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5 Benefits of buying a home when interest rates are high

Sure, purchasing a home when interest rates are high might seem counterintuitive, but there are still several potential benefits: Negotiation Power: In a high-interest-rate environment, there might be fewer buyers, which could give you more negotiating power. Sellers may be more inclined to entertain lower offers or offer other concessions to close the deal. Fixed-Rate […]

A-Pro Winter Newsletter 2023

A-Pro at Your Service Welcome to our winter edition of From the Rafters. Today’s newsletter is all about looking forward…moving ahead…keeping our eyes on the prize rather than looking over our shoulders. It can be too easy for any of us to dwell on the past, thinking about what could have been. Obviously, the pandemic […]

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From the Home Inspector’s Perspective: Some Common Issues with Flashing Part 3

In the third part of our series on the importance of flashing in a home, we move from the roof to other parts of the structure, where this critical tool for preventing water damage is often neglected. Certified inspectors, like those at A-Pro Home Inspection, will report on lack of flashing in key spots, as […]

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From the Home Inspector’s Perspective: Some Common Issues with Flashing Part 2

In Part 1 of our series on the importance of roof flashing, we looked at some general defects (corrosion; and loose, missing, damaged, and misaligned pieces); poor installation practices; and issues with step, headwall, sidewall, and valley flashing. Today, we turn our attention to flashing for a masonry-constructed chimney, one of the most common areas […]

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What to Expect from Your Home Inspection Part 1

One of the most common misconceptions about having a traditional home inspection is that the inspector will tell you absolutely everything about the interior and exterior of the property in question, from the new sprinkler system to the roof sheathing hiding under a layer of shingles, from the tool shed in the backyard to the […]