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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)
Yet, nothing ensures consumers that the home inspector selected has the proper qualifications. No consistent training is required for this profession: anyone can claim to be a home inspector. Although most inspectors' associations require some ...

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Housing Juggernaut Seen Spurring 500000 New US Workers - Businessweek

Thu, 04/11/2013 - 10:11

Housing Juggernaut Seen Spurring 500000 New US Workers
Businessweek
Paul Laney landed a job two months ago as a home inspector in Woodstock, Georgia, as the city added staff to oversee a growing residential construction industry. “I am really ecstatic about it,” said Laney, 52, who closed his own contracting business ...

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Combustion Air Ducts, Part III: A Direct Connection to the Return Plenum - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Thu, 04/11/2013 - 10:06

Combustion Air Ducts, Part III: A Direct Connection to the Return Plenum
Minneapolis Star Tribune
As a home inspector I don't get hung up on code requirements, but as long as I'm blogging about this topic, it's worth mentioning that the Minnesota State Mechanical Code no longer allows the combustion air duct to be connected to the return plenum ...

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 ...

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
The couple spent more than $40,000 in emergency repairs and are now suing seller Fiona Perrin, realtor Sharon Black and home inspector Brad Pears, who they say all lied in order to make a quick sale. "We spent a lot of money for a house that basically ...

Open House Checklist: Items To Focus On - W*USA 9

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 11:53

W*USA 9

Open House Checklist: Items To Focus On
W*USA 9
INSPECTION: If you fall in love with the home for sale, then make sure before to get a home inspection by a licensed home inspector. FINANCES: You need to talk to a lender prior to looking so you can be prepared to move quickly. EXPENSES: Before you ...

Beebe announces 35 board appointments and commissions - The City Wire

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:19

Beebe announces 35 board appointments and commissions
The City Wire
Lowell Coomer, Fort Smith, to the Arkansas Home Inspector Registration Board. Appointment expires Jan. 26, 2015. Replaces Daniel Broughton. Al Davis, Little Rock, reappointed to the Arkansas Fire Protection Licensing Board. Appointment expires April 1, ...

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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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 - The Missoulian

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 15:13

Home inspectors provide valuable insurance
The Missoulian
Hiring a qualified home inspector is an insurance policy that will be money well spent. Most people carry homeowner's insurance and they sleep at night knowing if a disaster hits, they should be covered. But before you buy a home, it is even more ...

Newton Woman Pushes For Law To Protect Homebuyers - CBS Local

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 03:29

CBS Local

Newton Woman Pushes For Law To Protect Homebuyers
CBS Local
He advises all buyers: “Hire a qualified home inspector, maybe even go to the building department in the city or town where the house is located and look at the records for that particular property.” The Massachusetts Association of Realtors says it ...

Licensing bill likely dead - Kokomo Tribune

Wed, 04/03/2013 - 05:00

Licensing bill likely dead
Kokomo Tribune
Kim Fipps, a Howard County home inspector, said the licensing threshold isn't high enough. “Either get rid of [licensing] or make it tougher,” Fipps said. “Right now it's a nuisance.” The bill's original language, supported by Pence, would have set in ...

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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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fire victims' homes still unfinished - KVUE

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 04:07

fire victims' homes still unfinished
KVUE
“My mom died in October and I couldn't go to her funeral because I don't know what's going to happen next. I don't know,” she said. Washington hired a home inspector to review what needed to be finished in Hardinger's home, but refuses to provide with ...

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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 ...

Buying a home? Order the 'Housefax' from a Boulder-based dot-com - Daily Camera

Sun, 03/31/2013 - 23:05

Buying a home? Order the 'Housefax' from a Boulder-based dot-com
Daily Camera
But for the most important purchase -- a home -- much of the due diligence isn't performed until after a contract has been signed, via the professional home inspector. A Boulder dot-com aims to change that. Beginning in late April, house hunters will ...

Sethi focuses on improvement in security, law & order situation - Pakistan Observer

Sun, 03/31/2013 - 21:27

The Nation

Sethi focuses on improvement in security, law & order situation
Pakistan Observer
Secretary Home, Inspector General Police, senior police officers and the concerned officers were present. The Caretaker Chief Minister reviewed the security measures in detail for conduct of general elections as well as overall law and order situation ...
Sethi reviews law, order situationBusiness Recorder (blog)
Najam Sethi promises free & fair elections 'at all costs'Pakistan Daily Times

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Business: Can seller lie about condition of property? - The Saratogian

Sun, 03/31/2013 - 09:30

Business: Can seller lie about condition of property?
The Saratogian
It further noted that the buyer was put on fair notice about the possibility of water intrusion problems, as evidenced by the home inspector's report, a survey showing a river in the property's northern boundary, and an advisory that the state ...

Sethi reviews law, order situation - Business Recorder (blog)

Sun, 03/31/2013 - 08:32

Business Recorder (blog)

Sethi reviews law, order situation
Business Recorder (blog)
He expressed these views while presiding over a high level meeting regarding security and law and order at Chief Minister's Secretariat Saturday. Secretary Home, Inspector General Police, Additional IGs, Commissioner Lahore Division, DCO Lahore, CCPO ...
Najam Sethi promises free & fair elections 'at all costs'Pakistan Daily Times

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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
... 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 Inspectors for the central and northern Wisconsin ...