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Entries from September 2010

North Carolina Real Estate CE at Sea

September 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Recently Superior School of Real Estate had their continuing education at sea in the Eastern Mediterranean.  Bill Gallagher usually has a CE at Sea every two years or so.  This cruise left from Venice  August 28, 2010 and returned to Venice on August 4th, 2010.  Bill Gallagher taught the North Carolina Mandatory Update on the […]

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When Do You Need a Building Permit

September 29th, 2010 · No Comments

You don’t need a permit to finish this basement” it will only increase your property taxes. If you hear this from a contractor, dont walk….run away from him. He just dosn’t want anybody checking up on his work and he might not even be liscensed and insured. After he is paid and gone you will […]

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Fox News Interviews a Charlotte Home Inspector

September 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Recenty Morgan Fogarty of Fox News Charlotte interviewed Charlotte Home Inspector Preston Sandlin about an alrming trend. Some Charlotte Buyers are opting out of the cost for the inspection to save a little money. According to NACHI The National Association of Certified Home Inspectors, the average repair cost for a home being bought is a […]

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Fall is the Best Time To Aerate and Seed Your Lawn

September 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Has the long hot summer taken a toll on your yard. Has the fescue died and been replaced with clover, chickweed, crabgrass and bald spots? Do you want to get that fine manicured fescue lawn look back? If so then this video is for you. In this video Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin expains the […]

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Five keys to smooth sales and bargain buys in a slow housing market

September 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Not everyone who relocates has the luxury of doing it when school is out and the yard looks beautiful. If you’re forced to sell your house and/or buy a new one outside peak season, you might have to work a little harder and think creatively. Anyone who has bought or sold a home has heard […]

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How To Do a Lead Safe Renovation

September 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Renovating your home can be daunting. The last thing you want to worry about is the possible lead-related health risk of some common renovation tasks. Sanding, demolition and siding and window replacement can all disturb lead-based paint, placing you and your family at risk of lead poisoning. Because of these risks, the United States Environmental […]

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Cheap Fall Fix Ups

September 29th, 2010 · No Comments

The ebbing sun and dropping mercury in the garden thermometer signal the end of summer. The shorter, cooler days also mean you might be coming back inside from the great outdoors to discover your home could use a little pizazz. After all, you spent the past few months soaking up the rays while you worked […]

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What is the Big Deal With Polybutylene Piping

September 29th, 2010 · No Comments

I have seen a lot of polybutylene piping in my 15 years of performing home inspections in Charlotte North Carolina.   Polybutylene piping is a grey piping that was used primarily in the 80’s and up to the mid 90’s.  It is a form of plastic pipe that was used to replace the more expensive copper […]

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How to Aerate and Seed Your Lawn

September 26th, 2010 · No Comments

Has the long hot summer taken a toll on your yard. Has the fescue died and been replaced with clover, chickweed, crabgrass and bald spots? Do you want to get that fine manicured fescue lawn look back? If so then this video is for you. In this video Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin expains the […]

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Charlotte Home Inspection Company Supports Breast Cancer Research

September 24th, 2010 · No Comments

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Home Inspection Carolina in Charlotte NC inspectors will be wearing pink for the month of October. We will also be giving 25 % of our net for that month to Breast Cancer Research. You have no idea how hard it was to get these “good ole boys” to wear […]

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