Welcome to my blog!

As a Professional Real Estate Inspector it is my function to provide you knowledge about your real estate.  This passing of knowledge does not start and end when you contract for, and complete, an inspection.  It starts before you even contract my services and continues for long afterward.  The concept of continual passing of knowledge is the cornerstone of this blog, and the many information pages on my main WEB site.  Please make use of these and provide me feedback so that I can improve upon them to fit your needs.  I am happy to run my business and affairs based on my motto:

Knowledge is power, but sharing knowledge brings peace!

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Are you actually reading the home inspection contract your Home Inspector wants you to sign?

Do you actually read the entire inspection contract your Home Inspector is requiring you to sign?  Well you really should and you might be surprised what is in there! Continue reading

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More news about online reviews that is just unbelievable!

In a previous post I spoke about fake online reviews.  You can read about these fake online reviews HERE.  Well it just gets more and more unethical what service providers are willing to do to get your business! Continue reading

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Is having a new construction foundation pre-pour inspection a waste of money?

With all of the new construction occurring this question has been occurring more and more lately on various bulletin boards (BB) I frequent.  On one very popular BB there appears to be a concrete contractor (foundation contractor) doing a good job of convincing unsuspecting new home buyer not to have a foundation pre-pour inspection performed on their new homes (pre-pour is before concrete is poured for the foundation).  The contractor also convinced another unsuspecting home buyer not to have a licensed Professional Engineer come to review problems they have seen on their new home foundation that was recently poured. Continue reading

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Is Engineered Lumber (manufactured lumber) a significant fire and life safety threat?

The use of  Engineered Lumber ( light weight building materials also called manufactured lumber or Engineered Wood Products) such as manufactured joists have been around for some time.  However they have been identified as being a greater risk during fire events and you should be aware of this. Continue reading

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The Texas Buyer’s Option Period and inspection scheduling, how important it is!

The Texas Buyer’s Option Period is an important tool for you but are you aware of how important it is to manage it? Continue reading

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Is the septic system at the home you’re getting ready to buy being properly maintained?

WOW!  I found out another totally incredulous thing today where our State Legislators have dropped the ball again! Continue reading

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Are those online reviews of your Home Inspector, other service provider, or business real?

I received an incredible email today I just had to share!  This email will totally blow your mind and have you think twice about all of those online reviews. Continue reading

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Are you having problems finding building materials? Then DoItBest.com now!

Can’t find that particular door model, window model, or another building product that the BibBox home improvement store doesn’t carry?  Well there is hope from a very interesting source! Continue reading

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How can I check if a property has an oil or gas pipeline running through it?

When you’re buying a rural or semi-rural property you need to know if there is an oil or gas pipeline running through the property.  This can have an affect on how you plan to use that property. Continue reading

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Are you considering using the services of a multi-inspector company?

There is a big push on by Home Inspectors to expand their company into multi-inspector firms.  Is that a good thing for consumers? Continue reading

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