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

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 23:07

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

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 07:03

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

Thu, 04/11/2013 - 16:03

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

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 08:36

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 ...

Open House Checklist: Items To Focus On - W*USA 9

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 05:53

W*USA 9

Open House Checklist: Items To Focus On
W*USA 9
INSPECTION: If you fall in love with the home for sale, then make sure before to get a home inspection by a licensed home inspector. FINANCES: You need to talk to a lender prior to looking so you can be prepared to move quickly. EXPENSES: Before you ...

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

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 14:11

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

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:13

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 ...

Licensing bill likely dead - Kokomo Tribune

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 23:00

Licensing bill likely dead
Kokomo Tribune
Kim Fipps, a Howard County home inspector, said the licensing threshold isn't high enough. “Either get rid of [licensing] or make it tougher,” Fipps said. “Right now it's a nuisance.” The bill's original language, supported by Pence, would have set in ...

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Middleburg family says black mold, rats plauge their mobile home - First Coast News

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 17:02

First Coast News

Middleburg family says black mold, rats plauge their mobile home
First Coast News
The McGills did not have a home inspector and they say they did not see anything unusual. "The biggest thing is, the next step, is to get a house inspector out here," McGill said, as he sat in their living room. "For him to inspect the house and him to ...

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Home inspector turns home restorer - Ironton Tribune

Mon, 04/01/2013 - 07:37

Ironton Tribune

Home inspector turns home restorer
Ironton Tribune
ASHLAND, Ky. — Working as a home inspector Todd Brammer has seen it all, everything from mold to fire damage, and decided he wanted to do more than just tell people they have a problem. A little more than a year ago, the Coal Grove businessman ...

Sethi reviews law, order situation - Business Recorder (blog)

Sun, 03/31/2013 - 02:32

Business Recorder (blog)

Sethi reviews law, order situation
Business Recorder (blog)
He expressed these views while presiding over a high level meeting regarding security and law and order at Chief Minister's Secretariat Saturday. Secretary Home, Inspector General Police, Additional IGs, Commissioner Lahore Division, DCO Lahore, CCPO ...
Najam Sethi promises free & fair elections 'at all costs'Pakistan Daily Times

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Ask the Inspector: Watch foundation during snow melt - Leader-Telegram

Fri, 03/29/2013 - 23:24

Ask the Inspector: Watch foundation during snow melt
Leader-Telegram
... do not hesitate to call a contractor that deals with that part of the house. 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 ...

Realtor View: Prioritize your home requirements - Houston Chronicle

Fri, 03/29/2013 - 16:10

Realtor View: Prioritize your home requirements
Houston Chronicle
A qualified home inspector will look for any major defects, giving you time to make an informed decision about whether to continue with the purchase, renegotiate the deal, or terminate the contract. But the home you buy probably will contain a few ...

Home inspectors encourage electrical inspection - CBS42

Thu, 03/28/2013 - 16:28

Home inspectors encourage electrical inspection
CBS42
"There's a lot of things that now we consider extremely dangerous and a builder would not build them that way anymore,” Kent Clark, a home inspector for Clark and Associates, said on Thursday. “And there's significant cost in upgrading electrical ...

After Four Years Is BC Home Inspection Licensing a Failure? By Craig Hostland ... - MarketWatch (press release)

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 16:22

After Four Years Is BC Home Inspection Licensing a Failure? By Craig Hostland ...
MarketWatch (press release)
As a result, this new group began accepting for membership home inspector candidates who did not meet the high qualification standards of the two organizations initially recognized by Consumer Protection BC - CAHPI(BC) and the Applied Science ...

Mike Holmes: Spring season signals home maintenance - The Province

Mon, 03/25/2013 - 10:16

The Province

Mike Holmes: Spring season signals home maintenance
The Province
Ask a lot of questions, and check out the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation fact sheet, Hiring a Home Inspector. Catch Mike Holmes in his new series, Holmes Makes It Right Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on HGTV. For more information, visit hgtv.ca. For more ...

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Buying a home? Order the "Housefax" from a Boulder-based dot-com - Denver Post

Mon, 03/25/2013 - 00:01

Buying a home? Order the "Housefax" from a Boulder-based dot-com
Denver Post
But for the most important purchase — a home — much of the due diligence isn't performed until after a contract has been signed, via the professional home inspector. A local dot-com aims to change that. Beginning in late April, house hunters will be ...

Home purchase takes patience - The Province

Sun, 03/24/2013 - 01:31

Home purchase takes patience
The Province
Have the house, new or used, inspected by a certified, licensed home inspector. If it's an older, detached home with lots of trees, have the perimeter drainage system inspected by camera as a condition of the offer. When purchasing your first home, be ...

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people in business - Norman Transcript

Sun, 03/24/2013 - 00:51

people in business
Norman Transcript
Vanguard, established in 2009, serves all 77 Oklahoma counties. “So many rural areas don't have a professional home inspector in their communities and I wanted to help them protect their hard-earned investment dollars when buying property,” Graham said.

Home inspections vital part of buy-sell process - San Antonio Express

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 18:00

Home inspections vital part of buy-sell process
San Antonio Express
Home inspector Mark Eberwine climbs into the attic of a Windcrest-area home during an inspection. Inspections cost $300 on up, depending on the age, condition and size of the home. Photo: Photos By Robin Jerstad / For The Express-News. Home inspector ...