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I got a call early yesterday from a woman in a town about 25 miles south of here. She was in the middle of having a big addition put on, and she was concerned that the contractor might be taking shortcuts, etc. We talked, I named a price, she accepted.

Then in the afternoon she called back and said to hold-off. She had spoken to the contractor, and he had his own inspector who would check things out...[:-bigeyes]. I couldn't help it, I laughed out loud.

The contractor has his own inspector. Now there is a convienient bundling of services for you. I warned her about the obvious conflict of intertest of course, and wished her luck. Good grief.

Brian G.

My grandfather used to say "There's a fool born every minute, and they all live." [}:)]

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Brian,

Lately, I am doing more and more construction consulting. It has always amazed me how many educated people accept the building contractor/developer's construction specifications and plans without hiring someone to work as their advocate. I think the home buyers around here are starting to wise up and some are hiring architects and home inspectors to work on their behalf to help make sure that they are getting the best product for their money.

A few lawyers need to be sued for not recommending that their clients hire a specialist and we will be overwhelmed with consulting business.

The housing market around here is crazy. There are bidding wars because there are more buyers than available homes. I was talking to a client this week during an inspection and he commented on how he spent more time evaluating his television purchase than he did checking out the house that he purchased for 1.5 million dollars because he was worried he would lose it to another buyer.

Still trying to work a a snappy tag line...[:-bouncy]

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Originally posted by Steven Hockstein

I was talking to a client this week during an inspection and he commented on how he spent more time evaluating his television purchase than he did checking out the house that he purchased for 1.5 million dollars because he was worried he would lose it to another buyer.

Further proof of Grandpa's wisdom.

Brian G.

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