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Application process begins for housing grant - Galesburg Register-Mail

Home Inspection - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 17:59

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 - 08:14

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 - 04:38

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 ...

Top home inspection deal breakers - Lansing State Journal

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

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 - 05:37

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

Home Inspection - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 04:02

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 ...

Inspectors Missed Condo Defects, Suit Says « CBS Chicago - CBS Chicago

Home Inspection - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 20:41

CBS Chicago

Inspectors Missed Condo Defects, Suit Says « CBS Chicago
CBS Chicago
With Chicago in the midst of a residential construction boom, this is a cautionary tale for anyone in the market to buy. CBS 2's Pam Zekman reports.

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Certified home inspection done right! - Contractor Mag

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

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 - 08:28

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

Home Inspection - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 17:53

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 - 13:01

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 - 12:29

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 - 05:58

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 ...

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

Home Inspection - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 21:02

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 - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 21:00

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 - 10:18

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 ...

Copper piping cited by gas company - Chicago Daily Herald

Home Inspection - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 04:06

Copper piping cited by gas company
Chicago Daily Herald
Q. We just bought a home that was built in the 1950s. The property has been very well maintained, so we decided not to waste money on a home inspection. Now it seems we made a big mistake. After closing escrow, the gas company refused to turn on the ...

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

Home Inspection - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 20:19

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

Home Inspection - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 13:17

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

Home Inspection - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 10:55

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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