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Home Inspection Workshop Monday Apr 15, 2013 - Ottawa Start (press release)

Google Home Inspector News - Sun, 04/07/2013 - 03:39

Home Inspection Workshop Monday Apr 15, 2013
Ottawa Start (press release)
Nathan Weinstock, Registered Home Inspector with AccuChex Inspections, will lead a workshop on Home Inspection Tips and Helpful Hints. This seminar will be of interest to home owners, home buyers and sellers, and those concerned with new home ...

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OBAMA ADMINISTRATION RELEASES MARCH HOUSING SCORECARD

HUD Updates - Fri, 04/05/2013 - 12:07
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury today released the March edition of the Obama Administration's Housing Scorecard - a comprehensive report on the nation's housing market. The latest data shows important progress across many key indicators-as home prices continue to show strong annual gains and purchases of new homes and sales of existing homes sustained their upward trajectory-although officials caution that the overall recovery remains fragile.The full Housing Scorecard is available online at www.hud.gov/scorecard.

Five questions with … Hank Lobdell, home inspector - Tbo.com

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

Five questions with … Hank Lobdell, home inspector
Tbo.com
Five questions with … Hank Lobdell, home inspector. Photos. Published: April 4, 2013. SOUTH TAMPA - Today we chat with Hank Lobdell, owner of A Buyer's Choice Home Inspections in Tampa. A former regional vice president for Winn Residential, he lived ...

Home inspectors provide valuable insurance - The Missoulian

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 04/04/2013 - 15:13

Home inspectors provide valuable insurance
The Missoulian
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 ...

Newton Woman Pushes For Law To Protect Homebuyers - CBS Local

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 04/04/2013 - 03:29

CBS Local

Newton Woman Pushes For Law To Protect Homebuyers
CBS Local
He advises all buyers: “Hire a qualified home inspector, maybe even go to the building department in the city or town where the house is located and look at the records for that particular property.” The Massachusetts Association of Realtors says it ...

HUD KICKS OFF FAIR HOUSING MONTH WITH LAUNCH OF NATIONAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN

HUD Updates - Wed, 04/03/2013 - 12:07
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) today launched a national media campaign to educate the public and housing providers about their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act. The campaign, titled 'Fair Housing Is Your Right. Use It,' includes English, Spanish, and Chinese radio and print public service advertisements (PSAs) that feature examples of actions which violate the Fair Housing Act and let the public know what to do if they experience housing discrimination. In addition to radio and print public service announcements, the campaign will use the latest digital and social me-dia to amplify the outreach effort.

HUD ANNOUNCES STEPS TO HELP END AVOIDABLE RADON-INDUCED LUNG CANCER DEATHS IN HOUSING

HUD Updates - Wed, 04/03/2013 - 12:07
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has taken significant steps towards eliminating radon exposure in renter-occupied homes by issuing two new policies that will incorporate radon testing and mitigation into HUD programs to help prevent some of the estimated 21,000 lung cancer deaths radon causes in the United States every year.

Licensing bill likely dead - Kokomo Tribune

Google Home Inspector News - Wed, 04/03/2013 - 05:00

Licensing bill likely dead
Kokomo Tribune
Kim Fipps, a Howard County home inspector, said the licensing threshold isn't high enough. “Either get rid of [licensing] or make it tougher,” Fipps said. “Right now it's a nuisance.” The bill's original language, supported by Pence, would have set in ...

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Middleburg family says black mold, rats plauge their mobile home - First Coast News

Google Home Inspector News - Tue, 04/02/2013 - 23:02

First Coast News

Middleburg family says black mold, rats plauge their mobile home
First Coast News
The McGills did not have a home inspector and they say they did not see anything unusual. "The biggest thing is, the next step, is to get a house inspector out here," McGill said, as he sat in their living room. "For him to inspect the house and him to ...

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Collis Inc to Pay $31,379 Civil Penalty for Hazardous Waste Violations in Clinton, Iowa

Hazardous Waste - Tue, 04/02/2013 - 16:42
Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lenexa, Kan., April 2, 2013) - Collis Inc, a manufacturer of metal racks and shelving brackets for refrigerators, has agreed to pay a $31,379 administrative civil penalty to settle several Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) violations in Clinton, Iowa

fire victims' homes still unfinished - KVUE

Google Home Inspector News - Tue, 04/02/2013 - 04:07

fire victims' homes still unfinished
KVUE
“My mom died in October and I couldn't go to her funeral because I don't know what's going to happen next. I don't know,” she said. Washington hired a home inspector to review what needed to be finished in Hardinger's home, but refuses to provide with ...

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U.S. Air Force 611th Air Support Group Closes Banned Motor Vehicle Waste Wells at Three Alaska Sites

Hazardous Waste - Mon, 04/01/2013 - 22:10
(Seattle—April 1, 2013) The U.S. Air Force 611th Air Support Group operating out of Alaska has closed four motor vehicle waste disposal wells that violated federal laws that protect the nation’s sources of drinking water, according to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Air Force used these wells to dispose of fluids generated in the maintenance shops at several sites across the state

Home inspector turns home restorer - Ironton Tribune

Google Home Inspector News - Mon, 04/01/2013 - 13:37

Ironton Tribune

Home inspector turns home restorer
Ironton Tribune
ASHLAND, Ky. — Working as a home inspector Todd Brammer has seen it all, everything from mold to fire damage, and decided he wanted to do more than just tell people they have a problem. A little more than a year ago, the Coal Grove businessman ...

Buying a home? Order the 'Housefax' from a Boulder-based dot-com - Daily Camera

Google Home Inspector News - Sun, 03/31/2013 - 23:05

Buying a home? Order the 'Housefax' from a Boulder-based dot-com
Daily Camera
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 Boulder dot-com aims to change that. Beginning in late April, house hunters will ...

Business: Can seller lie about condition of property? - The Saratogian

Google Home Inspector News - Sun, 03/31/2013 - 09:30

Business: Can seller lie about condition of property?
The Saratogian
It further noted that the buyer was put on fair notice about the possibility of water intrusion problems, as evidenced by the home inspector's report, a survey showing a river in the property's northern boundary, and an advisory that the state ...

Sethi reviews law, order situation - Business Recorder (blog)

Google Home Inspector News - Sun, 03/31/2013 - 08:32

Business Recorder (blog)

Sethi reviews law, order situation
Business Recorder (blog)
He expressed these views while presiding over a high level meeting regarding security and law and order at Chief Minister's Secretariat Saturday. Secretary Home, Inspector General Police, Additional IGs, Commissioner Lahore Division, DCO Lahore, CCPO ...
Najam Sethi promises free & fair elections 'at all costs'Pakistan Daily Times

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Ask the Inspector: Watch foundation during snow melt - Leader-Telegram

Google Home Inspector News - Sat, 03/30/2013 - 05:24

Ask the Inspector: Watch foundation during snow melt
Leader-Telegram
... do not hesitate to call a contractor that deals with that part of the house. Duerkop is a licensed home inspector and serves as president and education director of the Wisconsin Association of Home Inspectors for the central and northern Wisconsin ...

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

Google Home Inspector News - 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

Google Home Inspector News - 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

Google Home Inspector News - 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, ...

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