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What Issues Aren't Covered by a Home Inspection?

Some buyers, particularly those who are searching for their first home, think of the home inspection as a kind of seal of approval to buy the house. Often, these buyers mistakenly believe that the inspection is an all-encompassing examination of every possible issue, an unrealistic expectation that can leave them primed for an unpleasant surprise in their future. It's important to keep in mind that home inspectors are only human and therefore can't possibly know everything about a house; plus, they are bound by a set of professional rules and standards regarding their findings. Because of this, in some ways it is just as important to understand what isn't covered in the home inspection report as what is. Keep reading to learn about a few of the issues that might not be covered in the home inspection.

Support Your Library at the Brew Ha Ha Fundraiser!

What could be better than supporting your library while simultaneously enjoying amazing beer from local craft brewers? At the upcoming Brew Ha Ha fundraiser, you can do just that! Each year, the Friends of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County and the Mahoning Valley Flight Crew team up to host this incredible event. Come see eight local breweries compete for the title of Best Library Beers from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, March 2!

Stop Air Leaks From Inflating Your Heating Bill

Air leaks are one of the biggest sources of wasted energy within the typical home; in fact, it's estimated that the average family spends a full third of their heating and cooling budget on air that leaks into or out of their house! In other words, every time you feel a cold draft by a window, picture money blowing out of your wallet! Luckily, sealing up some of the major sources of unwanted air is surprising easy and affordable. Keep reading to learn about 8 of the most common air leak culprits and how to plug them for good!