Explore Douglas County, WA

View all cities

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
Comments 7
 104 N Chelan Ave, Waterville 98858Commercial property in Waterville! Building has welcome entrance with executive counter desk. and several individual meeting rooms. Tamara Lamore360-631-2108The Ben Kinney TeamKW Everett

By Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
(RE/MAX Advantage L.C | Managing Broker)
Comments 1
23 Moser Lane Columbia River Waterfront in Orondo Under Contract  It was HOT on the Saturday afternoon that I showed this tremendous waterfront piece of property to a very nice couple from the Seattle/Bellevue area. I think they knew immediately this was the right spot for them to build their hom...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 4
Mondays Madness-  Bat Junk in the Trunk-  Fun in Home InspectionsWenatchee Home Inspections. Today’s fun is called “Holy Bat Junk in the Trunk”. It can drive you batty controlling bats. If they are roosting in your attic you will need to deal with it.Bat guano can pose a few different risks, 1) e...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 5
Tuesday-  On the Columbia River Wenatchee Home InspectionsHere is a photo I took last week on my way to a home inspection. The Columbia River was calling to me to stop and take a moment.    “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.”  Heracl...

By Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"
(U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.)
Comments 3
One of the things I love about living in the Wenatchee Valley is the proximity to so many outlying areas and day trip opportunities.A favorite thing to do is get in the car with a friend and go out randomly looking for interesting things to photograph.  One day last summer, a friend and I headed ...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 9
Home Inspection Question of the Day Scenario: We have a bedroom in the basement. We have a closet and a heat source. There is no emergency egress window or door.  Just a door from another room. (The other part of the basement is used for mechanical- furnace/water heater etc..)   Question: If you ...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 9
Ungrounded receptacles and Washing Machines.East Wenatchee Home InspectionsWhen purchasing a home pre-1962(ish), it is most likely you will have an ungrounded electrical system. Fully grounded electrical systems will not be the norm till the early to mid-'60’s. It is interesting that in the very ...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 6
There are those who think they can do drywall and then there are those who can. There are those who in the drywall business that uses texture to cover up imperfection then there are those create perfection with the texture.   More Information-http://www.berniemitchell.ca/ http://www.boredpanda.co...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 20
A Fountain of Salmacis?- Leaking from weep hole on frost free hose bibb (silcock/hydrant). "As he rushed to quench his thirst,  A fountain spring appeared before him  And as his heated breath brushed through the cool mist,  A liquid voice called, "Son of gods, drink from my spring"." Fountain of...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 4
Lead encased electrical cabling- Early Electrical Cabling Systems On a  home inspection I ran into early lead encased or lead sheathed electrical cable. Something you do not see much of, at least not here. This was an early form UF cable (underground feeder). I scraped the side to show the lead m...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 13
When you flip my switch you may just light me up. East Wenatchee Home Inspections Sometimes you just have to wonder what some people are thinking when they do something. Here is an example from a recent home inspection. Someone actually installed  a light switch within the shower area. While this...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 9
A Humpday Moment- Out here in the fields.East Wenatchee Home Inspections This was a photo I took while on my way to an phase inspection in Douglas County. This is the and area called the Waterville Plateau between Waterville and Mansfield. “The air in a man's lungs 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 ...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 17
Plop and Roll… Bathrooms, in name and layoutEast Wenatchee Home Inspections It’ one of the rooms that when shopping for home most home buyers  want to know about and have a minimum requirement.  Does the home have one John or two restroom?  Is it a full sized comfort station or just a throne. Is ...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 7
You can not land neutrals on your auxiliary grounding busbar.East Wenatchee Home InspectionsOften in panels, especially older panels you will have a crowded condition on the Ground/Neutral Busbar where you land all the grounds and neutrals. In some cases I will recommend (especially of double lug...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 5
New roof? Just need a can opener to finish. Wenatchee Home Inspections. In the world of home inspections you often get to scratch your head and go… okay!Government issue roof installation tool. While performing the roof inspection I come to one of the  bath vent hoods and it looks like the instal...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 12
Why Sheetrock? Physical properties and Fire Resistance.   Douglas County Home Inspections With my recent post “The World’s most expensive Sheetrock” came some questions on fire resistance and the requirements for fire separation in a garage. The main purpose of the assembly in the garage is to sl...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 13
The confluence- a flowing together of ducts                     East Wenatchee Home InspectionLets start with some definitions and concepts- Confluence: a coming or flowing together, meeting, or gathering at one point the flowing together of two or more streams  Fluid: a substance, as a liquid or...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 12
It is hard to change old habits- Garage Receptacles Outlets         East Wenatchee Home Inspections Well now that I am seeing more and more post 2014 NEC new construction, there are many changes that have come to be.  Washington State was in a code freeze so we jumped from the 2008 NEC to the 201...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 6
I have a swamp cooler… except it is not a swamp cooler.     East Wenatchee Home InspectionsThis is a Swamp CoolerWell the cooling season is now upon us on the Eastern Flanks of the Cascade mountains. With that I have to get back into my Air Conditioner/Heat Pump testing mode. So on this recent ho...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 5
This is for the Women… Size Matters. A little history on Baluster spacing. East Wenatchee Home Inspections Now I say this because of the Woman's maternal instinct and child safety  concerns, now I know many males have this instinct also but it is more dominant in females.  Baluster spacing requir...

Douglas County, WA Real Estate Professionals