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Home Inspector - Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area - InterNACHI 10041206
Chimneys, a large percentage of homes have them. They provide a means of exhaust for our fireplaces, and free standing stoves. They usually protrude through the roof, or on the side of the house that still protrudes through the eaves area of the roof. That is why it's so important that they be fl...
Jack wakes up with a huge hangover after attending his company's Christmas Party. Jack is not normally a drinker, but the drinks didn't taste like alcohol at all. He didn't even remember how he got home from the party. As bad as he was feeling, he wondered if he did something wrong.   Jack had t...
I did an inspection on a home that was over 50 years old the other day. It is in a popular area of town called Nob Hill. It is a college like atmosphere, not far from UNM (University of New Mexico). Very old historic community, a lot of the homes there have been restored, remodeled, some of them ...
A Home Inspection is a serious thing. You hire a Home Inspector to view the condition of your proposed home and report to you an honest, thorough opinion of the homes condition on the day of the inspection. A house is a big investment! Wouldn't you want to know the truth about what the condition ...
Not sure if anybody knows about my Baseball career, as short as it was one afternoon in Madrid New Mexico. Yes, it was a short career, but a memorable one indeed! Well, it was memorable for me...                                             Playing every position in the infield and batting 4th in ...
A couple weeks ago I did a Pre-Listing Inspection on the house in western Albuquerque. I don't know the whole story, but the owners adult son was care taking or living in the house while the parents were trying to get it ready for sale. Evidently, it was a rental that just got stale... I can rela...
Well, here I am back to the grind.... I returned from a sweet  vacation to the Chicago area to visit with an old buddy of mine from waaaay back! Rick and I were in the Army together from early 1971 to mid '72. We were roommates in Germany, we bought a car together and explored almost all of Germa...
There are days set aside for special events, celebrations of past events, tributes to persons that have sacrificed... I would like to deem July 24th as an Electrical Holiday! I did a Pre-Listing Inspection the other day here in beautiful Albuquerque in the north valley. House was built in 1963, t...
I did an inspection recently on a home here in Albuquerque that was built in 1947. Of course, we all know what that means... many renovations and additions over the years. Most of the time it is painfully obvious and easily detectable when that has occurred. In this particular house, they added o...
When I got the call for this inspection I knew I was in for a long one. The house was built in 1947, so I knew it had been remodeled who knows how many times, upgraded undoubtedly. The question is, who done all these modifications and upgrades and are they done to best building practices. Ok, sto...

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