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                   Southern Home Reports
                              PO Box 7001
                            Oxford, AL 36203
                             256-239-9043

                                Customer
                  Manhattan Institute for Cancer Research
                                (M.I.C.R.)
                               Louis Gary

                                 Home
                            7 Laurel Canyon
                           Anniston, AL 36207




                                                                              Report ID:
                                                                                M104131
                                                                        Inspection Date
                                                                               6/28/2006
                                                                           Inspected By
                                                                             Mike Everett




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                                                                            EXTERIOR
          The following information was derived from a limited visual inspection. It is beyond the scope of a professional home inspection to move personal
          items, remove wall coverings, raise carpet or other floor coverings, or to enter or access any area of the home that might be considered a risk to the
          property or the inspector.


                                                                       Styles & Materials
          SIDING INSPECTION METHOD:                                                        SIDING STYLE:                     SIDING MATERIAL:
          SIDING WAS INSPECTED FROM THE GROUND                                             CEMENT STUCCO                     MASONRY
          GARAGE DOOR MATERIAL:                                                            TYPE:                             DRIVEWAY:
          METAL                                                                            ONE AUTOMATIC                     CONCRETE

                                                         Inspection Items
          1.0 WALL CLADDING FLASHING AND TRIM
              Comments: Tradesman Repair Recommended
              Exterior beams have been damaged by insects. Beams appear to be stable. Recommend repair as necessary.

                Several cracks noted in siding indicating possible settlement or movement. These do not appear to be sufficient size
                for concern considering the age of this home. Recommend monitor these areas for any changes.




                 1.0 Picture 1




                                                                                        1.0 Picture 2




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               1.0 Picture 3
          1.1 EAVES, SOFFITS AND FASCIAS
              Comments: Inspected
          1.2 DOORS (Exterior)
              Comments: Tradesman Repair Recommended
              Gap at front door has been filled with foam. This may be result of poor construction, or possible movement.
              Recommend proper fill and seal.




               1.2 Picture 1
          1.3 WINDOWS
              Comments: Inspected
          1.4 GARAGE
              Comments: Inspected
          1.5 DECKS, BALCONIES, STOOPS, STEPS, AREAWAYS, PORCHES AND APPLICABLE
              RAILINGS
              Comments: Upgrades
              Handrails need to be added to pool area for safety.

              Support for porch area at rear of home needs additional support.




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               1.5 Picture 1
          1.6 VEGETATION, GRADING, DRAINAGE, DRIVEWAYS, PATIOS, WALKWAYS AND
              RETAINING WALLS
              Comments: Inspected

                                                                 ROOFING

                                                            Styles & Materials
          ROOF COVERING:                 VIEWED ROOF COVERING FROM:                                 CHIMNEY (exterior):
          ROLLED SHINGLE                 WALKED ROOF                                                MASONRY/STUCCO

                                                             Inspection Items
          2.0 ROOF COVERINGS
              Comments: Tradesman Repair Recommended
              -The roof covering is old, and the life of covering is near expiring. This covering is brittle and is loosing granules
              that protect the shingle from the heat. While it could last a few months or a few years, some areas may need
              patching with tar as leaks develop.




               2.0 Picture 1                                              2.0 Picture 2

          2.1 FLASHINGS
              Comments: Inspected
          2.2 SKYLIGHTS, CHIMNEYS AND ROOF PENETRATIONS
              Comments: Tradesman Repair Recommended
              Chimney frame is deteriorated at top area below metal shield and should be repaired.




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               2.2 Picture 1
          2.3 ROOFING DRAINAGE SYSTEMS
              Comments: Minor Repair
              Extend all downspouts with splashblocks or drain lines, to prevent water intrusion to foundation.




               2.3 Picture 1

                                                              INTERIORS

                                                          Styles & Materials
          CEILING MATERIALS:                        WALL MATERIAL:                      FLOOR COVERING(S):
          SHEETROCK                                 SHEETROCK                           MULTIPLE COVERINGS
                                                                                        CARPET
                                                                                        HARDWOOD

                                                           Inspection Items
          3.0 CEILINGS
              Comments: Inspected
          3.1 WALLS
              Comments: Inspected
          3.2 FLOORS
              Comments: Inspected
          3.3 STEPS, STAIRWAYS, BALCONIES AND RAILINGS
              Comments: Inspected
          3.4 COUNTERS AND A REPRESENTATIVE NUMBER OF CABINETS
              Comments: Inspected



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          3.5 DOORS (REPRESENTATIVE NUMBER)
              Comments: Tradesman Repair Recommended
              Interior doors needs strike adjustment in order to close properly.




               3.5 Picture 1

          3.6 WINDOWS (REPRESENTATIVE NUMBER)
              Comments: Tradesman Repair Recommended
              -Window in music room is beginning to fog indicating this windows may have or is beginning to lose the thermal
              seal.




               3.6 Picture 1

                                                 BUILT-IN KITCHEN APPLIANCES

                                                           Styles & Materials
          DISHWASHER:                              RANGE/OVEN:                     EXHAUST/RANGE HOOD:
          WHIRLPOOL                                JENN AIR                        NONE
          REFRIGERATOR:
          GENERAL ELECTRIC
                                                             Inspection Items
          4.0 DISHWASHER
              Comments: Minor Repair
              Drain line for dishwasher does not contain air gap or inverted loop to prevent possible contamination.




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              4.0 Picture 1
          4.1 RANGES/OVENS/COOKTOPS
              Comments: Tradesman Repair Recommended
              Griddle burner is missing.




              4.1 Picture 1

          4.2 RANGE HOOD/VENT
              Comments: Inspected
          4.3 REFRIGERATOR
              Comments: Inspected
          4.4 FOOD WASTE DISPOSER
              Comments: Not Present
          4.5 MICROWAVE COOKING EQUIPMENT(built in)
              Comments: Inspected
          4.6 TRASH COMPACTOR
              Comments: Not Present

                                              HEAT AND COOL SYSTEM

                                                     Styles & Materials
          SYSTEM BRAND:             ENERGY SOURCE:            NUMBER OF HEAT& COOL SYSTEM:
          TAPPAN                    ELECTRIC                  TWO
          DUCTWORK:                 FILTER TYPE:              OPERABLE FIREPLACES:
          INSULATED                 DISPOSABLE                ONE

                                                      Inspection Items


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          5.0 COOLING/HEATING EQUIPMENT
              Comments: Tradesman Repair Recommended
              Older system was not cooling at time of inspection and needs repair by a licnesed HVAC contractor.




               5.0 Picture 1

              -Our company did not inspect the cooling mode of heat pump due to outside temperature is below 65 degrees and
              damage could result.
          5.1 NORMAL OPERATING CONTROLS
              Comments: Inspected
          5.2 AUTOMATIC SAFETY CONTROLS
              Comments: Not Present
          5.3 HEAT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS (including fans, pumps, ducts and piping, with supports,
              insulation, air filters, registers, radiators, fan coil units and convectors)
              Comments: Minor Repair
              Condensation line needs to exit home in crawlspace.

              Filters are in unusual locations. Filter for upstairs unit is located behind steps. Filter for lower unit is below stairs.
              (FYI)




               5.3 Picture 1

          5.4 PRESENCE OF INSTALLED HEAT/COOLING SOURCE IN EACH ROOM
              Comments: Tradesman Repair Recommended
              Music room does not have heat/cooling source.



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          5.5 SOLID FUEL HEATING DEVICES
              Comments: Not Present
          5.6 CHIMNEYS, FLUES AND VENTS
              Comments: Inspected
              Liner was not inspected by our company. Recommend a licensed chimney sweep inspect for safety.
          5.7 FIREPLACES
              Comments: Inspected
          5.8 AUX COOLING/HEATING EQUIPMENT
              Comments: Not Present
                                                INSULATION AND VENTILATION

                                                          Styles & Materials
          ATTIC INSULATION:                                     R- VALUE:                         VENTILATION:
          FIBERGLASS                                            R-30 OR BETTER                    SOFFIT VENTS
          DRYER POWER SOURCE:
          22O ELECTRIC
                                                  Inspection Items
          6.0 INSULATION AND VAPOR RETARDERS (in unfinished spaces)
              Comments: Tradesman Repair Recommended

              -Insulation installed wrong side up (Flammable side exposed) in unfinished attic area.

              Area above music room is missing insulation, area at rear of vaulted ceiling above den is also missing insulation.




               6.0 Picture 1                                            6.0 Picture 2




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                6.0 Picture 3
           6.1 VENTILATION OF ATTIC AND FOUNDATION AREAS
               Comments: Tradesman Repair Recommended
               Recommended ventilation of crawlspace is 1sq ft per 150 square ft of underfloor area. This home does not appear to
               meet that recommendation. Recommend increasing ventilation as much as possible.
           6.2 VENTING SYSTEMS (Kitchens, baths and laundry)
               Comments: Inspected
           6.3 VENTILATION FANS AND THERMOSTATIC CONTROLS (ATTIC)
               Comments: Not Present

                                                         PLUMBING SYSTEM

                                                           Styles & Materials
           WATER SOURCE:                  PLUMBING SUPPLY:                    DISTRIBUTION:
           PUBLIC                         PVC                                 COPPER
           PLUMBING WASTE:                WASHER DRAIN SIZE:                  WATER HEATER POWER SOURCE:
           PVC                            NOT VISIBLE                         ELECTRIC
           CAPACITY:                      MANUFACTURER:
           40 GAL (1-2 PEOPLE)            RHEEM
           80 GAL (PLENTY)
           TWO UNITS
                                                             Inspection Items
           7.0 INTERIOR DRAIN, WASTE AND VENT SYSTEMS
               Comments: Tradesman Repair Recommended
               Small leak noted at waste line that is below kitchen in crawlspace.
           7.1 INTERIOR WATER SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS AND FIXTURES
               Comments: Minor Repair
               Hose bib at interior of home is too close to base and should be adjusted prior to use.




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                7.1 Picture 1
           7.2 INTERIOR PLUMBING FIXTURES
               Comments: Minor Repair
               Thread tape needed at master bath shower head.




                7.2 Picture 1

           7.3 EXTERIOR WATER SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS AND FIXTURES
               Comments: Inspected
           7.4 HOT WATER SYSTEMS, CONTROLS, CHIMNEYS, FLUES AND VENTS
               Comments: Minor Repair
               Wiring for small water heater missing romex connector. Recommend a licensed electrician correct as necessary.




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                7.4 Picture 1
           7.5 MAIN WATER SHUT-OFF DEVICE (Describe location)
               Comments: Inspected
               The main shut off is located outside in ground.
           7.6 FUEL STORAGE AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS (Interior fuel storage, piping, venting,
               supports, leaks)
               Comments: Not Present
           7.7 SUMP PUMP
               Comments: Not Present
                                                       ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

                                                            Styles & Materials
           ELECTRICAL CONDUCTORS:                           PANEL CAPACITY:             PANEL TYPE:
           BELOW GROUND                                     400 AMP                     CIRCUITS
           ELEC. PANEL MANUFACTURER:                        SUB-PANEL TYPE:             BRANCH WIRE 15 and 20 AMP:
           SQUARE D                                         CIRCUITS                    COPPER

                                        Inspection Items
           8.0 SERVICE ENTRANCE CONDUCTORS
               Comments: Inspected
           8.1 SERVICE AND GROUNDING EQUIPMENT, MAIN OVERCURRENT DEVICE, MAIN AND
               DISTRIBUTION PANELS
               Comments: Inspected
           8.2 BRANCH CIRCUIT CONDUCTORS, OVERCURRENT DEVICES AND COMPATIBILITY
               OF THEIR AMPERAGE AND VOLTAGE
               Comments: Inspected
           8.3 WIRING AND CONNECTIONS
               Comments: Tradesman Repair Recommended
               Outlet in contact with ground at left side of home did not operate.




                8.3 Picture 1

               Several outlets in home (including one for aquarium) are improperly wired. All have been marked with red tape.

                All switches and junction boxes in attic crawlspace should have covers.(Picture 3)

               One improper wire splice found in attic and needs to have wire nuts and placed in a secure junction box with a
               cover.




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              Improperly terminated wires found in crawlspace need to be capped or removed.(Picture 5) (Picture 6)

              One improper wire splice found in crawlspace at pool side of home, needs to have wire nuts and placed in a secure
              junction box with a cover.




               8.3 Picture 2                                           8.3 Picture 3




               8.3 Picture 4                                           8.3 Picture 5




               8.3 Picture 6                                           8.3 Picture 7

           8.4 CONNECTED DEVICES AND FIXTURES (Observed from a representative number operation
               of ceiling fans, lighting fixtures, switches and receptacles located inside the house, garage,



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               and on the dwelling's exterior walls)
               Comments: Inspected
           8.5 POLARITY AND GROUNDING OF RECEPTACLES WITHIN 6 FEET OF INTERIOR
               PLUMBING FIXTURES,KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS, AND ALL RECEPTACLES IN
               GARAGE, CARPORT, EXTERIOR WALLS OF INSPECTED STRUCTURE
               Comments: Tradesman Repair Recommended
               GFCI breaker for whirlpool tub did not trip with test button and needs to be replaced.




                8.5 Picture 1

           8.6 OPERATION OF GFCI (GROUND FAULT CIRCUIT INTERRUPTERS)
               Comments: Inspected
           8.7 SMOKE DETECTORS
               Comments: Not Inspected
               -Smoke detectors are apparently connected to active security system and were not tested at time of inspection.
               Smoke detectors should be tested upon moving into home and several times throughout the year.
           8.8 LOCATION OF MAIN AND DISTRIBUTION PANELS
               Comments: Inspected
               Main panel box is located at Washer& Dryer room.
           8.9 ARC-FAULT CIRCUIT INTERRUPTER PROTECTION
               Comments: Inspected
           8.10 DOOR BELL OPERATE
                Comments: Inspected

                                                   STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS

                                                           Styles & Materials
           FOUNDATION:                    METHOD USED TO OBSERVE CRAWLSPACE:                           FLOOR STRUCTURE:
           MASONRY BLOCK                  CRAWLED                                                      2X8
           CEILING STRUCTURE:             ROOF STRUCTURE:                                              ROOF-TYPE:
           2X12                           2 X 8 RAFTERS                                                HIP
                                          2 X 10 RAFTERS

                                                             Inspection Items
           9.0 FOUNDATIONS
               Comments: Inspected
           9.1 FLOORS (Structural)
               Comments: Inspected
               Area below kitchen has newer subflooring and joists. All work appears adequate. (FYI)




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                9.1 Picture 1
           9.2 FLOORS (Structural)
               Comments: Tradesman Repair Recommended
               Small movement (apx.1/4 inch) noted on floor joists below kitchen area. Recommend monitoring water at all footer
               areas and monitor these areas for any changes.




                9.2 Picture 1                                         9.2 Picture 2

           9.3 WALLS (Structural)
               Comments: Inspected
           9.4 COLUMNS OR PIERS
               Comments: Tradesman Repair Recommended
               Support posts appears to work but are considered temporary supports under Master Bedroom Recommend a licensed
               contractor inspect and repair as necessary.




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                9.4 Picture 1                                            9.4 Picture 2

           9.5 CEILINGS (structural)
               Comments: Inspected
           9.6 ROOF STRUCTURE AND ATTIC
               Comments: Tradesman Repair Recommended
               Area of attic at driveway side of home shows signs of previous water entry. Area is currently dry and does not appear
               to be leaking. Recommend monitoring for any changes.




                9.6 Picture 1

               Some dips or sags on roof in areas. Appears to be due to the fact that"Plywood clips" were not used (seen from attic
               space). Some areas are splitting due to pressure and may need additional support. Recommend repair with next roof
               covering.




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                9.6 Picture 2




                                                                    9.6 Picture 3




                9.6 Picture 4

                                                       FINAL COMMENT




                                                         Inspection Items
           10.0 MISCELLANEOUS
                Comments: Upgrades
                Recommend sealing any openings at den that enter crawlspace.




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                 10.0 Picture 1

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                                                     General Summary




                                                       Southern Home Reports
                                                             PO Box 7001
                                                              Oxford, AL 36203
                                                              PO Box 7001
                                                               256-239-9043
                                                      Oxford, AL 36203
                                                             Customer
                                                         256-239-9043
                                               Manhattan Institute for Cancer Research
                                                            Customer
                                                             (M.I.C.R.)
                                                           M.I.C.P.R.
                                                             Louis Gary
                                                        LOUIS GARY
                                                               Home
                                                              Home
                                                          7 Laurel Canyon
                                                    7 LAUREL CANYON
                                                        Anniston, AL 36207
                                                   ANNISTON, AL 36207
           The General Summary includes the items that I feel are the most pressing of the report. These items are
           not the entire report, and should be considered as such. I recommend the client review the entire report
           to address areas of concern.

           EXTERIOR
           1.5        DECKS, BALCONIES, STOOPS, STEPS, AREAWAYS, PORCHES AND
                      APPLICABLE RAILINGS
                      Upgrades

                      Handrails need to be added to pool area for safety.

                      Support for porch area at rear of home needs additional support.


           ROOFING
           2.0        ROOF COVERINGS
                      Tradesman Repair Recommended

                      -The roof covering is old, and the life of covering is near expiring. This covering is brittle and is loosing
                      granules that protect the shingle from the heat. While it could last a few months or a few years, some areas
                      may need patching with tar as leaks develop.
           2.3        ROOFING DRAINAGE SYSTEMS
                      Minor Repair

                      Extend all downspouts with splashblocks or drain lines, to prevent water intrusion to foundation.


           HEAT AND COOL SYSTEM
           5.0        COOLING/HEATING EQUIPMENT
                      Tradesman Repair Recommended

                      Older system was not cooling at time of inspection and needs repair by a licnesed HVAC contractor.




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           PLUMBING SYSTEM
           7.0        INTERIOR DRAIN, WASTE AND VENT SYSTEMS
                      Tradesman Repair Recommended

                      Small leak noted at waste line that is below kitchen in crawlspace.


           ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
           8.3        WIRING AND CONNECTIONS
                      Tradesman Repair Recommended

                      Several outlets in home (including one for aquarium) are improperly wired. All have been marked with red
                      tape.

                       All switches and junction boxes in attic crawlspace should have covers.(Picture 3)

                      One improper wire splice found in attic and needs to have wire nuts and placed in a secure junction box with
                      a cover.

                      Improperly terminated wires found in crawlspace need to be capped or removed.(Picture 5) (Picture 6)

                      One improper wire splice found in crawlspace at pool side of home, needs to have wire nuts and placed in a
                      secure junction box with a cover.

           8.5        POLARITY AND GROUNDING OF RECEPTACLES WITHIN 6 FEET OF INTERIOR
                      PLUMBING FIXTURES,KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS, AND ALL RECEPTACLES IN
                      GARAGE, CARPORT, EXTERIOR WALLS OF INSPECTED STRUCTURE
                      Tradesman Repair Recommended

                      GFCI breaker for whirlpool tub did not trip with test button and needs to be replaced.




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                                                                     INVOICE



           Southern Home Reports                                       Inspection Date: 6/28/2006
           PO Box 7001                                                       Report ID: M104131
           Oxford, AL 36203
           256-239-9043
           Inspected By: Mike Everett

           Customer Info:                            Inspection Property:
                                                     7 LAUREL CANYON
           Manhattan Institute for Cancer Research   ANNISTON, AL 36207
           (M.I.C.R.)
           Louis Gary
           Customer's Real Estate Professional:
           ANNA KING
           ERA-KING

           Inspection Fee:
                                   Service                     Price        Amount        Sub-Total
           Home Inspection                                        410.00              1        410.00


                                                                                          Tax $0.00
                                                                                 Total Price $410.00

           Payment Method:Check
           Payment Status:Paid
           Note:




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