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

Google Home Inspector News - 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

Google Home Inspector 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 ...

Analyst offers his view of housing market - Arizona Republic

Phoenix Housing News - Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:53

Arizona Republic

Analyst offers his view of housing market
Arizona Republic
Tom Ruff has been tracking metro Phoenix's housing market through daily analysis of property records and discussions — sometimes heated — with the real-estate industry's top agents and executives since the 1980s. Ruff, an analyst with the Information ...

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

Google Home Inspector News - 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 ...

Mold Still A Problem - Wave of Long Island (subscription)

Toxic Black Mold in the News - Thu, 05/09/2013 - 19:06

Mold Still A Problem
Wave of Long Island (subscription)
Photos by Miriam Rosenberg Six months after Sandy chased numerous local residents from their homes as a result of flooding and damage, it is still not safe to live in many of those homes. Toxic mold, a serious problem for many, was ad-dressed at a ...

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Jury Reaches Verdict in Mold Lawsuit - Santa Barbara Independent

Toxic Black Mold in the News - Thu, 05/09/2013 - 14:09

Jury Reaches Verdict in Mold Lawsuit
Santa Barbara Independent
A Santa Barbara jury ruled against a family suing the Santa Barbara Housing Authority for chronic illnesses they alleged were caused by toxic mold in their apartment. The verdict, rendered after a seven-week trial, concluded that the Housing Authority ...

How does E-Z Breathe help to prevent Toxic Mold? - TheAlternativePress.com (press release) (blog)

Toxic Black Mold in the News - Thu, 05/09/2013 - 12:14

How does E-Z Breathe help to prevent Toxic Mold?
TheAlternativePress.com (press release) (blog)
Think of clean air in the basement being contaminated by mold. The mold spores are added to the clean air. The added mold spores are condensed in the basement air because that's where the mold is and the air is mostly stagnant. The moldy air must be ...

Home Improvement Tips for Buyers and Sellers - Los Angeles Wave Newspapers

LA Home Inspector - Thu, 05/09/2013 - 00:55

Home Improvement Tips for Buyers and Sellers
Los Angeles Wave Newspapers
Because the industry is unregulated, be wary when hiring a home inspector. Protect yourself with these tips from, Pillar To Post, the nation's ... Does your home inspector charge for re-inspection? • Attend the inspection. Ask questions about noted ...

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Home Improvement Tips for Buyers and Sellers - Dubuque Telegraph Herald

Google Home Inspector News - 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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NYCHA refuses to make repairs on apartments and is blackmailing tenants: lawsuit - New York Daily News

Toxic Black Mold in the News - Wed, 05/08/2013 - 20:51

NYCHA refuses to make repairs on apartments and is blackmailing tenants: lawsuit
New York Daily News
Residents of the Smith Houses on the lower East Side have filed suit against the city Housing Authority, arguing the agency refuses to make repairs, forcing them to endure dangerous conditions like crumbling ceilings and toxic mold. In the suit, more ...

Catford's Green Man pub reborn as Phoenix housing HQ - News Shopper

Phoenix Housing News - Wed, 05/08/2013 - 09:25

News Shopper

Catford's Green Man pub reborn as Phoenix housing HQ
News Shopper
A CATFORD pub which controversially closed and then lay derelict for years has finally been replaced with a new building. The Green Man in Bromley Road is being replaced by the new headquarters of Phoenix housing association along with community ...

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

Google Home Inspector News - 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

Google Home Inspector News - 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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Real Estate Reality: Home shortage - AZFamily

Phoenix Housing News - Mon, 05/06/2013 - 15:37

Real Estate Reality: Home shortage
AZFamily
PHOENIX -- It is no surprise housing prices are going up, up, up here in the Valley, which is news we've all been waiting to hear. But are we preparing ourselves for another housing bubble? The short answer is: No. Real estate analysts say our recovery ...

Mold Remedy Procedure Streamlined by Building Cleaning Company - PR.com (press release)

Toxic Black Mold in the News - Mon, 05/06/2013 - 14:22

Mold Remedy Procedure Streamlined by Building Cleaning Company
PR.com (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 housing scandal - eNCA

Phoenix Housing News - Sun, 05/05/2013 - 20:38

Phoenix housing scandal
eNCA
Durban - Hundreds of residents in Phoenix, north of Durban, are taking a property developer to court. They claim they have been duped into believing the houses they have rented for more than five years would ultimately be theirs. Worse still, the homes ...

Environmental Hygienists Recommend 10 Steps for Perfect Toxic Mold Removal - DigitalJournal.com

Toxic Black Mold in the News - Sat, 05/04/2013 - 17:29

Environmental Hygienists Recommend 10 Steps for Perfect Toxic Mold Removal
DigitalJournal.com
3. Ozone Treatment. The first mold kill step should be to operate a high output ozone generator for at least six to eight hours inside the building's heating/cooling equipment and ducts and inside the rooms or areas being mold remediated. The best ...

Phoenix housing prices up 30% in past year - Phoenix Business Journal

Phoenix Housing News - Fri, 05/03/2013 - 16:35

Phoenix housing prices up 30% in past year
Phoenix Business Journal
Single-family homes across the Phoenix area saw prices climb by nearly 30 percent year-over-year in March to $175,000, the report said. That's also a 3 percent increase from the previous month, although slightly less than the 4.3 percent price increase ...
Phoenix home-sales median price ticks upward againArizona Republic
Phoenix Real Estate: City Posts Major Price Gain in Latest Case-Shiller ReportHome Buying Institute
Rising home prices don't (necessarily) mean a dreaded bubbleYahoo! Movies (blog)
Hattiesburg American -Reuters Blogs (blog)
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Phoenix among best cities for house flippers - Phoenix Business Journal

Phoenix Housing News - Thu, 05/02/2013 - 18:53

World Property Channel

Phoenix among best cities for house flippers
Phoenix Business Journal
In fact, the housing research firm has given Phoenix the bronze metal. RealtyTrac today came out with its top 25 list of best metro areas for flipping homes in 2012, based on gross profit, which it defined as the difference between the average purchase ...
Tampa Bay No. 4 in profits from home flippingTampabay.com
SJ strong in 'flipping'Stockton Record

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

Google Home Inspector News - 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.

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