Michael Soulliard is the owner of Tanque Verde Home Inspections and an Arizona Certified Home Inspector.
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Many potential home sellers don’t do a pre-listing home inspection. Why should a home seller do a pre-listing home inspection prior to listing their home for sale? If you don’t, here’s a possible scenario: Say you are planning to list your home for $300K and you want to walk away with $275K or more before real […]
Recently I did an inspection on a home built in the 1950’s. With pre-1980 and pre-1960 construction there are various items that a home inspector will be extra observant for. In this particular inspection I came across a Federal Pacific Stab Lok electrical panel and breaker system. Federal Pacific was a very common panel and […]
What is the difference between Arizona State certification, InterNACHI certification, and ASHI certification? I’ve had this question asked of me by some real estate agents, so I thought I would clarify the differences. Only about half the states in the US regulate home inspectors. Fortunately, Arizona is one of the states that does regulate home […]
On a recent inspection in an attic, I came across a truss chord that had been sistered with another piece of lumber as a repair. This can be a legitimate repair, however, there was no evidence of an engineer’s label showing that the repair is legitimate. A truss is an engineered type of roof system […]
My answer would be a resounding YES. When buying an “As Is” property, you might go in expecting to do some repairs and renovations that might cost you $10K. What if that number ended up being $20K or $30K? Would you still buy that house or negotiate a better deal? A home inspection can help […]
Years ago I moved cross-country. I immediately started to have some concerns about the mover I selected, so I started doing some online research. I found a US Government website https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/protect-your-move. Most of the red flags the government site lists were present with the mover I selected. I immediately called to cancel and my concerns […]