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Union Gap employees must wait until August for City Hall - Yakima Herald-Republic

Toxic Black Mold in the News - Fri, 04/05/2013 - 02:06

Union Gap employees must wait until August for City Hall
Yakima Herald-Republic
And the new reason is the same as the old reason: toxic mold. In January, the City Council voted to purchase a six-part modular complex that would replace the mold-infested City Hall building that was closed a year ago. But when the parts arrived from ...

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Investor frenzy over housing has peaked - Fortune (blog)

Phoenix Housing News - Fri, 04/05/2013 - 02:03

Fortune (blog)

Investor frenzy over housing has peaked
Fortune (blog)
housing-sold-sign FORTUNE – When the U.S. housing market crashed in 2007, millions lost their homes to foreclosure. With their finances in shambles, they picked up the pieces by renting rather than buying. Big institutional investors quickly caught on ...

Sharing Lessons From Sandy Could Mean Healthier Recovery Next Time Around - NJ Spotlight

Toxic Black Mold in the News - Thu, 04/04/2013 - 23:00

Sharing Lessons From Sandy Could Mean Healthier Recovery Next Time Around
NJ Spotlight
Add deadly carbon monoxide poisoning from improperly vented generators and toxic mold to the many health hazards visited on the state by Hurricane Sandy. That helps explain why healthcare providers from New Jersey's first responders to the state's top ...

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

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 04/04/2013 - 13:11

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

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 04/04/2013 - 08:13

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 ...

Fannie Mae posts record $17.2B profit - Phoenix Business Journal (blog)

Phoenix Housing News - Wed, 04/03/2013 - 02:10

Fannie Mae posts record $17.2B profit
Phoenix Business Journal (blog)
The Los Angeles Times reported Fannie Mae as well as Freddie Mac each reported profits for the year, a first for the past six years. The two lenders were part of the group that lost billions as a result of the housing crash, which featured Phoenix area ...

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Licensing bill likely dead - Kokomo Tribune

Google Home Inspector News - Tue, 04/02/2013 - 22:00

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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Housing prices appear strong on the surface - KTAR.com

Phoenix Housing News - Tue, 04/02/2013 - 16:19

Deseret News

Housing prices appear strong on the surface
KTAR.com
Leading the price recovery over the past 12 months are areas such as Phoenix, San Francisco and Las Vegas. Case-Shiller reports these areas have seen price increases of 23 percent, 18 percent and 15 percent, respectively, over the past 12 months.
'Housewarming Party' Continues in Q1Investorplace.com

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Middleburg family says black mold, rats plauge their mobile home - First Coast News

Google Home Inspector News - Tue, 04/02/2013 - 16:02

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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Flight of the Phoenix brief thief - Times LIVE

Phoenix Housing News - Tue, 04/02/2013 - 01:07

Times LIVE

Flight of the Phoenix brief thief
Times LIVE
Women in a Phoenix housing complex are keeping a close eye on their delicates since the well-dressed prowler began snatching underwear left on washing lines overnight. But last week he became braver. "I looked out the window and, in broad daylight as ...

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Only Olympic-size pool in Phoenix to be razed - Arizona Republic

Phoenix Housing News - Mon, 04/01/2013 - 22:24

Arizona Republic

Only Olympic-size pool in Phoenix to be razed
Arizona Republic
Phoenix's only competition-certified, Olympic-size swimming pool will be demolished to make way for a housing community. Several groups that use the pool are working to find a comparable facility in the city. Brophy College Preparatory, an all-male ...

fire victims' homes still unfinished - KVUE

Google Home Inspector News - Mon, 04/01/2013 - 21:07

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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West Seattle schools: Arbor Heights classroom floods in dry weather - West Seattle Blog (blog)

Toxic Black Mold in the News - Mon, 04/01/2013 - 15:58

West Seattle Blog (blog)

West Seattle schools: Arbor Heights classroom floods in dry weather
West Seattle Blog (blog)
Hey if the flooding classrooms, toxic mold, erratic heaters, and rats are “good enough for the students why not share them with the district employees. It is a true disgrace that any of our children attend schools in these type of conditions. I predict ...

Home inspector turns home restorer - Ironton Tribune

Google Home Inspector News - Mon, 04/01/2013 - 06:37

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

Toxic Black Mold in the News - Sun, 03/31/2013 - 16:05

Buying a home? Order the 'Housefax' from a Boulder-based dot-com
Daily Camera
Haymarket, Va., insurance veteran Eddy Lang registered the Housefax.com domain after reading reports about the late entertainer Ed McMahon's battle in 2002 with an insurance company over toxic-mold contamination in his Beverly Hills house.

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

Google Home Inspector News - Sun, 03/31/2013 - 16:05

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 ...

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

Google Home Inspector News - Sun, 03/31/2013 - 02:30

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)

Google Home Inspector News - Sun, 03/31/2013 - 01:32

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

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 03/29/2013 - 22:24

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 ...

Western states leading the US in housing, economic rebound - MyFox Phoenix

Phoenix Housing News - Fri, 03/29/2013 - 17:49

Western states leading the US in housing, economic rebound
MyFox Phoenix
After being hit hard during the recession with high unemployment and the busted housing bubble, the western part of the U.S. is now rebounding and leading the nation in employment growth. After being hit hard during the recession with high unemployment ...

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