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Real Estate News — Shindig to benefit Charleston homes accessibility group ... - Charleston Post Courier (subscription)

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 04:19

Real Estate News — Shindig to benefit Charleston homes accessibility group ...
Charleston Post Courier (subscription)
The trade group, headed this year by home inspector Bill Jacques of Ravenel, says that professional home inspectors can protect homeowners' financial interests. The society is reminding people that National Home Inspection Month is a few days away.

Realtor View: Prioritize your home requirements - Houston Chronicle

Fri, 03/29/2013 - 22:10

Realtor View: Prioritize your home requirements
Houston Chronicle
A qualified home inspector will look for any major defects, giving you time to make an informed decision about whether to continue with the purchase, renegotiate the deal, or terminate the contract. But the home you buy probably will contain a few ...

Steps to avoid landscaping problems - Rapid City Journal

Fri, 03/29/2013 - 10:09

Steps to avoid landscaping problems
Rapid City Journal
Let's hope that the economic indicators are correct and the new home construction trend continues to rise. But, just because you are in a new house doesn't mean your home-maintenance routine can be forgotten. As a home inspector and former contractor, ...

Why Draining Your Hot Water Heater Might Be a Mistake - Philly.com

Fri, 03/29/2013 - 02:01

Why Draining Your Hot Water Heater Might Be a Mistake
Philly.com
According to Woodbridge Environmental, an Elizabeth New Jersey contractor and home inspector, who brought the topic up on Hometalk.com, "In some towns where they flush their fire hydrants to keep the pipes clear it is suggested to follow their lead a ...

Home inspectors encourage electrical inspection - CBS42

Thu, 03/28/2013 - 22:28

Home inspectors encourage electrical inspection
CBS42
"There's a lot of things that now we consider extremely dangerous and a builder would not build them that way anymore,” Kent Clark, a home inspector for Clark and Associates, said on Thursday. “And there's significant cost in upgrading electrical ...

Woman Electrocuted in Her Shower Wins $4 Million - Lawyers.com Blog (blog)

Thu, 03/28/2013 - 11:11

Woman Electrocuted in Her Shower Wins $4 Million
Lawyers.com Blog (blog)
But a home inspector who tested Wilson's house found 26 places emitting electrical current, including almost all of the plumbing and appliances. The inspector said he had never seen anything like it. The jury found that Edison caused an environmental ...

After Four Years Is BC Home Inspection Licensing a Failure? By Craig Hostland ... - MarketWatch (press release)

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 22:22

After Four Years Is BC Home Inspection Licensing a Failure? By Craig Hostland ...
MarketWatch (press release)
As a result, this new group began accepting for membership home inspector candidates who did not meet the high qualification standards of the two organizations initially recognized by Consumer Protection BC - CAHPI(BC) and the Applied Science ...

Mike Holmes: Spring season signals home maintenance - The Province

Mon, 03/25/2013 - 16:16

The Province

Mike Holmes: Spring season signals home maintenance
The Province
Ask a lot of questions, and check out the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation fact sheet, Hiring a Home Inspector. Catch Mike Holmes in his new series, Holmes Makes It Right Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on HGTV. For more information, visit hgtv.ca. For more ...

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Shell Busey: Home purchase takes patience - The Province

Mon, 03/25/2013 - 16:09

The Province

Shell Busey: Home purchase takes patience
The Province
Have the house, new or used, inspected by a certified, licensed home inspector. If it's an older, detached home with lots of trees, have the perimeter drainage system inspected by camera as a condition of the offer. When purchasing your first home, be ...

Buying a home? Order the "Housefax" from a Boulder-based dot-com - Denver Post

Mon, 03/25/2013 - 06:01

Buying a home? Order the "Housefax" from a Boulder-based dot-com
Denver Post
But for the most important purchase — a home — much of the due diligence isn't performed until after a contract has been signed, via the professional home inspector. A local dot-com aims to change that. Beginning in late April, house hunters will be ...

'Tis the season for home maintenance - Regina Leader-Post

Mon, 03/25/2013 - 03:22

'Tis the season for home maintenance
Regina Leader-Post
Hire a qualified, licensed inspector who knows what they're doing. How do you know if they're qualified? Ask a lot of questions, and check out the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation fact sheet, Hiring a Home Inspector. Catch Mike Holmes in his new ...

Home purchase takes patience - The Province

Sun, 03/24/2013 - 08:08

Home purchase takes patience
The Province
Have the house, new or used, inspected by a certified, licensed home inspector. If it's an older, detached home with lots of trees, have the perimeter drainage system inspected by camera as a condition of the offer. When purchasing your first home, be ...

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people in business - Norman Transcript

Sun, 03/24/2013 - 06:51

people in business
Norman Transcript
Vanguard, established in 2009, serves all 77 Oklahoma counties. “So many rural areas don't have a professional home inspector in their communities and I wanted to help them protect their hard-earned investment dollars when buying property,” Graham said.

Spring into decking maintenance - Sturgis Journal

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 04:47

Spring into decking maintenance
Sturgis Journal
If in doubt, call a trained inspector to look it over. What with the Mayans being wrong, you will want that deck to last a long time, and give many years of safe usage About the House. Rob Kinsey has been a licensed builder for 30 years and is a home ...

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Home inspections vital part of buy-sell process - San Antonio Express

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 00:00

Home inspections vital part of buy-sell process
San Antonio Express
Home inspector Mark Eberwine climbs into the attic of a Windcrest-area home during an inspection. Inspections cost $300 on up, depending on the age, condition and size of the home. Photo: Photos By Robin Jerstad / For The Express-News. Home inspector ...

Is your home ready for spring? - Seacoastonline.com

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 15:17

Is your home ready for spring?
Seacoastonline.com
Greg Fyfe is an employee of Eldredge Hardware in York, Maine, but in a past life he was a home inspector. “I would advise homeowners to do their own inspections, from the roof down,” said Fyfe. “Start by looking for missing or broken roof shingles ...

Simona Wilson Awarded $4 Million in Lawsuit After She Was Electrocuted By ... - Opposing Views

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 23:18

New York Daily News

Simona Wilson Awarded $4 Million in Lawsuit After She Was Electrocuted By ...
Opposing Views
Once the woman was shocked by the shower, she hired a home inspector to test the house. The inspector found 26 points in the house that were electrified, including many of her appliances and plumbing fixtures. The home inspector told her, “Get out now.
California Woman Electrocuted In Her Shower Wins LawsuitThe Inquisitr
Mom Shocked in Shower by Stray Electricity Gets $4M From SoCal EdisonNBC Southern California
Woman shocked in shower awarded $4mNinemsn

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Mom Shocked in Shower by Stray Electricity Gets $4M From SoCal Edison - NBC Southern California

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 09:00

NBC Southern California

Mom Shocked in Shower by Stray Electricity Gets $4M From SoCal Edison
NBC Southern California
Although doctors were unable to link the stray electricity to Wilson's alleged injuries, an independent home inspector told her to "get out" immediately, according to her attorney. "There was no combustion, but sure as heck, it's a concern when you ...

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Buying your home 'should be enjoyable' - The Province

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 08:25

Buying your home 'should be enjoyable'
The Province
The realtor is just one member of a team that works with a lawyer, a mortgage broker and lender and a home inspector, she said. It's no surprise Hind would advocate for the profession, it was not just a self-serving recommendation. Buyers could arrange ...

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Dwayne Boggs Inspects Homes Throughout Thurston, Mason, Lewis & Pierce ... - ThurstonTalk

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 00:31

ThurstonTalk

Dwayne Boggs Inspects Homes Throughout Thurston, Mason, Lewis & Pierce ...
ThurstonTalk
Being able to turn to a professional, knowledgeable home inspector that will educate you about the home seals the deal. Boggs Inspection Services. www.boggsinspect.com or via Facebook. boggsinspect@gmail.com. 360.480.9602 (office). PrintFriendly 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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