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Buying a House? Don't Make These Mistakes - U.S. News & World Report

Google Home Inspector News - Tue, 06/25/2013 - 08:08

U.S. News & World Report

Buying a House? Don't Make These Mistakes
U.S. News & World Report
Hodges suggests asking your real estate agent for help understanding how costly fixes will be and to grill the home inspector as well. "Buyers sometimes focus on things like carpet, but that's really a renter's mentality. They forget you can make all ...

RI Association of Realtors: Support Home Inspector Licensing! - LoanSafe

Google Home Inspector News - Mon, 06/24/2013 - 13:13

RI Association of Realtors: Support Home Inspector Licensing!
LoanSafe
(Source: Rhode Island Association of REALTORS) – Buying a home is the largest purchase that most of us will make in our lifetime. That's why most home buyers pay for a home inspection: to protect their investment. But what if the home inspector is ...

7 big home-buying deal breakers - Houston Chronicle

Google Home Inspector News - Mon, 06/24/2013 - 09:14

Houston Chronicle

7 big home-buying deal breakers
Houston Chronicle
Some homes on the market have problems—big, expensive problems that are beyond the expertise of your typical DIYer. That's why it's essential to have a home inspector give it a thorough once-over before buying. If he or she finds any of these seven ...

House to House - Daily Record

Google Home Inspector News - Mon, 06/24/2013 - 00:01

House to House
Daily Record
Many exterior issues are slow to evolve and if you have lived in your home for a long time, you may not notice slow changes to the structure of your home and may want to consider hiring a professional home inspector every three to five years for a ...

Disclosures of home seller need to be in writing - Rochester YNN

Google Home Inspector News - Sun, 06/23/2013 - 04:04

Disclosures of home seller need to be in writing
Rochester YNN
"A home inspector is there for two hours and they do a real prudent job, but it's hard to find every single thing, particularly, you know in a finished basement, you can't see the walls, there are a lot of things that can't be seen. So, it really ...

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Don't Skimp on These 4 Expenses When Buying a Home - Go Banking Rates

Google Home Inspector News - Sat, 06/22/2013 - 20:55

Don't Skimp on These 4 Expenses When Buying a Home
Go Banking Rates
Many problems cannot be seen with the naked eye, and an experienced home inspector will be able to point out potentially financially devastating problems. It's better to spend the money on the inspection than to find out your home needs a new ...

The House Detective: Buyer didn't read the inspection report - NewsOK.com

Google Home Inspector News - Sat, 06/22/2013 - 00:10

The House Detective: Buyer didn't read the inspection report
NewsOK.com
Instead, I trusted my agent's opinion that there were no major problems. Big mistake! Now I've got a leaky roof that was clearly disclosed by my home inspector. If I'd just read the report, I could have gotten the seller to repair the leaks. Do I have ...

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Do you need a psychic or medium as well as an inspector when you buy real ... - Toronto Star

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/21/2013 - 17:01

Toronto Star

Do you need a psychic or medium as well as an inspector when you buy real ...
Toronto Star
Featured Video Close. Video. Money Monitor: Are you ready to own property? Not many of us would hire a psychic or medium to accompany a home inspector if we were considering an offer to buy a house. Is that mould behind the wall, or goo from a goblin?

Realtor View: Inspections might reveal some imperfections in 'perfect' home - Houston Chronicle

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/21/2013 - 12:54

Realtor View: Inspections might reveal some imperfections in 'perfect' home
Houston Chronicle
A licensed home inspector can provide a good assessment of the overall condition of the house and its parts. As a buyer, here's what you need to know about getting a home inspection. A home inspection is a visual examination of the structure and ...

Home inspector: Ventilation in the attic is a must - Wausau Daily Herald

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/21/2013 - 04:32

Home inspector: Ventilation in the attic is a must
Wausau Daily Herald
Rich Duerkop of American Sentry Home Inspection is a state-licensed home inspector and president and education director of the Wisconsin Association of Home Inspectors, Central Wisconsin Chapter. He can be reached at 715-241-8222 or by email at ...

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IRS streamlines calculations for the home-office deduction - Chicago Daily Herald

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/21/2013 - 02:39

IRS streamlines calculations for the home-office deduction
Chicago Daily Herald
Q. We are buying our first home, and we followed your advice to make the offer contingent upon the property receiving a satisfactory report from a professional home inspector. Should the inspection be made before or after the lender's appraisal? A. It ...

Carson Dunlop Partners with Ratesheet.ca - PR Web (press release)

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/21/2013 - 02:33

Carson Dunlop Partners with Ratesheet.ca
PR Web (press release)
... Inspection companies in North America that leverages their extensive technical knowledge across six integrated business lines – Home Inspection, Commercial Inspection, Report Writing, Energy Audits, Home Inspector Training and Continuing Education.

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Editorial: Christy Clark government knows what it wants to accomplish - Vancouver Sun

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 06/20/2013 - 20:04

Vancouver Sun

Editorial: Christy Clark government knows what it wants to accomplish
Vancouver Sun
... B.C.'s five conditions for supporting heavy-oil pipeline proposals, reviewing operations of the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission, implementing a new home inspector accreditation program and building 1,500 new apartments of supportive housing in ...

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Jeb Breithaupt: Post recession, spend remodeling budget wisely - Shreveport Times

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 06/20/2013 - 02:51

Jeb Breithaupt: Post recession, spend remodeling budget wisely
Shreveport Times
If the recession prevented you from keeping up with routine maintenance and repairs, you'll get more bang for your buck if you spend it while tending to “disasters waiting to happen.” Ask a contractor or a home inspector to evaluate your home, inside ...

Mould follows home repairs by insurance company contractor - CTV News

Google Home Inspector News - Wed, 06/19/2013 - 19:43

CTV News

Mould follows home repairs by insurance company contractor
CTV News
The family hired a home inspector who peeled back the recently replaced siding only to discover improperly installed tar paper and flashing in several places. The insufficient repair allowed water to penetrate the walls and mould to flourish. Lin sent ...

Home builders across US asking: Where have all the good carpenters gone? - GMA News

Google Home Inspector News - Wed, 06/19/2013 - 02:39

Home builders across US asking: Where have all the good carpenters gone?
GMA News
After frequent bouts of unemployment, the 57-year-old Quinn called it quits in 2012 and became a home inspector in St. Augustine, Florida, ending a 30-year career building homes. "I was always getting laid off every year," said Quinn. "I would never ...

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6 Tips Every Home Buyer in 2013 Should Know - Mortgages at Quicken Loans (blog)

Google Home Inspector News - Mon, 06/17/2013 - 15:37

Mortgages at Quicken Loans (blog)

6 Tips Every Home Buyer in 2013 Should Know
Mortgages at Quicken Loans (blog)
A home inspector is your last line of defense against major defects that could cost you thousands of dollars down the line. This is one of the best investments you can make. Ask your agent for inspector recommendations, interview a few of them and ...

How to Get the Most Value From Your Home Inspection - Fox Business

Google Home Inspector News - Mon, 06/17/2013 - 08:29

How to Get the Most Value From Your Home Inspection
Fox Business
Once an offer on a property is accepted, most buyers hire a professional home inspector to assess the condition of the home. The inspector will write a detailed report for the buyer to use in deciding how to proceed with the se. Should the buyer cancel ...

Association: grow-op registry would protect consumers - NorthernLife.ca

Google Home Inspector News - Sun, 06/16/2013 - 15:32

NorthernLife.ca

Association: grow-op registry would protect consumers
NorthernLife.ca
Cleaning up mould and other damage caused by grow-ops can cost tens of thousands of dollars, says a Sudbury home inspector who specializes in removing mould. The Ontario Real Estate Association is calling on the province to create a registry so home ...

Hire an inspector to avoid home buying horrors - Sioux City Journal

Google Home Inspector News - Sat, 06/15/2013 - 00:12

Hire an inspector to avoid home buying horrors
Sioux City Journal
With a 5/1 ARM, the rate is fixed for five years and adjusted annually thereafter. (Reach writer Susan Ladika at editors@bankrate.com. Distributed by Scripps Howard News Service, www.shns.com.) Tags. Home Inspector, Bankrate.com · View (0) Comments ...

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