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Episode 56 Jim Davis

Jim Davis
Jim Davis

My passion for real estate started around the age of 12, when I began helping my Dad renovate houses. He was a career enlisted soldier in the Army and in those days a second job was a necessity. There were always lots of G.I.’s being transferred to the Army base in need of housing so he started to buy old houses that could be improved and rented out. When he passed away, about 10 years later, the real estate assets, accumulated through his “sweat equity”, allowed my Mother to live financially independent for the rest of her life.

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I’ve been involved in real estate investing most of my life. I bought my first undeveloped lot when I was 15 and went on to rehab bungalows in the Houston Heights and on Main Street in old Sugar Land. Fortunately I’ve never lost money on Houston area property investments, although, there were times when some projects were more enjoyable than profitable.

For the past 12 years I have been helping home buyers in the Houston area avoid buying a money pit by providing comprehensive Houston home inspections of the property under contract. I’ve inspected thousands of houses, from 650 to over 12,000 square feet, with list prices from fifty thousand dollar starter homes to multimillion dollar River Oaks mansions. During this time I’ve also had the pleasure of working with some of Houston’s most successful real estate agents and brokers, who share my goal of protecting the interests of the home buyer.

Along with my bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Houston I’m also a licensed Texas real estate broker. The broker’s license has been a great way to further my real estate education and stay connected with Houston’s dynamic real estate community.

AKA/James Davis & Jimbo Davis

You can find out more information about how I can help you in your real estate endeavors at www.abouthehouse.com.


Jim Davis is being interviewed by Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina and Ask the Charlotte Inspector

Episode 36 About Your House Show


  • Charlotte, North Carolina
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    Tune In Saturday Mornings from 8-11am on 610 WFNZ.

    Host/Certified Remodeler – Ray Terry

    Resident DJ/Producer – J.T.

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    Ray Terry” CR,Certified Remodeler


    Born January 27, 1952
    Presbyterian HospitalCharlotte NC
    Married – 3 Kids and 1 Grandchild

            Barringer Elementary School
    Sedgefield Jr. High
    Garinger High SchoolGraduated 1970

    Army National Guard 1970-1981 Advanced to Staff Sergeant

    Work Experience
             1971 – 1973 Started as Multi-Family Construction Site Co-coordinator .
    Advanced to Job Superintendent.

             1973 – CurrentActive in Design Build Remodeling of Residential
    and Small 
    Commercial Jobs in the Charlotte Metro Area.

             1996 – CurrentResearch and develop the Almetal Dryer Vent.
                         Installed over 3,000 systems.

                          President of the Almetal Dryer Vent Corp.

                          Proficient at Hands on skills in all areas of construction.

    Professional Community Involvement

              1990-2008 National Association of the Remodeling Industry of
    Greater Charlotte.

                           Charter Chapter President

                           Executive Director

                           Certified Remodeler

                           1995 National President’s Award

                           1998 Squires AwardRecruiting 50 Members.

                           Board Member at Various times

                           Fund Raising Committee

                           Past Presidents Committee

                           Head Special Events Committee

             1994 -1998 House Captain “Christmas in April”

    1998 – Current Central Piedmont Community College Institute
    of Construction 
    Technology Advisory Board.

              2005 – Current Instructor for “If I Had A Hammer” Program
    in Charlotte 
    Mecklenburg Middle Schools.

              2005 – Current Member of CIEC”Construction Industry Education

              2006- Current Instructor for Habitat Humanity’s HIP Program.
    (Homeowners in 

    2010- Current Developed and Head “Carolina’s Home Improvement

    Pros”  CHIPS

    Ray Terry is intervieing Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina and Ask the Charlotte Inspector