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Home Inspector - Superior Home Inspections - Greater Tampa Bay Area - Florida DBPR HI104
Hello fellow Active Rainers! I am excited today to announce that I will be relocating my business from the beautiful Tampa Bay area to the Hill Country in Austin, Texas! I have been living in the Tampa area all my life, but now I have my oldest son, daughter-in-law, three grand kids, and my hunny...
A couple days ago I get a call from an Agent that refers me pretty regularly. I had an inspection scheduled with the client yesterday. The agent called me to ask me my opinion. I have never been shy of doing that, I love to give my opinion! So, the agent says that the client has a good friend in ...
Townhouses and Condominiums always present some interesting configurations. They usually don't have the storage space that single family homes have, most do not have a garage or someplace to store all that "stuff" you accumulate over time. So owners get inventive by installing shelves, closets, c...
I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my Active Rain friends and family a wonderful Holiday season. May all your dreams and wishes come true and may we all grow and prosper in 2014!!   MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM SUPERIOR HOME INSPECTIONS!!   ******************************...
  This is a great posting by Charles Buell, fellow Home Inspector in Seattle. I think he nailed it! A little bit of a read but totally right on! I was reminded of the idea for this post from a comment I saw a while ago.  I think we have all heard the scenario where the Home Inspector inspects an ...
I was invited to ride with a riding group this weekend. The group is named Riders of Grace. They ride out of the Grace Family Church here in Tampa. It was a great ride and awesome experience!             Riders Of Grace                    Along the way!             I have been riding since I was ...
Two  elderly gentlemen  from a  retirement center were sitting on a bench under a tree when one turns to the  other and says: 'Slim, I'm 83 years old now and I'm just full of aches and  pains. I know you're about my age. How do you feel?' Slim  says, 'I feel just like a newborn baby.' 'Really!?  ...
Vinyl siding can significantly change the appearance of a home. It can provide cover and protection to the underlying wall material if it is installed correctly. If it is not, it can become your worst nightmare! It is not meant to be a water tight covering, it is a supplemental rain screen, the u...
We had our groups Fall meeting at Ozona Blue Grill in Ozona Florida on Tuesday. It was a beautiful day to be outside sitting by the water enjoying each other’s company, sharing information, and stories! We had 14 members to show up out of the 20 that made commitments to come. Stuff happens, so ho...
I thought since today was Sunday I would make today’s sermon about a special set of gutters I recently ran into at an inspection. Well I didn't literally run into them, but I did run across them. No, that's not right either, let's say I discovered them at a recent inspection I done. We all know h...

Fred Hernden

Tampa Bay area Home Inspector
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