Xactware and HouseMaster join forces to streamline home repair estimation

HouseMaster, a 40-year-old home inspection services company, announced in a press release that it has partnered with technology company Xactware to provide homebuyers with post-inspection repair reports.

National HouseCheck buys Housefax

Popular industry resource for home data and property reports Housefax (and its data on 110 million U.S. homes) has been acquired for an undisclosed sum by National HouseCheck, a property inspection and home reporting service.

8 hot water heater facts every homeowner should know

Hearing a ruckus in your basement? Don’t ignore it — it could be the beginning of an impending hot water tank failure, says Scott Schnurr of DRF Trusted Property Solutions.

3 sneaky home maintenance problems your clients probably overlook

Regardless of whether your clients are buyers or sellers, it is important to remind them to keep up with these three sneaky home details that are often left forgotten.

Home maintenance startup Setter nabs $10M in funding

The startup just announced an additional $10 million in funding and backing from Sequoia Capital, NFX and Hustle, as it branches out from Toronto to San Francisco and gears up to expand to many other markets across North America.

8 seller tasks that can make or break your sale

If you want your sellers to crank things up a notch for a speedy sale, advise them to tackle these eight tasks that’ll have buyers racing to put in an offer.

7 dryer vent facts every homeowner should know

Here are seven simple facts about dryer vents that can save your buyers time and money, from certified master inspector Cord Werner.

Share this home maintenance checklist to keep in touch with clients this fall

This fall home maintenance checklist will get you and your clients ready for the coming season so that by the time winter rolls in, everyone will be able to spend a little more time in front of the fireplace with hot cocoa and a little less time wearin…

Bluehammer is real estate’s latest repair and renovation pricing tool

Bluehammer is a home maintenance and renovation pricing tool for consumers and real estate agents.

The top 5 most common remodeling projects for homeowners

The National Association of Home Builders on Wednesday released a survey detailing which rooms of the house people remodel most frequently. Kitchens, which have previously taken the top spot as the most remodeled room in the house, have been overtaken …