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2007 

 Home Inspectors: How far do you go when it comes to Kitchen & Laundry appliances?By Stephen Gladstone The average home inspector across the US and Canada may or may not look at appliances in the course of his or her inspection. Unfortunately we have little data in this area because ASHI standard...
04/27/2007
 As Promised... part 2.You have to bear with me...I've only been doing this for 24 years but I have to tell you that a mere 100% of my prelist clients have sold their homes faster, with less grief and for substantially more money than they expected.Yes, that's all of them, for those of you who ar...
04/26/2007
(see more subjects on my blogs and web at http://www.stonehollow.com/) Steve Gladstone President of Stonehollow Home Inspections and 2004 National ASHI President.Isn't time you got rid of the surprises found when you finally get a real offer on your listings.Brokers who have their act together, a...
04/25/2007
04/23/2007
Ahhh Springtime... Inspecting In Spring can be an adventure. For more info see us at www.stonehollow.comYes, while it's true most of us look forward to Spring and the wonderful changes that take place in this season except maybe losing an hour to daylight savings; Inspecting in Spring is so nice ...
04/23/2007
From Steve Gladstone's Spring 2007 Helpful Home Newsletter  To download the entire newsletter go to www.stonehollow.com and download it from the home page. A Brief Spring Check List:Exterior Stuff:Rooftops: are they free of debris? Clean the skylights, have a roofer examine your roof surface to m...
04/23/2007
  Frequently Asked Questions of the Home Inspector: by Stephen Gladstone, President of Stonehollow Fine Home Inspections What is involved in a typical inspection ? We carefully and systematically evaluate all mechanical (electrical, plumbing, heating, cooling, and ventilation) systems within the ...
04/21/2007
       Over the last few years more people are focusing on this colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that has the nasty habit of killing people. We have see an increase of Fire departments running on hundreds of Carbon Monoxide detector calls as more and more people, install detectors.     With the...
04/20/2007
Pre- Closing Walk-Through Check ListPLEASE, understand that on the morning of your closing you will have one last opportunity to tour the home & look carefully at the conditions before you sign the dotted line. Before you truly own this home...we recommend that you read through your home inspecti...
04/19/2007
 by Stephen M. GladstoneHome inspections are now the rule, and no longer the exception with wise homebuyers.Anyone who has bought a home, be it a new or used one, can attest to the horror stories of problems popping up in their dream house, almost as quickly as the papers are signed.Take the drip...
04/19/2007
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