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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 ...

How to Get the Most Value From Your Home Inspection - Fox Business

Google Home Inspector News - Mon, 06/17/2013 - 13:29

How to Get the Most Value From Your Home Inspection
Fox Business
Once an offer on a property is accepted, most buyers hire a professional home inspector to assess the condition of the home. The inspector will write a detailed report for the buyer to use in deciding how to proceed with the se. Should the buyer cancel ...

Hire an inspector to avoid home buying horrors - Sioux City Journal

Google Home Inspector News - Sat, 06/15/2013 - 05:12

Hire an inspector to avoid home buying horrors
Sioux City Journal
With a 5/1 ARM, the rate is fixed for five years and adjusted annually thereafter. (Reach writer Susan Ladika at editors@bankrate.com. Distributed by Scripps Howard News Service, www.shns.com.) Tags. Home Inspector, Bankrate.com · View (0) Comments ...

Home inspector overlooked furnace problem - Chicago Daily Herald

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/14/2013 - 09:53

Home inspector overlooked furnace problem
Chicago Daily Herald
Q. Before we bought our home, we hired an ASHI certified home inspector. We were with him for most of the inspection, but he didn't spend much time looking at the furnace, and now we have a major problem. The inspection report says the system is ...

Home Inspector: Half of all decks in "failure" mode, risk collapse - WGCL Atlanta

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 06/13/2013 - 23:09

Home Inspector: Half of all decks in "failure" mode, risk collapse
WGCL Atlanta
Half of the country's 40 million house decks pose a safety danger and may not be covered by homeowner insurance policies, according to a code certified home inspector. Stan Garnet, of Inspector Associates, Inc. of Atlanta, said decks built in the 1990s ...

St. Louis Community College Selected to Receive $199,994 Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grant

Hazardous Waste - Thu, 06/13/2013 - 21:08
Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lenexa, Kan., June 13, 2013) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 7 today announced that St. Louis Community College (SLCC) has been selected to receive $199,994 to train unemployed and underemployed residents of St. Louis in hazardous waste cleanup. Residents who are unemployed, receive public assistance, or are low-income employed and living within the St. Louis metropolitan area, including the City of St. Louis and St

EPA Announces More Than $3 Million in Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grants to Help Facilitate Environmental Stewardship and Cleanup Across the Country

Hazardous Waste - Thu, 06/13/2013 - 18:33
WASHINGTON –Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the selection of 16 grantees for a total award of $3.2 million through the agency's Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) Program. The grants support local work to recruit, train, and place unemployed individuals in jobs that address environmental challenges in their communities

EPA Announces Florida State College at Jacksonville as Workforce Development and Job Training Grant Recipient

Hazardous Waste - Thu, 06/13/2013 - 18:32
(ATLANTA – June 13, 2013) Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the selection of Florida State College at Jacksonville, Fla. as a recipient of the agency's Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) program. The grant supports local work to recruit, train, and place unemployed individuals in jobs that address environmental challenges in their communities

EPA awards Denver-area firm $80K to advance chemical and biological waste technology

Hazardous Waste - Wed, 06/12/2013 - 19:03
Award part of $2 million for Small Business Innovation Research nationwide (Denver, Colo. – June 12, 2013) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $80,000 to TDA Research, Inc., in Wheat Ridge, Colo., to develop technologies to protect public health and the environment following potential accidents or intentional attacks involving chemical and biological agents

Home Improvement Tips for Buyers and Sellers - The Jewish Voice

Google Home Inspector News - Wed, 06/12/2013 - 16:53

Home Improvement Tips for Buyers and Sellers
The Jewish Voice
Because the industry is unregulated, be wary when hiring a home inspector. Protect yourself with these tips from, Pillar To Post, the nation's largest home inspection franchise: Get referrals from family, friends, your real estate agent and contractors ...

FMC Corporation to begin Superfund cleanup at former phosphorus processing plant near Pocatello, Idaho

Hazardous Waste - Tue, 06/11/2013 - 21:15
(Seattle – June 11, 2013) The FMC Corporation will begin cleanup work at the former FMC facility near Pocatello under a Unilateral Administrative Order (UAO) from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Order outlines a schedule and other terms which will guide the implementation of the cleanup work outlined in the Interim Record of Decision issued last year

EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck and Congress Member Sean Patrick Maloney Assess Cleanups at Superfund Sites in Orange and Dutchess Counties

Hazardous Waste - Mon, 06/10/2013 - 16:49
(New York, N.Y.) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck and Congress Member Sean Patrick Maloney today visited three Superfund sites in Orange and Dutchess Counties to review and assess progress on the cleanup of contamination at these hazardous waste sites. Their first stop was the Shenandoah Road Ground Water Contamination Superfund site in East Fishkill, New York where a system is working to treat contaminated ground water

Home selling 101: Who, what and when - Helena Independent Record

Google Home Inspector News - Sun, 06/09/2013 - 06:13

Home selling 101: Who, what and when
Helena Independent Record
The lender chooses the appraiser, and the buyer generally pays the cost. Home inspector: Though generally not required by lenders, bankers recommend that prospective homeowners hire an independent inspector to check the property for potential defects ...

Ask the Inspector: Bathroom power panels - Leader-Telegram

Google Home Inspector News - Sat, 06/08/2013 - 05:05

Ask the Inspector: Bathroom power panels
Leader-Telegram
If you have an older home 60 plus years old or older with this wiring, call a licensed electrician and have it removed. Duerkop is a licensed home inspector and serves as president and education director of the Wisconsin Association of Home Inspectors ...

How To Get The Most Value Out Of Your Home Inspection - Forbes

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/07/2013 - 22:16

How To Get The Most Value Out Of Your Home Inspection
Forbes
Once an offer on a property is accepted, most buyers hire a professional home inspector to assess the condition of the home. The inspector will write a detailed report for the buyer to use in deciding how to proceed with the purchase. Should the buyer ...

EPA Provides Funds to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species into Lake George; $50,000 Provided to Purchase Boat Inspection and Washing Stations

Hazardous Waste - Fri, 06/07/2013 - 16:54
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has provided $50,000 to the Lake George Park Commission for the purchase of two boat inspection and washing stations that will reduce the threat of aquatic invasive species being introduced into the Lake George ecosystem. The stations began operating over the 2013 Memorial Day weekend, the start of the annual boating season

Home inspections worth the effort - Chicago Tribune (blog)

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/07/2013 - 16:45

Home inspections worth the effort
Chicago Tribune (blog)
Generally, a home inspector cannot disclose information found during a home inspection without the buyer's approval. However, if the inspector finds something dangerous, he is required to disclose that finding to the seller and the potential purchaser, ...

Seller annoyed over buyer's repair list - Chicago Daily Herald

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/07/2013 - 10:52

Seller annoyed over buyer's repair list
Chicago Daily Herald
Q. The people who are buying our house hired a home inspector and then hit us with a long list of repair demands. They want replacement of the worn baseboards, the bathtub drain stopper, loose bathroom tiles and damaged windowsills. They want the ...

Ask the Home Inspector: Antiquated electrical systems must be replaced - Wausau Daily Herald

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/07/2013 - 09:44

Ask the Home Inspector: Antiquated electrical systems must be replaced
Wausau Daily Herald
In the last two weeks, a few things have come up in my inspections involving areas I have talked about before when you have visible knob-and-tube wiring in any area of your home: whether it be the attic, garage or basement, it should be removed.

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