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Once in a while I will get a call to do an inspection that is outside of my normal business area.  If the call is about a comercial inspection I always want to "eyeball" the location before I make a bid.  Mircosoft Virtual Earth is a great way to view an area I'm not familiar with go to www.maps....
Okay, so maybe the pre-listing home inspection posts are starting to near the beating a dead horse stage, but here's one more.  If anyone out there has a valid reason why a seller should not have their home inspected before putting it on the market please let me know.  Here in the Memphis area th...
This is what I call a Bubba Special.  There are so many things wrong here it's hard to know where to start.  One good thing is when the floor starts to sag just a few quick turns on the jack handle and everything is okay again.  Most older homes in the Memphis area don't have a basement.  So if y...
If you live in Desoto County you might be suprised to find Horn Lake is the King of Green.  Nat Baker, Mayor of Horn Lake has ask the Board of Alderman to approve a resolution proclaiming his city the "greenest city in Mississippi."  He may be on to something. Horn Lake was the first city in the ...
Attention Desoto County residents, it's time for trees!  Snowden Grove Park is the site for this years tree giveaway.  Each year for the last 30 years the Desoto County Soil and Conservation District has handed out tress free torea residents. The date Febuary 13 at Snowden Grove Park in Southaven...
Cracks, or potholes in your concrete or asphalt driveway are the places where water or ice accumulate.  So before friends and family stop by for a cup of holiday cheer at your New Years Eve party take a look at your drive and walkways.  Besides the safety issues of possible trips and falls, defer...
Well Christmas came early this year.  GPS units seemed to be a hot item for low cost leader sales on Black Friday.  I had really been wanting one and had spent some time on the net reading reviews and researching my options. Two features I wanted were the ablity to create a route with multiple de...
As the weather gets colder I am sometimes asked by people if they need to cover the turbines on top of their house or seal the gables.  Attic venting is just as important in winter as it is in the summer.  Its easy to understand why you would need to provide an avenue of escape for warm moist air...
A new home buyer doesn't want to face unexpected repairs after they move in.  That's the reason you suggested a home inspection in the first place, right.  Every inspection should include the electrical and plumbing systems as well as the heating and air conditioning.  A "quickie" inspection may ...
As you may know by now J.D. Power and Associates has released their 2007 New Home Builder Customer Satisfaction Study.  It covers 34 housing markets in the U.S. and two markets in Canada.  The survey is based on 50,000 buyers of single family newly built homes.After you finish reading this you ma...

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