Category Archives: Wenatchee Real Estate

WA Home Inspectors Can’t Repair Homes They Inspect

We received a call from a Realtor recently asking if we do repairs on a home we inspect.  Absolutely not!  Even though there are home inspectors doing this, it is not allowed in Washington State.  The WAC 308-408C-020 (Code of Ethics) for Washington State Licensed Home Inspectors states “the home inspector must:

(8) Not for one year after completion of the inspection repair, replace, or upgrade for compensation components or systems on any building inspected – this section applies to the inspector’s firm and other employees or principals of that firm or affiliated firms.”

This Ethic is set in place to protect the home buyer/seller.  Otherwise, a home inspector could call out problems within the home just to create more work for themselves and additional pad their pocket.  You can view all the Ethics at the Washington State Legislature Website.

AMS Inspection Services is a home inspection company based out of Leavenworth, WA, with inspectors in Seattle, Wenatchee and throughout Chelan and Douglas counties.  AMS Inspection performs blower door tests for on new construction projects. 

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Walk for Carol Kavanaugh, Douglas Co. Commissioner Candidate, in Apple Blossom Festival Classy Chassis Parade May 4th

JOIN FRIENDS & FAMILY IN SUPPORT OF

“I am a mom, a property owner, a business owner, and a long-time volunteer in our communities. I will work to create an inviting Douglas County.”  – Carol Kavanaugh

IN A CLASSY CHASSIS SORT OF WAY!

On Friday, May 4th, join Carol Kavanaugh and her supporters as they walk in the Classy Chassis Parade! This will be a FUN and interactive way to show your support and say hi to all your friends along the way!

NOT A DOUGLAS COUNTY RESIDENT?

If you do business in or have friends or family that live in Douglas county, you need to support Carol Kavanaugh!  We need good, strong, healthy leaders that are there to support the ideas and concerns of the people. Her goal is to create a “County of Opportunity” and address “excessive and unnecessary regulation”.

Parade starts at 6:30 but they’ll be there an hour early!  Meet at the merry-go-round at the Eastmont Park at 5:30 to get T-shirts and cars are available at the end of the parade route to shuttle people back to their cars at the park .

Carol Kavanaugh is currently the President-Elect for the North Central Washington Association of Realtors.  In a recent press release from the NCWAR President, Paul Mares said, “Carol is extremely well versed in issues that affect housing, jobs, the economy, the rising cost of living and many others. It has been an honor to work with Carol, she is an extremely well-rounded candidate and will work tirelessly to represent Douglas County and help develop a stable future for its residents and the valley.” 

Carol has lived in the Wenatchee Valley for over 35 years and is presently with John L. Scott in Wenatchee and has been a real estate professional for 9 years.

NCW Association of Realtors Blood Drive March 19th

The 2012 NCWAR Blood Drive is quickly approaching, so set your calendar for March 19th and plan to attend between 12:30 and 5:30 p.m. at the Kings Orchard Church in Wenatchee.  Thank you NCW Windermere Real Estate for sponsoring this event. NCWAR Blood Drive 3/19/12

AMS Inspection Services is a Leavenworth-based home inspection company providing services to Wenatchee and all of North Central Washington.  AMS Inspection is a member of North Central Washington Association of Realtors (NCWAR).

Leavenworth Food Drive Oct. 22nd

“Make A Difference Day” is Oct. 22nd.  The North Central Washington Association of Realtors is sponsoring a food drive in the following locations.  The donations collected in Leavenworth will be given to the UV MEND Community Cupboard.  If you’re not available on Oct. 22nd, contact a local real estate office.  Many of them are currently accepting food donations and will store them until then.

  • Grocery Outlet ,Wenatchee 9 AM-2 PM
  • Food Pavilion, E. Wenatchee 9 AM-1:30 PM
  • Martin’s Market, Cashmere 9 AM-2 PM
  • Dan’s Food Market, Leavenworth 9 AM-2 PM

Leavenworth Home Inspection Photo: Stick a cork in it!

I never know what I’m going to come across.  Check out this photo from a recent Leavenworth home inspection.  It’s an interesting way to fill a hole.  Now you know what to do with all those corks you get from wine tasting in Leavenworth!

Realtor’s Charity Putt-Putt Tournament: Having fun and supporting the community!

On Thursday our home inspection company sponsored the North Central Washington Association of Realtor’s “Golf for the Good” Putt-Putt Tournament at Desert Canyon near Lake Chelan.  The community fundraiser benefitted the YMCA Scholarship Program for Kids, Respite Care and the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. 

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The day was a lot of fun and we raised quite a bit of money for local charities.  A huge thanks goes out to all the sponsors:  Wenatchee World, AMS Inspection, Pioneer Title, Mortgage Advisory Group, Pacific Appraisal, Laura Mounter Real Estate, Anita & Larry Day, People Bank, Banner Bank, Numerica Credit Union, US Bank Home Mortgage, Karie Rolen & John L Scott, Cashmere Valley Bank Mortgage, Sangster Motors, Jackie Blanchfield, Jeffers- Danielson- Sonn- Aylward, Ogden- Murphy- Wallace, Johnson- Gaukroger- Smith- Merchant, LocalTel Communications, Eagle Home Mortgage, Carole Keane, NCHBA and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.

2011 Tour of Homes : Wenatchee, Chelan, Malaga & Peshastin

The North Central Home Builders Association’s annual Tour Of Homes is coming up on Sept. 22-25th.  Most homes are in the Wenatchee area but you’ll find one in Lake Chelan, Malaga and Peshastin.  For complete details about the tour, directions, coupons and more visit their website.  As members of NCHBA we are proud to be a part of this great event!  In Leavenworth pick up coupons at Marson & Marson Lumber or Dan’s Food Market.