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These days in the California real estate market, I inspect a lot of vacant, bank-owned homes. Many of these homes have latent fire hazards or other safety hazards present, but the ordinary buyer will never see them while quickly walking through the home. Due to the rough shape many of these homes...
Here is a short video from a recent home inspection in Santee, CA- not far from San Diego. Whoever thinks it never rains here is mistaken. The heavy rains this winter took out part of the rear lawn of this property. I needed a snorkel to inspect the crawlspace!
Here's another "inspection minute" from a recent home inspection in San Diego. An unpermitted sub-grade room has been installed. The substandard work has compromised the structure of the home. This may be costly to repair. Be sure to inspect before you buy! Steve Stenros, MCI- First Choice Inspec...
Here's a photo of something I came across at today's home inspection in San Diego- a deck-mounted electrical box for the pool light. You may have one of these installed in your pool deck if it is an older pool. If so, call an electrician. These things are real shock hazards! As you can se...
I recently inspected a custom-built home in Valley Center, CA. Here is a video of a few defects discovered in the garage. Whether or not these items are corrected, I always remind the buyer that if not corrected they may become an issue when the home is placed back on the market at a future date.
The cold weather has arrived here in southern California (we had frost this morning). Here is a video snippet of Steve Stenros, MCI (Master CREIA Inspector) conducting a heating system inspection during a recent home inspection in San Diego. This furnace has several issues that should be correcte...
Steve Stenros, MCI- Master CREIA Inspector and chief home inspector of First Choice Inspections inspects a Kearny Mesa home after the recent heavy rains in San Diego. This property will need further evaluation and recommendation for correction by a qualified licensed grading/drainage contractor.