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Inspector should support findings with photos of defect - Chicago Daily Herald

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 04/26/2013 - 08:10

Inspector should support findings with photos of defect
Chicago Daily Herald
A. If the home inspector's findings are questionable, you should state this in writing to the buyers and request that the inspector verify his findings with photos. If he doesn't want to get his camera dirty, he can shield it with a plastic bag while ...

Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Receive $166,500 for Brownfields Redevelopment Planning

Hazardous Waste - Thu, 04/25/2013 - 19:37
Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lenexa, Kan., April 25, 2013) - The City of Council Bluffs, Iowa, will receive $166,500 to develop a plan for brownfields property assessment, cleanup and reuse in its mid-city area, EPA Region 7 announced today. Council Bluffs will use this funding to create a plan and implementation strategy for a project area totaling approximately 70 acres. The City is one of 20 communities nationwide to receive this funding

Inspecting The Home Inspection: What Buyers Should Know - Hartford Courant

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 04/25/2013 - 16:52

Inspecting The Home Inspection: What Buyers Should Know
Hartford Courant
Before purchasing a home in Connecticut, potential buyers often turn to a state-licensed home inspector to examine the property for any structural and system problems that might cause headaches later. An inspection typically takes several hours and can ...

Red Blue Realty Presents Tips for Handling a Home Inspection on Los Angeles ... - DigitalJournal.com (press release)

LA Home Inspector - Wed, 04/24/2013 - 20:48

Red Blue Realty Presents Tips for Handling a Home Inspection on Los Angeles ...
DigitalJournal.com (press release)
Viewing a Los Angeles real estate inspector as a nitpicker, hoping to find fault with a property is simply not the case. A home inspector offers the buyer an assessment of the property's value. Be polite and allow full access, including a garage or ...

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7 charged with smuggling fish bladders to China - Providence Eyewitness News

LA Home Inspector - Wed, 04/24/2013 - 18:23

7 charged with smuggling fish bladders to China
Providence Eyewitness News
Investigators believe U.S. citizens are transporting the bladders to Los Angeles then to China, said John Reed, a group supervisor for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations unit. He said the fish are being caught ...

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HUD ANNOUNCES MAJOR RESTRUCTURING OF FIELD OFFICES

HUD Updates - Wed, 04/24/2013 - 12:07
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced a series of restructuring and systemic changes within its Office of Multifamily Housing Programs and the Office of Field Policy and Management (FPM). The changes, which include consolidating Multifamily hubs nationwide and closing 16 smaller offices, affect approximately 900 of the Departments' 9,000 employees. Read more about HUD's restructuring plans.

Five Tips to Profitably Sell Your Home this Spring - Fox Business

Google Home Inspector News - Tue, 04/23/2013 - 20:40

Five Tips to Profitably Sell Your Home this Spring
Fox Business
"If you haven't maintained your home, you may want to hire your own home inspector before your home goes on the market so that you can make appropriate repairs before you try to sell it," she adds. Findlay says it usually costs less to fix things ...

Action 9: Homeowner out $1200 after not hiring professional home inspector - WSOC Charlotte

Google Home Inspector News - Mon, 04/22/2013 - 21:51

Action 9: Homeowner out $1200 after not hiring professional home inspector
WSOC Charlotte
The only way to protect yourself is to hire a professional home inspector to check behind the builder, something that Bynoe did not do. It costs a few hundred dollars, but the Better Business Buerau said it is money well spent. Bynoe said she wishes ...

HUD ASSUMES CONTROL OF COCOA, FLORIDA HOUSING AUTHORITY

HUD Updates - Mon, 04/22/2013 - 12:07
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that, effectively immediately, it is taking control of the Housing Authority of the City of Cocoa (HACC).

Home inspectors provide valuable insurance - Chippewa Herald - Chippewa Herald

Google Home Inspector News - Sat, 04/20/2013 - 02:27

Wall Street Journal

Home inspectors provide valuable insurance - Chippewa Herald
Chippewa Herald
Next he hired a home inspector and spent four hours looking over the home with the professional. Missoula is fortunate to have such knowledgeable people to work with and the time was educational, informative and even fun until they looked up into the ...
Surviving a Home InspectionWall Street Journal
Inspection offers peace of mindLondon Free Press
Five ways sellers can prepare for a home inspectionLubbockOnline.com

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Home inspectors provide valuable insurance - Arizona Daily Star - Arizona Daily Star

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 04/19/2013 - 22:27

Home inspectors provide valuable insurance - Arizona Daily Star
Arizona Daily Star
Hiring a qualified home inspector is an insurance policy that will be money well spent. Most people carry homeowner's insurance and they sleep at night knowing if a disaster hits, they should be covered. But before you buy a home, it is even more ...
Five ways sellers can prepare for a home inspectionLubbockOnline.com
Inspection offers peace of mindLondon Free Press

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Surviving a Home Inspection - Wall Street Journal

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 04/19/2013 - 18:39

Wall Street Journal

Surviving a Home Inspection
Wall Street Journal
This can only mean one thing: The buyer's home inspector who visited has found them ailing. Although I have written about residential real estate for years—and have done everything in my power to keep our home well-maintained—nothing buckles my ...
Inspection offers peace of mindLondon Free Press
Five ways sellers can prepare for a home inspectionLubbockOnline.com

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Don't rely on home inspectors for A/C report if buying in winter - KPHO Phoenix

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 04/19/2013 - 00:21

Don't rely on home inspectors for A/C report if buying in winter
KPHO Phoenix
A Mesa man is angry with both his home warranty company and the home inspector he hired before buying the home over a denied repair claim. If a problem shows up on the home inspection report for any home system and you later make a claim related to ...

R.I. Landlords Fined for Failing to Notify Tenants about Lead Paint Hazards in Woonsocket

Hazardous Waste - Thu, 04/18/2013 - 15:16
(Boston, Mass. – April 18, 2013) – Two Rhode Island landlords will pay an EPA penalty of $13,900 for violations of federal lead disclosure laws

Aluminum wiring connections tend to come loose - Chicago Daily Herald

Google Home Inspector News - Wed, 04/17/2013 - 20:20

Aluminum wiring connections tend to come loose
Chicago Daily Herald
According to my home inspector this is a fire hazard. But he says correcting the problem in the unit I'm buying doesn't eliminate the issue entirely because the adjoining condos also have aluminum wires, and a fire in one of those dwellings could ...

Ask the Experts: What Should Home Sellers Do to Prepare for a Home Inspection? - RisMedia.com (press release)

Google Home Inspector News - Tue, 04/16/2013 - 20:27

Ask the Experts: What Should Home Sellers Do to Prepare for a Home Inspection?
RisMedia.com (press release)
There's nothing worse than a group of contractors, home inspector, buyers and their REALTOR® wandering around a yard needlessly, searching for something you know the exact location of. Lastly, please don't leave your dirty laundry in the washing ...

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VA, HUD AND JON BON JOVI ANNOUNCE 'PROJECT REACH' GRAND PRIZE WINNER

HUD Updates - Mon, 04/15/2013 - 12:07
WASHINGTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced the winner of a mobile application competition designed to make local assistance resources accessible to people helping homeless Veterans and others in need. The winner of the $25,000 prize was Reston, Va.-based Qbase, which developed 'Homeless REACH.' VA's Center for Innovation (VACI) sponsored the competition, called Project REACH (Real-time Electronic Access for Caregivers and Homeless), in collaboration with the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation and the Departments of Housing and Urban Development and Health and Human Services.

HUD SETTLES DISCRIMINATION CLAIM WITH COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE AND HOME SELLER

HUD Updates - Mon, 04/15/2013 - 12:07
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today a $90,000 Conciliation Agreement with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and the seller of a home in Worcester, Massachusetts, settling allegations they violated the Fair Housing Act by preventing the sale of a house to be used as a group home for persons with disabilities. The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in rental or sales transactions based on disability, including preventing a home sale because the home is going to be used by persons with disabilities.

Small Business Spotlight: Cedar Hill Home Inspections - Patch.com

Google Home Inspector News - Mon, 04/15/2013 - 00:16

Small Business Spotlight: Cedar Hill Home Inspections
Patch.com
After completing a week long training program, I became an intern home inspector, and had to be supervised by a licensed home inspector for 100 inspections. After completing the 100 inspections, passing the home inspector and CT Business Law exams, ...

OREP Now Offering Home Inspector E&O Insurance with General Liability ... - PR.com (press release)

Google Home Inspector News - Sun, 04/14/2013 - 07:08

OREP Now Offering Home Inspector E&O Insurance with General Liability ...
PR.com (press release)
San Diego, CA, April 14, 2013 --(PR.com)-- OREP (Organization of Real Estate Professionals), a nationwide real estate insurance agency now in its 12th year, is proud to announce that its Home Inspector E&O Insurance Program now includes General ...

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