Wood Shrinks Across the Grain Wood shrinks in all directions, but most shrinkage is across the grain or across the width of the wood. Our home construction practices have adapted to this movement to limit its effect on building components.
Once again, The Word invites you to travel into the dark realm of subjects that may be of interest to home inspectors. The Word hopes you will find this trip informative and maybe a little entertaining. Our subject this month
What's an Offer With Contingencies Mean? If you are buying a home, you may have heard the term "contingent offer" mentioned. But what does it mean, and how will it affect your house purchase? A contingent offer means that the
Buying or selling a home can quickly become confusing when you are not used to the process. The situation isn't helped when you encounter unfamiliar terms used in real estate transactions. I can tell you from being in the real
If you are looking to sell your home, the temptation to save money by avoiding a REALTOR® can be attractive. Real estate agents normally charge 5 or 6 percent for their services, that's $18,000 if your house is selling for
Being a first-time homebuyer is tough. There are so many things you need to know. One vital but often underrated step of the home buying process as a first time home buyer is the home inspection. First and foremost, is don’t