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Can I hire my contractor dad to inspect my condo?

It’s time in the buying process to get the condo inspected, but who should you get to do it and can your dad or a friend do it for you.

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Do You Need A New Construction Inspection?

By on May 9, 2008 in Condo Inspection, Home Buying with 3 Comments
Do You Need A New Construction Inspection?

Many people feel there isn’t a need to inspect new construction because the home has been “Code” inspected by the city. And, to a certain degree this inspection could be accurate but here’s my take as a home inspector and as a potential buyer.

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Understanding a Building’s Envelope

Understanding a Building’s Envelope

Farren West is the owner of Key Inspection Services and is a contributor to the Seattle Condo Blog. Farren can be contacted at KeyInspectionServices.com. One can think of a building envelope as being similar to envelopes used to mail packages through the postal service. A standard package mailing envelope is used to protect the interior…

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What is a Condo Reserve Study?

What is a Condo Reserve Study?

Farren West is the owner of Key Inspection Services. This is the second article of Farren’s series for SCL. Farren can be contacted at FarrenWest (at) KeyInspectionServices.com. Once you and your real estate professional have found the right condo to meet your needs, the best location/price/aesthetics/etc you will now begin the process to understanding the…

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Types of Condo Inspections

Types of Condo Inspections

(Please welcome contributing writer, Farren West, owner of Key Inspection Services. Farren will be writing a series of condo inspection related articles, which many buyers will find invaluable.) Generally there are two types of condo/townhouse inspections. The first and most popular is the “Interior Only” inspection. This will cover everything from the sheetrock in, or…

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