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By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 18
It's a cash sale! So why do we need a home inspection. Seller agent.  This is what the sellers agent asked me when I called to set up a time to inspect the home. The agent asked me why I was called to do an inspection on the home. "It's only two years old and there should be no issues with the ho...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 88
Why are the simplest things the hardest? Venting gone bad. Why is it that even the simplest things have problems getting installed properly. Is it because the builder hires a few young high school kids to help out then forgets to actually supervise the kids when working? There are a few things th...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 25
Gutters and down spouts. Installed incorrectly or that's all you get. This will make two home in a row that the contractor did not complete the job they were to do. In this case  the contractor did'nt finish the gutter system. The home owners were told the job was complete and they did pay the co...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 17
A look at water heater "DIY"repairs. "Uncle Bob" repairs? On this home I was inspecting in Artesia, New Mexico, I found the water heater to have been installed by the owner. He was quite proud of the accomplishment, until I sank his boat with the report for the home inspection. He was not a happy...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 24
Crawl spaces need a little TLC too. Many, many times when  inspect a home In Eddy county New Mexico, I see the crawl space access door is missing or in disrepair. You never know what will take up residence in the crawl space when it's not secured with an operational door. This is what you don't w...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 49
Roof problems? More than that I'm afraid. I was out and about in Artesia, New Mexico 88210 for a home inspection. The buyers are a young couple that really knows nothing of owning a home. Let alone one with "ISSUE". No home is going to be 100%. But there was only one home like that. Anyway back t...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 50
When inspecting a home, you need to get in as well. At a recent home inspection I was there before the client/ buyer. I performed all the exterior of the home then the buyer arrived for the appointment. I took the key out of my pocket that I had received from the Realtor's office to gain entry. L...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 16
Where there's smoke there must be a fire. Microwave ovens too. At a home inspection this week in Artesia, New Mexico 88210 I always ask the buyer if they had any concerns about the home before I start the inspection. Most buyers feel there are some issues and want to share that information with m...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 18
Termites in New Mexico? Yes there is. Can you hear them coming home? At a recent home inspection in Artesia, New Mexico, I ran into termites. Not in the home it's self but they were on there way to having lunch and it's going to be on you as the home owner. The termites were found right on the fe...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 48
New roof ? Or take the home as is? The owner say's the roof is O.K.   This is a featured post. When I do Home inspections in Eddy County New Mexico, I find all kinds of sellers that are big Fibbers. The owners of this home says the roof will not leak if it gets rained on. Lets have a look and see...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 22
Sometimes the client's surprise you with a glowing review. I got a call from a client that wanted his inspection report. I did'nt know he did'nt have the report in hand already. I did sent it to him but for some reason he said he did'nt get it. The first thing I thought of was "man this makes me ...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 109
Do you feel that sinking feeling? You will over time. At a recent home inspection, I added up all the numbers for the roof. This home has no gutters. It a nearly four thousand square foot home. That makes this roof only 12,000 foot of coverage. With no gutters on the home at time of inspection, i...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 8
There is a right and wrong way to lay brick. You decide. I see this quite a bit. James from Connecticut just had a post about how the brick layers did not finish the job. I really can't understand why some things are left undone or they are simply overlooked by the home owner. Maybe it was the ho...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 14
BBQ and the way to make it. Smokin' on the Pecos. I thopught it would be fun to look into the way the BBQ is made. Atleast it is the grills they use to make the very good BBQ. At the last Smokin' on tyhe Pecos There were contestants from all over the country. Here is a look at some of the smokers...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 19
Cowboys, cowgirls, guns and horses. At the recent Smokin' on the Pecos BBQ event there was a lot of things to see and do during the event. One of those things was to watch the competition of the cowboys and cowgirls do exibition and competition shooting from horseback. The Balloons were just belo...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 16
Smokin' on the Pecos, BBQ event big success. This two day event "SMOKIN' ON THE PECOS" was a huge success. With an estimated total number of visitors right at 10,000. Free admission and parking. Held at the Eddy county Fairgrounds on 13th street in Artesia, New Mexico. The event ran for two days ...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 67
Furnace install, what were they thinking? During a recent home inspection, I ran across this furnace that was installed in the attic. The home was built in 2008 and was really built well. Too bad the plumber and the mechanical contractors were not thinking along those lines. Here is the furnace h...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 28
They moved out when? A look at days gone by. I was coming back from a inspection when I happened by the place. I could only imagine the stories it could tell. All I could think of Rob Thomas in Bristol Tennessee. He do'es a lot of barns and homes from days gone by. Sorry Rob I had to use the line...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 24
When agents don't show up for an appointment. When ever I have an appointment to inspect a home, the agent is usually there. They want to know what the issues are if any. This way they are not "blind sided" when they do get a copy of the report. The last home I just inspected for a young first ti...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 22
Home owner says "I'm not going to do anything with the roof". I was on a home inspection last Saturday, when The buyer and Realtor could not make the appointment. The sellers were there and let me in to get on with the inspection. I was walking around the home when I took a shot of the eave of th...

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