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Home Inspector - Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area - InterNACHI 10041206
Whenever I go to an inspection there is always something that brings a chuckle or a surprise is waiting somewhere in the house for me to find it. It's one of those silly things I look forward to, sometimes I get a little giddy when I am looking at an older home. Usually, there has been remodeling...
I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of my friends here on Active Rain a very Happy Thanksgiving! Get that big ol plate of your favorite Thanksgiving fixins and give thanks for everything you have, and tell your loved ones you love them! Then of course plop down on the couch and watc...
Your good ol handy Home Inspector! Yep, the same guy that climbs into your prospective homes attic to check for any defects to make sure the home is safe and in good condition so you can make the decision that this is the home for you and your family! What a great group of guys they are! In this ...

The Zia Sun Symbol can be seen on the New Mexico state flag. It is a symbol of the Zia Indians. Their symbol, a red symbol with groups of rays pointing in four directions, is used to symbolize ceremonial activities and even to introduce newborns to the Sun. The sacred number of the Zia is 4, and ...
With Veterans day coming tomorrow, Coach KC has hit it right on the head, and I am re-posting his blog from today. The committment of our troops should never be questioned!    Thank You Veterans!     Below is the Oath of Enlistment that our US Military Members each take...   I, _____, do solemnly...
A few days ago, I had a Home Inspection on a cute little home built in 1972. The home wreaked of the 14,752 remodels, additions, and upgrades... giving me blog materials for the next few posts!  In this particular instance, there was a sink in the laundry room next to the washer/dryer. It was not...
Well, I had my first two inspections here in The Land of Enchantment last week. It felt good to get out there and be productive again!! I inspected an older home, built in 1972. Lot's of room additions/subtractions, etc throughout the years. Walking up to the door, the first thing I noticed was p...
Yesterday, my son, daughter-in-law, the 3 grand-kids and I went to McCall's Pumpkin Patch in Moriarty, New Mexico. I had never been to an event like this so I didn't know what to expect. It was a long ways east of Albuquerque, but worth the drive!! It was an awesome event! There was a 16 acre cor...
Having recently moved to Albuquerque, I am noticing a lot of things that you just don't see back in Florida. The first thing I came across was the use of Evaporative Coolers, or "Swamp Coolers" in place of the standard refrigerated type of air conditioning systems. Ok so how can you say Albuquerq...
To quote Jerry Garcia... "What a long strange trip it's been!" I made my trek accross country to relocate my home and business to be here in Albuquerque, New Mexico to be closer to my oldest son, daughter-in-law, and three grand kids. Started out thinking that Austin Texas would be my destination...

Fred Hernden, CMI

Albuquerque area Master Inspector
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