Every week, the detail-oriented folks at Green Scene Home Inspections will give CandysDirt.com readers an education in inspection. Want to see what they see? Tune in for “Upon Closer Inspection.”
When you’re buying a home, we advise people that the major areas of consideration are the roof, plumbing, electricity, HVAC, and the foundation. These are your bigger ticket items, so if something is amiss, you may have costly repairs on your hands at some point.
If you’re buying a home in North Texas, you’ll want to look out for storm damage, as big Texas weather can really wreak havoc on a roof. Also, since the roof can be a major expense, be on the lookout for shoddy DIY repair or esthetic “fixes” meant to cover up damage.
Here are a few examples from the field:
The Candlelight Christmas home tour in Ryan Place celebrates its 35th anniversary this year.
From Staff Reports
The 35th Anniversary Candlelight Christmas in Ryan Place will take place Saturday, Dec. 7, from noon to 9 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 8, from noon to 5 p.m. This self-paced walking tour will feature five beautiful homes dating back to 1915, and tour patrons will be greeted by docents at each home who will highlight unique features. You will learn about the history of the homes, hear the fascinating stories of previous owners, and be able to admire the spectacular décor and architectural design as you stroll through one of Fort Worth’s finest historic neighborhoods!
This year’s five stunning homes will have something to offer for everyone’s taste.