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Home Inspector - Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area - InterNACHI 10041206
I did an inspection recently on a home here in Albuquerque that was built in 1947. Of course, we all know what that means... many renovations and additions over the years. Most of the time it is painfully obvious and easily detectable when that has occurred. In this particular house, they added o...
When I got the call for this inspection I knew I was in for a long one. The house was built in 1947, so I knew it had been remodeled who knows how many times, upgraded undoubtedly. The question is, who done all these modifications and upgrades and are they done to best building practices. Ok, sto...
How many times have we got into a project and realized you had to make a Home Depot Run? Here is your guide...   You are in the middle of some home projects: putting in a new fence, painting the porch, planting some flowers and fixing a broken door lock.  You are hot and sweaty, covered with dir...
Welcome to Wednesday! I know everybody goes to Zillow to find out the value of their homes, Zestimate! Now. we all know that when Zillow speaks... we all jump! And how many times have you felt like doing what the Caped Crusader is doing to Robin when you get that statement from one of your client...
There's a saying that the buyer will make up his mind if he likes the home within 10 minutes of walking through the door... maybe even shorter. I'm not so sure about that but one thing I have run up against in my 11 years as a Home Inspector. LOTS of times when I arrive at the home, I can tell in...
I did an inspection last week on a beautiful home here in Albuquerque in the foothills, or high desert. It was at the base of Sandia Peak, which is over 10,000 feet in elevation. There is a cable Tram that runs up the side of the mountain to a sweet little restaurant at the top called "High Finan...
I did an inspection last week in Rio Rancho, Albuquerque's friendly neighbor to the northwest, separated by the mighty Rio Grande river. When you're at the top of one of our area mountains overlooking the two cities, they look to be as one.This house was a "flip" home, sometimes this means troubl...
I got a phone call from an agent the other day, he said he has a copy of one of my reports from about 2 weeks ago. It was on a house that the buyers were having loan problems with the VA... imagine that, and the deal fell through! So now, 2 weeks later, they have another buyer looking to purchase...
I had an Inspection the other day in Rio Rancho, Albuquerque's next door neighbor, just west of the Rio Grande. Nice area! This was this lady's second attempt at finding her dream home, the first one revealed mucho problemo's, so hopefully this one is the one! This house was built on a golf cours...
I can't take credit for that quote, it was made by the late Stuart Scott, ESPN commentator. Love that one. Now this guy is just about that cool. Check out those sweet ape hanger handlebars. He doesn't look that comfortable though.... what if someone slams on the brakes in front of him? Or, what i...

Fred Hernden, CMI

Albuquerque area Master Inspector
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