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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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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:…Read More
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…Read More
Clean your gutters this October to protect your home
Join us for our Fall Homebuying Happy Hour
Prepping your home for fall football
Maintain curb appeal and boost your home’s value
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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….Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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,…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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,…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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,…Read More
Talking Foundations with Randy: What to Expect
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More