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Door-to-door scam circulating in Colorado Springs - KRDO

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:42

Door-to-door scam circulating in Colorado Springs
KRDO
... door-to-door thieves usually live in the area. Det. Jon Price, with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office explains if you have any suspicion take the time to verify their identity. "No authentic repair man is going to be offended if you take the time ...

Letter: Make gas leak checks mandatory - Evansville Courier & Press

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:43

Letter: Make gas leak checks mandatory
Evansville Courier & Press
Indiana does not require our home inspectors to check for a defect as important as a gas leak by using a simple $25-$100 gas leak detector device. If you asked 100 Indiana homebuyers if their home inspection included gas leak detection, I bet 99 ...

Experts find people are unaware of radon, the second leading cause of lung cancer - Press of Atlantic City

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:05

Press of Atlantic City

Experts find people are unaware of radon, the second leading cause of lung cancer
Press of Atlantic City
A colleague who owned a home inspection business asked if she had ever heard about radon, and that piece of information spurred on Nixon and some of her neighbors to test their homes at a condominium association just 20 minutes south of Pittsburgh ...

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Country home for sale in Blossom TX | United Coutry Real Estate - eParisExtra.com (blog)

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:04

eParisExtra.com (blog)

Country home for sale in Blossom TX | United Coutry Real Estate
eParisExtra.com (blog)
Country ranch style home setting good distance from road on 8.9 acres just 2 miles from Blossom. Large spacious rooms. Kitchen has breakfast area with bay windows, plenty of cabinets, pantry. Den has fireplace with propane gas logs for additional heat ...

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Understand the home inspection process - The Mecklenburg Times

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:25

Understand the home inspection process
The Mecklenburg Times
When you're looking to buy a home, your head may be full of visions of handsome hardwood floors, soaring ceilings and alluring landscape. Yet however tempting it may be to make a purchase based on outward appearance, stop yourself. It is essential to ...

Ask the Expert: What Can Sellers Do to Prepare for a Home Inspection? - RisMedia.com (press release)

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 17:15

RisMedia.com (press release)

Ask the Expert: What Can Sellers Do to Prepare for a Home Inspection?
RisMedia.com (press release)
Stark_Buddy Today's Ask the Expert column features Buddy Stark, director of Operations for HomeTeam Inspection Service. Q: What can sellers do to prepare for a home inspection? A: Completing these quick and easy tasks before beginning the selling ...

How to Sell a House in 2018: 5 Tips to Get the Edge This Year - Realtor.com News

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 20:19

Realtor.com News

How to Sell a House in 2018: 5 Tips to Get the Edge This Year
Realtor.com News
"People want to be able to move right in, worry-free." To ease any concerns buyers might have about your home's condition, consider having your home pre-inspected—which can reassure buyers that the house is in good shape, or point you toward repairs ...

Why this startup gives renters cash back for paying on time - Built In Chicago

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 19:43

Built In Chicago

Why this startup gives renters cash back for paying on time
Built In Chicago
“When they reach certain milestones, like saving $450, we send them a notification to tell them they've saved enough for a home inspection — along with an explanation of why they need one,” said McLoughlin. “A lot of people know they need to save up ...

Local Briefs 1/14: Landfill work to impact traffic; Candidate event 1 ... - Citrus County Chronicle

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 02:55

Citrus County Chronicle

Local Briefs 1/14: Landfill work to impact traffic; Candidate event 1 ...
Citrus County Chronicle
Citrus County Central Landfill will be starting a customer service area (CSA) improvement project that will affect the landfill's normal traffic pattern starting Monday, Jan. 15. The project will include re-paving of the CSA, which will be done in ...

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Still no cause determined in fatal fire | News, Sports, Jobs - The ... - Marquette Mining Journal

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 16:38

Still no cause determined in fatal fire | News, Sports, Jobs - The ...
Marquette Mining Journal
MARQUETTE — The cause of a fatal residential fire where two people were found dead inside a Marquette home Monday evening is still under investigation, officials said today. Krista Urbanc, 22, of Norway, and Zachary Johnson, 23, of Marquette, were ...

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Area business offering free radon testing - McPherson Sentinel

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 15:55

Area business offering free radon testing
McPherson Sentinel
LINDSBORG — Clarity Home Inspections a local company offering home inspection, radon testing and mitigation and related services, announced today they will offer at least 50 free radon tests to homeowners in the Salina, McPherson, and Hutchinson areas ...

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December residential housing market update: Low inventory does not reduce demand - Kirkland Reporter

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 22:22

Kirkland Reporter

December residential housing market update: Low inventory does not reduce demand
Kirkland Reporter
For those looking to buy, Spencer recommends getting fully underwritten before making an offer or leveraging your buying power with cash. Another trend she and her brokers are seeing is that many buyers are waiving contingencies such as the home ...

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Ready to Be a Homeowner? 6 Expert Tips for Choosing Your Starter Home - Student Loan Hero (blog)

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 17:57

Student Loan Hero (blog)

Ready to Be a Homeowner? 6 Expert Tips for Choosing Your Starter Home
Student Loan Hero (blog)
When you put in an offer, you can make it contingent upon a home inspection — including radon, pest, and sewer inspections, said McDevitt. Make sure the home inspector is licensed and has a good reputation in your area. You also should accompany the ...

Defensive gardening: preparing for flood and fire - Kitsap Sun (blog)

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 23:07

Kitsap Sun (blog)

Defensive gardening: preparing for flood and fire
Kitsap Sun (blog)
Here in the maritime Northwest, winters are typically wet and cool, right? Well, in recent years, the usual daily drizzle has been replaced by epic downpours with dry intervals. Thus, those of us with seasonally soggy lawns might evaluate the need for ...

Liberty Mutual announces data-driven Total Home Score service - Gearbrain (blog)

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 22:18

Gearbrain (blog)

Liberty Mutual announces data-driven Total Home Score service
Gearbrain (blog)
Two new data-driven services from Liberty Mutual Insurance, called Total Home Score and Dwellbeing, are designed to help future home buyers and existing owners.
Liberty Mutual Insurance Unveils Total Home Score and Dwellbeing ...PR Newswire (press release)
Liberty Mutual crunches hidden data to create your Total Home ...VentureBeat

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LEW SICHELMAN: Big money continues to flow into Vegas housing market - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 07:21

Sarasota Herald-Tribune

LEW SICHELMAN: Big money continues to flow into Vegas housing market
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
For the seller, as Atalay posted on the ActiveRain real estate site, cash offers usually mean a quick closing with few, if any, contingencies, save for a home inspection. Cash can mean no appraisals and no worries about financing falling apart. And for ...

Western Nevada College rolling out certified home inspection class series - Nevada Appeal

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 00:17

Western Nevada College rolling out certified home inspection class series
Nevada Appeal
"The program provides the lecture requirements for taking the exam and the other round of courses provides the 25 inspections the state requires one to conduct before they qualify for a license here in Nevada. Once a person has completed the 120-hour ...

How long does it take to buy a home? - Bankrate.com

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 06:48

Bankrate.com

How long does it take to buy a home?
Bankrate.com
... of the process can take up to two weeks to complete, and generally must be wrapped up before the closing process can happen. If issues crop up at this stage, such as an appraisal value below the value in the purchase offer, or major problems found ...

8 Home Inspection Mistakes Buyers Should Avoid at All Costs ... - Realtor.com News

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 23:05

Realtor.com News

8 Home Inspection Mistakes Buyers Should Avoid at All Costs ...
Realtor.com News
The home inspection is a crucial step for buying a home, and it shouldn't be overlooked or rushed. Avoid these common mistakes on the big day.

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