Spiders In Kentucky – The Brown Recluse
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Spiders In Kentucky – The Brown Recluse

BROWN RECLUSE SPIDER IN KENTUCKY Brown Recluse Spiders in Kentucky– To some of us, they are the things nightmares are made of.  Some folks freeze in fear at the sight of one. They can make you produce blood-curdling screams and throw shoes at a wall.  Spiders.  Eight-Legged Freaks.  Demons from Hell.  Call them what you…

ACMV-Manufactured Stone Veneer- The Next Big Problem in Construction
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ACMV-Manufactured Stone Veneer- The Next Big Problem in Construction

Updated for 2020! It’s been nearly five years since I wrote this series about the faulty installation of manufactured stone veneers, and the havoc it is causing unsuspecting homeowners.  I decided it was time for some new information so I’ve updated things with new images and information. It’s all the rage these days: Fake stone siding, manufactured…

Your new flipped house will be a disaster…probably
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Your new flipped house will be a disaster…probably

Man. I’ve had my run of poorly flipped houses this year. So many in fact, that they have their own hashtag on Instagram called Mr. Flipper.  If you don’t already follow me there, you should. I see a lot of crazy things every day, and I post them all on Instagram. I have to admit, I…

Best of 2016 – A collection of Home Inspection Blunders
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Best of 2016 – A collection of Home Inspection Blunders

HOME INSPECTION HIGHLIGHTS 2016 Ah yes, another year has come and gone.  Let’s take a look at my annual top pictures from 2016!  I typically do top a 10, but this year I’m expanding it to 12; there is just too much good stuff not to share it. 12. DIY PLUMBING DRAINS These flex-drains that…

Best of 2015 Part 2
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Best of 2015 Part 2

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Should you attend your home inspection?
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Should you attend your home inspection?

Yep, you SHOULD attend your home inspection.  You’ve called around. You’ve done your due diligence, or maybe you’ve gone with your realtor’s recommendation (see why that can be a bad idea here What you don’t know about hiring a home inspector) and you think you’ve found the home inspector you want to use in the purchase…

Best of 2014 Part 2
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Best of 2014 Part 2

I’m a bit later than I wanted to be getting this written, but hey, better late than never. If you missed the first part of this post you can see it here: Best of Home Inspections 2014.  So without further ado, the second half of the Best of the Worst pictures of 2014.   A waterfall…

Best Of 2014  Part 1
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Best Of 2014 Part 1

Another year older, one or two more gray hairs found, and a stack of pictures to choose from.  It’s hard to whittle it down to just a handful, but I selected the top 10 problems found during home inspections this year. A Cold Fireplace – This is a picture from a one year old home.  The owners…

Doing my job….and people hate me for it.
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Doing my job….and people hate me for it.

I got a phone call this week from a listing agent about a home I inspected a few days prior.  Now, getting phone calls from Realtors  that have questions about a particular item on a home inspection report is nothing out of the ordinary.  But this call was different.  This guy was angry.  He was angry…

5 Things you don’t know about Hiring a Home Inspector
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5 Things you don’t know about Hiring a Home Inspector

So your real estate agent just called and said you have an accepted offer on that new house.  Congratulations! And oh, by the way, you have 7 days to get an inspection.  Better get on the horn pronto and find a home inspector. This is an all too familiar scenario for lots of folks.  But do you…