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Application process begins for housing grant - Galesburg Register-Mail

Home Inspection - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 20:59

Application process begins for housing grant
Galesburg Register-Mail
A home inspection will be performed first to determine if the contractors can perform the most pressing work within the $38,000 allotted for each home. “It's a two-year program, so there could be people who are on the list for a while, but I will let ...

Man seen measuring home was legitimate inspector, police say - Belleville News-Democrat

Home Inspection - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 11:14

Belleville News-Democrat

Man seen measuring home was legitimate inspector, police say
Belleville News-Democrat
O'Fallon Police Sgt. Eric Andrew on Tuesday said police were able to determine the man was a home inspector hired by an insurance company. The homeowner was not aware that the insurance company had ordered the home inspection, Andrew said.

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

Home Inspection - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 07:38

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

Home Inspection - Sun, 07/16/2017 - 22:54

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

Home Inspection - Sun, 07/16/2017 - 19:25

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)

Home Inspection - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 08:37

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 ...

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

Home Inspection - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 23:41

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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Drugs found, two arrested during inspection at Ventura home - Ventura County Star

Home Inspection - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 18:03

Ventura County Star

Drugs found, two arrested during inspection at Ventura home
Ventura County Star
Police said they found drugs and arrested two people while assisting code enforcement officers in an inspection warrant on a Ventura home previously connected to narcotics activity. The home in the 100 block of James Drive has been the subject of ...

Want to Get the Most Money for Your Home? Don't Do These 9 Things - Realtor.com News

Home Inspection - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 06:46

Realtor.com News

Want to Get the Most Money for Your Home? Don't Do These 9 Things
Realtor.com News
Most home buyers will require a home inspection contingency. But that doesn't mean you should wait for the home inspector to tell you what to fix. If your home has noticeable flaws, go ahead and ask your agent whether you should address them before ...

Certified home inspection done right! - Contractor Mag

Home Inspection - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 15:31

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

Home Inspection - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 11:28

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 ...

Tips to improve home inspection outcomes - Green Bay Press Gazette - Green Bay Press Gazette

Home Inspection - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 10:03

Green Bay Press Gazette

Tips to improve home inspection outcomes - Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Press Gazette
Reader question: We just lost a buyer over two inconsequential discoveries by the home inspector. Our agent told us the buyer was edgy and was afraid they ...

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

Home Inspection - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 20:53

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)

Home Inspection - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 16:01

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

Home Inspection - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 15:29

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

Home Inspection - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 08:58

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

Home Inspection - Sun, 07/09/2017 - 03:06

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

Home Inspection - Sun, 07/09/2017 - 00:02

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

Home Inspection - Sun, 07/09/2017 - 00:00

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

Home Inspection - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 13:18

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 ...

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