June 29, 2012

Music for Friday... Brothers of the Sun Tour

Heading to Pittsburgh this weekend for the Brothers of the Sun tour with McGraw & Chesney. Gonna be a hot one... will make sure to stay hydrated.

June 28, 2012

Summer Night

Evening at Don Edwards ballpark in Newark to watch the Licking County Settlers. Nice tribute to Lou Mitchell before the game. Celebrated by Park National Bank night and friends.

If you don't mind the heat...

If you can beat the heat come hear the sweet acoustic sounds of Kevin Firestone from 5:45 - 6:45 PM before the game starts at 7PM. For a full schedule click here.

June 27, 2012

Downtown today...

A lot of good reasons to stop downtown today. Simply Rising Coffee was searving mac and cheese, Robin Pierce has new NERK, AHIA 43055 t-shirts, and Chop House had Shrimp Po Boy sandwiches listed for $7 on one side of the sidewalk board and $8 on the other. If you are coming from the West you get a discount I guess. 

Great Day

For those who know me well they know I am not a golfer. They find it strange and honestly I do too at times. Yesterday was one of those days I was happy to be on the golf couse since the company was great. Able to spend time with three people I am glad to call friends and mentors in the industry and in life in general. This was my first time out this year and don't know when I will be back out... but if it isn't for a while that is fine.

Pictured: Patrick Guanciale, Steve Layman, and Sean Carpenter


Since the Real Estate market in Licking County has picked up in the past 6 months... I have found it important as ever for home Buyers to be prepared once they enter into a purchase agreement with a Seller. I always recommend hiring a qualified whole home inspector to go through the property before you purchase.

With purchases on the rise and being that time of year... home inspectors are very busy. It is important to be ready to schedule the home inspection the day you enter into an agreement to purchase or soon after. Typically on a residential purchase the inspection period can be 10 days to 12 days from the day of acceptance. Acceptance is when both parties enter into a binding agreement. You want to give youself plenty of time incase there is a bigger problem that arrises from the inspection to where you need to get additional inspections or advise.

Do Whole Home Inspector Fees Vary?

Yes, but not drastically. Also, do you really want to hire the least expensive home inspector? No, you don't. Home inspection fees vary but will typically run $300 - $600 based on the services your choose. Most inspectors have their inspection fees listed on their web sites and most will give a discount if they are bundled together (Whole home, wood destroying insect, gas line inspection & warranty, radon, mold, etc).

At the time of inspection the inspector with print off a detailed report for you and go over any critical items found. This is a great opportunity to learn the true condition of the biggest investment you will make!

Where can I find more information on Home Inspectors in Licking County?

Feel free to email me at andrew@guanciale.net and I will be happy to email you a list of qualified and experienced home inspectors that service the Licking and Franklin County area. There are several to choose from.

American Home Inspector Directory has a whole home inspection checklist that can allow you to familiarize yourself with the inspection process.

June 22, 2012


My cousin Amy issued me equipment for upcoming child care. I still don't think this will help. But thanks.