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By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 31
  Active Rain Blogging works. Give it a try.   I have been on the Active Rain since August of 2011, not that long when you look at other members who have been in the Rain since the beginning of time. :-)   When I post On the Active Rain network, I am trying to tell a story about things I find whe...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 48
  Cement roofs, tiles and cracking up about it. Sometimes there are homes that need a lot of maintenance. When you defer home maintenance you are asking for trouble. Many home owners don't realize the need for home maintenance. Being a home owner has it's responsibilities along with taking out th...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 16
Home inspection in Carlsbad N. M. I saved the lives of four people. At A home inspection in Carlsbad New Mexico for Desert Sun Home Inspections, I was at a brand new home that had not even been cleaned yet. The closing is Monday and the buyers were wanting to get a home inspection completed and a...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 19
Flipper home making good progress. The flipper home that we have been working on for a what seems a year. But has only been six weeks is now ready for the new flooring. The only rooms in the home that have not been painted is the bathrooms. We are waiting for the plumber to finish what ever it is...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 20
Framing inspection. There were a few issues. Here are a few shots of a home hat was inspected for a framing inspection. The builder was not present at time of inspection and I could'nt ask any questions about the framing. This inspection took place a couple of months ago. Since then I have met wi...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 32
What happened to the flooring? Getting to the bare bones. I have done a lot of inspections for Desert Sun Home inspections in Carlsbad New Mexico. This is the very first time I have ever seen a bare bathroom floor. As I opened the door to the master bath, I saw the flooring was a bare landscape. ...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 36
Pre Listing Inspections. Roof repairs and selling the home. I get to inspect homes and I genuinely love doing so. But many times I have more questions about why things are the way they are. At Desert Sun Home Inspections, we try and give a in depth report for the buyer or seller so the transactio...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 81
Ever Play "skip a rope"? You could with this power line. When we inspect homes for our client's we are diligent about the safety of the buyers or sellers. Even if the seller has an issue with safety. And they are present at the inspection, I will tell them about the safety issue so they can get t...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 28
Plumbing gone on vacation? Or just bad install? Slow drains. When I am getting ready to perform a home inspection for Desert Sun Home inspections, I always ask the buyer if they have any concerns with the home. The buyers have already been to the home and checked the home before making an offer. ...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 40
Paying it forward, Christmas eve and Christmas day. Merry Christmas. There are a lot of people out there in the world who need help and don't ever ask for any. We know a few of these families through being a relative or through friends. Desert Sun Home Inspections has helped a lot of families hav...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 16
Home buying and finding a "fire in the hole". Not a good thing. On a recent home inspection by Desert Sun Home Inspections in Carlsbad New Mexico, The home was not even listed by a Realtor. The home was and is a private sale but the buyer is wanting and is using a Realtor for their side of the tr...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 22
Flipper home makes progress. A lot more to get done. I have been posting about the flipper home I have been trying to get done. I have made a lot of progress on the home . But there is still a lot to get done. After waiting for what seemed like weeks to get an electrical, plumbing and mechanical ...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 26
Sun damage and means of egress. Issues abound on this home. On a recent home inspection here in Carlsbad, New Mexico. Desert Sun Home Inspections got the call for a pair of first time home buyers. Wanting to keep the costs of the first home to the affordable level, they wanted to but a manufactur...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 21
Don't leave the nails in the walls. Remove them please. There are times when the buyers want certain things as their areas of concern. This home was no different. The buyers wanted me to pay extra attention to all the screw and nail holes in the exterior stucco. My advice to the renters and or ow...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 34
FHA loans and Roof inspections. I recently went out to a home that is getting a FHA loan for the purchase. I was called by the seller to inspect the roof only...I repeat the roof only. Why just the roof? At Desert Sun Home Inspections, we stive to offer the home buyer or seller the most options f...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 30
Attic's and what not to touch. Inspecting the right way. There are a lot of things in a home that should not be touched by a home inspector. Many things like a loose or bare wire are mo brainers when it comes to a home inspection. But what about in attic's when you really can't see all that good?...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 24
Flipper home getting interesting. So is the job. The flipper home I had posted about a couple of posts ago has been moving along with the  renovation of the interior. I was called to the office of the parent company yesterday about the job. "bring us up to speed". I then had a layout of the plans...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 14
Christmas on the Pecos. A river ride you don't want to miss. For one of the greatest light showings in the SouthEast New Mexico Chistmas on the pecos is a yearly event with the Pecos river and the city of Carlsbad, New Mexico. If you like to see Christmas lights and enjoy the river and a boat rid...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 13
Uncle Bob getting busy again. Now what? Many many times when I inspect a home, there are signs that the owners "Uncle BOB" has been there and did that. Is it because they (the owners) don't want to pay for a licensed person or technician to come out and repair the homes needs the right way? Could...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 35
Flipping homes and getting started. There is a brand new company in Carlsbad, New Mexico that wants to flip a few homes. They want to flip about three a year. They had approached me after they had already bought this home and want me to manage their rehab of the home. They want mid grade and the ...

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