A-Pro Spring Newsletter 2021

Home Inspections Still Critical in a Seller’s Market Welcome to our spring edition of From the Rafters. As crocuses, daffodils, and hyacinths begin to pop up as fast as eager buyers in this current seller’s market, we hope that business is blooming in your area as well. At A-Pro, we’re seeing promising signs as the […]

6 Benefits of a Pre-Listing Home Inspection in Martinsburg

A lot of work goes into preparing a home for sale, from basic property improvements to making sure every room looks perfect for upcoming open houses and home tours. However, there’s one big step many sellers overlook: a pre-listing home inspection. Typically sellers wait until a potential buyer makes an offer on their home, and […]

Home Inspection Checklist in Martinsburg: Freeze-Thaw Cycle Issues

As freezing temperatures grip most of the nation, homeowners and home inspectors alike are once again reminded of one of nature’s most destructive forces on a property: the freeze-thaw cycle. This occurs when water penetrates openings or gets absorbed into structures, freezes, melts, and freezes again. The expanding ice exerts an outward force that can […]

Home Inspection Checklist in Martinsburg: Assessing the Ductwork System

When searching for the perfect new home, it is unlikely that many home-shoppers put a high priority on ductwork. While a well-built wraparound porch may garner oohs and aahs, a properly functioning system of heating and cooling ducts is more prone to elicit a shoulder shrug. Simply put, ducts are one of the hundreds of […]

Home Inspection Checklist in Martinsburg: Garage Doors and Garage Door Openers

Nothing lasts forever. This adage is particularly true of components and structures in a house. Anyone who has ever had to replace an aging furnace on the coldest day of the winter or swap out a struggling A/C unit in the middle of July understands that time can be a home’s greatest enemy. While regular […]

How to Sell Your House in 2021

So, you’ve evaluated your finances, thought about your lifestyle, and made the big decision to sell your home. Maybe you’ve decided to downsize, or you’re moving out of the big city because you can now work remotely, or maybe you just want to live somewhere warmer and bought a house or a condo in Martinsburg. […]

Tips on Selling Your Home in 2021: Start with a Certified Pre-Owned Home Inspection in Martinsburg

Thinking about listing your home in 2021? You’re not alone. As we move deeper into the first quarter of the new year, all indications point to continued growth in the housing market, despite the pandemic and still higher than usual levels of uncertainty about the future. What factors are fueling this optimism? Economists and experts […]

Check Out this Home Inspection Checklist in Martinsburg of Installation Problems, Part 2

In last week’s blog, we looked at problems found during a home inspection that are the result of improper installation (roof coverings, roof flashings, skylights, exterior siding, and electrical). We’ve decided to continue in this direction by highlighting a few other areas in which poor workmanship, makeshift repairs, and use of incorrect materials are commonly […]

Check Out this Home Inspection Checklist in Martinsburg of Installation Problems

If you’re a fan of Sherlock Holmes mysteries by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, you’ll recognize the familiar scene in which the world-wise detective dazzles Dr. Watson by drawing amazing—and correct—conclusions based on a few simple observations. What’s elementary to him certainly isn’t elementary to his assistant, or even the sharpest of readers. In some ways, […]

Looking for a New Home? Take Notice of this Home Inspection Checklist in Martinsburg for Venting Problems.

In today’s home inspection blog post, we’re going to take a few moments to vent…about vents. Over more than 26 years of inspecting homes of all kinds—from newly constructed residences to structures built more than a century ago—the certified inspectors at A-Pro have seen it all when it comes to vents. While it may not […]

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