water heater: Lets talk about home warranties - 07/20/16 03:29 AM
When I list a home I place a home warranty on it.  It's free for the listing.   I usually leave it up to the buyers on whether they wish to continue. 
The first thing to consider is the obvious.  Not all home warranties are created equal.  Recently I have been using  Summer Sweeny of Landmark Home Warranty.
She has really cute ads but that is not why I use her.  I use her because she seems to know the contractors doing the work.   I have had other home warranties from other companies but I decided they were not worth the hassle.
For 10 … (1 comments)

water heater: We are closing today. The water heater sprayed during the walk through - 01/30/14 05:03 AM
It's a cash deal without an inspection.  My sellers signed on Sunday.  The buyers were supposed to sign at 11 AM. 
When the call came from the buyers agent I was sure that she was calling to tell me her people signed.   What she called to tell me was that something was wrong with the lights upstairs.....
Not what I wanted to hear.  I called the owner (who had the contractor at his personal home) and explained that something was wrong and I headed over there.   When I got there the other agent was standing in the laundry/water heater … (1 comments)

water heater: Gas water heaters in manufactured homes and inspectors.... - 07/17/12 07:46 AM
A couple of days ago I wrote about a problem I was having with an inspector.   It wasn't the one I usually use.  The basic problem is that the inspector did not seem to understand about code for manufactured homes.  This created quite a problem and a lot of stress on the seller, the buyer and the real estate agents.  When I called him I told him it was a mobile home in a park and he indicated that would be fine.  Well it just wasn't.
He carefully brought my buyer, her mom and grandparents and explained that there was no … (4 comments)

water heater: Water heater venting mistake on inspection report...Mobile Home? - 07/15/12 02:58 AM
The inspector carefully explained how the vent did not meet code on the  water heater for the mobile home. I know this  doesn't work for normal stick built homes but it appears that there is a draw vent on roof of the mobile home.    This seems to be an acceptable practice in the mobile home. Note link...
My seller was upset because the water heater passed inspection (venting and all) in 2004 and has not been changed.  She showed me the old inspection report.  I have emailed the inspector and hopefully he will have an answer for me later today … (0 comments)

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