Tips for Successful Repairs

Let’s start by differentiating between a home improvement and a home repair. A home improvement, as the name implies, means improving something. It is usually a renovation to create more space, change the layout of the house, improve…

What is a Home Inspection?

Since we opened our doors in 1986, James Dobney Inspections has taken a very liberal approach with clients who are unhappy with our service. But over the last few years, we have seen a steady shift in clients’…

Do You Need a Home Inspection or Engineering Analysis?

What do homebuyers want to know? If you’re like most homebuyers, you want to know the condition of a house before you buy it. Are the home’s mechanical systems and structural components in working order? Will they need…

What to Expect From a Home Inspection

There may come a time that you discover something wrong with the house, and you may be upset or disappointed with your home inspection. Intermittent Or Concealed Problems Some problems can only be discovered by living in a…

HORIZON – Electronic Reports

The home inspection and real estate market has changed dramatically in the past 20 years. As technology advances and consumers become more web-savvy, there is a greater need for products and services that can keep pace. As we…

The Home Reference Book®

The Home Reference Book Cover

The first tool you need around the house. The Home Reference Book is provided to the potential home purchaser at the end of every home inspection. The clearest, most comprehensive reference guide available. The easy-to-use manual contains 400…

Minimize Surprises

Minimize Surprises

Inspecting Your Own Home First. As professional home inspectors, we get paid to look for problems. The majority of the house problems we find could have been avoided, or at least minimized, with proper inspection and maintenance on…

Getting Ready for a Home Inspection

Most homebuyers will use a home inspector when they purchase their home. The following suggestions will help you choose a reliable home inspection company and to understand what to expect from a home inspection.

Finding the Right Home Inspector for you

Most homebuyers will use a home inspector when they purchase their home. The following suggestions will help you to choose a reliable home inspection company and to understand what to expect from a home inspection. What is a…