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House Foundation Cracks and Mortar Splitting

While inspecting a tri-level home recently, inspector Aaron discovered settlement cracks have happened and mortar is starting to pop out. We will recommend a basement foundation contractor come out to review further. https://homestandards.com/ HOME STANDARDS...

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Bat Mitigation System

Bat Mitigation System

Inspector Aaron discovered a bat mitigation system while inspecting the roof of a house recently. 🦇🦇🦇 This is a one-way door device designed to aid in the removal of bats from inside buildings. The tube allows bats to exit the structure at dusk...

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Home Inspector discovers broken Hose Bib

During a recent home inspection, inspector Paul discovered a faulty hose bib (probably damaged from freezing during the winter). When shutting off the pressure, it leaks between the siding and the foundation and comes out under the dryer vent. We will recommend they...

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Inspector finds Attic Truss has been Cut

During a recent inspection of a home built approximately 20 years ago, inspector Aaron discovered an attic truss that has been cut and no longer serving its purpose. We find many things like this during our times exploring spaces homeowners typically don't go.

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Bats Discovered in Unusual Space on Porch

During a recent inspection of a 5,000 sq ft home in the metro Omaha, inspector Aaron found guano droppings on a curved balcony. When investigating further he found a bat roost. We recommended a pest contractor be brought in to resolve the situation. Bats require...

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What is a Post-Close Home Inspection?

Did you buy a house without an inspection and now you want to know what you bought? Having an inspection post-close is becoming more and more common in this market. Learn about the condition of your new home, what requires maintenance or may need some updating in the...

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Concerns with Vermiculite Insulation

Concerns with Vermiculite Insulation

On a recent inspection we found some vermiculite insulation in an attic. Vermiculite insulation was created with the naturally occurring vermiculite mineral that was heated until it popped like popcorn, making it light and porous and suitable for insulation. The...

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Beware Aggressive Wholesalers and Investors

Beware Aggressive Wholesalers and Investors

In my 40+ years working in the real estate industry I thought I had seen it all – competitive buyers’ markets and hot sellers’ markets. But what we are now witnessing in Nebraska is very concerning – national wholesalers and investors aggressively marketing themselves...

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Where have all the listings gone?

Where have all the listings gone?

Where have all the listings gone? Sounds like a sad country song. 2021 was the wild west, houses often sold above asking price and in a few days with multiple offers without inspection contingencies. So far in 2022 there are still multiple offers, but often from folks...

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