Anacortes, San Juans, Pacific Northwest Washington Home Inspections

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Home Inspector - All Islands Home Inspections
Board certified Master Home Inspector Tim Hance discusses home inspections, energy audits, real estate, and issues of concern and interest to homeowners, buyers, sellers, and the real estate industry.
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http://www.allislandsinspections.com This article is from the All Islands Home Inspections latest eNewsletter.  It's definitely still a buyer's market, and with interest rates this low, the market is clearly heating up!  If my business is any indication, we are having a record year which is a str...
06/18/2012
http://www.allislandsinspections.com  This article is from the All Islands Home Inspections latest eNewsletter.  It not only addresses Energy Efficiency, but also concerns proper ventilation of bathrooms, etc. which is important for not only the health of your home, but also her occupants.  Cons...
06/18/2012
http://www.allislandsinspections.com This article is from the All Islands Home Inspections latest eNewsletter.  When I inspect homes in Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands, I often run into faulty GFCI outlets that no longer function as intended.  This is a SAFETY ISSUE.  The article below ser...
06/18/2012
http://www.allislandsinspections.com This article is from the All Islands Home Inspections latest eNewsletter.  It contains some great information about Energy Efficiency not only for homes in Anacortes and the San Juan Islands, but for everybody!  I conduct Energy Audits for local utility compan...
06/18/2012
http://www.allislandsinspections.com  This article is from the All Islands Home Inspections latest eNewsletter.  Some good points and advice to prepare your home for the sale!      10 Ways to Turn off a Homebuyer   It is still a home buyer's market with lower home prices and bank rates. Many hom...
06/18/2012
http://www.allislandsinspections.com  Inspecting homes in Anacortes, Washington, it's all too common to discover wood stove, fireplace, furnace, and water heater flues in direct contact with (a) roof sheathing, (b) insulation, (c) roof structure (rafters, trusses), and (d) sheetrock.  99% of all ...
06/08/2012
Inspecting attics in Anacortes, it's often times the case that bathroom and kitchen vents are ducted directly into the attic; this is a definite faux pas.  For the safety and well being of both the home and her occupants, it's critical that proper ventilation of the attic be maintained so as to e...
06/07/2012
We all know- or should know if you've been following my All Islands Home Inspection video blogs on YouTube- that in Washington State CO detectors are required to be installed by the Seller on each level of the home, pursuant to the manufacturer's Installation Instructions, and be UL2034 rated.  H...
06/06/2012
Washington State has a new law, effective 4/1/2012, that carbon monoxide detectors must be installed in homes PRIOR to closing by the Seller.  BUT, the question that inevitably arises is where to install them and how many are required.  The bottom line is that the answer isn't readily apparent as...
06/05/2012
WDO, or wood destroying organism, activity can be prevalent in Anacortes, Washington homes and is frequently called out by home inspectors and structural pest inspectors alike.  One of the inevitable questions that arises from the home inspection, however, is whether the damaged structural elemen...
05/26/2012
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Tim Hance

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http://www.allislandsinspections.com If you want a Home Inspector that's so thorough you won't get stuck buying the "Money Pit," then you need Tim Hance of All Islands Home Inspections working for you. Over the last 8 years, we've protected more than 3,200 home buyers, just like you, from getting stuck with 'unexpected post-closing expenses!' We'll deliver your inspection report no later than 9:00am the next day- or same day if required- and include color photographs of the issues we've uncovered. We also include, at no additional charge, a Structural Pest Inspection with every Home Inspection. So don't wait, schedule your Home Inspection today and get the Peace of Mind you deserve when buying your next home! (360) 298-1163