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Busy time of the year

The housing market has started to rebound and I have been very busy lately. The interest rates are still very low and the prices are starting to rise so if you are even thinking about buying a home NOW is the time before prices and rates go up and the inventory shrinks.

Submitted by KevinFuqua on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 08:17

Time to change those HVAC filters

Mid February is a great time to change out those AC filters.

The cedar pollen has collected in the filters over the last few months and by changing them now, you will not be circulating air through cedar filled filters.

Welcome to the Hill Country.



Submitted by KevinFuqua on Thu, 02/21/2013 - 10:03

Cold Weather Inspections

Inspectors work in all kinds of weather including the cold and snow.

When the temperature has been less than 60 degrees in the last 8 hours the inspector will not operate the Air Conditioning system. A visual inspection is done and shared components with the heating system will be inspected. Heat pumps are tested in the current mode. Damage to the compressor can happen if turned on because the compressor oil will thicken and lubrication ability is affected.

Submitted by KevinFuqua on Mon, 01/21/2013 - 15:49

1st time for everything

Had another first on Friday.

I did a home inspection in Fredericksburg, in the snow!


With the snow on the roof and outside, Inspector will not get on the roof and will not open

and inspected any outside electrical panel.

Wishing all a Happy New Year!

Submitted by KevinFuqua on Sun, 01/06/2013 - 19:21

2012 And we are still here

It's Christmas Eve (and my birthday) and I thought I would do one final blog for 2012.

2012 started out kind of slow, but when May came around, it was "who let the dogs out" for the next 7 months.  For the first time in several years I had to turn down several inspections do to I was booked up to far in advance.

2013 looks to be a interesting "tech" year with the new I-Pad and wireless printer coming on line. In the end I hope it will not only speed up the report time but present even a more impressive report.

Submitted by KevinFuqua on Mon, 12/24/2012 - 15:31

Busy, Busy, Busy

I have not been blogging much because I have been busy, busy busy and it's been hot, hot hot!  We received 1"of rain yesterday and temps are cooler today. Hope both the business and heat relief lasts!


Submitted by KevinFuqua on Sun, 08/19/2012 - 17:04

HUD 203K Inspector

I have got my HUD certification and just completed my first  HUD 203K remodel / repair inspection. I am officially HUD inspector  # D0948 also.  The program allows home buyers to add the cost of repairs and/or remodels into there loan. To learn more about the HUD 203K process, go to .

Submitted by KevinFuqua on Mon, 06/04/2012 - 11:05


Hit an Inspection milestone this week by doing my 500th inspection.

On to the next 500!

Submitted by KevinFuqua on Sat, 05/12/2012 - 09:37

Happy Anniversary

To me!

This is my 7 year anniversary in the business.

Hoping for 7 more.


Submitted by KevinFuqua on Wed, 05/02/2012 - 11:28

Continuing Education Field Trip

I just got back from going on a Inspector Field Trip for Continuing Education in the Bastrop area. These are very interesting as there was 10 inspector who had the chance to inspect the same home, then compare notes on what they would report. The inspectors had varying years of experience and knowledge. I was surprised how the so called veteran inspectors missed the simplest of things. It goes to show the varying of inspector knowledge and styles out there.

Submitted by KevinFuqua on Mon, 04/30/2012 - 10:50

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