homes for sale in carlsbad new mexico: When home owner maintenance goes unchecked. - 04/29/14 11:25 PM
When home owner maintenance goes unchecked.
Home owner maintenance is critical when you own a home.
In fact no matter what the structure is like a home a garages or even a back yard storage shed.
There are very few home owners that get a bi annual inspection of there home let alone an annual inspection.
These unsuspecting home owners are just asking for trouble when it comes to selling a home.
Many as I have been told over the years is that they don't want to pay for a annual inspection because all we find are issues that would cost … (26 comments)

homes for sale in carlsbad new mexico: Home is finally done. Trust but verify inspection Hobbs New Mexico. - 03/25/14 09:52 PM
Home is finally done. Trust but verify inspection Hobbs New Mexico.
Remember this home where the home owner wanted to get a 100% completion when it was not 100% completed?
Now the home is done. All of the door hardware is in the appliances are done and the New shower doors and enclosures are installed.
This home was to be completed in December of 2013.
Completion date is officially 3-25-2014. Only 64 days behind schedule.
I say only because there could have been a lot more in delays as the contractor seemed to be more interested in "Other projects" than getting this quarter … (22 comments)

homes for sale in carlsbad new mexico: When is enough enough? Electrical issues that should not be. - 03/21/14 09:49 PM
When is enough enough? Electrical issues that should not be.
It only took 109 years for this home to get to this point.
This home was built in 1905, started out with Knob and Tube wiring and then "Upgraded" to fiber coated lines then finally the standard Romex style was installed.
But major issues remain. It seems that each and every time the home's electrical had been worked on, the electricians never removed from service the older electrical components.
Take a look at the way this homes electrical was a "Nightmare to inspect".
The incoming service was correct. But then it … (26 comments)

homes for sale in carlsbad new mexico: Up, Up and away. What not to do. Plumbing blunders. - 03/19/14 10:21 PM
Up, Up and away. What not to do. Plumbing blunders.
It's simply amazing some times, well a lot of times when inspecting homes what we inspectors find with the plumbing. 
And they are proud of their work.
I see it and you probably have too. The plumbers will write on the unit like the water heaters and furnaces, when it was installed and by what company. This is a good thing. No doubt on who to call back for the changes or repairs when needed.
Many of these HVAC and plumbing companies think we are out to get them when … (24 comments)

homes for sale in carlsbad new mexico: Garage and built in apartment. Home Inspection in Artesia N.M. - 03/12/14 11:31 PM
Garage and built in apartment. Home Inspection in Artesia N.M.
I was performing a home inspection for a buyer in Artesia, New Mexico.
I had just finished with the home when I asked about the garage. Since I saw a structure on the rear of the property I asked if that was the garage. The Agent told me it was with a shy grin. Hmmm....I thought as she told me it was the garage and a built in apartment.
"And you need the apartment inspected as well". "Yes we would like you to inspect this as you would any home".
After just finishing … (38 comments)

homes for sale in carlsbad new mexico: The pregnant wall. And the inspector is not the cause. - 03/07/14 09:34 PM
The pregnant wall. And the inspector is not the cause.
There are times when us inspectors run into things that really need more expertise than we can deliver.
Case in point.
This looks like the typical kitchen with the frige sitting there ready to be used.
All good so far until I make a discovery that has to be investigated further.
With one quick glance down the side of the wall I could see there was a major issue with something.
I could see the wall seemed to be "Pregnant". AWW.
Could this be? Is it possible? No way I thought.
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homes for sale in carlsbad new mexico: Where do you start with the issue on this home. Shaking my head. - 03/06/14 07:59 PM
Where do you start with the issue on this home. Shaking my head.
There are times when I have to stand back and take a deep breath and try to find the words to install in my report.
I can hear the conversation already.
"I want a garage".
But we have a carport honey, that's not the same.
"I know, I will just enclose the carport and that way we will have a garage for us to use everyday".
"I can do this, I built a shed with my dad when I was a kid. This should be a piece of … (79 comments)

homes for sale in carlsbad new mexico: More than meets the eye. What we can't see. - 03/04/14 08:47 PM
More than meets the eye. What we can't see.
Many of my followers with this post knows we at Desert Sun Home Inspections in Carlsbad New Mexico now offer a 90 day warranty along with a Recallchek for the appliances in the home.
What's the catch you say?
The 90 day warranty is just that. A 90 day warranty.
This covers any structural and other issues that may arise after the home inspection is completed.
The Recallchek, is for working appliances in the home. At the time of inspection of the home.This would include but not limited to a Water heater, … (34 comments)

homes for sale in carlsbad new mexico: Don't mix water and electricity. Desert Sun inspections. Carlsbad, NM. - 02/25/14 08:50 PM
Don't mix water and electricity. Desert Sun inspections. Carlsbad, NM.
Tri plex inspection yesterday in Carlsbad New Mexico.
The home has had a lot of changes to the way the homes air conditioning had been modified. The swamp coolers had been on the roof. they were removed from service in lew of installing window units for air conditioning.
The ducting had been removed and a new rolled roofing had been installed. Good right? Only of done correctly when removing the swamp cooler components.
The electrical plugs for the coolers were left in place. When tested they were still live. The main issue … (32 comments)

homes for sale in carlsbad new mexico: Roofing 101, come on contractor's. - 02/24/14 10:02 PM
 Roofing 101, come on contractor's.
When preparing home inspection reports for my client's. I use words like poor or unprofessional installation.
When it comes to a roof installation, the roof is critical to be installed correctly.
I have been posting about roofs lately. The roofs have been a sore spot with roofing contractors who think I am picking on them.
The sellers think I am going over board when listing issues in a home inspection report that are not an actual "Leak".
I will not matter to me if there is a "Leak or not when inspecting a homes roof". If the … (16 comments)

homes for sale in carlsbad new mexico: Metal roofs are great, or are they? Install the roof the correct way. - 02/21/14 07:51 PM
Metal roofs are great, or are they? Install the roof the correct way.
At Desert Sun Home inspections I get to see homes with metal roofs installed by general contractors. The home owners think they are getting a really nice lifetime roof with little or no issues to think of in the long run.
But what about when the job has been completed and the contractor is standing at your front door wanting a check or cash for the what you thought was a completed roof?
Just because it looks good, doe's not mean it is a good roof installation.Get … (55 comments)

homes for sale in carlsbad new mexico: Water heater installations. What not to do. - 02/20/14 09:38 PM
Water heater installations. What not to do.
There are a lot of water heaters installed in the United States each year. Some are installed correctly and some are not.
Why is it most home owners think that they are qualified to install appliances like the water heater, furnaces and appliances.
When ever the home owners take control of the installations there is in most cases "Issues" that crop up when the home is getting a home inspection.
There is a ton of information for the home owner to refer to about the installation of the water heater. The water heater even comes with … (31 comments)

homes for sale in carlsbad new mexico: Time for roof maintenance. Home inspection in Artesia, New Mexico. - 02/17/14 11:32 PM
Time for roof maintenance. Home inspection in Artesia, New Mexico.
On this recent home inspection. The roof was an area of concern for the buyer. And good it was a concern. The roof used to have a swamp cooler on it. This is still a real common place for the coolers in this area. but they seem to always run over and cause shingle damages. In this case the cooler had been removed and a split system had been installed. Good news for the buyers, but the roof issues still remain in place.
The roof has Two layers on it. So only repairs … (12 comments)

homes for sale in carlsbad new mexico: Time for furnace filters, Desert Sun Home Inspections Carlsbad N.M. - 02/15/14 07:56 PM
Time for furnace filters, Desert Sun Home Inspections Carlsbad N.M.
With the cooler weather of the winter temperatures being very cold in most of the nation. There is a need to keep in mind the harder the furnace works to keep the home warm and cozy, the more attention needs to be placed on keeping the furnace filters changed on a regular basis.
In many homes I visit to inspect them, I find a large amount of furnace filters that have outlived their usefulness.
Filters are only designed to catch loose particles of debris, lint, dander, hair, skin cells, dander and dust and a … (28 comments)

homes for sale in carlsbad new mexico: Making changes could cost you. Desert Sun Home inspections Hobbs, N.M. - 02/04/14 10:39 PM
Making changes could cost you. Desert Sun Home inspections Hobbs, N.M.
 So you want to heat the garage. What do you want to heat it with?
In this home the owners added a space or wall heater in the garage. I think it was for using the garage more and having heat would be a great benefit for the owners wanting to be in the garage more.
But this is an issue when I inspected this home.
The owners added a space/ wall heater in the garage. But they placed the heater in the side wall. Not at the end or … (68 comments)

homes for sale in carlsbad new mexico: Stone roofs and Pipes. Desert Sun Home inspections Hobbs N.M. - 02/02/14 08:25 PM
Stone roofs and Pipes. Desert Sun Home inspections Hobbs N.M.
As Inspections go I don't get nervous about too much. But I do dislike inspecting a gravel topped home.
These stones on the roof add un needed weight to the structure. And in most cases it will cause the decking to start to sag in between the rafters. That was just the case in this home that was inspected by Desert Sun Home Inspections.
As far as saying the homes roof has no leaks when inspected, it needs to be raining when I am inspecting the home. Not very good odds of happening … (26 comments)

homes for sale in carlsbad new mexico: Are the good days really over for good? Home inspection Hobbs N. M. #2 - 01/11/14 11:50 PM
Are the good days really over for good? Home inspection Hobbs N. M. #2
When there are issues with a home that gets a home inspection there becomes the quandary of what to do next.
The issues become in most cases an issue the selling agent or listing agent needs to deal with sooner or later.
Even though Desert Sun Home Inspections in Carlsbad New Mexico likes to find those "Ah Ha Moments when inspecting".
It creates a possible nightmare for the listing agent.
Like in the first post see it here. http://actvra.in/49jP
The contractors used on this home were not in focus … (26 comments)

homes for sale in carlsbad new mexico: Egress and the means of. Home inspection in Dexter New Mexico 88230 - 01/05/14 11:07 PM
Egress and the means of. Home inspection in Dexter New Mexico 88230
When I got the call for this inspection, the buyer wanted to know if I had an issue about driving "All the way to Dexter New Mexico".
Dexter New Mexico sits about ten miles south of Roswell New Mexico. I inspect homes in Roswell New Mexico, so driving to Dexter was not an issue. Only about 70 Miles.
The buyers asked if I charged a travel fee. I told them no and what the inspection fee would be. They were fine with that.
The reason I brought up the … (24 comments)

homes for sale in carlsbad new mexico: Access able washer connections. What if there is an issue? - 01/04/14 11:03 PM
Access able washer connections. What if there is an issue?
I like to list Issues I find when inspecting a home for a buyer or seller. By like I mean when I find an issue, I want to make sure it makes it into the report for the client to review with their agent.
At Desert Sun Home Inspections in Carlsbad, New Mexico.
We do just that. List the issues for the client to hash out with the seller.
But what of the seller say's what you listed in the report is not right? I hear this from time to time and end … (22 comments)

homes for sale in carlsbad new mexico: Crawl space issues abound. Desert Sun Home Inspections Carlsbad N.M. - 01/02/14 11:25 PM
Crawl space issues abound. Desert Sun Home Inspections Carlsbad N.M.
When inspecting homes for buyers, I often run into a crawl space or attic's with multiple issues. Out of sight out of mind I often say.
In many cases the plumbers and electricians never expect an inspection of their work. This leads to less than a professional job.
Starting off with the entrance to the crawl space we can see the entrance is in dis repair and needs to be replaced.

Getting into this crawl space was a challenge. There was only about 12 inches between the floor joists and … (28 comments)

 
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