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Re: Android Camera for mobile) anyone else using it ?

Home Inspection Pro - Tue, 04/02/2013 - 01:25
I am thinking about it. Bob stated in his video that the battery will last for about 70 pics and that he keeps a spare battery. Has there been any improvement in the battery? I really like the idea of using HIP as I go instead of having to come back to...

Re: Leaky Gas Pipes

ASK CREIA - Mon, 04/01/2013 - 16:21
Sorry to hear about your illness. A gas leak from unburned fuel does not produce carbon monoxide. Propane is an asphyxiant. That means it is heavier than air. When you breathe propane vapor it actually \"pools\" in your lungs and prevents air, an...

300 Cornwall, San Francisco

300 Cornwall, San Francisco

Presenting 6 Homes at 300 Cornwall featuring exceptional spaces and extraordinary design, conceived and hand-crafted by Agosta Builders, San Francisco.

Light, views in midcentury Kensington home

Light, views in midcentury Kensington home Twice a week, The Chronicle features a home on the Bay Area market that caught our eye for its architecture, history or character. Both bedrooms are on the upper level, as is the mezzanine foyer, above the living room. Scenic views of Marin County and the North Bay; updated bathroom and kitchen featuring breakfast bar and built-in oven; beamed ceilings throughout

Top floor of tri-level Berkeley craftsman houses master suite

Top floor of tri-level Berkeley craftsman houses master suite A jetted tub looking out at mature trees; custom tile work and a stall shower decorate the updated master bathroom. A dining room framing views of the verdant hillsides rests on the second level, as does an eat-in kitchen with stone countertops and a breakfast bar. The kitchen features a sitting window, creating a welcoming ambience on the ground level. The home can be entered through the garage on the ground level, while the formal entry is located past a series of concrete steps on the second story. Features Tri-level with bedrooms on each floor; top level devoted to master suite; in-law quarters; views of Claremont Hills and San Francisco Bay.

Four-bedroom Oakland home open Sunday

Four-bedroom Oakland home open Sunday The dining and living rooms are located upstairs, and a bonus space off the dining room can be used as an office or study. The master suite is located on the lower level.

Condominium set atop Victorian cottage open Sunday

Condominium set atop Victorian cottage open Sunday Located on the top floor of a Victorian cottage which is surrounded by a white fence, this condominium features wood floors and large windows. An antique chandelier decorates the entryway, while a woodburning marble fireplace serves as one of the many period details inside. Stainless steel appliances are featured in the remodeled kitchen. Listing agent: Bonnie Spindler, Zephyr Real Estate. (415) 474-4445. 1613 Baker St., $799,000 Beds: 2 Bath: 1 Square footage: 902 Open home: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday

Mini-castle in San Rafael open Sunday

Mini-castle in San Rafael open Sunday Two blocks from Dominican University rests a European-style home with exposed brickwork and beam construction. The home, situated on a corner lot, has hardwood floors and a private courtyard. Vaulted ceilings create an open feeling in the master bedroom, which features a dressing room and enclosed porch. For more information, visit Listing agent: Tom Verkozen, Alain Pinel Realtors. (415) 496-2992. 99 Marinita Ave., $899,000 Beds: 2 Baths: 2 Square footage: 1,943 Open home: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday

Sound Off: What are the benefits of staging?

Sound Off: What are the benefits of staging? Understandably, it makes little sense to them to move their lovely furniture and accessories out of their homes only to have them replaced by items brought in by the stager that are less interesting and seemingly of a lesser quality. The practice of staging homes before selling them can seem to defy logic for those not in the business. How does staging work? A good stager (your real estate agent will have referrals for you) is someone with a good sense of interior design who knows how to furnish a room to maximize both its beauty and function. The "Restoration Hardware/Pottery Barn" look that is currently in vogue and employed by many stagers appeals to a high percentage of buyers. When a home is properly presented (freshly painted, beautifully staged) and well priced, the result in the current market is emotional engagement with a wide range of buyers, multiple offers and sales prices far exceeding asking prices.

Rate on 30-year mortgage declines to 3.54 percent

Rate on 30-year mortgage declines to 3.54 percent Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 4:05 pm, Friday, March 22, 2013 WASHINGTON - Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages fell this week and remained near historic lows, a trend that has supported a recovery in housing. Refinancing often lowers monthly mortgage payments and leaves consumers with more spending money. [...] some people are unable to take advantage of the low mortgage rates, either because they can't qualify for stricter lending rules or they lack the money for larger down payment requirements.

Price Point: $5,500/month

Price Point: $5,500/month Limestone countertops, stainless steel appliances and a center table decorate the remodeled kitchen, and the guest bathroom offers a steam shower and glass block accent wall. A storage shelf capable of housing 340 wine bottles rests next to the spiral staircase and is set into a hillside to help keep it cool.

Price Point: $5,750/month

Price Point: $5,750/month This remodeled three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment is in a two-unit building in Cow Hollow. The space comes with tandem parking for two cars, as well as a private deck and yard. It has hardwood floors, and its master suite offers a fireplace and en suite bathroom. Caesarstone countertops, a GE Profile dishwasher and a Fisher Paykel refrigerator are among the high-end finishes in the kitchen. The building does not allow pets or smoking. Listing agent: Laura Gray, Paragon.Real Estate Group, (415) 515-6447, 2762 Broderick St. Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Square footage: 1,600

Latest offers

Latest offers Latest offers... A snapshot of what lenders serving the Bay Area are offering. Bank: Bank of America City: San Francisco Conventional 30-year fixed (percentage) 3.625 Points: 1.125 Bank: Provident Credit Union City: Belmont Conventional 30-year fixed (percentage) 3.500 Points: 0 Bank: San Francisco Federal Credit Union City: San Francisco Conventional 30-year fixed (percentage) 3.625 Points: 0 ---Source: Sentinel Media Services, rates taken Mar. 20 A snapshot of what lenders serving the Bay Area are offering. BankCityConventional 30-yr fixed (%)PointsBank of AmericaSan Francisco3.6251.125Provident Credit UnionBelmont3.5000San Francisco Federal Credit UnionSan Francisco3.6250Source: Sentinel Media Services, rates taken Mar. 20

ARM Rates

ARM Rates ARM Rates ARM Rates? IndexThis WeekLast WeekYear Ago6-month CD0.420.420.366-month T-bill0.1100.1150.1501-month Libor0.200.200.246-month Libor0.450.450.741-year TCMS0.150.150.205-year TCMS0.880.821.06IndexThis WeekLast MonthYear AgoWSJ Prime Rate3.253.253.25Federal Discount Rate0.750.750.7511th District Cost of Funds0.9621.0711.224Source:, 11th District, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco; latest figure is for February and changes on the last working day of every month.

Potrero Hill Edwardian features elevator, roof terrace, retractable skylight

Potrero Hill Edwardian features elevator, roof terrace, retractable skylight An elevator providing access to the upper levels, a state-of-the-art security system, radiant-heat floors and a retractable glass skylight are among the technological upgrades to the home. The ground floor of the home features a tandem garage with a level entrance. The second level is an au pair home with a kitchen, bedroom and bathroom that can be rented out or used as a space for visiting friends and relatives, Nolan said. The feature can help reduce energy costs, because opening it on sunny afternoons eliminates the need to turn on most of the lights upstairs, he said. A pad of synthetic grass with stone steps separates the ipe wood deck from the patio, and the au pair level has its own private access to the yard. Two view terraces overlooking San Francisco highlight the top level of the home, which serves as the main entertainment area of the residence. The gourmet kitchen, which features Calacatta marble and Miele appliances, sits beside the view deck with built-in barbecue. Designer lighting, dual vanities, walk-in shower and a separate soaking tub are featured in the master bathroom, while a walk-in closet and sitting area provide the master bedroom with ample space. Four levels, au-pair suite on second floor, elevator, wine room, new foundation, patio, roof terrace with panoramic views, built-in barbecue on view deck.

Re: Happy Easter!

Home Inspection Pro - Mon, 04/01/2013 - 05:30
Happy Easter to you too Mike and to everyone else. Thanks for being such great friends over the years! It's great to be able to enjoy work so much.

Re: Transferring templates between PC's

Home Inspection Pro - Mon, 04/01/2013 - 04:38
No but you can just copy it from the Data folder on one computer to another using email, flash drive or a program like

Happy Easter!

Home Inspection Pro - Sun, 03/31/2013 - 20:40
Happy Easter to all the "Hippies", especially the ones who have been such a tremendous help to me over the past year or so....
Dominic, Joe K, Jeffrey J., Stephen S., Bob E., Casey P. The list is long, but special thanks to the ones mentioned here-in s...

Transferring templates between PC's

Home Inspection Pro - Sun, 03/31/2013 - 14:23
Is it possible to upload a template to the HIP cloud service via one pc and download / transfer that same template to another pc via the download report option in the mobile app.
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