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

Google Home Inspector News - 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 ...

Shelter for homeless women veterans opens in Phoenix - Cronkite News

Phoenix Housing News - Thu, 04/25/2013 - 17:35

Shelter for homeless women veterans opens in Phoenix
Cronkite News
After moving to Phoenix to find work in 2011, Diaz said she found herself in and out of shelters and temporary housing until March, when she came MANA House. That was when the Madison Street Veterans Association opened a women-only branch of the ...

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

Google Home Inspector News - 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 ...

PCR Testing Identifies Stachybotrys & Other Types of Fungi - Environmental Expert (press release)

Toxic Black Mold in the News - Wed, 04/24/2013 - 15:18

PCR Testing Identifies Stachybotrys & Other Types of Fungi
Environmental Expert (press release)
Cinnaminson, NJ, April 24, 2013 -- Over the past decade there have been numerous media reports about a specific type of mold known as Stachybotrys chartarum. Many in the media have referred to it as “toxic mold” although the term is not accurate ...

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Red Blue Realty Presents Tips for Handling a Home Inspection on Los Angeles ... - DigitalJournal.com (press release)

LA Home Inspector - Wed, 04/24/2013 - 13:48

Red Blue Realty Presents Tips for Handling a Home Inspection on Los Angeles ...
DigitalJournal.com (press release)
Viewing a Los Angeles real estate inspector as a nitpicker, hoping to find fault with a property is simply not the case. A home inspector offers the buyer an assessment of the property's value. Be polite and allow full access, including a garage or ...

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7 charged with smuggling fish bladders to China - Providence Eyewitness News

LA Home Inspector - Wed, 04/24/2013 - 11:23

7 charged with smuggling fish bladders to China
Providence Eyewitness News
Investigators believe U.S. citizens are transporting the bladders to Los Angeles then to China, said John Reed, a group supervisor for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations unit. He said the fish are being caught ...

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What should the Flint School District do with its closed schools? Take our poll - Mlive- flint

Toxic Black Mold in the News - Wed, 04/24/2013 - 09:36

What should the Flint School District do with its closed schools? Take our poll
Mlive- flint
“Turning off power and heat amounts to the same thing as demolishing the building and leaving the debris for others to clean up,†the comment reads. “…And without heat there will be black toxic mold everywhere and Flint schools will be on the ...

PCR Testing Identifies Stachybotrys & Other Types of Fungi - WebWire - WebWire (press release)

Toxic Black Mold in the News - Wed, 04/24/2013 - 08:26

PCR Testing Identifies Stachybotrys & Other Types of Fungi - WebWire
WebWire (press release)
Over the past decade there have been numerous media reports about a specific type of mold known as Stachybotrys chartarum. Many in the media have referred to it as “toxic mold” although the term is not accurate, unless the fungi are actually tested to ...

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4 allergy myths debunked - Philly.com (blog)

Toxic Black Mold in the News - Wed, 04/24/2013 - 03:00

Philly.com (blog)

4 allergy myths debunked
Philly.com (blog)
Toxic mold. A decade ago, babies in Ohio died from pulmonary hemorrhage, which is quite rare. At the time, the infants' deaths were thought to be caused by so-called toxic mold found in their homes. This claim was subsequently refuted. Although some ...

Mortgage modifications resulting in higher defaults - Phoenix Business Journal (blog)

Phoenix Housing News - Wed, 04/24/2013 - 02:22

Mortgage modifications resulting in higher defaults
Phoenix Business Journal (blog)
The Washington Post reported the program saw default rates at 39 percent in the fourth quarter. The program was designed as a way to stem the losses in the housing crash. Arizona and the Phoenix market saw a huge number of homes foreclosed upon, ...

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Housing project bridges past - Star Phoenix - StarPhoenix

Phoenix Housing News - Tue, 04/23/2013 - 23:57

Housing project bridges past - Star Phoenix
StarPhoenix
When Tyler Stewart reopens the building at 525 20th St. West for affordable rental units, he will be doing more than bridging this historic part of Saskatoon with its past. He will also be building a critical bridge to help span the gap between ...

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

Google Home Inspector News - 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 ...

Local shares everyday survival way of life, anticipates event to raise awareness - Carthage Press

Toxic Black Mold in the News - Tue, 04/23/2013 - 08:34

Local shares everyday survival way of life, anticipates event to raise awareness
Carthage Press
... or repeated low level exposure to toxic chemicals and other irritants in the environment, such as toxic mold. The overexposure leaves the body chemically and electrically sensitive to everyday chemicals that cause recurring symptoms from low level ...

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

Google Home Inspector News - 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 ...

Mold Remains to Be Widespread Among the Houses in New York City - SBWire (press release)

Toxic Black Mold in the News - Mon, 04/22/2013 - 03:01

Mold Remains to Be Widespread Among the Houses in New York City
SBWire (press release)
New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/22/2013 -- With the after effects of Hurricane Sandy, more and more people in New York City are battling against a loathsome enemy: toxic mold. While the majority of people understand that toxic mold can bring detrimental ...

Homeless get chance at housing in Phoenix - AZCentral.com - Arizona Republic

Phoenix Housing News - Sun, 04/21/2013 - 22:11

Arizona Republic

Homeless get chance at housing in Phoenix - AZCentral.com
Arizona Republic
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates there are 633,782 homeless people in the U.S and more than 6,000 homeless people in metro Phoenix. About 15 to 20 percent in metro Phoenix are chronically homeless, experts said.

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How to make your housing offer stand out - ConsumerAffairs.com - ConsumerAffairs

Phoenix Housing News - Sun, 04/21/2013 - 19:27

How to make your housing offer stand out - ConsumerAffairs.com
ConsumerAffairs
After plunging four years ago, home prices are rising again. Some of the strongest gains are coming in the South, Southwest and West, areas where the housing bubble popped with the most damage. In cities like Atlanta, Phoenix, Las Vegas and Sacramento, ...

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Home inspectors provide valuable insurance - Chippewa Herald - Chippewa Herald

Google Home Inspector News - 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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Metro Phoenix luxury home sales on the rise - AZCentral.com - Arizona Republic

Phoenix Housing News - Fri, 04/19/2013 - 18:11

Arizona Republic

Metro Phoenix luxury home sales on the rise - AZCentral.com
Arizona Republic
During the crash, there was such an oversupply of high-end homes across metro Phoenix for sale or in foreclosures, housing analysts were concerned it was would take a decade for the luxury market to recover. The data shows the priciest segment of the ...

Do real estate agents have the happiest profession in America? - Phoenix Business Journal

Phoenix Housing News - Fri, 04/19/2013 - 15:47

Do real estate agents have the happiest profession in America?
Phoenix Business Journal
But during the past year, the housing market began rebounding at a pace that far exceeded everyone's expectations, and agents' morale apparently has been shooting upward right along with it. “Real estate agents have definitely weathered quite a ...

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