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Home Inspector - AIM Home Inspection, Inc.
I recently inspected a home that was listed as 4 bedrooms.  One of the "bedrooms" was located in the lower level of the home and the only window in the room did not meet required code for safe egress in the event of an emergency.  I described this condition to my client and included the informati...
I use a greatly detailed computer based home inspection reporting system.  When I first started using this report, I would always print on site.  The biggest issue I discovered while trying to print on site is that I really do not have enough time to fully review the report.  And the printing and...
During a recent home inspection I discovered extensive termite damage behind the basement paneled walls.  Most of the studs and associated components were virtually destroyed.  The sellers did disclose "some" previous termite infestation.  It was obvious that an effort was made to conceal the dam...
While performing a recent home inspection, I informed the listing agent that the dishwasher is under manufacturer recall due to a potential fire hazard.  His reaction was; "What do you want me to do about it"?There are some agents who dislike home inspectors because the "deal" may fall apart.  I ...
There seems to be a general misconception among  home buyers and a few agents.  Just scroll through the internet or phone book, call some inspection firms, and choose the one with the lowest fee.  How could one inspector charge $329.00 and another $195.00 for the same inspection request?  After a...
A great marketing idea for listing agents.  Before you list the home, convince the sellers to have a pre-listing home inspection.  In fact, it may be beneficial to even split the inspection fee with the sellers.  Advantages: Any surprise defects will be exposed and taken care of before a buyers c...

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