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Home inspector: Ventilation in the attic is a must - Wausau Daily Herald

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 09:32

Home inspector: Ventilation in the attic is a must
Wausau Daily Herald
Rich Duerkop of American Sentry Home Inspection is a state-licensed home inspector and president and education director of the Wisconsin Association of Home Inspectors, Central Wisconsin Chapter. He can be reached at 715-241-8222 or by email at ...

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Inspector wants to do asbestos inspections; Asks county to pay for training to ... - Trinidad Times Independent

Tue, 06/18/2013 - 05:02

Inspector wants to do asbestos inspections; Asks county to pay for training to ...
Trinidad Times Independent
New regulations from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) now require asbestos inspections from a state certified inspector on all new remodeling work with an area of 32 square feet or larger in residential homes. The new ...

Fixer-Upper Homes: What to Look For - Better Business Bureau (blog)

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 14:30

Fixer-Upper Homes: What to Look For
Better Business Bureau (blog)
Before your process begins, it is important to do the necessary research to find a good home inspector. Always check out their BBB Business Review at bbb.org first. Find an inspector that specializes in homes in the time period in which the house was ...

How to Get the Most Value From Your Home Inspection - Fox Business

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 13:29

How to Get the Most Value From Your Home Inspection
Fox Business
Once an offer on a property is accepted, most buyers hire a professional home inspector to assess the condition of the home. The inspector will write a detailed report for the buyer to use in deciding how to proceed with the se. Should the buyer cancel ...

Home inspector overlooked furnace problem - Chicago Daily Herald

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 09:53

Home inspector overlooked furnace problem
Chicago Daily Herald
Q. Before we bought our home, we hired an ASHI certified home inspector. We were with him for most of the inspection, but he didn't spend much time looking at the furnace, and now we have a major problem. The inspection report says the system is ...

Home Inspector: Half of all decks in "failure" mode, risk collapse - WGCL Atlanta

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 23:09

Home Inspector: Half of all decks in "failure" mode, risk collapse
WGCL Atlanta
Half of the country's 40 million house decks pose a safety danger and may not be covered by homeowner insurance policies, according to a code certified home inspector. Stan Garnet, of Inspector Associates, Inc. of Atlanta, said decks built in the 1990s ...

Real Estate Rebound Creates Opportunity for Success with A Buyer's Choice ... - PR Web (press release)

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 15:12

Real Estate Rebound Creates Opportunity for Success with A Buyer's Choice ...
PR Web (press release)
Entrepreneurs who are purchasing A Buyer's Choice Home Inspection franchises are seeing great developments in the home industry and are reaping the benefits. I wanted to be my own boss again, and everything I saw that they offered, and the value in the ...

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How to Get a Home Inspection Even If the Seller Says No - TheStreet.com

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 14:03

How to Get a Home Inspection Even If the Seller Says No
TheStreet.com
Another approach is to offer a contract contingent on the home passing inspection but setting a tough standard for canceling the deal. For example, the deal could be scotched only if the inspector found problems that would cost more than $5,000 to fix ...

Home Improvement Tips for Buyers and Sellers - The Jewish Voice

Wed, 06/12/2013 - 16:53

Home Improvement Tips for Buyers and Sellers
The Jewish Voice
Buying or selling a home in today's real estate market? Go about it properly. From home inspections to home improvement, take your advice from leading experts. Home Inspection. Because the industry is unregulated, be wary when hiring a home inspector.

Home inspection cost should never deter prospective buyers - Newsday

Wed, 06/12/2013 - 00:09

Home inspection cost should never deter prospective buyers
Newsday
From a 15-foot boa constrictor holed up in the dark to a house ready to collapse in a stiff breeze to electrical wiring that bursts into flames at the flip of a switch, home inspectors have seen it all. And those horror stories could be yours if you ...

Can a Home Inspection Improve Your Chances of a Sale? - Huffington Post UK

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 13:28

Can a Home Inspection Improve Your Chances of a Sale?
Huffington Post UK
Selling a home in the current climate is difficult, and you need more than just a 60 minute makeover and a good estate agent to show it off to guarantee yourself a sale. Sometimes you need an extra hand to get the people who come through your door to ...

Local resident buys home inspection franchise - Sioux City Journal

Sat, 06/08/2013 - 14:05

Local resident buys home inspection franchise
Sioux City Journal
Shook, who attended AmeriSpec's intensive 80-hour training program, is a certified home inspector serving the tri-state area. Licensed and insured, he performs home inspections for home buyers, pre-sale inspections for home sellers, and radon testing.

Local resident buys home inspection franchise - Sioux City Journal

Sat, 06/08/2013 - 14:04

Local resident buys home inspection franchise
Sioux City Journal
SIOUX CITY | Jim Shook has purchased the AmeriSpec Home Inspection Service franchise in Sioux City. Shook, who attended AmeriSpec's intensive 80-hour training program, is a certified home inspector serving the tri-state area. Licensed and insured, he ...

Ask the Inspector: Bathroom power panels - Leader-Telegram

Sat, 06/08/2013 - 05:05

Ask the Inspector: Bathroom power panels
Leader-Telegram
I had an inspection on a home that was just remodeled with a beautiful new bathroom, a very costly remodel. It was really hard to tell the home owner that the electrical panel could not be in the bathroom and had to be moved. The cost to do that was ...

How To Get The Most Value Out Of Your Home Inspection - Forbes

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 22:16

How To Get The Most Value Out Of Your Home Inspection
Forbes
Once an offer on a property is accepted, most buyers hire a professional home inspector to assess the condition of the home. The inspector will write a detailed report for the buyer to use in deciding how to proceed with the purchase. Should the buyer ...

Home inspections worth the effort - Chicago Tribune (blog)

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 16:45

Home inspections worth the effort
Chicago Tribune (blog)
Scheduling a home inspection can be difficult this time of year, and securing an appointment with a first choice isn't always possible. Like other sectors of real estate, there was considerable fallout in the profession during the lean years. There are ...

Seller annoyed over buyer's repair list - Chicago Daily Herald

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 10:51

Seller annoyed over buyer's repair list
Chicago Daily Herald
Q. The people who are buying our house hired a home inspector and then hit us with a long list of repair demands. They want replacement of the worn baseboards, the bathtub drain stopper, loose bathroom tiles and damaged windowsills. They want the ...

Ask the Home Inspector: Antiquated electrical systems must be replaced - Wausau Daily Herald

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 09:44

Ask the Home Inspector: Antiquated electrical systems must be replaced
Wausau Daily Herald
In the last two weeks, a few things have come up in my inspections involving areas I have talked about before when you have visible knob-and-tube wiring in any area of your home: whether it be the attic, garage or basement, it should be removed.

Home inspections worth the effort - Chicago Tribune (blog)

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 07:07

Chicago Tribune (blog)

Home inspections worth the effort
Chicago Tribune (blog)
Those two to three hours spent with an inspector — and yes, you should definitely attend the inspection — can provide an invaluable education about the home, how it works, and whether there are enough issues with the property to walk away from it or ...

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Traverse City Home Inspector Timothy Evans Reports Radon a Concern When ... - PR Web (press release)

Thu, 06/06/2013 - 07:20

Traverse City Home Inspector Timothy Evans Reports Radon a Concern When ...
PR Web (press release)
Timothy Evans, owner of Traverse City Home Inspections LLC (http://www.traversecityhomeinspections.com), a home inspection company serving Traverse City and Northwest Michigan, reports that radon gas testing is now required by some insurance and ...

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