Category Archives: Consumer Information & Protection

This category includes information to help protect the consumer.

Well I found a really great flooring store if you’re looking for carpet, tile, etc.!

Awhile ago I went on a long journey to find a good and honest flooring store to install carpet in my home.  You can read about it here “Installing Carpet”.  Well, well, well I finally found a really great flooring … Continue reading

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Can an Inspector perform sewer scoping on the home you’re buying?

Well it’s about time that the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) has finally put their foot down to stop dishonest Inspectors from taking advantage of consumers.

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Is a new threat to your privacy from a home inspection now unfolding?

Wow I read a totally incredible post today about how your privacy might be in jeopardy yet again! 

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Are you buying new carpet for your home or building a new home with carpet? If so you really should read this!

It has been almost 20 years since I’ve had to deal with carpet and carpet companies.  So much has changed in that time it is completely unbelievable!

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Is the Electrician wiring your home actually performing work to the required standards?

Whether you are building a new home or having permitted electrical work performed on your existing home are you aware if the licensed Electrician you are using is performing the work to the currently required Electrical Codes/standards?

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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!

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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!

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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 … 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 … 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?

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