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The word foundation is a timeless metaphor of strength and security, and people quite naturally have genuine concerns about the foundations on which their homes rest. For this reason, people need to be educated about foundations in general and specific types in particular, and I include such info...
08/20/2012
  FHA 203k Makes Financing Your Home Improvements Simple   Unless you have the cash in your bank account, paying for serious home improvements can prove a bit difficult in the current housing market. With falling home values over the last 4 years or so, not many people have equity built up in the...
08/07/2012
Homeowners looking to remodel have a few options for financing the work. Most of the options, though, are more difficult to get in the current housing market. Home equity loans are rare because few homeowners have enough (if any) equity to pay for anything more than an estimate on the home improv...
08/03/2012
Galvanic Corrosion in Long Beach older homes plumbing systems  By Fred Sweezer Sr. The Long Beach Home Inspector 1-562-234-2689 mobil  www.thelongbeachhomeinspector.com  Galvanic corrosion (also known as bimetallic corrosion or dissimilar-metal corrosion) is an electrochemical disintegration that...
08/01/2012
Seller download our ebook on how to sell your home for a profit!   Aluminum Wiring   Due to implications in numerous house fires, the once-common practice of using aluminum wiring during the 1970s is no longer permitted in new installations in most jurisdictions. If your house has aluminum wirin...
07/25/2012
My service area is more than 150 years old (Los Angeles) and most of the homes that I inspect have this as an issue:   Lead-based paint remains a serious threat to children’s health and well-being.  Consider the following facts:   ·         An estimated 890,000 U.S. children have too much lead in...
07/12/2012
Open Flame Heater Fires This California Height home still have its original open flame heaters as part of the historic preservation value, and at the time of the inspection the open flame heaters was disconnected and the home was using a Central Air Conditioning System.  The increasing fuel and u...
12/21/2011
Need an FHA 203K Inspector? Fred Sweezer Sr., is a HUD-  Approved 203K Consultants.  He plays an integral part in the successful completion of an FHA 203k loan transaction and guarantees rapid turnaround time.  What is the 203K program?   The 203K program, sponsored through HUD, is a purchase-re...
07/11/2011
  There are positives and negatives associated with crawl spaces. The positive is that everything including structure, plumbing, wiring and ductwork is more accessible. The negative is that by the nature of the design crawl spaces are cultures for mold, mildew and termites. A crawlspace is a shal...
04/04/2011
  March 26, 2011 – Phoenix, AZ.  HudHome Auction.  HUD’s is conducting a live auction of 150 HUD Homes in the Phoenix, Arizona area to owner occupant homebuyers who have not purchased a HudHome in the past two years and agree to occupy the property as their primary residence for a minimum of 12 m...
03/10/2011
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