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2011 

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Inspecting condominiums is not exactly like inspecting a house, very similar with a few differences. For example the exterior is not maintained by the homeowner, but by a management company. Like all companies some do a better job than others. The quality of the buildings maintenance overseen by ...
05/31/2011
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In a recent post of mine, I discussed my classification of homeowner maintenance.  One category is homeowner's who basically do almost nothing to maintain their homes. Some of the comments said that due to the economy people are unable to afford repairs. Now I totally agree with that sentiment to...
05/29/2011
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Seller's disclosures, we have them in Connecticut. As a home inspector I like to look at the disclosure before the inspection begins. I often find them entertaining works of fiction. On a recent inspection I looked over the seller's disclosure. It basically said with regard to basement water seep...
05/28/2011
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My job as a home inspector is to poke, probe and prod into a house. In doing my job I get a good sense for the homeowner's character with regard to home maintenance. Some people are clearly very into their homes, keeping the house in immaculate condition. I do love this rare kind of homeowner, it...
05/27/2011
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Perception is our own reality. Our own interpretation of what we see, hear, feel, smell and touch. In nature altering perception is a means to survival. Camouflage helps to hide the hunted from the hunter. Or nature can  make a plant look frosty on a warm spring morning for our simple pleasure.  ...
05/25/2011
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Anyone who has every worn a respirator mask knows, as the filters clog with gunk, it becomes harder to draw a breath through the mask. To avoid passing out from lack of oxygen, one must change the filters in the mask as necessary. Forced air heating and cooling systems also rely on filters. Just ...
05/24/2011
Fire, its hypnotic flickering warmth, draws us into its glow like a moth. It brings out something primal in all of us. Who does not love to sit around a camp fire or watch fire works exploding in a warm summer sky, raining down colorful ciders to our collective ohs and ahs. But there is the dark ...
05/23/2011
Home inspections, as any inspector will tell you, are a good part detective work. Quite often during an inspection a client will ask a question about a particular concern. My response is that once I look through the house and put the pieces together, I should be able to better answer their questi...
05/22/2011
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It happens to every one every day, a DUH! moment. Something so obvious we missed it because it was right in front of our face. You know how it goes, you're tearing apart the frig looking for the juice. You're grumbling under your breath or at least you think you are, your wife comes along to inve...
05/20/2011
What I see happen as a spectator to a home sale is debate over home inspection issues. I find the problems then the buyer's decide which of those problems are important enough to negotiate. My role in that process is may be some further advice to the buyer's and or their agent. On the other side ...
05/18/2011
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