Month: May 2009

Custom Cabinetry

 

Keizer, Oregon Home inspection cabinets

Keizer, Oregon Home inspection cabinets

In the midst of the foreclosure boom there are more and more unexplained or questionable issues that arise as more and more banks become the sole owner of home. It is unfortunate that this is the current state of things and more and more history is being lost as banks repossess homes that they don’t want in the first place.

I was doing a home inspection on one of these homes in Keizer, Oregon the other day and came upon a little oddity that I just couldn’t help but speculate over. As the drawers in the cabinet were pulled the drawer slides (not just any slides by the way, these were high quality full extension slides) would bang into the doors after about ½ inch worth of travel. Every single drawer was installed with this same issue. This little “oops” rendered the pull out shelves utterly useless.

The section of “custom cabinetry,” work had me envisioning a the home owner, (most likely a contractor or builder as well) behind on his bills and sweating away as he installed upgrades here and there in hopes to quickly attract a buyer before things went south.

Of course it was too late, and at that point and the market around him was crumbling as he tirelessly tried to bail water from his sinking ship.

His loss, my clients gain. My client knew his way around a tool belt and looked forward to the finishing touches he could put on this home that had some very nice features. And at the price he was paying it will be a very nice home for his family very soon.

 

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Please give me more time.
I don’t know what happened with the realestate market in Salem, Oregon recently but my inspection schedule is starting to force me to scramble.
I have been scheduled about a week out for about two months now and the bank negotiations are killing me.
They accept an offer and allow a 5 calendar day inspection window!! Weekends and holidays and the day the offer was written all count.
I guess there will be time to sleep in a few months. I feel like those guys on ‘Deadliest Catch,’ only I am warm.


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Thermal imaging finds Missing Insulation

I just did a home inspection on a fine home here in Salem, Oregon. Overall the home was a piece of cake, and very well taken care of. There was one little section of insulation in the attic that had fallen (from the cable guy presumably). It was impossible to see visually but thanks to the magic of my fancy little thermal/infrared camera my clients now know of an area that could use some additional insulation.

Very simple fix, in fact the fallen insulation is most likely sitting up there in the attic just waiting to be reinstalled and protect the home from the hot or cold of the attic.

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