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Anatomy of a Renovation

Renovated homes are a big part of an inspector’s business. Some renovations are well done, some not. Read on for a brief dissection of my

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The Future of How Homes Work

It’s been a crazy-busy spring.  So much so that I’m only now getting around to writing about the Georgia Association of Home Inspectors March conference,

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Looking ahead, Looking back

Comments, observations and opinions on my 30th inspection year Down the Road Drive-to-mortgage bigger, newer, cheaper suburban homes still dominate the market.  But Millennials have altered

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Ten Takes on Atlanta Real Estate

1. Spring buying season was hot hot hot And what a wild ride it was; unpredictable, intense, frustrating, exhilarating….that’s why I’m writing March’s newsletter in June.  2. Neighborhood truck parade To paraphrase J.B. Jackson: 

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My Takeaways on 2015

Trends Living Large Big sells no matter how small the household Bling to Bland: former luxury items like granite countertops, doublepane windows, efficient construction and

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Why a good contractor is hard to find

Home improvement is not as easy as it looks. Homes are unique, not commodities like facial tissue or breakfast cereal. Homes differ in age, the number character occupants, improvements, orientation,

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The Life Of Houses

Two writers who’ve influenced my life and career, William Shakespeare and Christopher Alexander, explore the human condition. Shakespeare’s works reflect universal human truths, Alexander’s the universal patterns

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