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By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 14
"Oh no another one". Why would you buy this home? A few duct issues. There are homes and there are homes. Many homes are the so called "normal type homes". Then there are the homes that make you "wonder" what in the world they were thinking. I really don't like seeing these types of homes. It rea...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 7
It's in the storage room, why would you write it up? Uh, because. At Desert Sun Home inspections in Carlsbad New Mexico, we are here to serve the buyer or seller who ever it is that hires us for a home inspection. If it is not correct is it wrong? Should it be in the report as an issue for the bu...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 14
Proper Attic Venting and the issues. Home inspections in Carlsbad N.M. It seems that when home owners and service techs do repairs to homes they don't follow the requirements that are needed when repairing and or modifying a home. In this case there was a new power vent installed in a second bath...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 21
Liability issues This home has a few. This is exactly why you need to get inspections before you sell or you buy a home. If the seller would have had a pre listing inspection before listing the home these  issues would have never been an issue with the home that is for sale at this time. They cou...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 10
New Home inspection. Ready to move in? Not quite. At Desert Sun home Inspections in  Carlsbad, New Mexico. We get calls from buyers who want a home inspection on a new home. For the most part the inspections go without a hitch in the closing process. But in this case there are more than a couple ...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 18
Pre listing inspection. Some times all you have is a good laugh. When I got the call for this pre listing inspection, I was a little surprised. I don't get many pre listing inspections. At Desert Sun Home Inspections in Carlsbad New Mexico, I have been trying to get as much information out to the...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 24
Rebuild it or tear it down. There are only two options for the garage. When inspecting homes for Desert Sun Home Inspections there are things that we get to see as inspectors the home buyers are not going to see. The home buyers are focused on the home and where they are going to put the furnitur...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 21
Electrical issues I recommend it's time to upgrade the home. There is a vast number of homes out there that need an electrical upgrade. This number would be in the Tens of millions. That's a lot of homes that need a lot of TLC to the electrical systems. At Desert Sun Home Inspection in Carlsbad N...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 32
I smell something, and it's not dinner cooking. I was called about a smell in a home. This is not uncommon, but it's not a call I get every day. I was asked to see if I could find the source of a small that had been around for a while.  After a little bit of investigating in and around the bath a...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 26
The roof is on. Lets clean it up. It's on, but is it done right? It seems I find more and more homes with repaired roofs. By this I mean there are more and more homes with just one section of the roof that has been replaced as opposed to the entire roof. I'm sure this is a cost saving measure by ...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 16
Sometimes "Grampa just needs to retire". There are a lot of things on a home that gets "grand fathered in". At Desert Sun Home inspections in Carlsbad New Mexico, we work hard to make a report that is the best report for the buyer. It is not up to us as inspectors to say this needs to be changed ...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 14
Uncle bob now in town again. All I could do is laugh. Now that the repairs have been completed and the second inspection has been completed. Now what? There seems to be a special effect with the repairs. The brick facade with the front of the home was in need of repairs as the brick had a wide cr...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 29
Commercial draw inspection. Working on a Sunday. I like to have Sundays off. Especially when the Football playoffs are in full swing. But I needed to get this inspection completed for the Bank. When i arrived at the site there was a full crew working on getting the building completed. They were w...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 28
Why is this happening? More of the same? This needs to change. On one of the three inspections I was on yesterday. I ran into the same problems I have run into in the past couple of years. This home was built in 2010, two years ago. Why was the home not inspected by the local building official. O...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 26
Inspecting a home and cracking up about it. At Desert Sun Home inspections, we see all kinds of homes. New ones old ones not so old ones and ones that really should not have been listed let alone lived in. This latest home inspection was a real challenge. It's a two story with a brick siding. The...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 32
Loosing your grip in the attic. Is there a better way? There I was in an attic at a recent home inspection and the insulation was waving at me. At desert sun Home inspections we really try hard to find everything we can when it comes to inspecting every part of the home that's accessible for revi...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 47
Vegetation and the electrical mast. Not good to combine them. I was at a town house inspection on Saturday and was starting in front then the roof. I did'nt make it to the back of the home yet when I ran into what I thought was a "Medusa looking area". The entire electrical mast was entangled wit...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 65
Uncle Bob Strikes again, the "Duct Tape saga" continues. At Desert Sun Home Inspections in Carlsbad New Mexico, we get to see a lot of homes that have been altered and modified by the use of duct tape. It seems it's the "creative choice of many owners, builders and even contractors who install ev...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 16
New Home Inspection, Why they are needed. New homes need an inspection too. Never buy a home without a home inspection. Yes even a brand new home. Yesterday I went to a new home that was just built. The new owners were getting ready to move in and closing is next week. I was met there by the Real...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 21
It's Monday, are you busy this week? I hope all Active Rain members are busy this week. I have a re-inspection of two homes that the sellers "SAY" the repairs have been completed and they want me to verify that they have been completed. I also have a full home inspection to get done for a new cli...

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