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Steven L. Smith is a working home inspector and program coordinator of home inspection training for the Washington state approved fundamentals of home inspection course offered through Bellingham Technical College. The information in the blog is usually general in nature but some articles are designed to appeal to residents of the Pacific Northwest, the area served by Steve's company -- King of the House Home Inspection, Inc. Smith is a member of the Washington State Home Inspector Advisory Board.

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2011 

Bellingham Technical College will be running another 120-hour home inspection training course beginning on October 17, 2011. After that, so students are qualified to sit for the state exam, we will offer the 40-hours of state approved field training. That will begin on November 4, 2011. This will...
Posted over 2 years ago
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Well, after having a nice day yesterday, we are back to heavy rains here in the northwest. I was browsing through my travel photos, trying to think of something to post here at Active Rain. It is the end of the week and, the way it seems to be anymore, I have been so swamped that I am playing cat...
Posted over 2 years ago
 Few endeavors in history have so captured the imagination of the public, and the world, as has the U.S. space program. From the first manned shot, up and back down, of Alan Shepard  to the last shuttle flights, the space program has provided excitement, interest and productive discoveries. For t...
Posted over 2 years ago
When those of us who lived through the 1960's think about the music of the era, we tend to think of the British Invasion. That was, certainly, a major influence. But right here, in the USA, the performers who were competing the best with the Brits were the soul or R&B artists. Detroit was the dom...
Posted over 2 years ago
 I remember back to the summer of 1966 here in Bellingham, WA. That was the year that I first started paying attention to the radio. Prior to 1966, about the only exposure I had to music was my folks watching Lawrence Welk or Sing-A-Long with Mitch Miller. I much preferred Friday Night at the Fig...
Posted over 2 years ago
In a tough real estate market, like we have now, tensions run high. Agents work hard to put together deals. Most agents do not have a problem with an issue, cited on a home inspection report, as long as it is valid and put in reasonable perspective. However, building houses is complicated and the...
Posted over 2 years ago
It was 1966, the center of the universe in the United States was San Francisco.  Many new music groups were forming in the bay area. But, despite the excitement in the USA, and the words "hippie" and "flower power" the bands from the U.K. were ruling the record charts in the United States. The mu...
Posted over 2 years ago
They always say, in popular lore, that you cannot teach an old dog new tricks. That is not necessarily true. In the last few months, on large or assumed difficult inspections that I book, I have been co-inspecting with Curtis Brown of Curtis C Home Inspections. I am busy enough these days, and ke...
Posted over 2 years ago
Some time ago, Kristin Johnston, a member here at Active Rain, said that she would like to see a music post in this series that referenced the year in which she was born, 1973. Well, being an old radio guy, of course I do requests. Remembering back to 1973, the blockbuster movie of the day was Se...
Posted over 2 years ago
As of a few years ago, when the homes inspector licensing law went into effect, it is no longer mandatory for a home inspector to maintain a license as a structural pest inspector.  In years gone by, from a practical standpoint, an inspector was not able to work in this state without the structur...
Posted over 2 years ago
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Steven L. Smith, King of the House Home Inspection, provides information for real estate buyers, sellers and real estate industry professionals. Blog posts emphasize issues commonly found in Bellingham, WA and Whatcom County. Smith is Washington State Licensed Home Inspector #207, a state licensed structural pest inspector, ASHI certified inspector #252760 and one of the most experienced inspectors in the northwest corner of the Pacific Northwest. Steven L. Smith is lead instructor of home inspection at Bellingham Technical College and teaches classes for Washington State University and the Washington State Department of Agriculture. Steve was a two-term member of the state licensing board.