Greater Seattle & Wenatchee Home Inspections

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We perform a lot of Kirkland home inspections and I'm sure the new home buyers and current homeowners are very happy they'll receive property tax savings soon.  The Kirkland annexation will boast the benefits of 31,000 more residents, a decrease in property taxes and increased law enforcement, bu...
What will we see moving to North Lake Union?  An investment group is taking advantage of competitive commercial real estate prices and scooping up a half acre parcel in the great location between Wallingford and Burke Avenues."An investment group led by David Zarett paid $3.58 million for a seco...
Are you hungry for important information about the North Central Home Builders Association? Then join us Wednesday, June 8th at SMITTY'S PANCAKE HOUSE, Wenatchee at 7:30 am - 8:30 am. This great FREE breakfast is sponsored by AMS Inspection Services, Inc. Come fill up on awesome information about...
"Bank of America announced Wednesday it had opened an office in Seattle to allow distressed homeowners whose mortgages it services to meet face to face with specialists and consider alternatives to foreclosure." Source: Seattle Times, April 27, 2011.  "BofA opens office for foreclosure alternativ...
The 92nd annual Washington State Apple Blossom Festival starts this week in Wenatchee, Washington.  We'll be taking some time off from our Wenatchee home inspections to attend our favorite events.  We've listed a few of them here but you can view the complete schedule at http://www.appleblossom....
At first glance you may think the green algae is the issue in the photo, but not really.  This photo was taken under an exterior deck and algae is typical in those areas.  The real concern is the wood laying on the ground next to the home.  This a great place for wood destroying organisms to star...
"Real estate site filed for a $51.75 million initial public offering Monday.  The Seattle-based company didn't say in its Form S-1 filing how many shares it planned to sell, nor how it would price each share. However, it did say that Technology Crossover Ventures and PAR Investment Par...
This picture was taken a few days ago at a Lake Wenatchee Home Inspection.  The metal carport was no match for the heavy snow we received over the last winter.  Notice how much snow we still have April!
Northwest ENERGY STAR Verifier Update Training started in November 2010 to educate certified Verifiers about the new standards for ENERGY STAR Homes, with a roll-out date of January 1, 2011. In the November/December 2010 "Builder News" Northwest ENERGY STAR Homes said that, "due to the changing e...
This week one of our staff went to a WSU Extension Energy Program training in Wenatchee with a focus on duct sealing and testing requirements for the 2009 Washington State Energy Code for HVAC: 503.10.3 Sealing.  We have two Energy Star Performance Technicians on staff so this class was more of a...

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The Greater Seattle & Wenatchee Area Home Inspections blog contains topics on the local real estate and home builder markets. As a member of local professional groups sometimes I'll discuss events coming up or recap important topics from a recent event that I've attended. Our service area includes Seattle to Wenatchee and all the towns in between. Our home tips may be specific to any of those areas.