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Home inspector overlooked furnace problem - Chicago Daily Herald

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/14/2013 - 04:53

Home inspector overlooked furnace problem
Chicago Daily Herald
Q. Before we bought our home, we hired an ASHI certified home inspector. We were with him for most of the inspection, but he didn't spend much time looking at the furnace, and now we have a major problem. The inspection report says the system is ...

Home Inspector: Half of all decks in "failure" mode, risk collapse - WGCL Atlanta

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 06/13/2013 - 18:09

Home Inspector: Half of all decks in "failure" mode, risk collapse
WGCL Atlanta
Half of the country's 40 million house decks pose a safety danger and may not be covered by homeowner insurance policies, according to a code certified home inspector. Stan Garnet, of Inspector Associates, Inc. of Atlanta, said decks built in the 1990s ...

How to Buy a Home With a Pool - Fox Business

Google Home Inspector News - Wed, 06/12/2013 - 15:56

How to Buy a Home With a Pool
Fox Business
"Don't use a general home inspector for a pool inspection, says Sabine Schoenberg, founder of SabinesHome.com, a luxury real estate development firm in New York City. "Instead, get a pool company to inspect the pool -- you want an expert." Talk to the ...

Home Improvement Tips for Buyers and Sellers - The Jewish Voice

Google Home Inspector News - Wed, 06/12/2013 - 11:53

Home Improvement Tips for Buyers and Sellers
The Jewish Voice
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 contractors ...

Home selling 101: Who, what and when - Helena Independent Record

Google Home Inspector News - Sun, 06/09/2013 - 01:13

Home selling 101: Who, what and when
Helena Independent Record
The lender chooses the appraiser, and the buyer generally pays the cost. Home inspector: Though generally not required by lenders, bankers recommend that prospective homeowners hire an independent inspector to check the property for potential defects ...

Ask the Inspector: Bathroom power panels - Leader-Telegram

Google Home Inspector News - Sat, 06/08/2013 - 00:05

Ask the Inspector: Bathroom power panels
Leader-Telegram
If you have an older home 60 plus years old or older with this wiring, call a licensed electrician and have it removed. Duerkop is a licensed home inspector and serves as president and education director of the Wisconsin Association of Home Inspectors ...

How To Get The Most Value Out Of Your Home Inspection - Forbes

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/07/2013 - 17:16

How To Get The Most Value Out Of Your Home Inspection
Forbes
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 purchase. Should the buyer ...

Home inspections worth the effort - Chicago Tribune (blog)

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/07/2013 - 11:45

Home inspections worth the effort
Chicago Tribune (blog)
Generally, a home inspector cannot disclose information found during a home inspection without the buyer's approval. However, if the inspector finds something dangerous, he is required to disclose that finding to the seller and the potential purchaser, ...

Seller annoyed over buyer's repair list - Chicago Daily Herald

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/07/2013 - 05:52

Seller annoyed over buyer's repair list
Chicago Daily Herald
The request for further evaluation of the air conditioner is reasonable if the home inspector identifies a specific defect or item of concern. Otherwise, it would be the buyers' choice to hire an HVAC contractor, at their own expense, to conduct a more ...

Ask the Home Inspector: Antiquated electrical systems must be replaced - Wausau Daily Herald

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/07/2013 - 04:44

Ask the Home Inspector: Antiquated electrical systems must be replaced
Wausau Daily Herald
In the last two weeks, a few things have come up in my inspections involving areas I have talked about before when you have visible knob-and-tube wiring in any area of your home: whether it be the attic, garage or basement, it should be removed.

Home inspections worth the effort - Chicago Tribune (blog)

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/07/2013 - 02:07

Chicago Tribune (blog)

Home inspections worth the effort
Chicago Tribune (blog)
Generally, a home inspector cannot disclose information found during a home inspection without the buyer's approval. However, if the inspector finds something dangerous, he is required to disclose that finding to the seller and the potential purchaser, ...

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Traverse City Home Inspector Timothy Evans Reports Radon a Concern When ... - PR Web (press release)

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

Traverse City Home Inspector Timothy Evans Reports Radon a Concern When ...
PR Web (press release)
Timothy Evans, owner of Traverse City Home Inspections LLC (http://www.traversecityhomeinspections.com), a home inspection company serving Traverse City and Northwest Michigan, reports that radon gas testing is now required by some insurance and ...

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Manitoba family's dream of disabled daycare shattered despite four home ... - Yahoo! News Canada (blog)

Google Home Inspector News - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 16:25

Yahoo! News Canada (blog)

Manitoba family's dream of disabled daycare shattered despite four home ...
Yahoo! News Canada (blog)
“When we first drove up, my first impression was, this is it. We're home,” Teresa Campbell told CBC News. "The house passed everything. We got our licenses from both agencies that we work with. The home inspector said mild to moderate upkeep." ...
Foster parents' home sits empty after inspection nightmareCBC.ca

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Midday Fix: Home inspection tips for buyers and sellers - WGNtv.com

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 05/31/2013 - 11:15

Midday Fix: Home inspection tips for buyers and sellers
WGNtv.com
Your home inspector should be looking at all the aspects of your home, from the condition and age of the roof, to drainage systems, the foundation, walls, insulation, grading, electrical systems, plumbing, condition of windows and doors, appliances ...

Buyer regrets not having home inspection - Chicago Daily Herald

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 05/31/2013 - 03:41

Buyer regrets not having home inspection
Chicago Daily Herald
A. Most homebuyers are aware of the importance of hiring a home inspector before they buy a home. And most real estate agents advise their clients accordingly. If you bought your home without having it inspected, then one of two errors took place ...

How To Test Your Home For Radon & How To Get Rid Of It - WFMY News 2

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 05/30/2013 - 14:39

How To Test Your Home For Radon & How To Get Rid Of It
WFMY News 2
Home Inspector Scott Dampier shows you the one in his home. The radon reading in his house was a 10! A system costs anywhere from $800 - $2500. His advice, the company that does the radon test should not be the company that puts in your system.

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The Radon Danger In Our State & In Your Home - WFMY News 2

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:40

WFMY News 2

The Radon Danger In Our State & In Your Home
WFMY News 2
He's a home inspector with HouseMaster. "After we had the earthquake in 2010, I bought a new (radon) monitor." He tested it in his house and the radon gas measurement was a 10! The North Carolina danger threshold is a 4. "I went out to the truck got a ...

When any old roof won't do

Old House Weblog - Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:13

Top 5 real estate tips for home buyers - Norwalk Reflector

Google Home Inspector News - Wed, 05/29/2013 - 15:31

Norwalk Reflector

Top 5 real estate tips for home buyers
Norwalk Reflector
Unless you are home inspector by trade, your skills will only get you so far so hire an impartial professional inspector. A good inspector will identify problems, explain the extent of the problems, and also recommend the appropriate repairs. They can ...

3 injured in deck collapse at Duluth home - MyFox Atlanta

Google Home Inspector News - Tue, 05/28/2013 - 21:37

3 injured in deck collapse at Duluth home
MyFox Atlanta
After hearing that pop, Sewell said that the deck seemed to sway forward and then the whole thing crashed straight down. A home inspector said that deck failures are typically at the bolt where it's attached. "If the rim joist is not attached to the ...

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