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Information Withheld from Florida's Nursing Home Inspection Reports - Law Firm Newswire (press release)

Home Inspection - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 03:01

Information Withheld from Florida's Nursing Home Inspection Reports
Law Firm Newswire (press release)
Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 22, 2017 - Advocates for nursing home residents have raised concerns about the amount of information that the state of Florida is withholding from nursing home inspection reports, including dates, places and pivotal ...

Why you should recommend pre-listing home inspections - Inman.com

Home Inspection - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 00:07

Why you should recommend pre-listing home inspections
Inman.com
Most real estate agents do not encourage sellers to conduct a pre-listing home inspection even though they probably agree it's a good idea. Why is this? This has nothing to do with money and everything to do with fear — fear that problems uncovered ...

KENNETH R. HARNEY: Make sure home inspectors play by the rules - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Home Inspection - Sun, 05/14/2017 - 00:07

KENNETH R. HARNEY: Make sure home inspectors play by the rules
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Walter Fish, owner of Bay Area Home Inspection LLC in the Marquette, Michigan, area and a certified and licensed inspector, agrees. He says that furnace issues are a “common example” of where inspectors exceed their appropriate scope. “Some inspectors ...

Anne Sadler: What to expect from a home inspection - Freeport Journal-Standard

Home Inspection - Sat, 05/13/2017 - 22:13

Freeport Journal-Standard

Anne Sadler: What to expect from a home inspection
Freeport Journal-Standard
If you are currently house hunting you will probably be faced with the decision of whether or not to have a home inspection. Before you make that decision, you should know what a home inspection is and what to expect if you have one. First, it is ...

Who's Inspecting Home Inspectors? - NBC Bay Area

Home Inspection - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 23:46

NBC Bay Area

Who's Inspecting Home Inspectors?
NBC Bay Area
“You print out a form from the Internet and call it home inspection business,” end said. Lindsay Pedroche ultimately paid $2,500 to replace the leaky windows. She then asked us to hold the inspector accountable. He declined our requests for an interview.

Home Inspectors Busy During Hot Housing Market « WCCO | CBS ... - CBS Minnesota / WCCO

Home Inspection - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 15:25

CBS Minnesota / WCCO

Home Inspectors Busy During Hot Housing Market « WCCO | CBS ...
CBS Minnesota / WCCO
A hot housing market is making finding a home inspector another hurdle in the home-buying process.

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What should, should not, be in home inspection report - Prescott Daily Courier

Home Inspection - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 05:55

What should, should not, be in home inspection report
Prescott Daily Courier
I have been asked several times recently (and over the years) to inspect a home in some city I'm not familiar with, such as Tombstone or Tuba City, or Cowlik or Chloride (all real Arizona cities). I always tell them it would be much better ​to find an ...

East Brandywine police arrest home inspector for allegedly stealing a $79K wedding band - Daily Local News

Home Inspection - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 18:40

East Brandywine police arrest home inspector for allegedly stealing a $79K wedding band
Daily Local News
The victim told police that Lasorda, who she knew, had been contracted to do a home inspection. The victim also told police that Lasorda was reportedly the only person who could have taken the ring because of the access he had in her home during that time.

What Is a Certificate of Occupancy? Proof Your Home Is Safe - Realtor.com News

Home Inspection - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 08:26

Realtor.com News

What Is a Certificate of Occupancy? Proof Your Home Is Safe
Realtor.com News
That's why some municipalities go a step beyond the standard home inspection and require a special permit, called a certificate of occupancy, to ensure the houses in their area meet safety codes. To obtain the permit, an additional inspection must be done.

There are bad apples in every bunch - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Home Inspection - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 04:14

Minneapolis Star Tribune

There are bad apples in every bunch
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The article starts out by saying that 1 out of every 20 real estate sales contracts blows up, and nearly one-third of those are the result of the home inspection. In other words, maybe 1 out of 60, or approximately 1.6% of deals fall apart because of ...

New inspection rebate grants available for some first-time Vallejo home buyers - Vallejo Times Herald

Home Inspection - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 18:00

New inspection rebate grants available for some first-time Vallejo home buyers
Vallejo Times Herald
“It isn't unusual for a home buyer to have several inspections before closing on a new home — including a wood-destroying pest inspection, roof inspection, sewer lateral inspection and home inspection to name a few.” Though an added expense, these ...

New inspection rebate grants available for some first-time Vallejo home buyers - Vallejo Times Herald

Home Inspection - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 18:00

New inspection rebate grants available for some first-time Vallejo home buyers
Vallejo Times Herald
“It isn't unusual for a home buyer to have several inspections before closing on a new home — including a wood-destroying pest inspection, roof inspection, sewer lateral inspection and home inspection to name a few.” Though an added expense, these ...

Gambill talks home inspections at Rotary - The Independent

Home Inspection - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 13:49

The Independent

Gambill talks home inspections at Rotary
The Independent
... Gambill said it has completed over 5,000 inspections. He noted that inspections are performed using a team approach, typically involving three inspectors, meaning assessments can be completed faster. An averaged size home inspection takes around an ...

Home Inspection Act finally passed: Property Law - Toronto Star

Home Inspection - Sat, 05/06/2017 - 03:04

Toronto Star

Home Inspection Act finally passed: Property Law
Toronto Star
The Ontario government last month finally passed legislation to regulate the home inspection industry and establish qualifications for home inspectors. The Home Inspection Act 2017 establishes minimum standards for home inspection contracts, home ...

Home Inspections: Items That Aren't Deal-Breakers - RisMedia.com (press release)

Home Inspection - Sun, 04/30/2017 - 10:10

RisMedia.com (press release)

Home Inspections: Items That Aren't Deal-Breakers
RisMedia.com (press release)
Part of that contract should always include getting a home inspection. It is recommended that any homebuyer make an offer to purchase contingent upon a home inspection. This allows you to withdraw your offer if there are any major issues discovered ...

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Home Inspections: Items That Aren't Deal-Breakers - RISMedia - RisMedia.com (press release)

Home Inspection - Sun, 04/30/2017 - 10:05

RisMedia.com (press release)

Home Inspections: Items That Aren't Deal-Breakers - RISMedia
RisMedia.com (press release)
Never make an offer on a home without a home inspection contingency—but remember: not every issue is a deal-breaker.

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

Home Inspection - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 05:02

Los Angeles Times

Make sure home inspectors play by the rules
Los Angeles Times
Most home buyers and sellers don't think much about what might derail their purchase or sale. But here's a sobering fact: One of every 20 sales contracts blows up along the road to closing. And roughly 1 in 4 runs into an issue that delays the ...

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Home inspection: What can you expect the seller to fix? - The Durango Herald

Home Inspection - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 22:09

Home inspection: What can you expect the seller to fix?
The Durango Herald
The standard purchase contract has a number of contingencies that allows you to review documents and perform investigations within a specific period of time. One of the most important is your inspection objection, which involves the physical condition ...

Home inspection: What can you expect the seller to fix? - The Durango Herald

Home Inspection - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 22:05

The Durango Herald

Home inspection: What can you expect the seller to fix?
The Durango Herald
The standard purchase contract has a number of contingencies that allows you to review documents and perform investigations within a specific period of time. One of the most important is your inspection objection, which involves the physical condition ...

Home inspections can be valuable, but sometimes they go too far ... - Washington Post

Home Inspection - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 04:13

Washington Post

Home inspections can be valuable, but sometimes they go too far ...
Washington Post
Most home buyers and sellers don't think much about what might derail their purchase or sale. But here's a sobering fact: One of every 20 sales contracts blows ...

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