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I had an inspection recently in Rio Rancho. For those of you that doesn't know where Rio Rancho is, it's the 3rd largest city in New Mexico and adjacent to Albuquerque, making this a very large area! Intel has a manufacturing plant there that is probably responsible for most of the economic growt...
06/08/2015
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Recently, my Son was over to the house and we were working on our motorcycles. We had left the door open between the garage and the house, with the large garage door open as well. I heard the buzzing and pounding sound coming from inside the house. A Hummingbird had flown into the house and he wa...
06/05/2015
There are lots of people in our society that smoke cigarettes. I am not judgmental, but if you choose to smoke in your house, you're going to have a hard time selling it to someone who does not smoke! I would think that these days the non-smokers outnumber the smokers, so you are literally cuttin...
06/04/2015
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Inspected a beautiful house the other day in the Sandia Foothills, awesome views 360 degrees! There were really no issues with the house, just small stuff that needed to be cleaned up.One of those issues was someone used the wrong screws in the electrical panel dead front. What you say? Just a co...
06/02/2015
There is an area here around UNM (University of New Mexico) that is very popular to live in. It is chic, cool, hip, sweet... to live there. Problem is the houses in that area are over 80 years old. Not that it is a bad thing to own a 80 year old house, you just better know what you're getting int...
05/26/2015
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I had an inspection last week in a historical section of Albuquerque called Nob Hill. Nob Hill is adjacent to UNM (University of New Mexico). It is a mile long stretch on Central Ave., which is also Route 66. Lots of unique shops (and people), trendy restaurants and chic nightspots. Very cool are...
05/19/2015
Only TWO more days till Active Rain Spring Meetup! Our meeting will be this Wednesday, May 13th @1:00PM at Casa de Benavidez! The restaurant is located at: 8032 4th St NW, Los Ranchos De Albuquerque, NM 87114Casa de Benavidez has a 50 year old tradition, Paul and Rita Benavidez's dream of serving...
05/10/2015
We have all seen or heard of the TV show Flipper... I am probably showing my age here but the show ran from 1964 to 1967. The term "Flipper" has also been given to an investor that buys distressed homes, fixes them up, and "flips" them for a quick profit. Like in any other profession, there are g...
05/06/2015
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Vents, vents, vents... every house has them. Plumbing vents, bathroom vents, Kitchen vents, attic vents, dryer vents, gas vents, and they all protrude the exterior of the house in some manner. Most plumbing vents protrude through the roof, as well as some dryer vents. On two story homes that have...
05/04/2015
 A picture is worth a thousand words. But this is Wordless Wednesday, so sit back and enjoy the presentation. Hopefully, you will never hire a contractor that gives you results like this, or if your sweet Uncle Bob says "Hey, I can come over this weekend, go get us a 12 pack of beer and we'll kno...
04/29/2015
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