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Hiring a Home Inspector

Home ownership can be very expensive, particularly when the house is aging and repairs need to be carried out. A small and simple defect can escalate into a major issue in a relatively short period, resulting in repair bills running into the thousands.   But it doesn’t have to be…. Scheduling visits from a Portland […]

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3 Important Areas For a Home Inspection

If you’re in the process of buying a house, you’re probably going to be getting a home inspection at some point. There are a number of key things the inspector has to pay attention to when going over the property. Sometimes during an inspection, critical things can get missed. Here are 3 important, yet occasionally […]

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Radon Testing Portland, Oregon

Health Effects of Radon

Radon is colorless, odorless, tasteless and… yup, you guessed it, radioactive. Chances are you’ve heard about radon and been warned that it can be trapped inside your home. People often ask, where does radon come from? Its a naturally occurring gas that is produced as a decay product of radium. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) […]

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Myths About Radon

10 Myths About Radon Gas

Myths about radon can be harmful in several different ways. Believing that radon is not a problem or misunderstanding how radon gas forms naturally can lead to further loss of life. Awareness and proper testing is the first step in remediating your home of this cancer causing gas. MYTH: Scientists are not even sure radon […]

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Energy Efficiency Audit Portland, Oregon

Energy Audits Portland, Oregon

PropertyExam We offer a wide range of energy conservation inspection services including the initial analysis, additional consultation, and training sessions. We are available to perform full energy audits and analysis on commercial and residential buildings in and around the Portland, Oregon metro area. All residential properties inspected for energy efficiency by PropertyExam are analyzed using […]

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Weatherproofing Your Home for Winter

Weatherproofing your home for winter is an important part of preparing for the upcoming cold season. Not only does weatherproofing your home help to ready it for snow and ice – and all the hassles and damages that come with chilly weather – but a properly maintained home can also help to improve the home’s […]

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First Time Home Buyer Dos and Don’ts

If you’re in the market for your first home, now is the perfect time to begin looking. Most sellers are desperate to get a contract, there are more homes available to buy than ever before, and affordability is at an all time high. For first time buyers, the home purchasing process can be a bit […]

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7 Weekend Projects That Will Add Value To Your Home

As a property examiner, I can tell you that that one of the first mistakes people make when selling their homes is not paying attention to detail. It’s the little things in a home that make a big difference to a prospective buyer, and  the slightest adjustments or improvements can have a big payoff. You […]

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The Importance Of Home Inspection Before Buying

Buying a house is a very important decision, one that affects you and your family. You’re putting a lot of time, money and effort into finding the perfect home, and it’s vital to make sure that none of the effort goes to waste. If you are in the market to purchase a new property, a […]

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Top 10 Energy Saving Tips

Top 10 Energy Saving Tips There are so many good reasons to make an effort to conserve energy at home. Being energy conscious is great for you, the economy and the environment, and thereby enhances your quality of life. While the concept sounds like it could be expensive or inconvenient, these 10 tips show you […]

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