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November HUD-REAC Newsletter:  Inoperable HVAC – Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning  (Units/Common Areas)
By Kathi Markan / November 23, 2022

November HUD-REAC Newsletter: Inoperable HVAC – Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning (Units/Common Areas)

ANNOUNCEMENTS HUD is going on the road with a NSPIRE Get Ready Series!  Click here to register for a location near you (it’s free to attend)    Have a healthy and happy Thanksgiving everyone! In this November 2022 issue of our HUD-REAC Monthly Newsletter, I am going to discuss the deficiency: HVAC - Inoperable because it is a very high scoring item for both Common Areas and Units.  Also, it’s...

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Roofs – Damaged/Clogged Drains vs Clogged Gutters (Inspectable Area: Exterior
By Kathi Markan / October 28, 2022

Roofs – Damaged/Clogged Drains vs Clogged Gutters (Inspectable Area: Exterior

In this October 2022 issue of our HUD-REAC Monthly Newsletter, I am going to discuss the deficiency: Roofs – Damaged/Clogged Drains and explain how you should handle clogged gutters. Per the Federal Register (Compilation Bulletin contains no clarifications on this subject) Deficiency: Exterior – Roofs – Damaged/Clogged Drains The drainage system does not effectively remove water. Generally, this deficiency applies to flat roofs. NOTE: THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE GUTTERS AND...

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September HUD-REAC Newsletter: Water Stains/Water Damage/Mold/Mildew (Common Areas, Units)
By Kathi Markan / September 28, 2022

September HUD-REAC Newsletter: Water Stains/Water Damage/Mold/Mildew (Common Areas, Units)

Water Stains/Water Damage/Mold/Mildew (Common Areas, Units)   ANNOUNCEMENTS *Our next HUD-REAC/UPCS Webinar Training Series starts this Thursday, September 29th!* Register here: Getting REAC Ready Webinar Series   In this September 2022 issue of our HUD-REAC Monthly Newsletter, I am going to discuss the deficiencies associated with – Water Stains/Water Damage/Mold/Mildew.  This is a deficiency that could potentially result in a “double-ding” where points are assessed against you for the Level...

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August HUD-REAC Newsletter: Roofs – Ponding (Building Exterior)
By Kathi Markan / September 2, 2022

August HUD-REAC Newsletter: Roofs – Ponding (Building Exterior)

Roofs – Ponding (Building Exterior) In this August 2022 issue of our HUD-REAC Monthly Newsletter, I am going to discuss the deficiency: Roofs: Ponding because it is an extremely high-scoring deficiency. Ponding is recorded under Site-Grounds and Parking Lots as well – and must meet certain parameters to be recorded in each area but Exterior-Roof-Ponding is unique in that it can be recorded even when no water is currently present....

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July HUD-REAC Newsletter: Roofs – Damaged Soffits/Fascia/Soffit Vents (Building Exterior)
By Kathi Markan / July 29, 2022

July HUD-REAC Newsletter: Roofs – Damaged Soffits/Fascia/Soffit Vents (Building Exterior)

In this July 2022 issue of our HUD-REAC Monthly Newsletter, I am going to discuss the deficiency: Roofs: Damaged Soffits/Fascia/Soffit Vents because it has come to my attention that inspectors are not recording the deficiency correctly which is costing the property much-needed points. This deficiency can only be recorded under the inspectable area: Exterior. ANNOUNCEMENTS *Our next HUD-REAC/UPCS Webinar Training Series starts September 29th!* Register here: Getting REAC Ready Webinar...

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June HUD-REAC Newsletter: NSPIRE: HUD Requests Public Comments!
By Kathi Markan / June 30, 2022

June HUD-REAC Newsletter: NSPIRE: HUD Requests Public Comments!

In this June edition of our HUD-REAC newsletter, I am sounding the alarm again for your feedback to HUD. NSPIRE (National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate) will be replacing the current REAC protocol. If any of you have attended my NSPIRE Webinar, you have heard me begging for your feedback over and over as they create this new program and NOW is the time! On June 17,...

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