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Scott has owned and operated a full service home inspection company since 1995. Serving a 100 mile radius of Nashville, Tennessee.
With all of the woes in home sales all we need now is for a hold to be placed on REO or foreclosed home sales... Say it isn't so!  Well apparently it is on the horizon in many states and if could be a federal mandate! Some in Congress have called for a moratorium on all foreclosures until the doc...
OK, it is the first cool snap of the year and you go to turn the heat on and you wait and wait and wait.  It does nothing and your first thought is that the system is broken.  So what should you do? Well if you only have gas heat and an electric water heater (like I do) the first thing you want t...
I have been inspecting homes for over 15 years and I have never had anyone ask about bedbugs untill this year.  I'm not a pest control contractor, but I do know how to research and I have foundout a great deal about these little critters that I never knew. According to experts infestations of Bed...
I promise that it is not my fault and I did not do it!  Boy, I feel like saying that several times a year when I get that call from the listing agent when the buyer did not buy the home because of what was found during the inspection. As a home inspector we find all types of things that might not...
OK, now it is time for the dreaded home inspection!  First off, nobody should be dreading the home inspection, unless the house is really in poor condition.  The list of items below will help the homeowner to prepare their home so that the inspector will be able to perform the inspection with eas...
I thought that this was something that everyone needs to know about  This is a "re-blog" of a post on Active Rain, the author is Bob Hertzog Right of Offset..Yet Another Trick Up The Lenders Sleeve Folks, this is scary stuff.  Yesterday, I received a call from one of my clients, telling me that h...
With the hot summer weather we are experiencing in Middle Tennessee, we are looking to ways to keep our homes cool. I do not know about you but we have seen a sizable increase in our electric bill over last year and we have not made any change our home or to the temperatures in our home.  Here ar...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 3, 2010Release #10-255 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 544-5513CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7601 Maytag Recalls Dishwashers Due to Fire Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm n...
I have included a summary in my report for the past 15+ years, or ever since I started inspecting homes.  Why do I include a summary?  I guess the main reason is that if as a buyer I needed an inspection I would want to have a summary in my report.  As a buyer I would want to know the high points...
Do you know how to properly display the American flag on Memorial Day?In the morning when the flag is posted it should be raised properly to half mast(staff). Proper raising is to take the flag to the top of the pole and then slowly lower the flag to half mast.Then at the Noon hour the flag shou...

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