Are you a landlord? Don’t forget to have your investment property inspected!


            Rental properties have become exponentially more popular. They are in demand. Partially due to the high rate of short sales and foreclosures, and partially because segments of society have become more transient, the prices on rentals are climbing.  The Atlanta home inspector has noticed this current trend.

             Short sales and foreclosures mar a person’s credit, which means that, that person must wait until they can become approved for a mortgage loan. So, this means that most likely, this segment of society is now categorized as rental property clientele.

            Now more than ever, jobs require travel and relocation to stay active in the market. Due to this change in the employment environment, people cannot tie themselves to a home for several years knowing that they will be moving on to another location. So, this segment of society is also categorized as rental property clientele. This segment also keeps townhomes and condos on their list of choices.

            In this ever-changing real estate market, it is always wise to schedule a home inspection. Whether you are purchasing an investment property that will be rented-out to others, or stepping into the townhome of your dreams. By alleviating any concerns and realizing precisely what you are purchasing, a home inspector can provide you peace of mind and inform you about the simple maintenance items that can be found in most homes.

Details make the inspectors job interesting. Don’t let those details be your problem. Call a thorough, detailed, friendly, trustworthy and knowledgable inspector, David Lelak at IHI Home Inspections. IHI Home Inspections provides computerized home inspection reports. Call us today 404-788-2581 or better yet you can now schedule your home inspections completely online at  We provide peace of mind one home inspection at a time!

If you’re a home owner who wishes to simply maintain their home in the best possible manner call us today for a maintenance inspection.

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America’s Best Places To Raise A Family, Listed By State

Great Places To Raise A Family

The Atlanta Home Inspector is happy to see that Atlanta made the list as one of the best places to raise a family! When you are searching for the perfect neighborhood, make sure you have a list of the important aspects you are searching for in a community.

BusinessWeek recently released its 2011 America’s Best Place to Raise a Family rankings. College-town Blacksburg, Virginia took top honors, breaking a 2-year win streak for the Chicago, Illinois region.

In 2009, suburban Mount Prospect, Illinois placed first. Last year, it was Tinley Park, Illinois.

The BusinessWeek report employs data from real estate information firm Onboard Informatics to make its rankings, compiling data across categories such as education, crime, and jobs plus access to parks and affordable homes. All selections are limited by population; all selections are home to 50,000 residents or fewer. Median incomes are within 20 percent — plus or minus — of the state’s median income levels.

BusinessWeek names one winner in each state. The winners in the 10 most populous states and their nearest “big city” are listed below

  1. California : East San Gabriel (Los Angeles)
  2. Texas : Wells Branch (Austin)
  3. New York : Hampton Manor (Albany)
  4. Florida : Niceville (Fort Walton Beach)
  5. Illinois : Morton Grove (Chicago)
  6. Pennsylvania : Cecil-Bishop (Pittsburgh)
  7. Ohio : St. Henry (Dayton)
  8. Michigan : Spring Arbor (Jackson)
  9. Georgia : Hoschton (Atlanta)
  10. North Carolina : Tryon (Spartanburg, SC)

The winners in all 50 states can be found on the BusinessWeek website.

Rankings like the BusinessWeek America’s Best Place to Raise a Family can be useful for home buyers in Canton , but like everything in real estate, statistics do not apply to every home equally. Even within the “best towns”, there are areas in which school systems are better, crime figures are lower, and amenities are more plentiful.

Therefore, before you make the decision to buy a home, talk with a real estate agent who has local market knowledge. It’s the most effective means to get data that matters to you.

Atlanta Real Estate News You Can Use

Atlanta Real Estate hub ran across the following article about Federal Pacific Panels