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Home Inspector Earns Credits - Jamestown Post Journal

Google Home Inspector News - Sun, 04/14/2013 - 05:14

Jamestown Post Journal

Home Inspector Earns Credits
Jamestown Post Journal
Home Inspector Earns Credits. April 14, 2013. The Post-Journal. Save | Comments (1) | Post a comment |. Rick Haggmark, ASHI-certified inspector, with Rick's Southern Tier Inspection, LLC, serving Western New York and Pennsylvania, recently attended the ...

Buying a home in Canada - Ottawa Sun

Google Home Inspector News - Sat, 04/13/2013 - 05:47

Buying a home in Canada
Ottawa Sun
When you are buying a home, it's important to have the right team of professionals on your side including a home inspector to advise on the condition of the home, a lawyer to help protect your interests and a lender or mortgage broker who can arrange ...

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Ask the Inspector: Deck construction violations persist - Leader-Telegram

Google Home Inspector News - Sat, 04/13/2013 - 05:07

Ask the Inspector: Deck construction violations persist
Leader-Telegram
Older decks would have spacing of just less than 6 inches, but you need to follow current standards when remodeling. Duerkop is a licensed home inspector and serves as president and education director of the Wisconsin Association of Home Inspectors for ...

Can you trust your home inspector? - U-T San Diego

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 04/12/2013 - 13:03

Can you trust your home inspector?
U-T San Diego
Linda Lee, president of the Greater San Diego Association of Realtors, is the author of this guest post. The U-T San Diego will periodically feature real estate advice columns from the association in this blog. You are ready to make one of the most ...

DONOVAN ANNOUNCES EXPANDED EFFORTS TO HELP HOMEOWNERS IMPACTED BY HURRICANE SANDY

HUD Updates - Fri, 04/12/2013 - 12:07
WASHINGTON - In an effort to expand relief to homeowners impacted by Hurricane Sandy, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, who also chairs the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, today announced a series of additional measures to allow families to get back on their feet without having to face the prospect of foreclosure.

Home inspector doesn't want buyers at inspection - Chicago Daily Herald

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 04/11/2013 - 22:03

Home inspector doesn't want buyers at inspection
Chicago Daily Herald
Home inspector doesn't want buyers at inspection. Article. text size: AAA. By Barry Stone. Q. We've just made an offer on a house, and our agent gave us a list of home inspectors. Two of the inspectors that we called sound knowledgeable, but they ...

EPA Settles Hazardous Waste Cleanup Costs at Site of Former Dry Cleaner in Nelsonia

Hazardous Waste - Thu, 04/11/2013 - 20:44
PHILADELPHIA (April 11, 2013) Jay-Cee Cleaners, a former dry cleaning business at 16163 Lankford Highway in Nelsonia, Accomack County, Va., and its former owner John L. Darby, have agreed to reimburse the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for costs the agency incurred while responding to the release of hazardous substances once used at the site. Mr. Darby has also agreed to resolve his failure to comply with EPA’s information gathering efforts by paying a penalty

To Protect Consumers, Pre-Purchase Home Inspections Should Be Regulated ... - Marketwire (press release)

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 04/11/2013 - 19:05

To Protect Consumers, Pre-Purchase Home Inspections Should Be Regulated ...
Marketwire (press release)
Yet, nothing ensures consumers that the home inspector selected has the proper qualifications. No consistent training is required for this profession: anyone can claim to be a home inspector. Although most inspectors' associations require some ...

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HUD ALLOCATES $21 MILLION TO HELP TENNESSEE COMMUNITIES TO RECOVER FROM SEVERE STORMS AND FLOODING IN 2011

HUD Updates - Thu, 04/11/2013 - 09:33
WASHINGTON - U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today allocated more than $21 million to help to the State of Tennessee and Shelby County recover from severe storms in 2011. These grants, part of $514 million allocated among nine states nationwide, are provided through HUD's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program to support long-term disaster recovery efforts in areas with the greatest extent of 'unmet need.'

HUD ALLOCATES $47 MILLION TO HELP PENNSYLVANIA COMMUNITIES TO RECOVER FROM HURRICANE IRENE AND TROPICAL STORM LEE IN 2011

HUD Updates - Thu, 04/11/2013 - 09:33
WASHINGTON - U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today allocated more than $47 million throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to help local communities to recover from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in the summer of 2011. These grants, part of $514 million allocated among nine states nationwide, are provided through HUD's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program to support long-term disaster recovery efforts in areas with the greatest extent of 'unmet need.'

HUD ALLOCATES NEARLY $107 MILLION TO HELP LOUISIANA COMMUNITIES TO RECOVER FROM HURRICANE ISAAC

HUD Updates - Thu, 04/11/2013 - 09:33
WASHINGTON - U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today allocated nearly $107 million throughout the State of Louisiana to help local communities to recover from Hurricane Isaac last year. These grants, part of $514 million allocated among nine states nationwide, are provided through HUD's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program to support long-term disaster recovery efforts in areas with the greatest extent of 'unmet need.'

HUD ALLOCATES $41.6 MILLION TO HELP NORTH DAKOTA COMMUNITIES TO RECOVER FROM 2011 FLOODS

HUD Updates - Thu, 04/11/2013 - 09:33
WASHINGTON - U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today allocated $41.6 million throughout the State of North Dakota to help local communities to recover from severe flooding in 2011. These grants, part of $514 million allocated among nine states nationwide, are provided through HUD's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program to support long-term disaster recovery efforts in areas with the greatest extent of 'unmet need.'

Housing Juggernaut Seen Spurring 500000 New US Workers - Businessweek

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 04/11/2013 - 04:20

Housing Juggernaut Seen Spurring 500000 New US Workers
Businessweek
Paul Laney landed a job two months ago as a home inspector in Woodstock, Georgia, as the city added staff to oversee a growing residential construction industry. “I am really ecstatic about it,” said Laney, 52, who closed his own contracting business ...

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EPA To Hold Second Budget Call Due to Earlier Technical Difficulties

Hazardous Waste - Wed, 04/10/2013 - 19:23
WASHINGTON – Due to technical difficulties on the 2 p.m. call, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is scheduling another call for credentialed reporters to ask questions about President’s proposed Fiscal Year 2014 budget for EPA, at 3:15 p.m. EST today, Wednesday. Members of the media interested in participating should dial in ten minutes prior to the beginning of the call at (877) 317-0679 and give the conference ID number 35962514

EPA’s FY 2014 Budget Proposal Maintains the Strength of Federal, State, and Tribal Core Environmental and Human Health Protections/FY 2014 Request Focuses on Transforming the Way EPA Does Business

Hazardous Waste - Wed, 04/10/2013 - 17:33
WASHINGTON – Today the Obama Administration proposed a Fiscal Year 2014 (FY 2014) budget of $8.153 billion for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This request is $296 million below the EPA’s budget for Fiscal Year 2012

5 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Home Inspector - Fox Business

Google Home Inspector News - Wed, 04/10/2013 - 14:36

5 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Home Inspector
Fox Business
The home inspection process is a key step to buying a home since often offers are contingent on its findings, so working with the right inspector is important. After all, you don't want to buy a home only to find out the inspector missed the cracks in ...

DONOVAN ANNOUNCES HUD'S 2014 BUDGET

HUD Updates - Wed, 04/10/2013 - 12:07
WASHINGTON - U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today released details of the Obama Administration's proposed Fiscal Year 2014 HUD Budget, a plan that seeks to protect the rental housing and homeless assistance for millions of extremely poor Americans while increasing investments in key initiatives to serve some of the nation's most distressed neighborhoods.

BC couple 'tricked' into buying unlivable house - CBC.ca

Google Home Inspector News - Tue, 04/09/2013 - 14:14

CBC.ca

BC couple 'tricked' into buying unlivable house
CBC.ca
The couple spent more than $40,000 in emergency repairs and are now suing seller Fiona Perrin, realtor Sharon Black and home inspector Brad Pears, who they say all lied in order to make a quick sale. "We spent a lot of money for a house that basically ...

Beebe announces 35 board appointments and commissions - The City Wire

Google Home Inspector News - Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:19

Beebe announces 35 board appointments and commissions
The City Wire
Lowell Coomer, Fort Smith, to the Arkansas Home Inspector Registration Board. Appointment expires Jan. 26, 2015. Replaces Daniel Broughton. Al Davis, Little Rock, reappointed to the Arkansas Fire Protection Licensing Board. Appointment expires April 1, ...

Dudley, Mass. Packaging Plant to Pay Nearly $485K Penalty for Environmental Violations

Hazardous Waste - Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:01
(Boston, Mass. – April 8, 2013) – A packaging company has agreed to pay $484,900 in penalties to settle EPA claims that it violated numerous federal and state environmental regulations at its liquid and aerosol packaging facility in Dudley, Mass. According to EPA’s complaint, filed in Sept. 2012, Shield Packaging Company, Inc
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