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    This is an inspection recently I performed on a home that had a solar water heater system installed in August 1984, at a cost of 12,886.00 and re-copper piping at a cost of $2684.00 for a total cost of investment at $15,570.00, in order to benefit from this invest, the energy saving would ha...
03/04/2011
 Section 8 and Housing Choice Voucher Program are two different names for the same program.The required Section 8 inspection is often what stands between you and guaranteed rent payments from the housing authority. Find out what exactly are the things that your housing inspector will be poking on...
02/26/2011
FHA Inspection Services   FHA helps individuals and families become homeowners by providing lenders with mortgage insurance for certain loans. FHA does not guarantee the value or condition of your future home, and FHA does not perform home inspections. If you find problems with your new home aft...
12/07/2010
http://www.longbeach.gov/cd/neighborhood_services/nsp2.asp NSP2 First-Time Homebuyer Assistance Program Your First Home Is Just A Few Steps Away The City of Long Beach is partnering with select local lenders and realtors to bring you the Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 (NSP2) a First-Time H...
11/10/2010
Water Damage and EIFS Synthetic Stucco Synthetic stucco is quite different from historic stucco.  Historic stucco is basically a plaster made with water, sand and lime.  While the composition of stucco has changed over time, it has always been applied wet over a brick, stone or wood surface to f...
09/24/2010
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Eyebrow Dormers An eyebrow dormer, also known as a roof eyebrow, is a wavy dormer that protrudes through the slope of a roof. It contains a window that may be fixed or operable.  The first eyebrow dormers appeared on medieval thatch-roofed cottages, making their way to America in the second half...
09/24/2010
  The sale of any home can be frustrating. Let us help you develop a proactive home inspection strategy to minimize your frustration and maximize your profitability.   With a “Pre-Listing Inspection,” the homeowner can discover what areas are likely to be a concern. This will allow the opportunit...
09/09/2010
Rainwater Catchment Systems   Fred Sweezer Sr. FHA Approved Inspector T477 Certified Home Inspector http://www.TheLongBeachHomeInspector.com 1-562-234-2689     Rooftop rainwater catchment is a system for gathering rainwater from residential or commercial roofs for direct use. This system is empl...
08/22/2010
How to Be a Successful Landlord   Fred Sweezer Sr. FHA Approved Inspector T477 Certified Home Inspector http://www.TheLongBeachHomeInspector.com 1-562-234-2689   Being a competent landlord requires a unique set of responsibilities and skills that makes the job unfit for many people. They must kn...
08/04/2010
Non-Conforming Bedrooms     A room must conform to specific requirements in order for it to be considered a bedroom or sleeping room. The reason for this law is that the inhabitant must be able to quickly escape in case of fire or another emergency.   Why would a homeowner use a non-conforming ro...
07/25/2010
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