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Steven L. Smith, King of the House Home Inspection, is a licensed and working home inspector and lead instructor of home inspection at Bellingham Technical College. Smith was a two-term member of the WA state licensing board and is adjunct faculty for Washington State University and the Washington State Department of Agriculture. ASHI certified inspector. The information in this blog is designed to appeal to residents of the Pacific Northwest.
People today have too little time in the workday. Reducing the amount of chasing around, paperwork, the number of phone calls and Emails involved in a business transaction benefits any home buyer, home seller, real estate professional or lender.  Locally, I know that many lenders and real estate ...
Do you ever misplace, or worse yet, lose your keys? If so, let me tell you about a nifty device. Over the years, my wife and I have each lost a set of keys. At the best, that is inconvenient. At worst, especially with the transponder car keys that cost money to replace, losing keys is a big incon...
Potential home inspectors, you can avoid the big city traffic in King and Snohomish counties by obtaining your state approved home inspector training at Bellingham Technical College. The campus is in beautiful and non-congested Bellingham. We are less than two weeks away from the beginning of the...
My wife and I are just passed the half way point in our two week Mexico vacation. We spent the first week in Oaxaca City, a favorite place of ours. But we, also, enjoy going to the beach and viewing the ocean. Therefore, we always end up in Huatulco on the Pacific Ocean. This is an area of multip...
 My wife and I are on another brief vacation south of the border in Mexico. We are almost down to Central America in Oaxaca. This is the fifth time in as many years that we have visited the area. One of our favorite activities is taking cooking classes with the charming Nora Valencia. Nora is a n...
Here in Bellingham, at the time I am posting this, we are just about a month away from the next course in residential home inspections and field training. Bellingham Technical College is one of only a few approved providers of home inspection training in the State of Washington. The state law re...
In the history of recorded music, songs do not get much bigger than this one. The impact of this song,  how it and the artist who performed it influenced music for the next 50 years and beyond, is quite amazing. It was a real trend setter. For seven weeks, in the fall and winter of 1957, this tun...
Working as a home inspector in Bellingham, WA, the heart of the Pacific NorthWET, I see many circumstances that are conducive to decay and deterioration of the building materials. This example, below, is commonly seen. A homeowner has tacked indoor-outdoor carpet over the wood deck. Some of the s...
When a person thinks of the early British Invasion bands, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones would, at this time, be the best known of those pioneers from the U.K. That was not always the case, several bands were nipping at the Beatles' heels in those early years. In December 1965, it looked like...
In the Pacific Northwest, everywhere I suspect, we all like our pets. Some of our pets are larger than others. And many of us decide that we want our pets to be able to enter and exit the house at will. When a pet is large, the size of the pet door required to provide access can be a significant ...

Steven L. Smith

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Steven L. Smith, King of the House Home Inspection, provides information for real estate buyers, sellers and real estate industry professionals. Blog posts emphasize issues commonly found in Bellingham, WA and Whatcom County. Smith is Washington State Licensed Home Inspector #207, a state licensed structural pest inspector, ASHI certified inspector #252760 and one of the most experienced inspectors in the northwest corner of the Pacific Northwest. Steven L. Smith is lead instructor of home inspection at Bellingham Technical College and teaches classes for Washington State University and the Washington State Department of Agriculture. Steve was a two-term member of the state licensing board.