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Tips in Buying A Fixer-Upper House - Realty Today

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 08:40

Realty Today

Tips in Buying A Fixer-Upper House
Realty Today
It is important to find the right home inspector, they will help you evaluate the accurate needed repairs and replacement that the "fixer-upper" home needs. It is advised that someone with a building background is best for the job and to avoid home ...

Inspectors cannot step over a dead body... - The Daily Courier

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 08:01

The Daily Courier

Inspectors cannot step over a dead body...
The Daily Courier
Attorneys that have spoken about this at our home inspector classes had a specific name for it, which I can't recall. The example they use is a shop owner arrives at his store at 8 a.m. and finds it was broken into last night. He immediately calls the ...

Tips for First-Time Buyers - New York Times

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 05:01

New York Times

Tips for First-Time Buyers
New York Times
And it's a good idea to hire a home inspector, especially if you are buying in a small building, where building maintenance and repair is the responsibility of a handful of owners. “Let's say there are three apartments in a townhouse. Each co-op ...

The House Detective: Damage due to undisclosed plumbing problem - NewsOK.com

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 01:01

The House Detective: Damage due to undisclosed plumbing problem
NewsOK.com
DEAR ROBERT: If your home inspector wrote up the subarea as inaccessible, you apparently had a substandard inspection. It is highly unlikely that he is still liable after 10 years, but you can check with the state to be sure. You should also check your ...

Foreclosure not a home deal-breaker - Wausau Daily Herald

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 11:35

Wausau Daily Herald

Foreclosure not a home deal-breaker
Wausau Daily Herald
As a licensed home inspector, we cannot offer you what amount of money it will take to repair, just what needs to be repaired. I have not had many of my clients walk away from a foreclosure property, but it is always good to know what you are up against.

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Home Inspector Experts Launches on Long Island - Free Press Release Center (press release)

Google Home Inspector News - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 22:25

Home Inspector Experts Launches on Long Island
Free Press Release Center (press release)
Home Inspector Experts launched its business today, offering home inspection services in Nassau County, Suffolk County, Brooklyn and Queens. The company has assembled a team of highly experienced, extensively trained professional home inspectors.

Safety Harbor ponders changes to tree ordinance after challenge - Tampabay.com (blog)

Google Home Inspector News - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 10:36

Tampabay.com (blog)

Safety Harbor ponders changes to tree ordinance after challenge
Tampabay.com (blog)
The 69-year-old home inspector has about 30 trees around his home, with landscaping and greenery in the front and back. "I've got enough trees," he said. "There should be some common sense." The current tree ordinance was implemented in March after a ...

Are you prepared for winter? Prepare yourself, vehicle and home for cold ... - Jamestown Sun

Google Home Inspector News - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 08:46

Jamestown Sun

Are you prepared for winter? Prepare yourself, vehicle and home for cold ...
Jamestown Sun
Darcy Herman, a home inspector with First Choice Inspections in Jamestown, said to turn off water access to exterior faucets so they don't freeze. Turn water off at the valve near the meter if leaving the house unattended, even for a weekend, he said ...

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In Defense of Buying a Historic Home: It Could Be Downright Amazing - Fox News

Google Home Inspector News - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 20:24

In Defense of Buying a Historic Home: It Could Be Downright Amazing
Fox News
Sure, these old bones aren't for everyone. But if you've done your research and your Realtor and home inspector approve, why not make a commitment to own a piece of history? "Give me an old house any day of the week," Caldeira says. "They're just built ...

Ludwig: Fix your chimney rather than easy way out - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Google Home Inspector News - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 20:16

Ludwig: Fix your chimney rather than easy way out
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Before moving ahead, I suggest you have an independent engineer, home inspector and/or chimney sweep take another close look at the fireplace and chimney. Assuming that their evaluation matches what you have already been told, I would solicit bids ...

Lawsuit claims contractor overcharged World War II more than $50000 for shoddy ... - Lexington Herald Leader

Google Home Inspector News - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 05:50

Lexington Herald Leader

Lawsuit claims contractor overcharged World War II more than $50000 for shoddy ...
Lexington Herald Leader
A home inspector later said he found only a few new screws added to the metal roof of the house, and no evidence that others had been replaced, the lawsuit said. The lawsuit said Turnley paid Wright $51,611 in less than three months, beginning about May.

The House Inspector: Buyers denied choice of home inspector - NewsOK.com

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 01:07

The House Inspector: Buyers denied choice of home inspector
NewsOK.com
DEAR BARRY: When we sold our home, the buyers' home inspector did such a good job that we decided to hire him for the house we are buying. Three days before the inspection was scheduled to happen, the agent called to say that we had to use the ...

San Jose: Officer shoots at intruder armed with rifle who was scaling ... - San Jose Mercury News

Google Home Inspector News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 17:12

San Jose: Officer shoots at intruder armed with rifle who was scaling ...
San Jose Mercury News
The neighbor said a private home inspector checking each townhouse told her that Wong seemed "fine" during a visit a day earlier. Police are exploring whether Wong was under the influence of drugs; an officer told at least one neighbor that "he was ...

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5 must-do tasks for every homeowner — before winter comes - KSL.com

Google Home Inspector News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 16:05

KSL.com

5 must-do tasks for every homeowner — before winter comes
KSL.com
Most of us would prefer to ignore the whole thing and just hope it keeps taking care of us. As a home inspector, I know better. Shingles can look OK from the ground but can be cracked, curled and wind damaged when you get a closer look. And when there ...

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5 must-do tasks for every homeowner — before winter comes - KSL.com

Google Home Inspector News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 15:55

KSL.com

5 must-do tasks for every homeowner — before winter comes
KSL.com
Most of us would prefer to ignore the whole thing and just hope it keeps taking care of us. As a home inspector, I know better. Shingles can look OK from the ground but can be cracked, curled and wind damaged when you get a closer look. And when there ...

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Sinkhole Protection: 5 things to do before buying a home in Florida - WFLA

Google Home Inspector News - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 12:16

WFLA

Sinkhole Protection: 5 things to do before buying a home in Florida
WFLA
Hire a home inspector who can help you find signs of potential sinkhole activity. Consider sinkhole testing. Note, however, that an insurance company should not require you to have this testing done prior to granting you coverage. Your mortgage lender ...

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Real Estate Corner: On the hunt for a home inspector - NewHampshire.com

Google Home Inspector News - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 15:15

NewHampshire.com

Real Estate Corner: On the hunt for a home inspector
NewHampshire.com
A good home inspector will have a combination of professional training and experience, thorough and aggressive inspection attitude, and excellent communication skills. After attending the inspection and reading the report (at least twice!) the buyer ...

10 Scary Things About Buying a New Home - Investorplace.com

Google Home Inspector News - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 13:32

10 Scary Things About Buying a New Home
Investorplace.com
After going into contract on a house, the next step is to hire a home inspector to thoroughly examine all of the systems of the home to ensure they're fully functioning and not near the end of their usable life. If the inspector finds that the roof and ...

How to handle claims against home inspectors - Chicago Daily Herald

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 10/30/2015 - 01:09

How to handle claims against home inspectors
Chicago Daily Herald
Q. I've been a home inspector for nearly two years and have had a few problems with claims made against me for undisclosed defects. In some instances, I believe I was at fault and therefore liable. In other cases, such as a plumbing leak that occurred ...

It's My Job: John Watkins, owner of Home Inspector From Hell Inc. - Fayetteville Observer

Google Home Inspector News - Sat, 10/24/2015 - 23:01

It's My Job: John Watkins, owner of Home Inspector From Hell Inc.
Fayetteville Observer
He's the home inspector from hell.' Some brokers would prefer to hire someone who's less observant and who doesn't talk as much as I do because they only get paid if the house sells. If I find too many defects, the sale may fall through. I think the ...

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