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This is the 3rd in a series of posts I am doing on pending legislation that affects Licensed, Washington State, Home Inspectors----which in turn affects the real estate industry as a whole. Senate Bill 6433 would extend the deadline for persons to meet qualifications for classroom tra...
This is the second post in a series of posts about pending legislation involving Licensed Home Inspectors in Washington State, that should be of interest to all parties involved in the sale of real estate in the State. The first post dealt with Senate Bill 5644 regarding mold. This ...
Actually this message is directed to anyone involved in any part of the real estate transaction in Washington State. All agents, appraisers, loan officers, and inspectors should be concerned about several bills currently working their way through the House and Senate in the State of Washin...
Another example of “collateral damage” in the current Real Estate mess----that most of the country finds itself----is that more and more home inspectors are becoming un-intentional “deal killers”----including this Seattle Home Inspector. Before the bubble burst, it was much less common...
I am sure that most everyone has put away their Holiday decorations by now. Where do you keep yours? If you are like many homeowners in this country----you stuff them in the attic. While the attic is a common repository for all kinds of things, it seems that Christmas decorations...
I expect that every inspector has his or her own pet peeve that maxes out the old yuck-o-meter. For me it is whirlpool baths. There is nothing like waiting 40 minutes for the tub to fill up because someone didn’t bother to run large enough water lines to the thing, only to turn it...
While the following picture of a defect may constitute “trying” to do something---it is actually accomplishing very little. Most attempts at “trying” to do something rarely accomplishes as much as simply “doing” something. Also, 50% of nothing is still nothing, this pipe will need a prop...
There is a tendency for people view the world from the narrow time frame of their own lives----and extrapolate that information to mean that things have always been that way----or at least for a longer period of time than is statistically meaningful historically. One example of this is...