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OREP Now Offering Home Inspector E&O Insurance with General Liability ... - PR.com (press release)

Sun, 04/14/2013 - 07:08

OREP Now Offering Home Inspector E&O Insurance with General Liability ...
PR.com (press release)
San Diego, CA, April 14, 2013 --(PR.com)-- OREP (Organization of Real Estate Professionals), a nationwide real estate insurance agency now in its 12th year, is proud to announce that its Home Inspector E&O Insurance Program now includes General ...

Home Inspector Earns Credits - Jamestown Post Journal

Sun, 04/14/2013 - 05:14

Jamestown Post Journal

Home Inspector Earns Credits
Jamestown Post Journal
Rick Haggmark, ASHI-certified inspector, with Rick's Southern Tier Inspection, LLC, serving Western New York and Pennsylvania, recently attended the American Society of Home Inspectors' annual Inspection World conference, the premier conference and ...

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

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 05:07

Ask the Inspector: Deck construction violations persist
Leader-Telegram
Ask the Inspector: Deck construction violations persist 0 comments. On a few recent home inspections, I've noticed some common deck problems. Here are the right ways to build a deck, contrasted with some of the methods I've seen that can result in ...

Brownback vetoes home inspection bill; Realtors, inspectors cry foul - Wichita Business Journal (blog)

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 02:09

Brownback vetoes home inspection bill; Realtors, inspectors cry foul
Wichita Business Journal (blog)
Jack Koelling, owner of Advantage Home Inspections and president of the 35-member Wichita chapter of the American Society of Home Inspectors, said he was shocked and disappointed by the veto. He said the bill had strong legislative support and was ...

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About the House: Misconceptions about home inspections - Sturgis Journal

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 19:38

About the House: Misconceptions about home inspections
Sturgis Journal
Some folks are of a mind that an inspection is only a means to find faults with a home, allowing the buyer to negotiate a lower price. While that may occur, it is not the intention. The intention and scope of the inspection process is to provide ...

Can you trust your home inspector? - U-T San Diego

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 13:03

Can you trust your home inspector?
U-T San Diego
You found your dream home, worked with a real estate agent to prepare an offer and hired an inspector to look at the property. But you might not know your inspector that well, or if that person plans to ask all the right questions. Not knowing those ...

Home inspector doesn't want buyers at inspection - Chicago Daily Herald

Thu, 04/11/2013 - 22:03

Home inspector doesn't want buyers at inspection
Chicago Daily Herald
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 prefer to do the inspection alone and then email the report to us. We want to attend the ...

To Protect Consumers, Pre-Purchase Home Inspections Should Be Regulated ... - Marketwire (press release)

Thu, 04/11/2013 - 19:05

To Protect Consumers, Pre-Purchase Home Inspections Should Be Regulated ...
Marketwire (press release)
MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - April 11, 2013) - An extensive regulatory framework should govern the practice of home inspection in Quebec and Canada. This is the main conclusion of a major study conducted by the Association des consommateurs ...

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5 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Home Inspector - Fox Business

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 14:36

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 ...

Excel Real Estate Group Now Offers Free Home Inspection - SBWire (press release)

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 17:57

Excel Real Estate Group Now Offers Free Home Inspection
SBWire (press release)
Mission Viejo, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/09/2013 -- Excel Real Estate Group, a well-known Laguna Niguel real estate agent, now offers a FREE home inspection. Buyers can get a free home inspection on their next purchase with Excel Real Estate Group; In order ...

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BC couple 'tricked' into buying unlivable house - CBC.ca

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 14:14

CBC.ca

BC couple 'tricked' into buying unlivable house
CBC.ca
A B.C. couple say they were tricked into buying an "unlivable" house when they moved from Yukon to the southern interior city of Kelowna last summer. Colleen MacKinnon and Shawn Howe discovered mould, dangerous wiring, broken appliances, damaged ...

Home Inspection Workshop Monday Apr 15, 2013 - Ottawa Start (press release)

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 03:39

Home Inspection Workshop Monday Apr 15, 2013
Ottawa Start (press release)
Nathan Weinstock, Registered Home Inspector with AccuChex Inspections, will lead a workshop on Home Inspection Tips and Helpful Hints. This seminar will be of interest to home owners, home buyers and sellers, and those concerned with new home ...

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Home Inspection Workshop Wednesday Apr 17, 2013 - Ottawa Start (press release)

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 03:39

Home Inspection Workshop Wednesday Apr 17, 2013
Ottawa Start (press release)
Nathan Weinstock, Registered Home Inspector with AccuChex Inspections, will lead a workshop on Home Inspection Tips and Helpful Hints. This seminar will be of interest to home owners, home buyers and sellers, and those concerned with new home ...

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If I demand an inspection, I may lose the house. What do I do? - Globe and Mail

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 16:48

Globe and Mail

If I demand an inspection, I may lose the house. What do I do?
Globe and Mail
I've been house hunting for months and finally found a great house, but I know there's going to be a lot of interest. I know everyone says I need a home inspection, but I'm afraid I'll lose the house if I put any conditions on the offer. Should I ditch ...

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

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 20:11

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 - Missoulian - The Missoulian

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 15:13

Home inspectors provide valuable insurance - Missoulian
The Missoulian
This is especially true in real estate purchases and the process you use when deciding to buy a particular home. Hiring a qualified home inspector is an insurance policy that will be money well spent. Most people carry homeowner's insurance and they ...

HUD Inspector General Says Calls Road Home Elevation Program a Failure - WGNO

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 04:31

WGNO

HUD Inspector General Says Calls Road Home Elevation Program a Failure
WGNO
The Inspector General for Housing and Urban development says Louisiana's Road Home Elevation Program is a failure. David Montoya says after Hurricane Katrina taxpayers paid $1 billion dollars for homeowners to raise their homes. He says more than ...
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Middleburg family says black mold, rats plauge their mobile home - First Coast News

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 23:02

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 - 13:37

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 ...

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

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 05:24

Ask the Inspector: Watch foundation during snow melt
Leader-Telegram
But if you're concerned they're an active problem, 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 ...