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BC home inspector standards to be overhauled - Globe and Mail

Google Home Inspector News - Mon, 07/08/2013 - 12:01

BC home inspector standards to be overhauled
Globe and Mail
Ms. Clark's letter directs Mr. Coleman to “implement a new home-inspector accreditation [system] to ensure consumers buying a home can be assured that their inspector is qualified and trained to help them purchase the largest investment in their lives.”.
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What is E and O Insurance for Home Inspectors - Live Insurance News

Google Home Inspector News - Sat, 07/06/2013 - 12:00

What is E and O Insurance for Home Inspectors
Live Insurance News
When a home inspector overlooks some element of a home inspection and then later, because of his error, damage results, whose fault is it? In almost every case, a court will decide that the inspector is liable for the damage. Errors and omissions ...

Ask the Inspector: Credentials - Leader-Telegram

Google Home Inspector News - Sat, 07/06/2013 - 05:00

Ask the Inspector: Credentials
Leader-Telegram
You should feel fortunate to live in Wisconsin. Some states do not require inspectors to be licensed. Duerkop is a licensed home inspector and serves as president and education director of the Wisconsin Association of Home Inspectors for the central ...

Ask Your Home Inspector: State keeps its eye on home inspectors - Wausau Daily Herald

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 09:35

Ask Your Home Inspector: State keeps its eye on home inspectors
Wausau Daily Herald
When selecting a home inspector, never choose by the price. Prices might range all over the board on a standard inspection. Ask how many years of experience the inspector has, whether he or she is licensed and whether he or she belongs to any home ...

Everyday People: Home inspector stays nimble on the job - OregonLive.com

Google Home Inspector News - Wed, 07/03/2013 - 16:11

Everyday People: Home inspector stays nimble on the job
OregonLive.com
He trained as a home inspector through the National Institute of Building Inspectors and worked for a franchise for six years before starting his own business, Eagle Eye Inspections. Giblin's construction days taught him a lot about how to build a home ...

Brett M. Dupuy - The Louisiana Record

Google Home Inspector News - Mon, 07/01/2013 - 12:51

Brett M. Dupuy
The Louisiana Record
GRETNA – A home inspector is being sued by a couple who purchased a home that allegedly had significant plumbing damage despite an inspection that did not reveal the damage. Robert Deblois and Gina Stansbury filed suit against All American Home ...

Home inspector gets ASHI certification - Herald & Review

Google Home Inspector News - Mon, 07/01/2013 - 12:08

Home inspector gets ASHI certification
Herald & Review
Home inspector gets ASHI certification. Print Email. 2013-07-01T07:00:00Z Home inspector gets ASHI certification Herald-Review.com. July 01, 2013 7:00 am. (0) Comments. DECATUR — Jason Warnick of Pristine Inspections & Testing, a local firm that ...

West Milford home inspector tells sellers what they need to know - NorthJersey.com

Google Home Inspector News - Mon, 07/01/2013 - 05:10

NorthJersey.com

West Milford home inspector tells sellers what they need to know
NorthJersey.com
Radon testing, insect inspections, chimney assessment…oh, my! These are just part of a routine day for Mark E. Noble, owner of West Milford's Nobility Home Inspection Services. But for homeowners selling their home, a home inspection doesn't have to ...

Safe and sound: Home maintenance saves owners and sellers money - Billings Gazette

Google Home Inspector News - Sun, 06/30/2013 - 06:17

Safe and sound: Home maintenance saves owners and sellers money
Billings Gazette
LLOYD BLUNK/ Gazette Staff. Billings home inspector, Mike Lehman, explains the most important things to consider when having a home inspected. Home inspections help reduce the worry. With the owner gone and a “for sale” sign on the lawn, Mike and ...

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

Google Home Inspector News - Mon, 06/24/2013 - 18:13

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 - 14:14

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 ...

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

Google Home Inspector News - Sun, 06/23/2013 - 09:04

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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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 - 22:01

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?

Verena Robinson Helps Clients Find Homes in San Diego's Most Prestigious ... - SBWire (press release)

LA Home Inspector - Fri, 06/21/2013 - 19:20

Verena Robinson Helps Clients Find Homes in San Diego's Most Prestigious ...
SBWire (press release)
San Diego, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/21/2013 -- With more than eight years of experience serving the real estate needs of clients in Los Angeles, San Diego, Mammoth Lakes, and Carlsbad California, Verena Robinson and the Robinson Realty Group is pleased to ...

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

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/21/2013 - 17:54

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 - 09:32

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 - 07:39

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 - 07:33

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

Google Home Inspector News - Wed, 06/19/2013 - 07:39

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 - 20:37

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 ...

Free Home Systems Guide- Special Bonanza for March & April


Home Maintenance Guide-\

Get a Free Home Systems Guide by "Mr. Fix-it"  when you schedule an inspection during October and November. Just ask for it when scheduling. This home guide is pack full of how systems work and advice on maintaining your home. With over 250 drawings and simple explanations,  it is a must have book for putting together those "Honey Do" lists. 

New California Requirements

California new requirements on about Carbon Monoxide Detectors as of July 1st. 2011. Details of SB 183. This bill requires that a carbon monoxide device be installed in existing dwellings intended for human occupancy that have a fossil fuel burning appliance, fireplace, or an attached garage, provides that the exclusive remedy for failure to install a device is actual damages not to exceed $100, exclusive of any court costs and attorney’s fees, revises the statutory Real Estate Transfer Disclosure Statement to require the seller of a one-to-four residential property or manufactured home to make certain disclosures regarding carbon monoxide devices, smoke detectors, and water heaters, and requires the owner of a rental dwelling unit to maintain carbon monoxide devices in the units

 

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