RI Real Estate Inspection Blog

Unexpected Home Maintenance Costs for First-time Buyers

When budgeting for your mortgage, plan for home maintenance costs that you are likely to encounter. As a homebuyer, you expect to spend money on landscaping and replacing burned out light bulbs. Yet over the course of a year, other home maintenance needs may come up...

Best Home Safety Essentials

Home is a place to relax, have fun, and enjoy time with friends and family. You want everyone to feel safe and secure. Unfortunately, accidents do happen. Having some basic home safety essentials on hand is important for preventing and handling emergencies. Smoke...

Six Steps to Improve Home Security

Home burglaries are among the most reported crimes in the US. According to FBI statistics, burglars tend to break in during the day when there's no one around. Keep your property safe using these tips to improve home security, especially during the high-risk periods...

4 Advantages of a Pre-Listing Home Inspection

When you decide to list your home for sale, you’ll begin preparing it for potential homebuyers. While it is easy to focus your attention on the cosmetic aspects of your home, the physical condition of the home is often more important. When you order a pre-listing home...

How to Declutter Your House

So, you've finally decided to declutter your house. Maybe it's a New Year's resolution or maybe it's the everyday frustration of having a disorganized, messy house. Whatever the reason, this guide will help you through the whole process step-by-step. Preparing to...

3 Home Improvement Projects For Winter

Home Improvement Projects for Winter Keep You Productive Indoors Winter is a busy and festive time during the holiday season. However, once the holidays are over, winter simply becomes dark and dreary. You can keep yourself from falling into a winter slump by staying...

Four Safety Tips for Holiday Decorating

Decorating during the holidays is the perfect way to bring the season to life. Unfortunately, many emergency room trips are made as a result of holiday decorating accidents. By following these essential safety tips for holiday decorating, you can protect yourself and...

5 Signs That You Need a New Roof

Leaky roofs damage items in your attic and home and the moisture can lead to mold growth. Homeowners often only discover that the roof leaks when there is a heavy rain and it starts dripping inside. Don't let this happen to you by learning the signs that you need a...

3 Health Risks Of Radon: Reasons to Test Your Home

Health Risks of Radon In Your Home Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs naturally in the environment through the breakdown of uranium in the soil. Radon gas has been found in homes across the country. Studies show serious health risks of radon, so it's important to...

Prepare Your Home for Fall in 6 Easy Ways

The weather may still be warm, but now is the time to prepare your home for the cooler weather of autumn. When the days grow shorter and the nights longer, you will be glad you already got your home ready for the change of seasons. Now, at the end of summer, prepare...

Preparing Your Home For Vacation

Summer is the most popular time for families to take a well-deserved break from work and school and all of life's responsibilities. Before you go on vacation, it's important to make sure your home is in order so that everything runs smoothly while you're away. Follow...

6 Signs of Termites In Your Home

Termites can hide in the foundation and dark corners of your home for years without you ever noticing they are there. Unfortunately, in that time, they'll be feeding on the wood in your home, slowly causing a lot of damage. That's why it's important to look for early...