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

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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.



  Monday Morning Motivator - & Some Points Points to Ponder... A good deed is never lost: he who sows courtesy reaps friendship; and he who plants kindness gathers love. ~ Basil As I start this new work week, I will be mindful of sowing the seeds of kindness and courtesy.  By doing so, I will ens...
Yesterday, I got a real treat - not a treatment. For the past several months I have been nurturing my moon flower vine. Over the past few days, my efforts have been rewarded by an abundance of beautiful, fragrant, brilliantly white blooms. Yesterday, there were over 30 blossoms. The soft subtle f...
When one is purchasing a distressed property or a foreclosure, there are often many hidden issues that the trained eye of a professional inspector can reveal. One major issue that I find with foreclosures are environmental issues - primarily fungus. In the state of TN, we legally cannot call it w...
As I stated in the earlier, window issues cover a wide range. Failed seals in insulated windows probably accounts for the huge portion of items written up in the report. Failed seals can range from a slight discoloration or lack of clarity to the obvious milky calcium stains. More often than not,...
As I stated in the earlier segments of this series, one has to do their "due diligence" when purchasing foreclosures. For the most part, the properties are distressed, and the maintenance is not on par as compared to other properties in the market place. One are that can cause huge areas of expen...
In Part I of the series Inspecting Foreclosures, I talked about the importance of conducting the inspection and in Part II of Inspecting Foreclosures, I touched on the subject of lack of maintenance. Mechanical issues surrounding the heating and cooling systems, water heaters and kitchen applianc...
In Part I of the series Inspecting Foreclosures, I talked about the importance of conducting the inspection and the necessary "due diligence" needed to undertake in order to make an informed decision on these properties. More often than not, the main conditions found with foreclosures revolves ar...
Call them what you want, Short Sales, REO's, Bank Owned Sales, Seems like it is taking forever sales, every large community has them. With so many of these already in the mix of inventory and new ones being added on a daily basis, it can be difficult for the real estate professional and the buyer...
Monday Morning Motivator & Some Points to Ponder... Zig Ziglar once said, "It's not the situation, but whether we react (negative) or respond (positive) to the situation that's important." Today, I will take a more positive approach to the negative situations that arise in my life. I choose not ...
(not so) Speechless Sunday... I passion for gardening is almost equal to my passion for photography. Talk about a mind escape... There is something to be said about the therapeutic benefits of working in the dirt. But how about water? Talk about added benefits. I enjoy working in my ponds almost ...

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