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There is an area here around UNM (University of New Mexico) that is very popular to live in. It is chic, cool, hip, sweet... to live there. Problem is the houses in that area are over 80 years old. Not that it is a bad thing to own a 80 year old house, you just better know what you're getting int...
05/26/2015
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I had an inspection last week in a historical section of Albuquerque called Nob Hill. Nob Hill is adjacent to UNM (University of New Mexico). It is a mile long stretch on Central Ave., which is also Route 66. Lots of unique shops (and people), trendy restaurants and chic nightspots. Very cool are...
05/19/2015
Only TWO more days till Active Rain Spring Meetup! Our meeting will be this Wednesday, May 13th @1:00PM at Casa de Benavidez! The restaurant is located at: 8032 4th St NW, Los Ranchos De Albuquerque, NM 87114Casa de Benavidez has a 50 year old tradition, Paul and Rita Benavidez's dream of serving...
05/11/2015
We have all seen or heard of the TV show Flipper... I am probably showing my age here but the show ran from 1964 to 1967. The term "Flipper" has also been given to an investor that buys distressed homes, fixes them up, and "flips" them for a quick profit. Like in any other profession, there are g...
05/06/2015
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Vents, vents, vents... every house has them. Plumbing vents, bathroom vents, Kitchen vents, attic vents, dryer vents, gas vents, and they all protrude the exterior of the house in some manner. Most plumbing vents protrude through the roof, as well as some dryer vents. On two story homes that have...
05/04/2015
 A picture is worth a thousand words. But this is Wordless Wednesday, so sit back and enjoy the presentation. Hopefully, you will never hire a contractor that gives you results like this, or if your sweet Uncle Bob says "Hey, I can come over this weekend, go get us a 12 pack of beer and we'll kno...
04/29/2015
I had an inspection the other day in the beautiful town of Rio Rancho, New Mexico. It's almost a suberb of Albuquerque, but it's a separate little area that has grown to be almost as large as Albuquerque... it may be larger!Anyway, this was an older home, built in 1981. The first thing I noticed ...
04/27/2015
They say you should take the road less traveled... be adventurous! But what if the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason? What if you head down this road but you can see there is trouble ahead? How will you handle this roadblock? Will you merely be able to step aside, go around it, or ...
04/22/2015
Patches... even our old friend Clarence Carter would have to agree that there is a right way and a wrong way to patch a roof. My Inspection in Rio Rancho the other day led me to an Investors finding and purchase of a distressed home. The usual things were apparent when I arrived, like overgrown l...
04/20/2015
Woo Hoo... time for Active Rain Spring Meetup! Our meeting will be on Wednesday, May 14th @1:00PM at Casa de Benavidez! The restaurant is located at: 8032 4th St NW, Los Ranchos De Albuquerque, NM 87114Casa de Benavidez has a 50 year old tradition, Paul and Rita Benavidez's dream of serving tradi...
04/16/2015
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