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2009 

I have a niece that is starting to investigate buying her first home.  She and her husband have been renting - and saving - for years.  She was asking for advice on home inspections when she gets that far and I thought her reply was really interesting. "Sounds like we are on the same page about t...
02/25/2009
With things getting turned upside down already with Licensing coming in, this news is a bit disturbing.  I'm hoping that the board will have enough time to get all the big things squared away before the bureaucracy takes over.... Anyway, thanks to Steve for keeping us all updated.Due to a budget ...
02/14/2009
My friend, Lori Cofer, just posted an article on her blog about custom home building and the advantages of including a Realtor in the process. I got me to thinking (which is preferable to cleaning the garage which is what I am supposed to do this morning - thank goodness I'm working this afternoo...
02/14/2009
FPE can't hide from Infrared! Following up on my discussion of FPE panels earlier, here are some infrared pictures from a home I did on Wednesday.  It was a big house, built in 1980 with 5000sf on three levels and FOUR (4!) Federal Pacific Electric panels installed.  Four in a week is a bad week ...
02/13/2009
That's a direct quote from a local electrical contractor to me in an email late last week.  As he put it, "you and I are having some difficulty with the FPE panel issue" and he was exactly right.  We are having issues with it.  I think they are inherently unsafe.  He thinks that they have a histo...
02/13/2009
"Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" is the clarion call of the environmentally conscious individual. This is suitable advice for everything we buy, use, or dispose of. I would like to take it one step further. What if we applied some of this common sense to other areas of our lives? Reduce, Reuse, and Recyc...
02/10/2009
 A devotion to the arts is a signature quality of Moscow, Idaho.  The city is divided between the more liberal university students and professors and the somewhat conservative farming community but one area of agreement is the appreciation of myriad forms of art.  The local paper, the Moscow Pull...
02/10/2009
If you're a jazz fan, Moscow ID has a treat that you really should indulge in at least once, the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival.  I know - Idaho.  Not where you would expect to find a hotbed of jazz.  but there is a long jazz tradition The University of Idaho sponsors the Lionel Hampton Internation...
02/09/2009
The title of the post and the question itself probably seem a bit silly.  Everybody here on AR is in the same business whether they're a Realtor, Inspector, Mortgage Broker, Stager.  Quite often though I see people confuse industry with job. A good example was this last Friday. I was taken by sur...
02/09/2009
Everybody has an idea of what concrete is - hard, gray, cold.  That's been changing for the last decade though as more and more people experiment with concrete as a decorative element in homes and businesses. Some areas of the country have already seen some of these finishes but here in the hinte...
02/09/2009
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