home inspection

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Services for Real Estate Pros with affordable comfort of missouri

Today I worked on a house that had been inspected by someone hired by the buyer. The list of todo"s included a bunch of stuff like repairing the faulty shower valve, gfi, anti tip device on the stove. ect,ect,ect... As  I was reviewing the list of items produced by the home inspector I noticed that he included a list of normally recommened items that every home owner-buyer should look out for. One of the things that caught my attention was that his notes said that as far as the attic goes. We should look for R-30 insulation and that this is the current standard. He and we all should not only take a look at the current standards. ( R-60 for new construction, r-48 for existing homes). But he should look at the current energy cost! Come on people. We need to get with the program. Check out the current cost of energy. R-30 insulation was a standard set in place in the stone ages.

When you sell or buy a house you do all of these wonderfull things to get it ready to sell. the inspections are great and cover a lot of inportant and valuble items. But lets look at energy conservation as well. Do the research. Figure out what will help the homeowner be able to pay his/her mortgage. Waisting $ on energy is stupid. 

David Femmer

Affordable Comfort of Mo& Il

314-209-4207

Comments (14)

Stefan Geyer
SOA Realty - Aurora, CO

I am definately a believer in having a good inspector on my team, it is so important.  It will likely be another profession that will need to be state regulated in the future...just like appraisers and mortgage brokers.

Aug 09, 2008 03:38 PM
Scott Magaw
The Bill Kennedy Team - Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC

I wanted to personally welcome you to active rain!  This is a great community for learning as well as sharing.  Join some groups, check out some blogs, and enjoy!  If I can be of assistance, I'd be happy to help.

Aug 09, 2008 04:17 PM
Kevin Wood,
Keller Williams Southern Arizona - Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ Realtor

David,

Way to get the first one under your belt. I wish you the best of luck and look forward to reading your future blogs. This is an awesome place to learn and grow.

 

Aug 09, 2008 04:49 PM
Kirk Westervelt
Van West Realty - Greenville, SC Realtor -Short Sale Expert! - Greenville, SC
Kirk Westervelt, Broker In Charge, Van West Realty - CDPE - Short Sale Agent - Home for Sale - Greenville, Simpsonvil...

Hi, welcome to Active Rain! I hope to see more of your blogs in the future. Learn from others, share your knowledge and experiences and enjoy yourself! Take care! ---Kirk.

Aug 09, 2008 06:18 PM
Howard Wilson
Wilson Than Real Estate - Santa Monica, CA

David, you hit the nail on the head.  Some people will find it difficult to spend a lump sum up front to save fractions of that over time, but THESE SAVINGS ADD UP!  The cost of energy will rise for sure, and the comfort of a well-insulated home is undeniable.

Great first post!  Glad you've joined the Active Rain community.

 

Aug 09, 2008 07:34 PM
Jennifer Lewis
William E. Lewis, Jr. & Associates - Dania Beach, FL

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Aug 09, 2008 11:46 PM
Nate Blankenship - Spartanburg, SC Realtor
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC

Welcome to Active Rain! This is a great site to network, learn and share ideas with others. Thanks for a great post and I look forward reading more in the future. Have a great day!

Aug 10, 2008 01:53 AM
Greg Steffens
Mountain Country Realty - Lake Arrowhead, CA

Hi David - Welcome to Active Rain and congrats on your first post.  Be sure to spend some time looking around at what and how others are blogging here.  It is a great education and lots of fun.  Looks like you're off to a great start...keep it up!

Aug 10, 2008 04:22 AM
The Trumm Team Omaha Homes for Sale, Real Estate
Keller Williams Greater Omaha - Omaha, NE

Welcome to ActiveRain!

If you would like a few tips on getting the most out of ActiveRain, please visit my blog Welcome to Active Rain.  It has a few simple steps of what to do now that you have joined.

If you ever have any questions, just let me know.

Troy Trumm

Aug 10, 2008 04:59 AM
Ginger Ryals
Prudential C Dan Joyner and Young Realtors - Spartanburg, SC

Hello! Welcome to Active Rain!  It is a great place to network and share ideas.

Aug 10, 2008 05:58 AM
Patricia Fisher
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC

Welcome to the Active Rain Community!  This is a great site to network, learn, and share ideas with others.  Have a great day!

Aug 10, 2008 11:17 AM
Connie Rice
Keller Williams Greenville Central - Simpsonville, SC
Connie Rice & Partners - Greenville, SC Real Estat

Welcome to the rain! You've joined a great place to network, make and meet new friends and discuss lots of interesting topics. I see you are already off to a great start! Stop by if you get a chance. I would love to hear your feedback on our thoughts! Well, have great time and ENJOY. Look forward to seeing you around.

Aug 11, 2008 03:29 AM
Rick Sergison
EXP Realty of Canada Inc., Brokerage - Pickering, ON
Durham Region Real Estate Blog

I just stopped by to welcome you to Active Rain. I hope that you find it a great benefit to your business and that you see the value that I have also found here. I am from Charlottesville Virginia and using Active Rain has really increased my business!

My main blog on Active Rain is here: Charlottesville Real Estate Blog, not the link at the bottom of this post. 

I hope you will look into the many groups as there are some great group both local and broad based,.... 

enjoy!

Aug 11, 2008 04:18 AM
Lorena Westervelt
Van West Realty - Greenville, SC
Co-Founder/Co-Owner

Hello, welcome to Active Rain! This seems like a wonderful environment to network as well as learn from others. I hope you enjoy yourself and participate often in the Active Rain environment!

Aug 11, 2008 05:35 AM