Michael's View ~ Nashville Home Inspections & Other Articles of Interest

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Home Inspector - Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - TN# 050
This blog site contains information about property inspections and areas of interest in Brentwood, TN; Franklin, TN; Nashville, TN; and Davidson and Williamson Counties of Middle Tennessee.

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2011 

Spam, Spam, and More Spam...     I've never been a fan of SPAM. You know what I mean - the crap that comes in a can. I am even less of a fan of "the other SPAM" - the garbage that comes in your inbox or better yet; the rubbish left on the bottom of your posts.      It seems as if here lately, the...
08/31/2011
Good morning, all. It is rare that I reblog a post. However this was an exceptionally well written piece by Patricia. It is one of those posts that should speak to all who participate in social media...FriendSHIP To be successful, people rely on social media and networking. Being sociable has man...
08/30/2011
Monday Morning Motivator & Some Points to Ponder...      "Every morning you are handed 24 golden hours. They are one of the few things in this world that you get free of charge. If you had all the money in the world, you couldn't buy an extra hour. What will you do with this priceless treasure? "...
08/29/2011
What's Yer Gripe? It Works...Home inspectors can be picky so and so's. Like certain parts of the anatomy, sometimes we raise a stink, but we do serve a purpose.      Having been in the home inspection industry as long as I have, I think I have seen just about everything - or at least new adaptati...
08/27/2011
Looking for the not so Obvious...     Like everything else on this planet, there is an expected service life for products. Older cast iron waste systems prevalent before the early 70's certainly fall in this category. Typically, this material rusts from the inside out, gets sclerosis (much like y...
08/25/2011
(not so) Wordless Wednesday ~ Moving Day...     As real estate professionals, you have worked hard finding that perfect home, worked through the inspection contingencies, fought with the appraiser, and finally got the deal to the closing table. Success!!! How SWEET it IS!!! Now, it's time for the...
08/24/2011
Things that Go BOOM in the Night...     Gas is one of those commodities we bring into our homes, and like electricity, we take them for granted. Homeowners and sometimes service personnel often neglect simple safety features - that is until things go BOOM!!! in the night.      The property was no...
08/23/2011
What's Right with the Property?     As home inspectors, we are hired by agents and prospective owner alike to find what's wrong with the property. Far too many times, inspectors are quick to start the litany of what is wrong. This often leaves the buyer with a "bad taste" in their mouth and secon...
08/22/2011
Monday Morning Motivator & Some Points to Ponder...      "People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.."           ~~ Dale Carnegie      The real underlying question of this message is: what do YOU consider fun and what do YOU define as success? People have differing opinion...
08/22/2011
If There's a Will...     In the "If there's a will there's a way" department, some folks are absolute "Ine-Steins". I often get an opportunity to see things I wish I hadn't. Leave it to the home unhandy, fixer-me-upper to come up with some "in-Gene-yus" ways to do what defiles all accepted...
08/20/2011
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