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Dear Monty: Homebuyer questions the value of a home inspection - Milford Beacon

Google Home Inspector News - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 19:39

Milford Beacon

Dear Monty: Homebuyer questions the value of a home inspection
Milford Beacon
The home inspection service becomes more complicated with the expectations of the homebuyer and home seller. For these reasons, understanding what a home inspection is, and is not, and qualifying the home inspector by checking out several of them will ...

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Dear Monty: Homebuyer questions the value of a home inspection - Wicked Local North Andover

Google Home Inspector News - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 15:38

Wicked Local North Andover

Dear Monty: Homebuyer questions the value of a home inspection
Wicked Local North Andover
The home inspection service becomes more complicated with the expectations of the homebuyer and home seller. For these reasons, understanding what a home inspection is, and is not, and qualifying the home inspector by checking out several of them will ...

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Murphys man helps home buyers make informed decisions with inspection company - Calaveras Enterprise

Google Home Inspector News - Sat, 06/10/2017 - 01:54

Calaveras Enterprise

Murphys man helps home buyers make informed decisions with inspection company
Calaveras Enterprise
A onetime law enforcement officer and state park superintendent now serves and protects potential home buyers as a home inspector and owner of Calaveras Home Inspections. After more than 20 years in law enforcement, Gary Olson, a resident of Murphys, ...

Home inspections - Items that are not deal-breakers - Fairfaxtimes.com

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 13:40

Home inspections - Items that are not deal-breakers
Fairfaxtimes.com
More than likely, the home inspector will find problems that need to be fixed before closing. Major foundation issues and significant water damage are at the top of the list of signs to walk away from. On the other hand, there are some home defects ...

Handyman not wired for safety - Chicago Daily Herald

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 11:06

Handyman not wired for safety
Chicago Daily Herald
Q. We just went through the headache of selling our home. The worst part was haggling over who should repair the electrical problems found by the buyers' home inspector. According to the inspector, aluminum wires were connected to copper wires in the ...

How to handle a home defect with sellers a few years after the purchase - Washington Post

Google Home Inspector News - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 11:41

Washington Post

How to handle a home defect with sellers a few years after the purchase
Washington Post
A professional home inspector would not have been able to see behind the walls to determine if the vent was connected to the system. The inspector might have tested for airflow in the vent, but inspectors may only spot-check vents and, in this case ...

Home Inspection: What Does A Home Inspector Do? - The Mortgage Reports (blog)

Google Home Inspector News - Sat, 06/03/2017 - 11:39

The Mortgage Reports (blog)

Home Inspection: What Does A Home Inspector Do?
The Mortgage Reports (blog)
You found the right house. You put in your offer, and it was accepted. Congratulations. But now, it's time to hire a home inspector to go over every inch it – inside and out – to make sure everything you see and don't see won't develop major problems ...

Barry Stone: Home Inspectors Should Not Repair Defects - NewsOK.com

Google Home Inspector News - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 10:01

Barry Stone: Home Inspectors Should Not Repair Defects
NewsOK.com
DEAR BARRY: As a licensed Realtor, I encourage every one of my buyers to hire a home inspector. The inspector I usually recommend has always done a competent job, but one thing about his inspection business bothers me. He also contracts to repair the ...

Home inspections: What they are and why you should get one - Curbed

LA Home Inspector - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 17:59

Curbed

Home inspections: What they are and why you should get one
Curbed
In New York or Los Angeles, for example, an inspection can cost upwards of $500. Easterling says that her clients pay about $600 because she advises them to have termite and ... However, in states where licensing isn't a requirement, make sure your ...

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Home inspections: What they are and why you should get one ... - Curbed

Google Home Inspector News - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 17:59

Curbed

Home inspections: What they are and why you should get one ...
Curbed
Before you place a bid on your dream home, here are a few things to know about home inspections—and why they're so important.

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Senator Newman's drowning prevention bill passes Senate unanimously - Orange County Breeze

LA Home Inspector - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 23:19

Senator Newman's drowning prevention bill passes Senate unanimously
Orange County Breeze
Senate Bill (SB) 442, passed out of the Senate today with unanimous support. The bill authored by Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton), aims to update the existing “Swimming Pool Safety Act” of 1996 to require at least two of seven safety devices ...

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The adventures of a gringo home inspector - Mexico News Daily

Google Home Inspector News - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 21:37

Mexico News Daily

The adventures of a gringo home inspector
Mexico News Daily
This, then, is the first installment of the series “The Joy of Construction in Mexico,” which will chronicle my journey from home inspector to reluctant contractor and the various quagmires traversed in the process. Bodie Kellogg describes himself as a ...

Local home inspector uses drone technology to zone in on property problem areas - Southeast Missourian

Google Home Inspector News - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 15:04

Southeast Missourian

Local home inspector uses drone technology to zone in on property problem areas
Southeast Missourian
"Enough to say, 'It doesn't bother me at all to never get another ladder out of a truck.' That's where a home inspector can die is sliding off a roof. We've had inspectors at AmeriSpec that have been hurt real bad falling off of roofs. Plus we're by ...

Make sure home inspectors play by the rules - Los Angeles Times

LA Home Inspector - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 12:02

Los Angeles Times

Make sure home inspectors play by the rules
Los Angeles Times
Paint color match is not a matter for a home inspector. — Kids' toys do not convey with the house. Duh. The takeaway here for you: As a seller, be aware of the standards of practice for inspectors. A good source is InterNACHI. As a buyer, search for ...

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Home Inspection Didn't Cause Damage, 11th Circ. Says - Law360 (subscription)

LA Home Inspector - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 02:08

Home Inspection Didn't Cause Damage, 11th Circ. Says
Law360 (subscription)
Law360, Los Angeles (April 18, 2017, 10:06 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit on Monday affirmed that Auto-Owners Insurance Co. doesn't have to defend or indemnify home inspector Ralph Gage Contracting Inc. in litigation over an allegedly insufficient ...

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