Under the Roof

with Randy Barfield

February 13, 2020 in Home Maintenance Tips

Recovering from winter’s wrath

Whether you experienced a little snowfall, sleet, or just a lot of rain, Central Texas has officially absorbed a lot of precipitation recently. Now that the stormy winter weather is…

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January 30, 2020 in Home Maintenance Tips, Seasonal Home Maintenance

How Groundhog Day Could Affect Your Pipes

The fate of Central Texas’ “winter” of 2020 all comes down to one day: February 2. On Sunday, Groundhog Day, Punxsutawney Phil will emerge from his burrow to look for…

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January 17, 2020 in Home Maintenance Tips

Why the GFCI?

If you’ve ever woken up to a coffee pot that didn’t brew to its programmed specifications after an overnight storm, you know the frustration of a tripped outlet. While you... Read More
December 31, 2019 in Home Maintenance Tips, Real Estate News

What to expect from the Austin market in 2020

With the holidays in our rearview mirror, we remember all we are thankful for and are reminded to celebrate on a daily basis. Living and working in the bustling mecca…

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December 11, 2019 in Home Maintenance Tips, Seasonal Home Maintenance

Protect your pipes to winterize your home

The time has come for us all to face the facts: winter is coming. With the first day of the season right around the corner, this is an excellent time…

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November 29, 2019 in Home Maintenance Tips, Seasonal Home Maintenance

Decorating your home for the holiday

With Thanksgiving behind us, it is safe to say we are officially in the holiday season! If you’re like the majority of Americans, you already have or soon plan to…

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November 21, 2019 in Home Maintenance Tips

Understanding your home’s heating system

As our Central Texas days and nights turn cooler, you may find yourself reaching for the thermostat dial to turn on what we so dearly avoid most of the summer:…

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October 30, 2019 in Home Maintenance Tips

Trick or Treat: It’s Halloween!

With the coldest Halloween in decades looming, you are likely preparing to dole out candy within the next two days. Do what you can to ensure this is a safe…

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October 6, 2019 in Home Maintenance Tips

Clean your gutters this October to protect your home

Gutters are easily one of the most forgotten components of your home’s exterior. Homeowners tend to forget about them, until they’re not working. The trouble is, gutters play a vital... Read More
September 23, 2019 in Home Maintenance Tips

Join us for our Fall Homebuying Happy Hour

Believe it or not, fall has begun! Although temperatures are still above average, so is performance in the local real estate market. Randy and the team at Barfield Home Inspection... Read More
September 5, 2019 in Home Maintenance Tips

Prepping your home for fall football

You waited patiently through a mild winter, quick spring, and relentless summer, and it was all worth it, because tonight the NFL kicks off the 100th season of football pandemonium... Read More
August 13, 2019 in Home Maintenance Tips, Seasonal Home Maintenance

Maintain curb appeal and boost your home’s value

When preparing to sell your home, few things rank higher on the priority to-do list than enhancing curb appeal. Homeowners take pride in the exterior appearance and health of their... Read More
August 1, 2019 in Home Maintenance Tips, Videos

Under the Roof with Randy Barfield: Cracks in Your Foundation

Have you ever noticed a crack in the foundation of your home? When is a crack in your foundation cause for worry? Let Randy walk you through it in our…

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July 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

New home starts in ATX suburbs near record pace driven by road construction

Looking ahead to fall, there seems to be a new housing trend on the rise. More and more people are moving to the ‘burbs! Thanks to improvements in infrastructure and…

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July 2, 2019 in Home Maintenance Tips, Just for Fun, Seasonal Home Maintenance

Safety tips and precautions for a carefree 4th of July

With our nation’s 243rd birthday upon us, you are likely making plans to celebrate the fourth of July in style. Before you take off for the lake or open your…

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June 21, 2019 in Home Maintenance Tips, Seasonal Home Maintenance

Tackle house chores while catching a tan in the sunny outdoors

House chores aren’t so bad when you can be outside on a beautiful day, catching a tan while you work! Why not kill two birds with one stone? We’ve compiled…

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May 31, 2019 in Real Estate News

VA Loan Rules for Termite Inspections

Contributor, VAloans.com (Originally published on December 5, 2018 on VAloans.com) Termites and what the VA labels “wood-destroying pests” can be a serious problem for homeowners, buyers and sellers. House hunters…

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May 9, 2019 in Just for Fun

Happy National Small Business Week!

Just as we are thankful for a healthy housing market across central Texas, we also celebrate the growth of small businesses across the nation. National Small Business Week is May…

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April 24, 2019 in Home Maintenance Tips, Seasonal Home Maintenance

Invest your tax return on home maintenance

In addition to blooming wildflowers, festivals and an early taste of warm weather to come, spring brings a monetary delight for many: tax refund season. If, like the majority of…

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April 9, 2019 in Home Maintenance Tips, Seasonal Home Maintenance

Tell mosquitoes to buzz off this spring!

While we do appreciate the return of warm weather and sunshine, spring temperatures also mark the beginning of mosquito season in central Texas. If you have experienced mosquito season in…

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March 19, 2019 in Home Maintenance Tips

Under the Roof with Randy Barfield: The Ground Level

Do you know what’s happening on the ground level of your home? Is the foundation level? What happens when the soil shifts? Don’t worry, we have answers for you. Last…

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March 14, 2019 in Home Maintenance Tips

Fire safety reminder!

Whether you are looking to buy or sell a home, or are happy where you are for years to come, few things are more important than protecting your family, home…

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February 28, 2019 in Just for Fun

Barfield joins Wimberley Valley Chamber of Commerce

We are excited to announce that Barfield Home Inspection has officially joined the Wimberley Valley Chamber of Commerce this year! Thank you to all those who came out to the ribbon cutting…

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February 13, 2019 in Home Maintenance Tips, Just for Fun, Real Estate News

Brunch & Learn: Keys to selling you home before it hits the market

We are teaming with Ryan Kelly with Ryan Kelly Group and Ruby Cloutier with Vazzo Spaces for an exciting event this spring! Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 2, 10:30 a.m….

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January 18, 2019 in Home Maintenance Tips

Test your toilet for leaks

Is your toilet always running? Does it make hissing noises? This may indicate a toilet leak. In addition to increasing your utility bills, a leaky toilet tank can cause costly…

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December 21, 2018 in Just for Fun

Give back to your community this holiday season!

Here at Barfield Home Inspection, giving back to the community is important. It is also a great way to get in the holiday spirit. After all, giving is what the…

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December 17, 2018 in Home Maintenance Tips, Seasonal Home Maintenance

Keep your succulents happy this winter

Do you have trouble keeping your succulents alive during the cold winter months? Lucky for you, our home inspector Mike is a gardening pro when it comes to growing and…

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November 29, 2018 in Home Maintenance Tips, Seasonal Home Maintenance

Safely Decorate Your Home for the Holidays

As the holiday season kicks off in true festive fashion, so does one of the most notorious weekend warrior projects of the entire year: holiday home decorating. Here are a…

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November 14, 2018 in Home Maintenance Tips, Seasonal Home Maintenance

Quick Tips for Winterizing Your Home

By: Randy Barfield It’s that time of year again, folks. The last thing you want to happen is frozen or damaged plumbing systems. To prevent this from happening to you,…

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October 25, 2018 in Just for Fun, Seasonal Home Maintenance

Spooky Home Inspection Stories

As a home inspector, there is no such thing as a normal work day. Each day, we see new houses, meet new people, find new issues, and encounter different pets…

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October 15, 2018 in Home Maintenance Tips, Seasonal Home Maintenance

Protect your home from rattlesnakes

There are many things homeowners and home inspectors alike do not want to see, and at the top of that list are snakes. After an especially long, hot summer it…

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October 4, 2018 in Home Inspection Reality Show, Home Maintenance Tips

Why Barfield Home Inspection?

If you are new to the Austin area or new to the homebuying process, you may not know much about local home inspectors. You might get recommendations from friends and…

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September 20, 2018 in Uncategorized

Put your home maintenance knowledge to the test!

Originally published by HouseLogic By: Leanne Potts Spot the 9 Problems With This House (Advice for New Homeowners) Telltale signs you’re flubbing homeowner maintenance, like parking on grass. You’ve closed…

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August 29, 2018 in Home Maintenance Tips

Save money on utility bills this summer

If you are from Texas, you know a thing or two about high utility bills in the summer. A/C units work overtime and  lawns need extra hydration. Whether you own…

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August 16, 2018 in Real Estate News, Realtor Wisdom

Lilly Rockwell on Austin’s surprising real-estate market

Contributor, “I Love You So Much: The Austin360 Podcast” By: Addie Broyles, American-Statesman Staff (Originally published on August 10, 2018) Austin’s real estate market continues to boom, but what does that…

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July 27, 2018 in Home Maintenance Tips

Keeping Your AC in Shape for Summer

During these hot summer months, it is important to keep up with your air conditioning (AC) unit maintenance. In addition to changing the return air filter in your HVAC system,…

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July 13, 2018 in Real Estate News

Do I really need a home inspection? The answer is yes and here’s why…

Buying a new home can be a stressful and overwhelming process. After all, it is one of the most important purchase you will ever make! According to the American Home…

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June 29, 2018 in Home Inspection Reality Show, Real Estate News, Realtor Wisdom

What to expect from a Barfield home inspection

Do you know what repairs to be concerned about and which ones are quick fixes? What about cost? That’s what Barfield Home Inspection is here for. We tell it like…

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June 15, 2018 in Just for Fun, Real Estate News

Where to begin your home search in Austin

For several years now, Austin has been at the top of the list for fastest growing cities in America. Whether it’s the tacos, the pet-friendly environment, the laid-back lifestyle, job…

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May 31, 2018 in Home Maintenance Tips, Seasonal Home Maintenance

Tuning up your irrigation system is a must-do this summer

Summer in Texas means water restrictions, which is why it’s important to make sure your irrigation system is working efficiently. A regular checkup can help conserve water and save money…

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May 29, 2018 in Real Estate News

Owning a home in Austin may be more affordable than you think!

According to recent data from Smart Asset, a personal finance website, buying a house in Austin may be more affordable than you think. Using median home value, estimated down-payment cost,…

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September 7, 2017 in Home Inspection Reality Show, Home Maintenance Tips, Seasonal Home Maintenance

Talking Foundations with Randy: What to Expect

Watch as Randy Barfield, founder and owner of Barfield Home Inspection, takes on this house's foundation. In this video, you will learn how a home inspector looks at foundation and... Read More
June 30, 2017 in Just for Fun

Grillin’ and Chillin’ for July 4th!

Happy fourth of July everyone! Get ready for some grillin’ and chillin’ for the holiday. Randy will be cooking up his famous brisket so we thought we would share the…

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June 15, 2017 in Cool Homes

Cool House Tour 2017

On Sunday, June 11, Barfield Home Inspection’s owner and founder Randy Barfield had his home featured as part of the 21st Annual Cool House Tour, a collaboration of Austin Energy…

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June 14, 2017 in Cool Homes

Le Casa Desnuda: A Home Inspector’s Dream Home Come True

By Randy Barfield I have had a dream for many years to build not only a dream home but a home that was built around energy efficiency with solar and…

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January 27, 2017 in Uncategorized

5 Tips for Buyers to Have a Successful Home Inspection

By Ray Boss Jr. | Contributor, U.S. News & World Report (Originally published on Oct. 18, 2016 in U.S. News & World Report)   Throughout the homebuying process, you will…

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