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Home inspector: Tenant gets bedroom with no window - Chicago Daily Herald

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 05/02/2013 - 21:41

Home inspector: Tenant gets bedroom with no window
Chicago Daily Herald
Q. I just rented a bedroom in a 5-bedroom apartment. I initially put down a deposit for one of the larger bedrooms, one that had windows and a closet. But when I moved in, the only bedroom that hadn't been rented was the one with no window and no closet.

More foreclosures means more fixer uppers - Realty Today

LA Home Inspector - Wed, 05/01/2013 - 07:18

More foreclosures means more fixer uppers
Realty Today
This glut of short sale and foreclosure properties means a great need for renovation, say industry experts like Eric Sussman, a senior lecturer in real estate at the University of California Los Angeles Anderson School of Management. As property values ...

CAN YOU TRUST YOUR HOME INSPECTOR? - U-T San Diego

Google Home Inspector News - Mon, 04/29/2013 - 11:10

CAN YOU TRUST YOUR HOME INSPECTOR?
U-T San Diego
Linda Lee, president of the Greater San Diego Association of Realtors, is the author of this guest post. You are ready to make one of the most important decisions of your life. You found your dream home, worked with a real estate agent to prepare an ...

Home inspection: Get it done - Reading Eagle - Reading Eagle

Google Home Inspector News - Sun, 04/28/2013 - 04:11

Home inspection: Get it done - Reading Eagle
Reading Eagle
Stump recommended a pre-sale inspection so that you aren't surprised by a long laundry list of things that the buyer's home inspector found in your home's structure. And he stated that as a homeowner, you shouldn't rationalize that your home is ...

Ask the Inspector: New garage wiring - Leader-Telegram

Google Home Inspector News - Sat, 04/27/2013 - 05:08

Ask the Inspector: New garage wiring
Leader-Telegram
... 90 percent of the time. Duerkop is a licensed home inspector and serves as president and education director of the Wisconsin Association of Home Inspectors for the central and northern Wisconsin chapters. To submit a question to him, call 1-866-715 ...

Inspector should support findings with photos of defect - Chicago Daily Herald

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 04/26/2013 - 08:10

Inspector should support findings with photos of defect
Chicago Daily Herald
A. If the home inspector's findings are questionable, you should state this in writing to the buyers and request that the inspector verify his findings with photos. If he doesn't want to get his camera dirty, he can shield it with a plastic bag while ...

Red Blue Realty Presents Tips for Handling a Home Inspection on Los Angeles ... - DigitalJournal.com (press release)

LA Home Inspector - Wed, 04/24/2013 - 20:48

Red Blue Realty Presents Tips for Handling a Home Inspection on Los Angeles ...
DigitalJournal.com (press release)
Viewing a Los Angeles real estate inspector as a nitpicker, hoping to find fault with a property is simply not the case. A home inspector offers the buyer an assessment of the property's value. Be polite and allow full access, including a garage or ...

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7 charged with smuggling fish bladders to China - Providence Eyewitness News

LA Home Inspector - Wed, 04/24/2013 - 18:23

7 charged with smuggling fish bladders to China
Providence Eyewitness News
Investigators believe U.S. citizens are transporting the bladders to Los Angeles then to China, said John Reed, a group supervisor for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations unit. He said the fish are being caught ...

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Action 9: Homeowner out $1200 after not hiring professional home inspector - WSOC Charlotte

Google Home Inspector News - Mon, 04/22/2013 - 21:51

Action 9: Homeowner out $1200 after not hiring professional home inspector
WSOC Charlotte
The only way to protect yourself is to hire a professional home inspector to check behind the builder, something that Bynoe did not do. It costs a few hundred dollars, but the Better Business Buerau said it is money well spent. Bynoe said she wishes ...

Surviving a Home Inspection - Wall Street Journal

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 04/19/2013 - 18:39

Wall Street Journal

Surviving a Home Inspection
Wall Street Journal
This can only mean one thing: The buyer's home inspector who visited has found them ailing. Although I have written about residential real estate for years—and have done everything in my power to keep our home well-maintained—nothing buckles my ...
Inspection offers peace of mindLondon Free Press
Five ways sellers can prepare for a home inspectionLubbockOnline.com

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Don't rely on home inspectors for A/C report if buying in winter - KPHO Phoenix

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 04/19/2013 - 00:21

Don't rely on home inspectors for A/C report if buying in winter
KPHO Phoenix
A Mesa man is angry with both his home warranty company and the home inspector he hired before buying the home over a denied repair claim. If a problem shows up on the home inspection report for any home system and you later make a claim related to ...

OREP Now Offering Home Inspector E&O Insurance with General Liability ... - PR.com (press release)

Google Home Inspector News - Sun, 04/14/2013 - 07:08

OREP Now Offering Home Inspector E&O Insurance with General Liability ...
PR.com (press release)
San Diego, CA, April 14, 2013 --(PR.com)-- OREP (Organization of Real Estate Professionals), a nationwide real estate insurance agency now in its 12th year, is proud to announce that its Home Inspector E&O Insurance Program now includes General ...

Home Inspector Earns Credits - Jamestown Post Journal

Google Home Inspector News - Sun, 04/14/2013 - 05:14

Jamestown Post Journal

Home Inspector Earns Credits
Jamestown Post Journal
Home Inspector Earns Credits. April 14, 2013. The Post-Journal. Save | Comments (1) | Post a comment |. Rick Haggmark, ASHI-certified inspector, with Rick's Southern Tier Inspection, LLC, serving Western New York and Pennsylvania, recently attended the ...

Buying a home in Canada - Ottawa Sun

Google Home Inspector News - Sat, 04/13/2013 - 05:47

Buying a home in Canada
Ottawa Sun
When you are buying a home, it's important to have the right team of professionals on your side including a home inspector to advise on the condition of the home, a lawyer to help protect your interests and a lender or mortgage broker who can arrange ...

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Ask the Inspector: Deck construction violations persist - Leader-Telegram

Google Home Inspector News - Sat, 04/13/2013 - 05:07

Ask the Inspector: Deck construction violations persist
Leader-Telegram
Older decks would have spacing of just less than 6 inches, but you need to follow current standards when remodeling. Duerkop is a licensed home inspector and serves as president and education director of the Wisconsin Association of Home Inspectors for ...

Can you trust your home inspector? - U-T San Diego

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 04/12/2013 - 13:03

Can you trust your home inspector?
U-T San Diego
Linda Lee, president of the Greater San Diego Association of Realtors, is the author of this guest post. The U-T San Diego will periodically feature real estate advice columns from the association in this blog. You are ready to make one of the most ...

Home inspector doesn't want buyers at inspection - Chicago Daily Herald

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 04/11/2013 - 22:03

Home inspector doesn't want buyers at inspection
Chicago Daily Herald
Home inspector doesn't want buyers at inspection. Article. text size: AAA. By Barry Stone. Q. We've just made an offer on a house, and our agent gave us a list of home inspectors. Two of the inspectors that we called sound knowledgeable, but they ...

5 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Home Inspector - Fox Business

Google Home Inspector News - Wed, 04/10/2013 - 14:36

5 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Home Inspector
Fox Business
The home inspection process is a key step to buying a home since often offers are contingent on its findings, so working with the right inspector is important. After all, you don't want to buy a home only to find out the inspector missed the cracks in ...

Five questions with … Hank Lobdell, home inspector - Tbo.com

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 04/04/2013 - 20:11

Five questions with … Hank Lobdell, home inspector
Tbo.com
SOUTH TAMPA - Today we chat with Hank Lobdell, owner of A Buyer's Choice Home Inspections in Tampa. A former regional vice president for Winn Residential, he lived in the area as a student at St. Leo University before moving to Chicago; Raleigh, N.C.; ...

Home inspectors provide valuable insurance - The Missoulian

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 04/04/2013 - 15:13

Home inspectors provide valuable insurance
The Missoulian
Hiring a qualified home inspector is an insurance policy that will be money well spent. Most people carry homeowner's insurance and they sleep at night knowing if a disaster hits, they should be covered. But before you buy a home, it is even more ...

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