Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

I love easy recipes, especially when I can make ahead.  This makes a nice alternative pudding for special occasions… and no one will EVER know it’s dairy free unless you tell them!         Ingredients: 1/3 cups chia seeds 3 TB cacao or unsweet cocoa powder 1/8 tsp salt Dash of cinnamon 1-1/4 […]

When Good Wood Goes Bad

Few issues have complicated or killed more real estate deals than the dastardly WDO inspection. The good news is it doesn’t have to be that way! Soon after starting HomePro Inspections in 1994 wood rot and termites became the largest single source of customer complaints that came across my desk. The frustration was the fact […]

“On Writing” by Stephen King

“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.  There’s no way around these two things that I’m aware of, no shortcut.” Stephen King I’m not a Stephen King fan.  Only read one of his books “Pet Sematary”.  Scared the crap out […]

Total Recall Coverage

Who Should Write the $7,621 Check When Two Years After Closing Your Homebuyer Discovers They Bought a Home With A Defective 11 Year Old Heat Pump That Was Recalled??? Since 1974 Americans have been protected from dangerous items in their homes by law. If a product has been designated as dangerous or defective by a […]

Egg Muffins

You think you have no time for breakfast?  Think again!  I MUST have a morning breakfast that includes protein in order for my brain to function, but probably like you, the mornings always seem a bit too rushed to scramble up some eggs.  So I came up with egg “muffins”!  It takes me about 30 […]

Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War by Robert Coram

Real Estate Marketing Secrets from John Boyd, America’s original Top Gun! You saw him, I saw him, we all saw Tom Cruise as the renegade fighter pilot “Maverick” in the Hollywood hit film “Top Gun”.  Bad news movie goers, as a former Navy pilot myself, I’ve got to be the one to tell you that […]

Breast Cancer Myths Debunked

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and part of being aware is getting the correct information and debunking the myths associated with breast cancer. The National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. has identified some common myths about breast cancer, and why they are myths.     Myth 1:    A lump in the breast means you have […]

Inspector In The Spotlight: Allen Schimmelmann

In 1985 Allen Schimmelman’s Wife Told Him to “Go Fly a Kite”. Being an Obedient Husband He’s Now Been Flying Kites on the Beach for 30 Years! Funny how hobbies morph into obsessions. After Allen’s wife Kay bought Allen his first kite he fell in love with kite flying. It is believed that the kite […]

Hot Pink Smoothie

In support of breast cancer awareness month, PINK is the theme of this month’s recipe! As always, my ingredients are gluten- and dairy-free, but feel free to substitute any ingredients below to make this your own.  I’m a huge fan of using what you have on hand – what’s in your refrigerator?       […]

What’s All the Stink About Indoor Air Quality?

What’s All the Stink About Indoor Air Quality? And How Do You Know If YOUR Home Is Making YOU Sick? It’s an all too common call “My husband thinks I’m crazy, but I think my house is making me sick. Can you come tell me that I’m not crazy”? There is no air test that […]