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Tips for seniors buying a home - HeraldNet

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Tips for seniors buying a home
HeraldNet
If you are a regular reader of this column, you've seen the horror stories from buyers who saved a couple hundred dollars by not hiring a professional home inspector, only to wind up spending thousands of dollars to correct defects in the home that a ...

Early detection; easier remedy - London Free Press

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/17/2011 - 22:11

Early detection; easier remedy
London Free Press
Having a home inspection performed by a qualified home inspector is supposed to give you peace of mind but, often has the opposite effect. Most of your inspection will be maintenance recommendations, life expectancies and minor imperfections. ...

Duerkop column: Homeowner must take care of house upkeep - Wausau Daily Herald

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/17/2011 - 03:36

Duerkop column: Homeowner must take care of house upkeep
Wausau Daily Herald
Answer: That is one thing a home inspector cannot do. Do I think, for example, that vinyl windows are good? Yes, but there are many great products out there in wood and metal windows. There are all types of siding. Wood, masonite, cement composite, ...

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The Real Deal: Sales drop not as dismal as it first appears - The Tennessean

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/17/2011 - 01:17

The Real Deal: Sales drop not as dismal as it first appears
The Tennessean
However, with assistance from industry professionals like your Realtor, home inspector and appraiser, you may find things aren't what they seem. The picture-perfect outside could be hiding structural or foundation damage, faulty wiring and a ...

Finders catch building blunders - Saint City News

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/17/2011 - 01:06

Finders catch building blunders
Saint City News
Paiement is a certified home inspector and owns Finders Home Inspection in St. Albert with his father and his brother. Together, they keep a close eye out for major problems like mould, odors and structural damage before prospective buyers close the ...

Home inspector says mold issue under control - Lumina News

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 06/16/2011 - 10:39

Home inspector says mold issue under control
Lumina News
"I've never thought there was any issue with air quality or cleanliness," said Spencer Jarnagin, a licensed home inspector. Phoenix EnviroCorp tested the entire school for mold in February. In a March 11 report, the firm found elevated levels of ...

Make your roof monsoon-ready - AZ Central.com

Google Home Inspector News - Wed, 06/15/2011 - 18:18

Make your roof monsoon-ready
AZ Central.com
A home inspector, for example, can help you scout for leaks and potential problems. A gutter installer can set you up with gutters and downspouts that will carry water away from the house so it doesn't wind up underneath it, where it can create ...

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Heritage home getting much needed repair - CBC.ca

Google Home Inspector News - Mon, 06/13/2011 - 09:13

CBC.ca
Heritage home getting much needed repair
CBC.ca
Home inspector Roger Balderston was recently called in to look at a house on Dorchester Street, built in 1833. It hasn't seen any renovations in several decades. Rot is spreading through the exterior of the house. CBC "The siding on this house needs to ...

Agent's Responsibility Doesn't End With Advice - Move Smartly

Google Home Inspector News - Mon, 06/13/2011 - 06:09

Agent's Responsibility Doesn't End With Advice
Move Smartly
An Ontario court has found a real estate agent partially liable in damages for failing to review a home inspector's report carefully with his purchaser client. The court found that the agent's duty did not end with the recommendation that the purchaser ...

Ask the Inspector: Bad breakers - Leader-Telegram

Google Home Inspector News - Sat, 06/11/2011 - 00:09

Ask the Inspector: Bad breakers
Leader-Telegram
Rich 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 chapters. To submit a question to him, call 866-715-8222 or e-mail ...

Caregivers need 'time off,' experts say - NewsOK.com

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/10/2011 - 23:13

Caregivers need 'time off,' experts say
NewsOK.com
Many components go into helping people remain in their homes as they get older, said Oklahoma City home inspector and engineer Jack Werner. He ticked off his dream scenario: “We'll send somebody by to cook meals for you once a day, or we'll send ...

Boomers seek to find ways to let seniors stay in their homes - NewsOK.com

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/10/2011 - 23:13

Boomers seek to find ways to let seniors stay in their homes
NewsOK.com
“It was like that old joke,” said Werner, a home inspector and engineer. “He'd say, 'I back out of that driveway at the same time every day' — like everyone is supposed to know that.” Homebuilders Kim and Kimmi Houston said they learned lessons hard ...

Code enforcement not a home inspector's job - The Seattle Times

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/10/2011 - 19:01

Code enforcement not a home inspector's job
The Seattle Times
Now, 16 years later, the home is being sold and the private home inspector hired by the buyers cites a code that was listed in the 1995 codebook. However, the codes in the 1995 book did not go into effect until 1997, something the inspector did not ...

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MMI offers Webinars for National Homeownership Month - Sacramento Bee

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/10/2011 - 16:23

MMI offers Webinars for National Homeownership Month
Sacramento Bee
... the nation's largest full-service, credit counseling agency is offering a series of free public financial Webinars, including "Secrets to home inspection," which offers 10 tips for homebuyers straight from a home inspector. ...

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Tougher home inspection rules will cut risk, drive up costs - reddeeradvocate.com

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/10/2011 - 08:09

Tougher home inspection rules will cut risk, drive up costs
reddeeradvocate.com
Risks will go down but costs will rise for homebuyers seeking the services of home inspectors, says the president of a home inspector's association. Effective Sept. 1, Service Alberta will require that all home ...

Aaron: Agent's responsibility doesn't end with advice - Toronto Star

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 06/09/2011 - 22:11

Aaron: Agent's responsibility doesn't end with advice
Toronto Star
An Ontario court has found a real estate agent partially liable in damages for failing to review a home inspector's report carefully with his purchaser client. The court found that the agent's duty did not end with ...

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Stress taking toll on residents - Appleton Post Crescent

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 06/09/2011 - 18:04

Stress taking toll on residents
Appleton Post Crescent
An insurance adjuster arrived within days to assess the damage, but a later check by a home inspector revealed additional damage. "Every room in the second floor of my house has cracks in it. The cement garage floor is broken," Quaintance said. ...

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Lack of Home Maintenance Accelerates Home Values Depreciation - dBusinessNews Chicago (press release)

Google Home Inspector News - Tue, 06/07/2011 - 07:23

Lack of Home Maintenance Accelerates Home Values Depreciation
dBusinessNews Chicago (press release)
No stranger to home maintenance, Dariusz has spent over 12 years as a home inspector and has visited over five thousand properties. His thorough inspections and detailed reports made him one of the most sought-after home inspectors in the Chicagoland ...

Fla. Home Inspectors Must Now Have State License - First Coast News

Google Home Inspector News - Mon, 06/06/2011 - 15:57

Fla. Home Inspectors Must Now Have State License
First Coast News
Home inspector Dave Sorge was on the job today with another home inspection to complete. Five years ago when he started "Inspect -it 1st," his industry was unregulated and tainted by shoddy home inspections. "The free market weeded out those guys that ...

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Homefix: Code enforcement not an inspector's job - The Republic

Google Home Inspector News - Mon, 06/06/2011 - 11:38

Homefix: Code enforcement not an inspector's job
The Republic
Now, 16 years later, the home is being sold and the private home inspector hired by the buyers cites a code that was listed in the 1995 codebook. However, the codes in the 1995 book did not go into effect until 1997, something the inspector did not ...
State law brings scrutiny to home inspectorsSarasota Herald-Tribune

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