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Halloween for Homeowners - Scary shouldn't mean dangerous!   As a home inspector in the Fargo and Moorhead area I spend a lot of time looking at the exterior of homes. With Halloween approaching the process of inspecting the landscaping, siding and roof of a home involves a lot of stepping over,...
10/28/2011
About 1000 people die each year from electric shock in the US. The majority, about 400, occur on the job with the rest in a variety of locations including the home where we like to feel safest. In inspecting homes, the most common defect to the electrical system is missing covers from switches an...
10/25/2011
  Bi-partisan support for real estate green card may benefit Minnesota lake region  Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) have proposed a bill that would grant foreign investors a three year residential visa if they purchase real estate valued at $500,000 or more.  It does come...
10/23/2011
  Common Housing Defects, Part 1  Home Inspectors may disagree on the exact order of a list of prevalent defects found in the course of home inspections. One thing they will almost universally agree on is that water is the enemy of a house and those defects that lead to water problems are among t...
10/22/2011
For several months now my son, Sterling, and grand daughter, Kyra, and have driven by a construction site of a new fire station in West Fargo. Lucky for them, once construction was complete they held an open house to celebrate the new station and it was an excellent opportunity for the family to ...
10/19/2011
 Making a home more aging friendly  Aging in place safety issues.  Buying a new home or remodeling a current residence, making our homes better serve our needs as we “mature” is often just a matter of a few simple changes.  These changes can make your home safer, easier to navigate and more comfo...
10/16/2011
  Making a home more aging friendly Aging in place access issues. Safety in the home as we age is of paramount importance but still to utilize, and enjoy, our home we must also have reasonable access. In ideal circumstance the design would serve all users without regard to ability. Generally this...
10/15/2011
A Home Inspector’s day off On a rare Saturday off I had the chance to take my family to Yunker Farm in north Fargo for a very nice Fall festival. My daughter loved the children’s museum and I would recommend the fun activities and hands-on learning to any parent looking for an affordable and educ...
10/09/2011
    Ready for winter check list     Those beautiful fall colors forming on the trees and shrubs are not just for your enjoyment. They are also a warning that cold weather waits just around the corner. Those, who do not heed the warning, run the risk of spending more money this winter than they ne...
10/02/2011
Lets make our summer place as carefree as possible by hitting the maintenance or potential maintenance items right out of the box. Start by making a few 'phone calls. If you use fuel for cooking and/or heating call the provider and have them check fuel levels so that when you arrive there will be...
05/15/2011
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