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RECENT BLOG POSTS
Congratulations to some of our friends in the Boston market. BuyersBrokersOnly is an exclusive buyers brokerage like our office but they have a different twist. Each of their exclusive buyer agents is also an attorney! Their guy Femion Mezini just had a great year helping more than 20 buyers and ...
01/14/2022
 With Ann Arbor trying to eliminate natural gas usage in the next 8 years this has become an important discussion topic.I don’t cook so I don’t really have an opinion, but we find it interesting.The Green Home Institute hosted this seminar and I would expect it to be up on Youtube in a couple day...
01/12/2022
In the majority of the new homes we help home buyers purchase we end up with some touch-ups for paint issues. The National Association of Home Builders has a set of standards for paint finish quality and that document helps with getting most items corrected, but that document is also written for ...
07/25/2020
We  recently posted a video about thermal imaging.  The new technology brings new questions and new concerns however. Here is the video.     The bottom line is that we are not qualified to pass judgement on what shows up on the thermal imaging camera. Buyers need to rely on home inspectors for th...
03/14/2015
In the last ten years our office has purchase a lot of homes with some form back-up power. In one case a home near Maple and Wagner had a priority circuit system that was replace with a whole house system. At an inspection yesterday we saw a dangerous non-interlocked system. We've seen all kinds,...
02/24/2014
In the last ten years or so our office has purchase a lot of homes with some form back-up power.In one case a home near Maple and Wagner had a priority circuit system that was replace with a whole house system.At an inspection yesterday we saw a dangerous non-interlocked system.We've seen all kin...
02/24/2014
A lot of people are promoting LED bulbs these days. I have been evaluating LED bulbs for a couple years now and I do think they have reached the point where they are worth considering for many applications in the home. However, as I've looked closer at some of my LED bulbs I have two concerns: 1....
01/18/2014
This is going to be a milestone year for a technology that can add useful information during a home inspection. Thermal imaging is not new. My father worked with airplane mounted thermal imaging systems when he was in the aerospace industry back in the 1960's. (And they cost over $100,000.) I use...
01/08/2014
Especially when it is -15 degrees F. outside? This is a discussion that almost always comes up with home buyers, either on a detailed viewing of a home or during a home inspection. Systems that bring in this air are typcially called make-up-air systems or outside combustion air systems. And they ...
01/07/2014
As a local expert on solar homes I was pleased to see the Appraisal Institute announced their conclusion on the topic of solar's impact on property valuation:  Solar Electric Systems Positively Impact Home Values   To determine the actual number for the value impact is not an easy task. And, it h...
12/10/2013
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Insights on home buying in the Ann Arbor Michigan area, including Saline, Plymouth, Canton, Chelsea, Dexter, Brighton, Ypsilanti, Belleville, Howell, and Whitmore Lake