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Home Inspector - Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area - InterNACHI 10041206
My son sent me these pics from his house in Tijeras, New Mexico. It had snowed that night and he caught the sunrise as it was shining on the freshly fallen snow. Good camera and operator and good timing! Freshly fallen snow is beautiful, and for me, a converted Florida boy... it's cold and better...
Whenever somebody buys a new house, new construction, they are ususally pre-wired for cable tv, sound systems, theatre systems, media rooms... etc. Then when you start service the installer comes out to mount their equipment outside, in the garage or attic. If it's an older home, you could actual...
Builders usually have a landscaping package that comes with buying a new home. Sometimes they give you a landscaping allowance, and sometimes they just plant stuff around the house to make it look pretty! How much attention to detail and proper planting takes place? In my experience... none! I se...
I arrived at my scheduled appointment time at the house I was inspecting the other day, only to find the house was swarming with people. Appraiser, Bug Guy, Seller, two Real Estate Agents... lots of cars! So after finding a parking spot... I met my client and both agents then started doing my thi...
I done an inspection on an older home last week, here in Albuquerque. This home was built in the 50's and has been remodeled and added on to several times over the years. I could see right away that this baby could be an adventure! I usually start on the exterior, so when I got on the roof I was ...
Whenever I go to an inspection there is always something that brings a chuckle or a surprise is waiting somewhere in the house for me to find it. It's one of those silly things I look forward to, sometimes I get a little giddy when I am looking at an older home. Usually, there has been remodeling...
I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of my friends here on Active Rain a very Happy Thanksgiving! Get that big ol plate of your favorite Thanksgiving fixins and give thanks for everything you have, and tell your loved ones you love them! Then of course plop down on the couch and watc...
Your good ol handy Home Inspector! Yep, the same guy that climbs into your prospective homes attic to check for any defects to make sure the home is safe and in good condition so you can make the decision that this is the home for you and your family! What a great group of guys they are! In this ...

The Zia Sun Symbol can be seen on the New Mexico state flag. It is a symbol of the Zia Indians. Their symbol, a red symbol with groups of rays pointing in four directions, is used to symbolize ceremonial activities and even to introduce newborns to the Sun. The sacred number of the Zia is 4, and ...
With Veterans day coming tomorrow, Coach KC has hit it right on the head, and I am re-posting his blog from today. The committment of our troops should never be questioned!    Thank You Veterans!     Below is the Oath of Enlistment that our US Military Members each take...   I, _____, do solemnly...

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