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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.
You have been in your new home for almost a year.  The clock is ticking on that one year builder   warranty. At the one year anniversary you give up almost any chance you have in getting your builder to correct any issues you may have.  Our Warranty Inspection is designed just for this purpose, s...
Middle Tennessee ASHI Chapter Meeting On Saturday April 24th from 9 -12 the Middle Tennessee Chapter of ASHI will be meeting at the Kaplan professional building at 30 Rachel Dr, Nashville. This is near the Airport, but it is not the Kaplan building you can see from I-40!We will have the honor of ...
Well, if your kitchen cabinets are full of dishes like the ones in our home you might want to take a moment and check them after reading this short post. Just think about all of the weight that an average cabinet is hold when it is full of dinner plates, cups, saucers, mixing bowls and the like. ...
The Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors {EBPHI} is seeking new board of director members. The Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors (EBPHI) is an independent not-for-profit organization whose mission is to establish the standard of competence for home inspectors and to e...
The sun is now shining down on those REO homes!   Effective February 1, 2010 HUD will allow for homes that have been listed for sale, have been openly and fairly marketed via MLS, auction , For Sale by Owner offering, or developer marketing to qualify for FHA insurance with the intent of "flippin...
Are you thinking about 203K loans with those homes that need help?   With all of the REO homes that are in need of some TLC or more commonly a complete rehab you might want to tell your client about HUD's 203K program. When a homebuyer wants to purchase a house in need of repair or modernization,...
It's not like we don't have enough to worry about!  As of January 1, 2010, a new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mandate changed the way your clients' home air conditioners are serviced and repaired. At that time, manufacturing HVAC equipment that primarily utilizes Freon® (also known as R-...
I know sales and qualified buyers are difficult to come by at this time of year, but apparently so are good homes!  Over the past few weeks I have had the pleasure of inspecting some of the worst homes that I have seen in my 15+ years of inspecting! REO homes are starting to get tiresome! It seem...
American Society of Home Inspectors' Certified Inspector Program Accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (News Release) ASHI is the only home inspection association to achieve this accredited status. ASHI Certified Inspectors are the only home inspectors who have completed ...
 This is from the HUD site about Chinese or problematic drywall  This should be helpful for those who have questions about getting help with your home. This is the post from HUD   HUD No. 09-237 FOR RELEASETuesdayDecember 22, 2009 HUD TO ASSIST HOMEOWNERS FACING PROBLEM DRYWALLTemporary relief av...

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