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Blog Disclaimer

Welcome to The Home Pages, an informative source of blog articles written by Top Notch home inspectors! We share our knowledge for homeowners to browse and easily understand some basics around their home. Here are the details you should keep in mind:...
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Code Compliance

Code compliance: This is a great idea to protect your home! Each home is different, and there is no single way that every system or component must be installed. Below will provide a base guideline to plan for code compliance inspections in a 2010 hom...
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Abbreviations Part 1

Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Terms. There is so much information to convey in the course of a property inspection that can take a mouthful to say. For ease in writing and internally, we shorten terms and phrases with acronyms or abbreviations. Our in...
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Abbreviations Part 2

Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Terms. There is so much information to convey in the course of a property inspection that can take a mouthful to say. For ease in writing and internally, we shorten terms and phrases with acronyms or abbreviations. Our in...
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Services We Offer

Why do home inspectors offer so many services? Isn't a home inspection just a home inspection? In some sense, that is true. But the application of an inspection can vary greatly based on the needs of the client. What type of home and what we look...
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Agent Resources

Welcome Realtors, brokers, and agents! We appreciate all the work you put into serving your clients, and thank you for your trust in recommending us! Travis and I invest in some wonderful resources to share with you at our expense. We know you are...
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Now that you have your inspection report

Let's review the modern features of your Top Notch report to get the most out of your inspection! We create modern, content rich, and interactive reports that will make your real estate transaction as smooth as possible. When you op...
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Standards of Practice

What are Standards of Practice (SOP) and why do we talk about them so much? Washington State's has Standards of Practice for home inspectors that guide our actions through the inspection process. It is part of our licensing process - we agree...
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Welcome to the Buyer's Inspection!

The buyer’s inspection process starts as soon as an offer is accepted with a fully signed purchase and sale agreement that includes an inspection contingency. The buyer or buyer’s agent will schedule a home inspection, sewer scope, rad...
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Journey for First Time Buyers

The home buying process is unique for each buyer, especially for those moving into a second home, specialty homes, investors, or those with specific loan requirements. First time home buyers typically go through a similar process, though, and I have...
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