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Home Inspection Issues with Foreclosures

July 31st, 2010 · No Comments

There are some special considerations when buying a foreclosure that might not be a consideration when purchasing a normal house. The first of these considerations is to make sure that the water and power are turned on. Usually these houses are vacant and the bank has had them locked up and winterized. While this protects […]

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Tags: Future Trends · Home Buying · Uncategorized

Matthews Home Inspection Reveals Big Problem in the Shower

July 1st, 2010 · No Comments

While perfoming an inspection matthews home inspector Preston Sandlin found a dent in the tilled shower which was really odd because backer board would not allow a dent like this. Well it turns out that this tile was actually mounted on drywall instead of boakboard whick is a big no no. All of this tile […]

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Tags: Home Buying · Home Improvement · Home Maintenance · Plumbing Issues · Pre-Inspections

How To Inspect a Water Heater

February 17th, 2010 · No Comments

Have you ever been told there is no such thing as a hot water heater? I must have heard this a thousand times growing up. The water is not hot before it goes into the water heater. The people who told us this were actually right but I would make me so mad when they […]

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Tags: Home Buying · Home Improvement · Home Maintenance · Plumbing Issues · Pre-Inspections

Home Staging Goes Virtual

October 9th, 2009 · No Comments

Staging a home once meant adding accessories, props and even furniture to a home for sale, to create a feeling of warmth and appeal, and make it easier to sell. Today, staging a home still connotes rearranging possessions and furniture, but in more and more cases, the furniture and accessories are digital rather than real, […]

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Tags: Future Trends · Home Buying · Selling Your Home

Charlotte Home Inspector Inspects A Geodesic Home

May 8th, 2009 · No Comments

A geodesic dome is a structure built in an almost spherical shape—a structure made from struts set on large circles. Because of its curved walls and ceiling, these domes use approximately a third less surface area to enclose the same volume as a traditional box home. In fact, the geodesic dome has the highest ratio […]

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Tags: Energy Saving · Going Green · Home Buying · Unusual Findings

Charlotte Home Inspector Asks Why get a Home Inspection

February 26th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin recently put only home buying seminar at the Keller Williams office in Indian trail. He started off his presentation by answering the question why did it home inspection. It’s actually pretty simple. The average repairs on a home being bought are around $1500. The average home inspection is about $350. […]

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Time to Aerate and Seed Your Lawn!

September 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Every season, lawn will be challenged by, varying temperatures, drought conditions or crazy insects. You should realize that even the best turf will stress and thin and this is why you need to aerate and seed annually.

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Tags: Home Buying · Home Improvement · Home Maintenance · Lawn and Garden · Selling Your Home · Uncategorized

Bill Gallagher Talks About Radon

September 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Bill Gallagher, One of North Carolina’s best known Real Estate Instructors talks about Radon Gas in The Mandatory Update class in Charlotte NC in September. Bill Gallagher Owns Supeior School of Real Estate in Charlotte but conducts Real Estate classes throughout the state. Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina is filming him. Radon: Radon is […]

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Tags: Environmental Hazards · Home Buying · Preparing Your Home for the Inspection · Radon

Air Condition Trouble – Clogged Condensation Line

September 6th, 2008 · No Comments

Have you ever had water leaking out of a pipe coming from your eave. Do you know what that is? It is draining from your catch pan under your HVAC system. The pan is full of water because the normal condensation line has clogged. In this video Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina shows a […]

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Tags: Home Buying · Home Maintenance · Preparing Your Home for the Inspection

Sealed Crawl Spaces

August 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Do you have high moisture in your crawl space? Will a sealed crawl space fix it? Yes it will but how does it work. A “normal vented” crawl space actually pulls in more moisture if there are air conditioning ducts there. By sealing off the vents you are preventing new moisture from coming into the […]

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Tags: Going Green · Home Buying · Preparing Your Home for the Inspection · Selling Your Home