What You Need to Know About Aluminum Wiring in Your Home

If you – or your home inspector – find aluminum wiring in your home or a property you intend to purchase, it’s important to have a licensed electrical contractor assess the connections in the home to ensure peace of mind. Your insurance company may also require certification by your electrical safety authority. The problem is […]

Here’s How to Show Your Home Some Valentine’s Day Love

We all know that home is where the heart is, so why not show your home some love this Valentine’s Day by taking care of projects on your to-do list? Not only will you feel great about it, but your home will love you too. You can also get the whole family involved in making […]

Troubleshooting Your Heating & Cooling System Before Scheduling a Service Call

There are a few simple issues that can occur with your home’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system that you can often alleviate yourself. Service calls can be expensive, so before calling in a professional, following are five checks you can perform on your own to determine if the problem is a quick fix […]

How to Check Your Roof for Damage Following a Hailstorm

Hailstorms can wreak havoc on your roof, not only impacting your home’s curb appeal, but also causing concern for weakened shingles, which could shorten their lifespan. But, worst of all, if hail damage to your roofing goes unnoticed, it can provide water with a direct pathway to your roof decking – ultimately leading to leaks […]

Top Tips for Hiring the Right Contractor

Finding a contractor you can trust to complete your home renovation projects in a professional manner, within a reasonable timeframe and at a fair price can seem daunting, but it’s well worth putting in some upfront research time to get it right.  Home renovation is a huge market – representing more than $80 billion spent […]

What to Look for When Hiring a Home Inspector

Buying a home is likely the largest financial investment you’ll make throughout your lifetime. And since each property is different, it’s important to ensure you hire a professional home inspector to confirm your investment decision is sound before finalizing your purchase. Among other things, your inspector will evaluate major systems, including the interior, heating/cooling, electrical, […]

Prepping Your Home for Sale in an Accelerated Market? Read This First!

Homes across the country are selling like wildfire right now – and often over asking thanks to accelerated markets triggering bidding wars due to high demand, low supply and rock-bottom mortgage rates.  But in a time when buyers often don’t feel they have the liberty to include a condition in their offer pending a home […]

What to Expect During a Commercial Property Inspection

Commercial property inspections demand expertise above and beyond the requirements for a residential home inspection. That’s why A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections (ABCHI) commercial inspections adhere to the International Standards of Practice for Inspecting Commercial Properties (ComSOP) – an industry-accepted guideline with a proven process and system. Our commercial inspection includes a thorough visual examination […]

Top Home Inspectors Share These Qualities

Every profession has its list of “must-have” qualities that the top performers share. Knowingthe traits that the most professional home inspectors have in common is a great way to helpyou determine who to trust while shopping for a home and making among the largestpurchases of your lifetime. After all, you can be extremely knowledgeable about […]

Planning a Renovation? Have Your Home Inspected First!

Renovations are an exciting undertaking that can turn your property into a dream home for your family, but they can also be quite stressful – especially if you uncover some unknown issues once you’ve begun that can add to your already tight budget and timeline. By having your home inspected before your renovation projects begin, […]