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Boggs Inspection Services Goes Green - ThurstonTalk

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 13:00

ThurstonTalk

Boggs Inspection Services Goes Green
ThurstonTalk
Outside the office, inspectors spend a large portion of their week behind the wheel, traveling from home to home, inspection to inspection. To minimize both cost and environmental impact, the Boggs team drives six eco-friendly, hybrid Toyota Prius. “To ...

Make sure you understand terms of service before paying a home inspector - Washington Post

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 11:38

Washington Post

Make sure you understand terms of service before paying a home inspector
Washington Post
Good home inspectors are a great start to help a buyer evaluate the condition of a home, but a home inspection is not a guarantee that a home is free of problems. At issue is whether the home inspector has done a good job at evaluating those aspects of ...

OT: The Agony of First Time Home Buying - The Key Play

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 02:54

OT: The Agony of First Time Home Buying
The Key Play
Over the last few months, I have started to come to grips with the need to finally buy a home. This seems to be a pretty normal activity, but after post-college travails that often caused me to be transient, I have never been very comfortable with the ...

Top home inspection deal breakers - Lansing State Journal

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 23:25

Lansing State Journal

Top home inspection deal breakers
Lansing State Journal
A home inspection can be stressful for both parties. Almost every inspection comes back with at least some sort of repair and, most often, those problems are minor and easy enough to negotiate. However, there are some deal breakers that can cause ...

What are the benefits of a home inspection? - eParisExtra.com (blog)

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 12:37

eParisExtra.com (blog)

What are the benefits of a home inspection?
eParisExtra.com (blog)
For the buyer, a professional home inspection is an assessment of potential fire hazards, home safety and health risks to you and your family. A professional home inspection will provide you with priceless information about your new home and an ...

Disclosure problems after escrow closing - Chicago Daily Herald

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 11:02

Disclosure problems after escrow closing
Chicago Daily Herald
If you and/or the buyers should decide to have a second home inspection, be sure to hire an inspector with many years of experience and a reputation for thoroughness. • To write to Barry Stone, visit him on the web at www.housedetective.com, or write ...

2 Investigators: Inspectors Missed Major Condo Defects, Suit Says - CBS Chicago

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 03:41

CBS Chicago

2 Investigators: Inspectors Missed Major Condo Defects, Suit Says
CBS Chicago
Bernal and Lisa Sromek say a private home inspection service — recommended by their Realtor – missed some big problems, finding only “minor” issues such a needed paint touch-ups. Worse yet, the condo owners say city building inspectors also failed to ...

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Certified home inspection done right! - Contractor Mag

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 19:31

Contractor Mag

Certified home inspection done right!
Contractor Mag
The independent certified home inspection industry was born. Instead of coordinating a horde of trade specialists, realtors and prospective homeowners could bring in just one person — the Certified Home Inspector! As a Master Plumber and HVAC ...

The Importance Of Home Inspection - RealtyBizNews

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 15:28

RealtyBizNews

The Importance Of Home Inspection
RealtyBizNews
A home inspection is a comprehensive examination of the state the house is in. It should be performed before the purchase in order to avoid a costly mistake of buying a property that's in need of major repairs. Don't ring the bells just yet thinking ...

Dear Monty: 4 simple tips to improve home inspection outcomes - Wicked Local Easton

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 00:53

Wicked Local Easton

Dear Monty: 4 simple tips to improve home inspection outcomes
Wicked Local Easton
Monty's Answer: There are some ways to improve a home inspection. An interesting aspect of a home inspection is the number of people involved — the buyer, the seller, two real estate agents, and the home inspector. The five people who could (or should ...

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Flexibility Key for Home Inspections - RisMedia.com (press release)

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 20:01

RisMedia.com (press release)

Flexibility Key for Home Inspections
RisMedia.com (press release)
Kevin Patterson of the Patterson Group in Colorado Springs, Colo., is no stranger to the inner workings of successful real estate transactions. He's been in the industry for 20-plus years, and when it comes to a winning home inspection company ...

Haisler: Home inspection essential to buying real estate - Northwest Herald

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 19:29

Haisler: Home inspection essential to buying real estate
Northwest Herald
The main purpose of a home inspection is to ensure the systems of the property are properly functioning. If they aren't working properly, the buyer and seller should discuss how to remedy these concerns. In some situations the seller may agree to pay ...

Overland Park begins rental home inspection program - KMBZ

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 12:58

KMBZ

Overland Park begins rental home inspection program
KMBZ
The program is a two-phase, two-year process that is part of the city's code compliance program. Property owners must obtain and maintain valid rental licenses and pass exterior inspections of all rental properties. The licensing requirement was ...

REAL EASTATE MATTERS: Home inspector holds written report hostage - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 07:06

REAL EASTATE MATTERS: Home inspector holds written report hostage
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Q: I was buying a house and hired a home inspector. We went through the whole inspection, and I even paid him his fee. Then he gave me a form that indicated that he would not give me the written report unless I signed a document. The document stated ...

Prescription for care: Oversight is a key to well-run nursing homes - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 04:02

Prescription for care: Oversight is a key to well-run nursing homes
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
A merger of the state departments of health and human services is possible in the next fiscal year. Done correctly, this would be an opportunity to strengthen the nursing home inspection program and to make sure nursing home residents get all of the ...

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How much house can you really afford? - Buffalo News

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 04:00

Buffalo News

How much house can you really afford?
Buffalo News
A home inspection will help determine when you might need a new roof, furnace, water heater, etc. “It's smart to have a house emergency fund for large purchases or unexpected expenses,” says DeGlopper. “That way, you won't be caught off guard.”.

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Anne Sadler: Things you shouldn't overlook when house hunting - Freeport Journal-Standard

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 17:18

Freeport Journal-Standard

Anne Sadler: Things you shouldn't overlook when house hunting
Freeport Journal-Standard
If you are having a home inspection, many of these issues will probably be covered during the inspection. If they are visible at the time you make an offer, a home inspection is not the time to negotiate items you could already see were problems. These ...

Lead safety classes detail home inspection process for Lead Safe Ordinance - WNWO NBC 24

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 03:19

WNWO NBC 24

Lead safety classes detail home inspection process for Lead Safe Ordinance
WNWO NBC 24
TOLEDO, Ohio — The Toledo Lucas-County Health Department is reminding property owners that they must have their Lead Safe Certificates by June 30, 2018. The department has already sent out more than 13,000 notices to "Phase 1" priority properties ...

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Disabled Polk County man asks for home renovations, community steps in - WTVC

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 22:20

WTVC

Disabled Polk County man asks for home renovations, community steps in
WTVC
A home inspection from 2015 found Queen's home was unsafe, had asbestos and possible mold. pic.twitter.com/RdTdmnMYI6. — Alyssa Spirato (@ASpiratoNC9) July 6, 2017. But neither she nor Queen had the funds.. to finance the project. So she started a ...

Ask the Realtor: Words of caution against private sales - Boston.com

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 17:55

Boston.com

Ask the Realtor: Words of caution against private sales
Boston.com
Are your buyers having a home inspection? In a market like this, many waive them. Some buyers will use inspections as opportunities to renegotiate. A good seller's agent will not allow this to happen to you. Finally — and don't underrate this ...

 
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