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2010 

It's been bothering me for weeks now.  I got into an online exchange (or maybe it was a spirited debate, no - I think this qualified as an argument) with another inspector about a very basic concept.  Specifically, it was his core belief that Realtors are all money hungry bastards whom buyers sho...
Posted over 3 years ago
Winter is here.  And, as always, oil prices are expected to rise continuously in coming months, so I thought I might report some winterization tips and tricks. With energy prices on the rise, no matter what method you use to heat your home (well, except maybe solar and geothermal) it is sure to c...
Posted over 3 years ago
I just saw this (excellent original post by Reuben) and thought to share it with everyone.  In my experience CSST is the ONLY kind of gas tubing I have seen installed in new construction for going on 5 years now (maybe longer!!) This could be a real concern going forward, and is something to con...
Posted over 3 years ago
It's just one week until Thanksgiving, and already the planning among friends and family has reached silly proportions.  Dinner times have been changed, travel plans made (then changed, then changed back) and trying to assign everyone something to bring and getting them here on time - well, that'...
Posted over 3 years ago
It seems like I have been answering one question a lot on different forums lately, so I thought it might be time to revive this blog about How To Hire A Home Inspector. There seem to be a lot of First Time Buyers who are unsure of how to go about getting a home inspection, whom to trust, and exac...
Posted over 3 years ago
With the econony (and many real estate markets) performing, ummm let's say "slugglishly" to be polite, I am all about saving money! OK, truth be told, it's my wife that is the saving nut and I'm just along for the ride.  I don't mind saviung money (who does?) but I don't want it to painful, or fe...
Posted over 3 years ago
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