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Home Inspector - Frank Schulte-Ladbeck Professional Real Estate Inspections
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2008 

Dear, I am going down to Ikea to order the house. Pick the nice Scandinavian one, Bob. There all nice Scandinavian ones he grumbles. You know the one I mean. The beige two story. Be sure to get all of the extras for the garden. Well, of course I am going to buy everything for the garden; all I w...
01/31/2008
It has been a long day, and now I am sitting back reflecting upon the work of the day. I do not carry a camera to take pictures of the homes that I inspect for reasons of my own, but today I should have. I would have taken a nice picture of corn swaying in the breeze. Last year, an inspector fro...
01/29/2008
Roost.com just launched, and now the UK firm DotHomes is set to launch a US site. The news reports about Roost have been positive, and they promise not to charge Realtors for their service unless leads are generated by them. The site is a clean looking search engine to find a home, but there are ...
01/29/2008
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Where's the bathroom he asked. By the front door, I reply. He turns and smiles, You can tell it is only my second time in this home. I have been scampering around this house for the past three hours, so I know its layout. In reality, I have investigated a few homes from this builder with the sam...
01/28/2008
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Have you ever had a thought follow you? You begin to see a pattern or trend or idea reoccur to you. Sometimes you are just making connections, because of your own musing, but at other times I wonder. I had such a feeling reading the New York Times on Sunday. The persistent belief came down that ...
01/28/2008
Growing up, I had a great desire to learn how to use the dishwasher. My mother cleaned our dishes by hand, and she had me dry when smaller. By the time when I was my son's age, she had me doing them by myself after dinner. My brother eventually became the rag man, but still that dishwasher looke...
01/25/2008
One day an older inspector who has been in the business for many years, turned to look me in the eye to say, “You are not an inspector until you fall off a roof.” He gave me this profound bit of wisdom when we were looking at the framing going up on a house. I am not exactly sure why this pearl ...
01/25/2008
On most weekends, you will find me strolling with my daughter on early Saturday mornings in Hermann Park. The park offers a lot to us residents of Houston. The Miller Outdoor Theatre, the zoo, the natural history museum, a jogging track, a playground, and a golf course. Saturday mornings are fun...
01/24/2008
I am sure that my parent's were giving me certain phrases as advice over and over again, but one tidbit from my mother keeps recurring to me now. It is not that the others were not memorable, but I have a tendency to remember actions more than words, but in this case, the phrase comes back. “ It...
01/23/2008
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Real Estate professionals are a passionate people. We work 24/7 to help our clients, but our passions take us to new places. For some, we find outlets for our passions in causes and charities. I think that the best of my peers have always exhibited this desire. You will find professionals concern...
01/23/2008
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