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    We have all been unhappy with a service provided to us at one time or another. This article in Journal Star is a case where a Real Estate agent sent out an e-mail to 400 colleagues with a comment that the Home Inspector was a “Total Idiot”. That comment cost the Home Inspector an estimated $...
01/23/2012
While browsing the web I noticed the words "Hobbit House", since it got my attention I had to look. I was surprised to see a house listing make the news. This is no average listing. It's a beautiful house in Verdi, a 6,600, 3.7 million Hobbit House. According to the article it was built to look l...
01/19/2012
Gene Simmons and the guys of KISS are at it again. A band that is well known for putting their brand on just about everything now brings their brand to Las Vegas. Craziness and costumes fit right into Sin City. Mini golf company Monster is opening up their newest mini golf in Las Vegas and it wil...
01/17/2012
 I could not imagine doing a Home Inspection in January in South Lake Tahoe with no snow. Well if all stays the same I will be doing one this week. Normally this time of year when inspecting homes at high altitude I would not be able to see the roof or parts of the foundation and usually none of ...
01/15/2012
It seems with the drop in house prices buyers are looking for the cheap inspector in town. I've been getting more and more calls from people shopping around for price. I'm one of the few inspectors I know that advertise my prices. About 90% of the time people are looking for the price and not the...
01/14/2012
Anyone that watches HGTV has probably watched famous Contractor Mike Holmes from the shows Holmes on Homes and Holmes Inspection. I often enjoy the shows but like many contractors and home inspectors I don’t totally agree with everything on the show but I do agree with some statements from a rece...
01/12/2012
We have been lucky enough to not have a very cold winter but it is never a bad time to save some energy. Hot water is an area you can save some easy money. Heating water accounts for 14%-25% of the energy used in a home. The average gas fired tank water heaters found in most homes are about 55-70...
01/10/2012
On a previous trip down to Las Vegas I decided to have dinner at a place in Henderson that I heard about.  I've been to Henderson before but have stuck to the major Casinos this time I went off the beaten path to more of a locals place and I'm glad I did. Form the outside it didn't look like I th...
01/05/2012
I had two inspections on the same day that. The weird thing is that both were short sales, both were split levels and both had dogs. The first house I arrived to was at 8 am. The buyers agent let me in and said the dog was in the garage since it was so cold out. He said the dog was friendly once ...
01/05/2012
As part of the requirements set by Nevada for Home Inspectors I'm required to check built-in appliances. This includes Ovens and Ranges. What that actually means is up for interpretation by the inspector. Many turn on the oven and see if it gets warm. If it's warm it must be working, right? Not e...
01/03/2012
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Reno, NV-775-410-4286 Inspector & Energy Auditor
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