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By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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3 prong grounding type receptacles on 2 wire Ungrounded System.                                               A little history                                Wenatchee Home Inspections  We see this all the time during home inspections in homes typically from the early 1960’s backward. Using a gro...

By Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
(RE/MAX Advantage L.C | Managing Broker)
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This beautifully appointed 2 Bedroom unit on the ground floor of Chelan Resort Suites is an excellent opportunity to enjoy ownership in the Lake Chelan Valley affordably. Offered Turn-key furnished and with a track record as a successful vacation rental, this condo is an enticing option for anyon...

By Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
(RE/MAX Advantage L.C | Managing Broker)
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Lake Chelan Real Estate Sales the Week of 8/14/2017Coming to the end of August, real estate activity in the Lake Chelan Valley is still going strong. Inventory is still very low, especially for single family. 50% of the week's closings for moorage for boat slips at Sunset Marina.  Residential and...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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Manufactured Homes and HVAC -Wenatchee Home InspectionsIn Chelan County and surrounding areas Manufactured Homes typically come with an Electric Forced Air furnace. These systems have to be listed for use in a manufactured home. The most common units I see are Colman, Kelvinator, and Intertherm. ...

By Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
(RE/MAX Advantage L.C | Managing Broker)
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 What's happening with the Condo Market in Lake Chelan? With the third Quarter of the 2017 Real Estate Market about to enter it's last month, let's take a look at what's happening with the Single Family condo market in the Lake Chelan Valley.  Currently on the Market Currently there are 27 Active...

By Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
(RE/MAX Advantage L.C | Managing Broker)
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If you can't live ON the water in the Lake Chelan Valley, how about the next best thing....owning a home with a water view? There are many water view opportunites in the Valley. Views along Lake Entiat on the Columbia River, Views of Roses, Wapato and Dry Lakes and of course the crown jewel  of t...

By Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
(RE/MAX Advantage L.C | Managing Broker)
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Age in place Rambler in Crystal View Estates in Chelan WAMore and more buyers are looking for the right place to use as a second home for now, until they retire. Finding quality permanent home options with all the amenities desired in a second home location can be difficult...until you look at Cr...

By Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
(RE/MAX Advantage L.C | Managing Broker)
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 30 Acre Retreat Perched Above Lake Chelan on the South ShoreWhat's you're dream?  Here at the BLT ranch, you're dreams are only limited by your imagination! Between the Main House, which boasts commanding views of the Lake, the Bunkhouse, Cantina and other outbuildings, there's space for everyon...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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Grounding Electrode Conductors and a splice. Wenatchee Home Inspections  In general, the grounding electrodes and their conductors create a connection of the electrical system to the earth (earthing). The earth is considered to be at zero potential. The second function of the system is to dissipa...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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Crawl Space lighting and GFCI protection in the 2017 NEC.Wenatchee Home Inspection As home inspectors in Washington state, one of our SOP requirements is to report missing GFCI protection where required. Washington State Standards of Practice-(WAC) 308-408C-110 Electrical system.(e) Verify(iii) G...

By Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
(RE/MAX Advantage L.C | Managing Broker)
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This Chelan Hills Vacation home went under contract in less than 14 days for a few reasons. 1. Finding affordable homes with panoramic views such as this home has are hard to find...and getting harder. 2. The Chelan Hills Amenities are second to none in all of Chelan (full disclaimer, I also own ...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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Wednesday Wires-  Free-Wheeling -  Fun in Home InspectionsWenatchee Home Inspections. Today’s fun is called “Free-Wheeling”, or should I say free-for-all.First off let’s look at the dictionary for some insight, if we look at definition 2 below I think we get the sense of how the term “Free-Wheeli...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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Mondays Madness- Cord-u-lation  -  Fun in Home InspectionsWenatchee Home Inspections. Today’s home inspection fun is called “Cord-u-lation ”.For those who live in more rural areas having a backup generator is often a necessity or highly desired. The problem is they have to be done correctly and s...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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Wednesday Wires-  Not a fan-  Fun in Home InspectionsWenatchee Home Inspections. Today’s fun is called “Not a fan”, or should I state not another fan since I see this so often. It seems that bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans are just troubled in many older homes anyway, but way too often I see th...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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Mondays Madness-  Sneakers  -  Fun in Home InspectionsWenatchee Home Inspections. Today’s fun is called “Sneakers”.Never a dull moment as a home inspector.Often during a home inspection I will find many D-Con bait boxes, which is a sure sign of a rodent infestation.  I am not a huge fan of poison...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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Wednesday Wires- Working with Knob and Tube- Fun in Home InspectionsWenatchee Home Inspections. Today’s fun is called “Working with K&T”. Traditional knob and tube will have open wire splices. This is not allowed for any other wiring methods. The modern requirement is that each electrical wire sp...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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Tuesday’s Tiny house builders-  Wenatchee Home Inspections.Wasp season will soon be upon use. So here is some information on this common insect found on homes.  From the Texas A&M Entomology department- Common Name: Paper waspScientific Name: Polistes sp.Order: HymenopteraDescription:  Paper wasp...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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Mondays Madness-  Spider Ball-  Fun in Home InspectionsWenatchee Home Inspections. Today’s fun is called “Spider Ball”. As a home and structural pest inspector, I do have to deal with insects. Here was a good looking young lady “Black Widow”.Black widow spiders (Latrodectus species) typically are...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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 Did you know? What are some of the causes Home Fires?Wenatchee Home Inspections It seems it does not happen often or does it? Did you know that on average, U.S. fire departments responded to a home fire every 86 seconds. Less than every minute and a half someone will hear the sirens.From the NFP...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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Wednesday Wires-  Bundle of Joy-  Fun in Home InspectionsWenatchee Home Inspections. Today’s fun is called "bundle of joy". Quite often I see wire splice not properly contained in a junction box or device. Each electrical wire splice must be installed in a box or conduit body at each conductor sp...

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