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Make Sure Home Inspectors Are Qualified Before Making A Hire - CBS Local

Mon, 05/13/2013 - 21:25

Make Sure Home Inspectors Are Qualified Before Making A Hire
CBS Local
“The phone just keeps ringing, so it's good,” home inspector Evan Hughes said. Hughes is booked with inspections all across the Denver metro area. Realtors give him high marks for his attention to detail. But inspectors aren't licensed by the state and ...

Neil Legatt starts Insight Home Inspection - In-Forum

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 22:19

Neil Legatt starts Insight Home Inspection
In-Forum
Neil Legatt, a licensed home inspector, has started Insight Home Inspection servicing the Fargo-Moorhead and surrounding communities, including the lakes area. By: Forum staff reports , INFORUM. Neil Legatt, a licensed home inspector, has started ...

Ask the Inspector: Spring check-up - Leader-Telegram

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 22:09

Ask the Inspector: Spring check-up
Leader-Telegram
... central air-conditioner to make sure everything is functioning properly. 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 ...

Consumer alert: Is your home inspector licensed? - Providence Eyewitness News

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 19:04

Consumer alert: Is your home inspector licensed?
Providence Eyewitness News
A Rhode Island state law enacted in 1999 created a separate home inspector licensing law requiring all home inspectors to be licensed. As part of the law, all home inspectors were also required to maintain $250,000 of liability insurance, pass the ...

Home inspector: new homebuyer afraid of gas appliances - Chicago Daily Herald

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 02:21

Home inspector: new homebuyer afraid of gas appliances
Chicago Daily Herald
Second, the gas company should perform a routine safety inspection of all gas-burning fixtures before you close escrow. Aside from the conditions that would be reported by a home inspector, the gas company will ensure proper adjustment of the burners ...

Home Improvement Tips for Buyers and Sellers - Dubuque Telegraph Herald

Thu, 05/09/2013 - 00:49

Home Improvement Tips for Buyers and Sellers
Dubuque Telegraph Herald
Because the industry is unregulated, be wary when hiring a home inspector. Protect yourself with these tips from, Pillar To Post, the nation's largest home inspection franchise: • Get referrals from family, friends, your real estate agent and ...

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The value of a 'home inspector' for IT acquisitions - FCW.com

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 10:01

The value of a 'home inspector' for IT acquisitions
FCW.com
My wife and I recently went through the stressful process of buying a home, in the course of which we hired a home inspector. The inspector had no conflicts of interest, came with excellent past-performance references and was a subject-matter expert in ...

Minnesota does not have a statewide licensing program for home inspectors ... - KARE

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 20:09

Minnesota does not have a statewide licensing program for home inspectors ...
KARE
Krinke has poured tens of thousands of dollars into her home in Vadnais Heights -- money she never expected to spend when she bought it last spring. She blames her home inspector, the person she hired to check out the home before she closed the deal.

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Home inspector: Tenant gets bedroom with no window - Chicago Daily Herald

Thu, 05/02/2013 - 14:41

Home inspector: Tenant gets bedroom with no window
Chicago Daily Herald
Q. I just rented a bedroom in a 5-bedroom apartment. I initially put down a deposit for one of the larger bedrooms, one that had windows and a closet. But when I moved in, the only bedroom that hadn't been rented was the one with no window and no closet.

What to expect when you're inspecting - Elko Daily Free Press - Elko Daily Free Press

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 22:21

What to expect when you're inspecting - Elko Daily Free Press
Elko Daily Free Press
While contractors and trades people might be able to offer advice on what needs fixing and the best solution, a good home inspector is in the position to offer an unbiased opinion, said Tom Kruse, owner of Professional Home Inspections in Holmen, Wis.

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Home inspection - Sherwood Park News

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 22:08

Home inspection
Sherwood Park News
To qualify for a licence, inspectors must have successfully completed training from an educational institution approved by the provincial government and pass a test inspection, or hold a Certified Master Inspector or Registered Home Inspector designation.

CAN YOU TRUST YOUR HOME INSPECTOR? - U-T San Diego

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 04:10

CAN YOU TRUST YOUR HOME INSPECTOR?
U-T San Diego
Linda Lee, president of the Greater San Diego Association of Realtors, is the author of this guest post. You are ready to make one of the most important decisions of your life. You found your dream home, worked with a real estate agent to prepare an ...

Ask the Inspector: New garage wiring - Leader-Telegram

Fri, 04/26/2013 - 22:08

Ask the Inspector: New garage wiring
Leader-Telegram
... 90 percent of the time. 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 chapters. To submit a question to him, call 1-866-715 ...

Inspector should support findings with photos of defect - Chicago Daily Herald

Fri, 04/26/2013 - 01:10

Inspector should support findings with photos of defect
Chicago Daily Herald
A. If the home inspector's findings are questionable, you should state this in writing to the buyers and request that the inspector verify his findings with photos. If he doesn't want to get his camera dirty, he can shield it with a plastic bag while ...

Inspecting The Home Inspection: What Buyers Should Know - Hartford Courant

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 09:52

Inspecting The Home Inspection: What Buyers Should Know
Hartford Courant
Before purchasing a home in Connecticut, potential buyers often turn to a state-licensed home inspector to examine the property for any structural and system problems that might cause headaches later. An inspection typically takes several hours and can ...

Five Tips to Profitably Sell Your Home this Spring - Fox Business

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 13:40

Five Tips to Profitably Sell Your Home this Spring
Fox Business
"If you haven't maintained your home, you may want to hire your own home inspector before your home goes on the market so that you can make appropriate repairs before you try to sell it," she adds. Findlay says it usually costs less to fix things ...

Action 9: Homeowner out $1200 after not hiring professional home inspector - WSOC Charlotte

Mon, 04/22/2013 - 14:51

Action 9: Homeowner out $1200 after not hiring professional home inspector
WSOC Charlotte
The only way to protect yourself is to hire a professional home inspector to check behind the builder, something that Bynoe did not do. It costs a few hundred dollars, but the Better Business Buerau said it is money well spent. Bynoe said she wishes ...

Home inspectors provide valuable insurance - Chippewa Herald - Chippewa Herald

Fri, 04/19/2013 - 19:27

Wall Street Journal

Home inspectors provide valuable insurance - Chippewa Herald
Chippewa Herald
Next he hired a home inspector and spent four hours looking over the home with the professional. Missoula is fortunate to have such knowledgeable people to work with and the time was educational, informative and even fun until they looked up into the ...
Surviving a Home InspectionWall Street Journal
Inspection offers peace of mindLondon Free Press
Five ways sellers can prepare for a home inspectionLubbockOnline.com

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Home inspectors provide valuable insurance - Arizona Daily Star - Arizona Daily Star

Fri, 04/19/2013 - 15:27

Home inspectors provide valuable insurance - Arizona Daily Star
Arizona Daily Star
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 ...
Five ways sellers can prepare for a home inspectionLubbockOnline.com
Inspection offers peace of mindLondon Free Press

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Surviving a Home Inspection - Wall Street Journal

Fri, 04/19/2013 - 11:39

Wall Street Journal

Surviving a Home Inspection
Wall Street Journal
This can only mean one thing: The buyer's home inspector who visited has found them ailing. Although I have written about residential real estate for years—and have done everything in my power to keep our home well-maintained—nothing buckles my ...
Inspection offers peace of mindLondon Free Press
Five ways sellers can prepare for a home inspectionLubbockOnline.com

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