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What to expect when you're inspecting - Quad-City Times - Quad City Times

Google Home Inspector News - Sun, 05/19/2013 - 02:43

What to expect when you're inspecting - Quad-City Times
Quad City Times
While contractors and tradespeople 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, the owner of Professional Home Inspections in Holmen, Wis.

Housing Bubble Unlikely, Home Price Appreciation Should Slow - CoreLogic - Mortgage News Daily

Phoenix Housing News - Fri, 05/17/2013 - 15:46

Bloomberg

Housing Bubble Unlikely, Home Price Appreciation Should Slow - CoreLogic
Mortgage News Daily
Some of the cities that were hit the hardest by the housing crash and resulting foreclosure epidemic are also recovering the fastest. Phoenix saw a year over year price gain of 24 percent, Miami 14 percent, and Las Vegas 13 percent. Dr. Stiff observed ...
Home Prices Projected to Rise 3.9% (Annualized) Over 5 YearseCreditDaily.com
House appreciation should be steady as she goes in S.A.San Antonio Business Journal (blog)

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Sound Off: How do I find a home inspector? - San Francisco Chronicle

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 05/17/2013 - 15:19

San Francisco Chronicle

Sound Off: How do I find a home inspector?
San Francisco Chronicle
Q: How do I find a great home inspector? A: We believe that a great home inspector - and a great home inspection - is the key to a successful real estate transaction. So how do you find a good inspector? Call a few real estate agents and ask who they ...

Bombs kill 9 inside elite Afghan housing complex - AZFamily

Phoenix Housing News - Fri, 05/17/2013 - 11:48

Montreal Gazette

Bombs kill 9 inside elite Afghan housing complex
AZFamily
The blasts happened inside Aino Mina, a housing complex on the northern outskirts of the city that was developed in part by Mahmood Karzai, the president's younger brother. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but striking inside a ...
Car bomb kills 9, wounds 70 inside Afghan gated community linked to Karzai ...StarPhoenix

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Housing Market Sees Healthy Future - NuWire Investor

Phoenix Housing News - Fri, 05/17/2013 - 08:05

Housing Market Sees Healthy Future
NuWire Investor
There have been growing concerns of a housing bubble as some metros such as Phoenix and Las Vegas have reported double-digit price gains. But CoreLogic Case-Shiller economist David Stiff does not believe the kind of gains that have been recently ...

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Plumber disagrees with home inspector - Chicago Daily Herald

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 05/17/2013 - 03:17

Plumber disagrees with home inspector
Chicago Daily Herald
Q. I am a real estate broker and am trying to resolve a difference of opinion between my plumber and my favorite home inspector. The inspector routinely cites water heaters that are installed without a drain pan, especially when the water heater is on ...

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Peninsula's mold-sniffing dog, Zena, dies at age 8 - Peninsula Daily

Toxic Black Mold in the News - Fri, 05/17/2013 - 00:39

Peninsula's mold-sniffing dog, Zena, dies at age 8
Peninsula Daily
She was trained at Vom Kaiserhofe Training Center in Lawrence, Kan., under Tom Brenneman and was one of about 20 dogs in the United States certified in detecting toxic mold. Over the years, she learned to detect about 20 toxic molds that grow in the ...

Port Angeles-based, mold-snifing dog dies - KONP.COM 1450

Toxic Black Mold in the News - Thu, 05/16/2013 - 05:43

Port Angeles-based, mold-snifing dog dies
KONP.COM 1450
Zena went into service in 2006 and helped more than 100 people determine if toxic mold was present in their home or business. Collins says the Belgian Malinois could detect more than 20 types of toxic mold and could pick out low levels of spores ...

Common Sources of Ceiling Stains - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 05/16/2013 - 03:08

Common Sources of Ceiling Stains
Minneapolis Star Tribune
When a home inspector finds a suspicious ceiling stain, they'll typically use a moisture meter to help determine whether it's an active leak or not. The video clip below shows me using the non-invasive feature of a moisture meter to confirm that the ...

Mold and Moisture Solutions Announces Crawl Space Encapsulation System - PR Leap (press release)

Toxic Black Mold in the News - Thu, 05/16/2013 - 00:08

Mold and Moisture Solutions Announces Crawl Space Encapsulation System
PR Leap (press release)
In homes with encapsulated crawl spaces, roughly half of the air in the home originates from crawl space vents that can produce harmful gasses like radon, as well as structural damage, toxic mold, and mildew. These crawl spaces can also attract rodents ...

Silent Killers in Your Home: The Dangers of Mold - KMVT

Toxic Black Mold in the News - Wed, 05/15/2013 - 20:51

KMVT

Silent Killers in Your Home: The Dangers of Mold
KMVT
Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Toxic mold can cause serious illness and even death. But, all molds, toxic or not, are a cause for concern especially at elevated levels indoors. "This is what happens when you don't winterize your home, when it ...

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Phoenix Community Housing Association hosts Phoenix Festival in Catford - News Shopper

Phoenix Housing News - Wed, 05/15/2013 - 04:05

News Shopper

Phoenix Community Housing Association hosts Phoenix Festival in Catford
News Shopper
Phoenix Community Housing Association marked the occasion with the Phoenix Festival - a day of fun in Forster Park. Activities included face painting, balloon modelling, wall climbing, music and dance on the bandstand, as well as a pen to pet animals.

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Tonight on CBS4 News: Is your home inspector qualified? - Denver Business Journal

Google Home Inspector News - Tue, 05/14/2013 - 09:19

Tonight on CBS4 News: Is your home inspector qualified?
Denver Business Journal
But did you know in Colorado inspectors don't need to be licensed? Anyone can claim to be a home inspector and charge hundreds of dollars for their work. Tonight (Monday, May 13) on CBS4 News at 10 p.m.: Is the house you're buying safe? And should we ...

Buyer's Guide To Keep From Buying A Meth Home - WCHS-TV8

Google Home Inspector News - Tue, 05/14/2013 - 07:01

WCHS-TV8

Buyer's Guide To Keep From Buying A Meth Home
WCHS-TV8
Another option to help you steer clear of a meth home -- call a home inspector who has special equipment that can check for meth residue. Sam Wood is a home inspector in South Charleston. Wood uses a a meth radar gun to find out if a surface is clean ...

Phoenix-area man gets prison in housing scheme - azcentral

Phoenix Housing News - Mon, 05/13/2013 - 23:07

Phoenix-area man gets prison in housing scheme
azcentral
A Valley man will spend more than a year in federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud in what prosecutors described as a Ponzi scheme that lured unwitting investors into the area's booming housing market. Jere Parkhurst's ...

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

Google Home Inspector News - 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 ...

Paterson in negotiations on new tax deal with Essex Phoenix Mill housing - NorthJersey.com

Phoenix Housing News - Mon, 05/13/2013 - 06:10

NorthJersey.com

Paterson in negotiations on new tax deal with Essex Phoenix Mill housing
NorthJersey.com
Since 2004, instead of paying regular property taxes, the Essex Phoenix Mill has paid eight percent of its gross revenues. Last year, that amounted to $165,000, according to Allison Kunis, one of the attorneys who represented Essex Phoenix Mill at last ...

Mold Remedy Procedure Streamlined by Building Cleaning Company - Watch List News (press release)

Toxic Black Mold in the News - Sat, 05/11/2013 - 01:47

Mold Remedy Procedure Streamlined by Building Cleaning Company
Watch List News (press release)
It works with residential landlords and owners to assist them to quickly address toxic mold. Garrison Clarke stated: “Throughout the process our first concern is to prevent anyone in the structure, including residents or employees and the mold remedial ...

Phoenix Councilman Simplot: City needs more high-end housing - Arizona Republic

Phoenix Housing News - Fri, 05/10/2013 - 23:43

Arizona Republic

Phoenix Councilman Simplot: City needs more high-end housing
Arizona Republic
If Phoenix is going to attract more professionals to the city's center, it needs to shift direction from building so many affordable-housing projects and focus on higher-end development instead, according to Councilman Tom Simplot. Simplot estimates ...

Neil Legatt starts Insight Home Inspection - In-Forum

Google Home Inspector News - 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 ...

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