Under the Roof

with Randy Barfield

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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