ashi: Foreclosed home sales might be put on hold? - 10/12/10 06:06 AM
With all of the woes in home sales all we need now is for a hold to be placed on REO or foreclosed home sales... Say it isn't so!  Well apparently it is on the horizon in many states and if could be a federal mandate!
Some in Congress have called for a moratorium on all foreclosures until the documentation issue is resolved, though senior Administration officials Monday again declined to endorse that idea. Servicers that have lied to courts by filing incorrect paperwork "need to suffer the consequences for their irresponsible actions," said Shaun Donovan, the Secretary of the U.S. Department … (3 comments)

ashi: My gas heat is not working! It might be a prank! - 10/04/10 02:05 AM
OK, it is the first cool snap of the year and you go to turn the heat on and you wait and wait and wait.  It does nothing and your first thought is that the system is broken.  So what should you do?
Well if you only have gas heat and an electric water heater (like I do) the first thing you want to do is to go and take a look at the gas meter to see if it has been turned off!  I know, you are thinking that this only happens if you do not pay your bill.  Well, normally … (2 comments)

ashi: Bed Bugs invading homes across the country! - 10/02/10 05:20 AM
I have been inspecting homes for over 15 years and I have never had anyone ask about bedbugs untill this year.  I'm not a pest control contractor, but I do know how to research and I have foundout a great deal about these little critters that I never knew.
According to experts infestations of Bed Bugs are up 5000 percent as are the number of reported attacks! The nightmare begins when a Bed Bug finds its way into your clothing; it usually happens at a hotel but can start anywhere.
Finding bed bugs in your home has nothing to do with … (6 comments)

ashi: I'm just the home inspector, but you can still be nice to me! - 10/01/10 11:27 AM
I promise that it is not my fault and I did not do it! 
Boy, I feel like saying that several times a year when I get that call from the listing agent when the buyer did not buy the home because of what was found during the inspection.
As a home inspector we find all types of things that might not be in our area of expertise, but it does not take a rocket scientist to know that it is a problem.  Today I received one of those calls from a listing agent who was upset that I reported on … (5 comments)

ashi: Middle Tennessee ASHI Chapter Meeting - 04/22/10 09:23 AM
Middle Tennessee ASHI Chapter Meeting On Saturday April 24th from 9 -12 the Middle Tennessee Chapter of ASHI will be meeting at the Kaplan professional building at 30 Rachel Dr, Nashville. This is near the Airport, but it is not the Kaplan building you can see from I-40!We will have the honor of Nickole Avers, Administrative Director of the TN inspector Licensing Program, joining the meeting. She has been newly appointed to this position. This can be a wonderful chance to let our voices, as home inspectors, on the state level and to make changes to the state law that governs … (1 comments)

ashi: ASHI achieves National Certification Accreditation - 01/06/10 02:42 AM

ashi: Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme.. - 12/08/09 01:48 AM
What a great title, song and ...  If you can recall the mid 1960's then you are one of the lucky ones!  During the Christmas season, I always look back and remember when life was simple and good.
Life was simpler back then, we did not have cell phones, nor fax machines and you could buy a gallon of gas for around 30 cents a gallon; Most families had dinner at the family dinner table and a home cooked meal did not come out of the microwave;  A conversation at the dinner table was about what happened during the day at school, work and around the … (6 comments)

ashi: Direct TV dish - 04/03/09 09:24 AM
I know that just about everyone has seen those roof mounted satellite dishes for Direct TV.  Have you ever wondered why they put them on the roof?  Would you belive that is the easyest way to mount one!  It is also 100% incorrect.  Every single roofing manufacturer states that their products are not to be punctured in anyway, shape or form.  They go on to say that if the shingle is punctured that it needs to be replaced.
Why do the manufacturers not want holes in their shingles?  Could it be that holes tend to leak!
The satellite dish installers could … (9 comments)

ashi: A home inspection tour {Through the eyes of a home inspector} - 03/26/09 10:10 AM
A Home Inspection Tour {Through the eyes of a Home Inspector}
This is a little on the long side but well worth the read!
The sight of an inspector going around a home inspires different feelings and emotions in different people. Sellers experience a sense of nervousness, perhaps, about what the inspector may discover. Real estate agents may be apprehensive about the possibility that the home inspector will find one too many flaws. Home buyers usually have hopeful anxiety that no major problems will turn up. Despite their differences, however, the one feeling all of these individuals have in common is … (0 comments)

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