Merry Christmas From The Raleigh Home Inspector

The Raleigh Home Inspector

…..and all of us here at Quality Residential Inspections want to wish everyone, and especially all of our valued clients, referring real estate agents, and business partners a very Merry Christmas and the very best of happiness and prosperity in the coming New Year.

Merry Christmas From The Raleigh Home Inspector

We are most grateful to all of you for your demonstrated and continued confidence in our Raleigh Home Inspection services because you are the reason we have been able to remain successful in these trying economic times…Thank You So Much! We look forward to the opportunity to continue to provide the best Home Inspection and related services to the good people of North Carolina.


Raleigh Home Inspector At The State Fair…They Had What?

Ahhh, yes indeedy….the Raleigh Home Inspector does love attending the State Fair…

Of course, says the Raleigh Home Inspector, there’s always the food at the NC State Fair. I mean, who goes to the fair and doesn’t imbibe themselves…right?? The stand-by “staple foods” (for myself at any rate) are the London Broil sandwiches (with cheese, mushrooms, and a touch of hot sauce)… and the roasted corn…and the eclairs from the Gingerbread house…and…oh, never mind!  It’s always interesting to see what kind of… bizarre… food they’ll being serving up. Last year it was the Krispy-Creme Burger. And this year, they actually had deep-fried butter…yep, a stick of butter…deep-fried. And no, I didn’t partake of that particular

Deep Fried Butter

The Raleigh Home Inspector Still Isn't Sure About Deep Fried Butter...But..err,...To Each Their Own

debauchery though I am, somewhat hesitantly and sheepishly, willing to admit that I did indulge in the consumption of one of those Funnel Cakes….with cherries and a bit of powdered sugar, of course.
We always enjoy the animal exhibits…and this year we took in a couple of the equestrian shows.

To me, one of the most interesting, and entertaining things at this years fair was that we were able to   catch a glimpse of DiVine, an 8+ foot tall animated vine that was simply mesmerizing to watch.

Actually, DiVine is Kirsten Heinrich, a classical and modern ballet dancer who has toured with the San Diego Ballet…her skills, strength, grace, and athleticism are all readily apparent; and her abilities to stay upright on those stilts as well. All of us felt quite fortunate to be able to see her perform. When our attention was initially drawn to her sudden but fluid movement, my first thought was “What the heck is that?”…and it just got more and more enjoyable to watch after the initial surprise. DiVine was truly  awesome to watch.

DVine At The NC State Fair

DiVine Blends Right In

DiVine At The NC State Fair

What "DiVine" Talent....!






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The Raleigh Home Inspector Recommends the Southern Ideal Home Show – Fall Edition

We at Quality Residential Inspections, your Raleigh Home Inspection firm, know that Summer is not over yet….can’t ya’ tell from the outside temperatures? But with the anticipation of the end of Summer looming (whether welcome or not), anyone interested in homes and related products can’t help but start think about the upcoming Southern Ideal Home Show in Raleigh, North Carolina. Your Raleigh Home Inspector is looking forward to attending to stay up to date on all the new products and technology that are sure to be presented there.

The Raleigh Home Inspector Thinks You Won't Want To Miss The Southern Ideal Home Show

The Raleigh Home Inspector Thinks You Won't Want To Miss The Southern Ideal Home Show

If you’re interested in just about anything that has to do with a home, and we do mean just about anything, you’ll want to make plans to attend one of the premier home-related shows in North Carolina. This extravaganza is being held Friday September 23 – Sunday September 25 at the Raleigh Fairgrounds.

As Home Inspectors (and we own homes, too) we are really looking forward to the events held in the Jim Graham Building where you can see and consider most things related to home improvement….whether that be windows or decks or spas or pools, there will be the Building and Home Improvement exhibits, there will surely be something of interest to you. There will be the the Living Green Pavilion where you can learn about all kinds of products and methods to contribute to a better environment and save a little money on the process. And there will the CARE Pavilion that will showcase products that will help you and your home get along better as you age.

In the Exposition Center, you’ll find the Kitchen and Bath exhibits and the Interiors Showplace…where you can find the things that you need to make your dream interior a reality with products that are not only gorgeous but are practical as well.

And of course, there’s the ever-popular Outdoor Living and Show Gardens where you’ll find all kinds of products and ideas to make the outside of your home just as attractive as the inside. And stop by Extensions Successful Gardener Learning Center to make that green thumb as green as it can be!

The Raleigh Home Inspector Recommends Attending The Southern Ideal Home Show

The Raleigh Home Inspector Recommends That You Attend The Southern Ideal Home Show

For General information visit the Southern Ideal Home Show website. For driving direction from wherever it is that you might be coming from, Click Here.


And….Have fun at the show!

And if you are in need of top-of-the-line, professional Home Inspection, whether you’re getting ready to buy a home or to sell one and get it ready to put on the market, then give us a call at 919.848.4833 and Schedule Your Home Inspection today.

Raleigh Home Inspector Suggests Some Music…And Helping Our Local Tornado Victims

With the devastation that occurred in our local area last April 16, there are many families that are in need of assistance. Quality Residential Inspections and the Raleigh Home Inspector have donated generously to various associated efforts and we encourage you to do so as well. The best assistance that can be had is that which comes from local people that care.

Rise Up Raleigh Friday June 03, 2011

The Raleigh Home Inspector and Quality Residential Inspections Recommend This Truly Worthwhile Event

On Friday June 03, 2011, The City of Raleigh, NC will host Rise Up Raleigh…a benefit concert to benefit those affected by the recent storms that affected the lives of so many local people. From 5:00PM till 11:00PM on June 03 there will be 11 bands playing their music with 100% of all donations going to non-profit organizations. The event will be held at the downtown Raleigh Amphitheater.

Some of the non-profit organizations that could use a little help in helping others are The Salvation Army of Wake County, The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle,Centro International de Raleigh, and the Helping Hands Mission. The United Way of The Greater Triangle is processing all donations and is not charging any administrative fee to do so….

So get on out and enjoy a variety of music and donate generously….join the Raleigh Inspector in this most worthwhile, fun event.

And a heartfelt Thank You to all of those that have donated and to those volunteers that make it all possible.

Raleigh Home Inspection Firm Suggests Helping The Tornado Victims…And Have Some Fun Too

The Raleigh Home Inspector and Quality Residential Inspections have seen, first hand, some of the local devastation that occurred as a result of tornadoes that recently swept through our area. We have donated to the cause on a number of fronts and we encourage you to do the same…the affected people and their families need our help.

Support The Red Cross

100% of Net Proceeds Will Go To The Red Cross To Support Affected Families

You can help, too, and you can have an absolute blast of time in the process.

Support Karting For A Cause

Get Out And Have Some Fun at Karting For A Cause While Supporting A Very Worthwhile Event

This coming Friday May 20, a local business, Rush Hour Karting in Garner, NC, is holding a fund-raiser for the tornado victims; they’re going to donate 100% of their net proceeds from a full day of karting and racing to the American Red Cross…now that’s generous indeed…and we suggest you go out and support them in that endeavor. If you haven’t been to Rush Hour Karting, then you’re missing out on some great family fun!

Click HERE for the details concerning this very generous and special event.

It was Winston Churchill that said “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” and that is so very true. Get out to Garner and Rush Hour Karting…have some real fun…and make a difference at the same time.

The Raleigh Home Inspector Suggests You Attend The Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Wearin’ O’ the Green Festival

The Raleigh Home Inspector suggests you get out and have some good ole’ Irish fun…

Dancers Perform At The Raleigh St. Patricks Day Parade and Festival

Get Out For Some Good Ole' Irish Fun...

The 29th Annual Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on March 12, 2011 in downtown Raleigh.  The Parade starts at noon, heading down Raleigh’s famed Fayetteville Street, around the State House and down Blount Street to end at Moore Square.

The Wearin’ O’ the Green Festival starts as the Parade ends in Moore Square.  There will be lots of food, beer and fun!  Leprechaun Lane will have fun activities for the kids!  Come see the traditional dancers kick up their heels!  Local Irish music favorites, Eire Lingus will kick things off on the Shamrock ‘n Roll stage to be followed by Celtic Rock with Homeland!

It’s all about fun and who knows…there might even be some Green Beer to be had at a local pub (if you’re so inclined, of course)!! And, do bring your Irish attitude….!

First Night Raleigh On The Raleigh Home Inspectors To Do List

It’s just around the corner…First Night Raleigh 2011. The annual New Year’s Eve celebration to once again be held in downtown Raleigh is sure to be a huge success.

This Raleigh Home Inspector is planning to be there for the the musical entertainment and midnight celebration.

First Night Raleigh 2011 - Be There or Be Square....

With acts like Flowers For Faye bringing their energy to the stage at 10:00PM at the Highway Building Auditorium, Wake Forests’ own Graffiti Monkeys kicking off at 8:30, and The Screaming Crayons who bring their unique musical interpretation to that same stage just a bit earlier at 7:15PM, how could a music lover go wrong.

If its Jazz that floats your boat, then check out The Blue Notes Dixieland Jazz Band with 8:00 and 9:00 performances at the Raleigh City Museum.

And bringing in the New Year on center stage, accompanying the Acorn Drop and the fireworks extravaganza is Donna The Buffalo….if you can’t have just a hoot of a good time with that lineup…well, make your plans to be there. It will be a hoot!

For more information about more activities, shows, and events…go to the First Night Raleigh 2011 website…..see ya’there!

Raleigh Home Inspector Recommends The Meadow Lights

If you haven’t ever been to the Meadow Lights, you are missing out…the Raleigh Home Inspector and his family try to make it every year to see the Christmas lights and it is always an enjoyable family outing.

Raleigh Home Inspector Recommends Meadow Lights

Meadow Lights

Each year for the last 29 years, the Meadow lights have entertained thousands of people with a Christmas light display that has to be seen to be appreciated. There are three trains that travel through the magical wonderland…enabling guests to take in all of the lights. This year, they have added a 16 horse carousel. Many of the nearby home-owners participate in lighting up their homes.

Meadow Lights opened on November 19th and will be open until December 31st, 2010.

Raleigh Home Inspector Recommends The Meadow Lights

The Meadow Lights

Hours are 5:00PM til 10:00Pm Sunday thru Thursday and 5:00PM till 11:00PM Friday and Saturday.

Grab the kids and get out to Meadow to see the Meadow Lights…this is one attraction that the adults will enjoy just as much as the children

For more information and directions, navigate to their website…

2010 Walk-N-Wag of Wake County

Now, what could be better than getting out with a great bunch of folks, a great bunch of dogs, and all the while  supporting a most worthy cause at the same time?

This coming October 23, at 9:00AM, the 2010 Walk-N-Wag of Wake County. The walk is being held at the Koka Booth Ampitheatre located at 8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary, NC 27518…Click here for directions.

The event, put on by the American Cancer Society, is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer.

By supporting Bark For Life, you help the American Cancer Society save lives, and that helps us move closer to our ultimate goal of a world with less cancer and more birthdays. The American Cancer Society If you might consider a donation, then click here to find out how the money will be used.

So bring your best canine friend and join us for a fun-filled day starting with a walk, and then continuing with demonstrations, contests, and games.

If you or someone you know would like to print off a registration form and pay via cash/check, please click here to print off your copy. Please mail it into the Raleigh office (the address is at the bottom of the form) early to ensure your t-shirt / bandana or bring the form with you to the Registration Tent the day of the walk.

Hope to see ya’ there.

The Raleigh Home Inspector

Raleigh Home Inspector Can’t Hardly Wait – The 2010 North Carolina State Fair

It’s almost that time again….and this Raleigh Home Inspector can’t hardly wait! The 2010 NC State Fair is coming…..the countdown clock is ticking….

2010 NC State Fair

Raleigh Home Inspector Loves the Fair!

It’s an annual “happenin'” for myself and my family…deep fried Oreos, roasted corn, eclairs to die for, and simply the best dang London Broil sammiches on the planet…that’s what I’m talkin’ about! This year, I hear they’re going to have Chocolate Covered Bacon; I’m not sure I know what that’s all about…we’ll have to take a “wait and see” attitude on that one!

Of course, the livestock exhibitions are always interesting…and there are always the pig races. Being a geek for things related to homes, construction, and things related to the trades, there is always the brick-laying and electrical wiring apprentice competitions…..and those guys do some really good work!

You might want to consider attending on a day that, by default, will benefit others….There is a Military Appreciation Day, Senior Day, and the Food Lion Hunger Relief Day…..

Get on out to the North Carolina State fairgrounds for the quintessential North Carolina event that appeals to the masses. The fair runs for a full ten days…opening on October 14 and closing on October 24…. Go HERE for general info and schedules of events.

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