! Value is in the eye of the beholder and what the buyer

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