2 Smart Investments: A Home Inspection And My Fall Super-Spice Mix

Why The Home Inspection Is So Important

Buying a home is an expensive investment and no one wants to pay for something expecting everything to be fine only to find out everything is not fine - and you may have to pay more. A thorough inspection is a critical step within the home buying process. The buyer usually pays for the home inspection unless it’s negotiated differently in the contract and the lender generally pays for the appraisal.

Why get a home inspection:

  • It allows buyers to learn about major and minor issues before finalizing the purchase of the home.

  • Usually there’s a seven-day window for the buyer to walk away from the purchase after a home inspection.

The Home inspectors look at the exterior and interior parts of the home, including but not limited to the foundation and other structural elements, electrical, plumbing, roofing, and heating and air conditioning units. If the home has structural problems, it can be a huge red flag because you don’t want a house that’s not well built.

Replacements That Can Have A High Cost


Roof leaks can be an expensive item to replace. The inspector will be able to tell you the age of the roof and identify any problems.

Electrical System

The electrical system is another system that you want to ensure is in proper working order. For safety reasons, you will not want to live in a house where the electrical system could be faulty.


You want to include maintenance costs on your home buying budget. A newer home would less likely need a higher budget, but an older home may need a higher budget. Inspection reports often include the cost of deferred maintenance (items that may have pending replacements within the next 5 years.

Before you hire an inspector, you may want to ask a few questions. An inspection usually runs between $300 and $500 and you want to use your money wisely.

Some Questions To Ask The Home Inspector

What is your inspection process?

How soon will an inspector issue a report?

Does the inspector have experience with residential home inspections?

What will the inspection cover?

How much does a home inspection cost?

How will I get the report?

The other valuable investment is my Fall Super-Spice Mix. It’s loaded with health benefits that will keep you feeling cozy as fall slides out and winter arrives.

For this mix, I use some of my favorite fall spices and make it in batches at a time. One of my favorite ways to use it is in my smoothie after a good workout.

It’s loaded with the following ingredients:

Organic Turmeric

Turmeric has been used for medicinal purposes forever in Ayurveda to treat such ailments as respiratory conditions, gas, and to relieve digestion and arthritis. Its’ number one health benefit is to reduce inflammation as it’s a natural anti-inflammatory. Inflammation is linked to chronic diseases such as Heart Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, Alzheimer’s Disease and Cancer.

Black Pepper

Black pepper is high in antioxidants including piperine which helps your body absorb curcumin the active ingredient found in turmeric. This spicy ingredient also has anti-inflammatory properties, may lower cholesterol, and may help fight against cancer.

Ceylon Cinnamon

Ceylon cinnamon's active ingredient, cinnamaldehyde has been shown to reduce the inflammatory response in the body, leading to fewer negative symptoms. Loaded with beta-carotene that can be converted into vitamin A, the Ceylon is slightly more expensive, but is definitely worth it.

Organic Ginger

Ginger is one of the healthiest spices on earth and in the turmeric family. It’s an anti-inflammatory and has powerful medicinal properties, helps treat nausea, may lower blood sugar and reduce the risk for heart disease.

My personal recipe for this Fall Super-Spice Mix is listed below

6 Tablespoons Organic Turmeric

2 Tablespoons Organic Ginger

2 Tablespoons Ceylon Cinnamon

1 Tablespoon Black Pepper

Put it all in the same container, shake vigorously until it’s fully mixed, then enjoy.

I hope this was helpful and gave ideas about reaching out to a home inspector before investing in a home. If you know anyone who may need my assistance, please help them by referring them to me. If you know anyone who would benefit from this post, please forward it to them. Please feel free to ask questions and remember to follow me on social media: Facebook and Instagram.

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