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2011 

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The vibrant, diverse colors brought out by the rains of spring have blanketed the summer landscapes. Effervescent colors pop among the dominant waves of green. Cicadas sing their summer song and birds are flying about, busy gathering from the bounty that this spell has brought. All creatures know...
06/29/2011
Each of us has a job we do. I believe some of us like or even love or jobs and the rest do what they do for a pay check. I also feel no matter what job there is to do, there are those that will put forth their best effort and others who just get it done. Talking with a real estate agent yesterday...
06/28/2011
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Where there's smoke there's fire, the saying goes. When there's smoke in your house you better be finding out where it's coming from fast. During a recent pre sale inspection on a historic home, I walked down into the basement and discovered the boiler had a smoky motif. If that isn't a big, no h...
06/26/2011
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Being "on the edge of disaster" or "on edge" conjures up visions of impending catastrophe or anxiety. Like in a movie car chase, when you are on the edge of your seat waiting for the car to go careening over the edge of the road. Or in a tense scene where the characters nerves are on the razors e...
06/24/2011
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As every guy knows most women wear make up. And most every guy knows the process of applying said make up takes a bit of time. The whole routine of painting, checking and reapplying and rechecking, all very time consuming. Now I used the word painting, because in essence that is exactly what is g...
06/22/2011
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In the wild, both hunter and the hunted use camouflage to fool the other by blending into the surroundings. Trickery and deception are the keys to survival. In the world of real estate are these same methods sometimes employed?  On a recent home inspection I was tricked into believing something I...
06/22/2011
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Finished basements are not all that unusual, the accoutrements however can at times be unique. Often times these spaces fall into disuse, especially as the owner's age. What was once the bee hive of the homes activity has become more or less a ghost town under the house. Very often there is a bar...
06/20/2011
Selling houses these days is tough. Many languish on the market for months, some even years. Since I don't sell homes for a living, I don't pretend to know the details of why one home may sell quickly in a "bad market", while another sits like a goose on an egg. What I see and hear from my perspe...
06/19/2011
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As anyone who has ever used an iron knows, if you leave the iron too long in one spot, your clothes will scorch. What that scorch mark tells us is that something happened that should not have occurred. We learn that when we see a scorch mark, we have done something wrong and need to correct our t...
06/17/2011
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In the world of home inspections you are either an on site or off site report writer. I was an on site reporter, now I am an off site reporter. Since I have the experience from both sides, I can say that off site report writing provides my clients with a far superior report. Now if you put a bunc...
06/14/2011
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