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By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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Wednesday Wilds in Home Inspections- Rodents and Gnawing.Wenatchee Home Inspections. Rodents are a part of the world and have been very good at adapting to the human environment. They like what we provide as habitat but if not controlled can cause expensive and sometimes dangerous situations.Here...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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Electric Heat Pump Water HeatersChelan Home InspectionsI think we will see more and more of these Heat Pump Water Heaters (HPWH) as the energy code requires to achieve a certain amount of energy credits based on structure size.http://www.energy.wsu.edu/Documents/Table_406_2_Energy_Credits_2012_WS...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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The Upside Down- Stranger things of InsulationChelan Home Inspections             A popular TV show is “Stranger Things” which features the Upside Down, which is an alternate dimension existing in parallel to the normal world.  The Upside Down is devoid of human life much like the crawlspaces I v...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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Wednesday Wilds in Home Inspections- How long to do it wrong?Wenatchee Home Inspections. I have wonder why so many that flip or renovate homes actually take as much time to do something wrong as it would to do it correctly. Here is an example, a simple drain from a bathtub. Whoever did the work u...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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How do you know? Energy Compliance-Washington State Energy CodeChelan Home Inspections New construction in Washington State requires builders to hit some energy efficiency marks, or as the code state credits. The number of credits you will need to achieve will be based on the size of the home.   ...

By Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
(RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker)
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Another home sold in the popular waterfront community of Chelan Hills in Chelan, WA. This charming 3 Bedroom home has a stunning wall of windows overlooking the beautiful views afforded by the blue waters of Lake Chelan and the surrounding mountains. Chelan Hills is a waterfront community served ...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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Should you stay with R22 or its replacement refrigerant R-421A?                     Wenatchee Home Inspections HVAC systems are not cheap and making a decision to repair an older system versus replacement has many varying factors. A little background R-22 ( Freon) was the popular refrigerant up t...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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3 prong grounding type receptacles on 2 wire Ungrounded System.                                               A little history                                Wenatchee Home Inspections  We see this all the time during home inspections in homes typically from the early 1960’s backward. Using a gro...

By Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
(RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker)
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This beautifully appointed 2 Bedroom unit on the ground floor of Chelan Resort Suites is an excellent opportunity to enjoy ownership in the Lake Chelan Valley affordably. Offered Turn-key furnished and with a track record as a successful vacation rental, this condo is an enticing option for anyon...

By Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
(RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker)
Comments 1
Lake Chelan Real Estate Sales the Week of 8/14/2017Coming to the end of August, real estate activity in the Lake Chelan Valley is still going strong. Inventory is still very low, especially for single family. 50% of the week's closings for moorage for boat slips at Sunset Marina.  Residential and...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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Manufactured Homes and HVAC -Wenatchee Home InspectionsIn Chelan County and surrounding areas Manufactured Homes typically come with an Electric Forced Air furnace. These systems have to be listed for use in a manufactured home. The most common units I see are Colman, Kelvinator, and Intertherm. ...

By Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
(RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker)
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 What's happening with the Condo Market in Lake Chelan? With the third Quarter of the 2017 Real Estate Market about to enter it's last month, let's take a look at what's happening with the Single Family condo market in the Lake Chelan Valley.  Currently on the Market Currently there are 27 Active...

By Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
(RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker)
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If you can't live ON the water in the Lake Chelan Valley, how about the next best thing....owning a home with a water view? There are many water view opportunites in the Valley. Views along Lake Entiat on the Columbia River, Views of Roses, Wapato and Dry Lakes and of course the crown jewel  of t...

By Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
(RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker)
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Age in place Rambler in Crystal View Estates in Chelan WAMore and more buyers are looking for the right place to use as a second home for now, until they retire. Finding quality permanent home options with all the amenities desired in a second home location can be difficult...until you look at Cr...

By Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
(RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker)
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 30 Acre Retreat Perched Above Lake Chelan on the South ShoreWhat's you're dream?  Here at the BLT ranch, you're dreams are only limited by your imagination! Between the Main House, which boasts commanding views of the Lake, the Bunkhouse, Cantina and other outbuildings, there's space for everyon...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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Grounding Electrode Conductors and a splice. Wenatchee Home Inspections  In general, the grounding electrodes and their conductors create a connection of the electrical system to the earth (earthing). The earth is considered to be at zero potential. The second function of the system is to dissipa...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 2
Crawl Space lighting and GFCI protection in the 2017 NEC.Wenatchee Home Inspection As home inspectors in Washington state, one of our SOP requirements is to report missing GFCI protection where required. Washington State Standards of Practice-(WAC) 308-408C-110 Electrical system.(e) Verify(iii) G...

By Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
(RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker)
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This Chelan Hills Vacation home went under contract in less than 14 days for a few reasons. 1. Finding affordable homes with panoramic views such as this home has are hard to find...and getting harder. 2. The Chelan Hills Amenities are second to none in all of Chelan (full disclaimer, I also own ...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 3
Wednesday Wires-  Free-Wheeling -  Fun in Home InspectionsWenatchee Home Inspections. Today’s fun is called “Free-Wheeling”, or should I say free-for-all.First off let’s look at the dictionary for some insight, if we look at definition 2 below I think we get the sense of how the term “Free-Wheeli...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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Mondays Madness- Cord-u-lation  -  Fun in Home InspectionsWenatchee Home Inspections. Today’s home inspection fun is called “Cord-u-lation ”.For those who live in more rural areas having a backup generator is often a necessity or highly desired. The problem is they have to be done correctly and s...

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