Damn Ice Dams !!

Ice dams on the roof can cause issues like roof leaks, mold, and it can also drain your bank account. But, stopping ice dams reallyis simple.  Just keep the entire roof the same temperature as the eaves. See, I told you it was simple. OK, ok you do that by increasing ventilation, adding insulation, and… Continue Reading

Holiday Home Safety Tips

The winter holidays are a time for celebration, and that means more cooking, home decorating, entertaining, and an increased risk of fire and accidents. Home Inspector, Kevin Michaels, an InterNACHI Certified Inspector and Hudson Valley Property Inspections recommends that you follow these guidelines to help make your holiday season safer and more enjoyable. Holiday Lighting Use… Continue Reading

Indoor Air Quality Testing for Mold During the Home Inspection?

Hudson Valley Property Inspections has performed over 1000 air quality tests since the devastation caused by super storms Irene, Lee and Sandy in the Northeast over the past few years. I have seen the incredible damage that mold can do. The scariest scenarios happen when you can’t see the mold. Oh, it will appear eventually,… Continue Reading

Next step….the Home Inspection

Kevin Michaels, NYS Licensed Home Inspector – Hudson Valley Property Inspections, llc So you’re buying a home. You will want to get a home inspection and here’s why….. It costs a few hundred dollars, but the information you receive is invaluable. During a home inspection, certified, licensed person will take a very detailed look at… Continue Reading

Radon….What you need to know.

  Radon is a carcinogenic gas that is hazardous to inhale. Build-up of radon in homes is a health concern and many lung cancer cases are attributed to radon exposure each year. About 12% of lung cancers and more than 20,000 Americans die of radon-related lung cancer each year. The Surgeon General of the United… Continue Reading

Hudson Valley Property Inspections Now Offers Customers a FREE Subscription to the Home Owners Network! (video)!!

  Hudson Valley Property Inspections will give you a FREE subscription to The Home Owners Network (a $199 value!!) As our way of saying Thanks and Good Luck! Your home is your single largest investment. The Home Owners Network is your single resource to receive real-time tech support for questions about your home. Honest, reliable… Continue Reading

How to Buy a Storm Damaged Home

Hudson Valley Property Inspections has been inspecting homes and properties in the Hudson Valley of NY since 2009. During that span we have seen three “once in a lifetime” storms pound the region. The number of homes damaged has been unprecedented. Now that we are on our way to recovery from Super Storms Irene, Lee… Continue Reading

What To Look For When Purchasing A Log Home

  Log homes and cabins tend to have unique problems and often it takes someone who has specific expertise in log homes to be able to recognize these problems. When I have done home inspections on log buildings, sometimes I discover major problems that need to be addressed. Here are some the helpful tips on… Continue Reading

Hudson Valley Property Inspections teams up with The Home Owners Network!

Welcome Home !! The ‘Home Owners Network’ has been created to help you enjoy your house more! When you get your home inspected by Hudson Valley Property Inspections, you get a subscription to the ‘Home Owners Network’ A $199 value, for FREE!! Your home is your single largest investment. The ‘Home Owners Network’ is your… Continue Reading

Our New Website

Welcome to Hudson Valley Property Inspections newly redesigned Home Inspection website!  Whether  you are at the tail end of this stressful and emotional Real Estate transaction, or you are just beginning, you depend on our research and insight to guide you into your new home.  We have rebuilt our site to make it much easier… Continue Reading

Not All Home Inspections Are Equal

A home inspection is a crucial component of making a smart home-buying decision. According to Kevin Michaels, Owner/Inspector for Hudson Valley Property Inspections in Saugerties, NY, not all home inspections are equal. Michaels, who has experience in home inspections, real estate sales and marketing, believes Hudson Valley property Inspections are one of the most detailed… Continue Reading

Radon Awareness Month

  Only a handful of days remain in January, but the month still demands the awareness and attention of a deadly killer.  Each year thousands of people die from radon inducing lung cancer.  More people die from lung cancer caused by radon than secondhand smoke, drunk driving, falls in the home, drowning or fires in… Continue Reading

Housing Market In Hudson Valley Recovers After Sandy

  The weeks following Hurricane Sandy have been tough for many people, but others have rebounded and gotten back to their normal daily routines.  Yesterday, the Westchester and Rockland Newsday wrote an article highlighting some of the revival efforts and noted the housing market has not been completely affected by the super storm that hit… Continue Reading

Building Steps And Stairs

  A lot of people want to rebuild steps on their front porch, entry way or deck.  Redoing the stairs in your home is another popular way to renovate the home and add some value to the property.  Building stairs and steps can be tricky.  Each city and area has their own code and regulation… Continue Reading

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