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By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 28
Carlsbad, New Mexico is having a building "BOOM". They have just broke ground on building a new "Lowes home improvement store. The walls are up and building continues on the new "International House of Pancakes". One new hotel has been completed and another one is about to open up this week. They...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 14
 Do you want to make big money from a "short sale"? A no loose offer from the feds to "One West bank". Here is an example of the way our tax dollars are being ripped off from us. Follow this link. http://www.youtube.com/user/fiercefreeleancer They are makeing money no matter what the "short sale ...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 23
What in the world were they thinking? That's what I was thinking of when I saw it. Many home owners want to be "do it your selfers". But the little cruel fact remains is, they are by no means qualified to do some even minor repairs to their homes. Look at the simplest repairs. Sealing around a ch...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 13
At the Christmas dinner this year when we were opening presents the wife looks to me and says " How come you didn't get my mom anything"? I Told her "she didn't use what I got her last year" Wife, "it was a cemetery plot" I simply said "and" And that's how the fight started. Lol. Have a great day.

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 12
Good Morning everyone. Here is a little joke for you this fine Monday morning.   A young blond was driveing along the highway when she got pulled over by a blond police officer for speeding. Officer: May I see your licence? Lady: What's that? Officer: It's a rectangle thing with your photo on it....

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 13
Do your Blog posts get lost. If you blog too early in the morning then you run the risk of haveing your post sent to the pile way down the list. Moving it away from potential commenters. With all the members we have, you can place a post at the top of the list. Just to see it disapear into the "r...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 8
   I want to be a "Home Inspector". This is what I was told by a person that asked how they could become a "Home Inspector". Simple I told him, just do the following things. 1. Get a lot of years experience within the building trades. Like building homes, remodeling etc. 2. Get A lot of years ins...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 11
   Is your business picking up? I get this question all the time from other inspectors. This year has been getting better. Business is picking up in all areas of inspecting. I do home inspections along with a very long list of "other inspections". Business is up around 50% increase from a year ag...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 8
  A client from the past called me and said he was comeing into town and wanted to meet with me.         Oh "crap" I thought. Then he said he and his wife (I never met her) wanted to meet me and the wife at a local pizza joint. I accepted and we went there prepared for the worst. When we arrived ...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 18
It seems once a week I find someone needs a file in a different format than I had written it in. Can't we all agree to use a simple format? I needed to copy a couple of files for a client to get them on board for some inspections. They requested a format that I was not using. I guess this is what...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 4
Four "Million" in sales and it just keeps comeing for JO SCHEEL ERA Realty in Carlsbad New Mexico. Drop her a line or a quick call to ask her to join "Active Rain" jo.scheel@era.com office 1-575-885-4131 Fax 1-575-887-1069 Jo works for ERA, Montgomery realty in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 15
  You and you "cell phone" it could save your life. We have heard about the stories of having a cell phone in hand and being able to call for emergency services. But here are a few tips you just might not know were lurking in your cell phone. 1. if you get locked out of your car, truck or van and...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 14
The young couple was driving from town when they happened upon a man that was hitchhiking. The young man that was driving said we should give him a ride. The young lady was not so eager, but gave into the love of her life and said O.K. They pulled over and the burly looking man got in the back se...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 11
If you think about it, we live in the greatest country on earth. We have the expertise to manufacture anything we need as a society. Next time you go out from your home for your drive to work, look around. all the buildings, homes and yes even the streets were "made in the USA". Even that snack y...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 9
In the inspection business we offer a lot of "extras" that are not included in the "basic" home inspection. These are what we call "ancillary services". They can range from a minor test like a "radon test" to a major test or inspection like "termite inspection". When I'm out on an inspection I ha...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 11
   I was reading an article about how to increase your business. It talked about a lot of things . But there were some things that stood out to me. 1. Have a new vehicle. What if you cannot afford a new one? 2. Always wear slacks and a suit jacket to the inspections. Really. What about going in t...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 17
O.K. here is a good one. When you are on the "blog board" looking over the blogs, what do you look for? When you want to make a comment do you look for, humor? Or is it "a better way to sell homes? Or do you look for a "pay it forward " post? There are so many ways to add a comment. I sometimes d...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 16
 I got a call last Monday from a buyer of a home they had put a bid in on. They wanted to get a home inspection. I told them I was available and I could do it for them. When I asked for the address they hesitated. (I thought a shopper) then he told me he would have to pull over and get it for me....

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 8
   I am sure we have all seen the E-Mails about how you are the beneficiary of a lottery or a payment that was supposed to be paid by a company in "Nigeria". Or you have hit the YAHOO, Coke, Google, Bing lottery. They have even wanted to send me a ATM cards that was to have $100,000.00 per week a...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 16
We have nearly 203,000 members. Wow what a great accomplishment. Now here in new mexico we have about 800 members. Of those 800 there is but a handfull of members that actually use Active Rain. The majority of the members here in New Mexico, are the I joined "Active Rain" and forgot I did. Why jo...

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