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Home Inspector - Trace Inspections, LLC - TN #17
Scott has owned and operated a full service home inspection company since 1995. Serving a 100 mile radius of Nashville, Tennessee.



I saw a report today on Fox news about homes being sold because they have renters in them..  You heard right!  Renters are helping homes to sell.  Now let me clarify this a little before we go on. I have been inspecting homes for about 15 years and I can not recall the last time I saw a home with...
Sounds kind of funny, but getting a divorce is one of the largest reasons to have an impartial home inspection done on the home.  I have worked with many couples over the past ten+ years who are getting divorced and I must admit that I feel that the home inspection of the property has helped in t...
Have you checked your home inspector’s license lately? Now why would you want to check the license of an inspector that you have used for years? Well, with the downturn in home sales many inspectors are no longer active and have changed professions or just stopped doing home inspections. Yesterda...
The Middle Tennessee ASHI Chapter is the sponsor for this class by PARR Inspections.  PARR is the main FEMA disaster inspection provider for the United States.  You must attend this class in order to be placed on the PARR disaster inspector roster.  More information can be found at the PARR site,...
Over the past few months, owners of newer homes nationwide have been complaining of drywall that smells like rotten eggs. In several cases, they have had to leave their home because the smell was so bad. In addition to the putrid smell, many homeowners have reported problems with air conditioning...
I have noticed that many of the folks who I see posting on AR I never seen on the other two major home inspection discussion boards.  AR is a great site, but it is not a home inspector site.  It is more of a marketing and networking site that allows home inspectors to participate. The following s...
A legislative bill has been introduced that would license home inspectors in Montana.  HB417 has been placed into the Business and Labor Committee.  It looks like the committee will hold hearings on February 18th in Helena, MT.  This is an overview of the bill: This bill would .... • require the ...

Scott Patterson, ACI

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