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Lead poisoning home inspectors aren't getting paid and some fear children are at risk - WHYY

Home Inspection - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:10

WHYY

Lead poisoning home inspectors aren't getting paid and some fear children are at risk
WHYY
Under the old system, lead inspectors would bill the state $350 for each home inspection. That money would go back into local health department budgets to pay for things like radioactive elements in lead testing devices and other supplies, such as lead ...

Mom launches inspection business after husband dies of cancer - SILive.com

Home Inspection - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 06:18

SILive.com

Mom launches inspection business after husband dies of cancer
SILive.com
"I spent two weeks training at corporate headquarters and I took a home inspection course at Baruch College in order to qualify for state licensing in New York," Gathers said. "Pillar To Post is very family-oriented. Although my husband is no longer ...

Wells Fargo employees help a disabled vet prepare for home inspe ... - NBC Right Now

Home Inspection - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 20:59

NBC Right Now

Wells Fargo employees help a disabled vet prepare for home inspe ...
NBC Right Now
Everyone needs a little help sometimes, and Wells Fargo understands that - that's why on Tuesday they helped out a veteran in need.
Wells Fargo employees help a disabled vet prepare for home ...FOX 11 and FOX 41 (press release) (blog)

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Ask Eli: How to Spot a Bad Flip - ARL now

Home Inspection - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 11:55

ARL now

Ask Eli: How to Spot a Bad Flip
ARL now
In fact, I think a home inspection is most valuable when buying a flipped property because you're paying a premium for it being/appearing new. However, inspections take place after entering into a purchase agreement and cost money, so I'll highlight ...

What Is A Home Inspection And How Do I Hire An Inspector? - Forbes

Home Inspection - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 22:23

Forbes

What Is A Home Inspection And How Do I Hire An Inspector?
Forbes
In this past April, 78% of real estate contracts were settled, reported the Realtors® Conference Index. For small majority whose real estate contracts that didn't close, the survey of over 4,500 realtors showed that the second leading cause for failure ...

Before you waive a home inspection, look for these red flags - Allentown Morning Call

Home Inspection - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:14

Allentown Morning Call

Before you waive a home inspection, look for these red flags
Allentown Morning Call
See the ASHI list of most common problems identified during a home inspection at http://www.homeinspector.org/HomeInspectionNews/the-quick-home-inspection-checklist-what-to-look-for-when-buying-a-home.5-1-2017.1724/Details/Story.

Inspecting your home inspector - Washington Post

Home Inspection - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 06:38

Washington Post

Inspecting your home inspector
Washington Post
It's a reasonable strategy if you know there's lots of competition — and especially if you expect competing buyers to also waive home inspection contingencies. But waiving the contingency doesn't mean you can't get an inspection; you just have to get ...

In hot Lehigh Valley housing market, should you waive inspections to land a dream home? - Allentown Morning Call

Home Inspection - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 06:00

Allentown Morning Call

In hot Lehigh Valley housing market, should you waive inspections to land a dream home?
Allentown Morning Call
When the stakes are this high, LaSalle said he often recommends looking at the seller's disclosure and excluding some portions of a home inspection that the buyer feels has been satisfactorily checked out. In other words, not waiving the inspections ...

Home inspector's drone leads to misunderstanding in Cape Coral - Wink News

Home Inspection - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 07:24

Wink News

Home inspector's drone leads to misunderstanding in Cape Coral
Wink News
A Cape Coral woman called police after she saw spotted a drone flying over her house. It turns out the drone was for home inspection. Inspector Frank Jensen says he's not like most inspectors in the area. “Most of inspectors, for safety, they'll stand ...

Realtors question value of mandating home energy audits - The Boston Globe

Home Inspection - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 16:44

Realtors question value of mandating home energy audits
The Boston Globe
As a real estate broker who works with buyers and sellers every day, and as the 2018 president of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors, I strongly disagree with the Globe's June 6 editorial “Preventing sticker shock for home buyers.” To be clear ...

BUSINESS BUZZ: Digital marketing seminar; Southern Hospitality Home Watch - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Home Inspection - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 18:34

BUSINESS BUZZ: Digital marketing seminar; Southern Hospitality Home Watch
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
The Herald-Tribune, in partnership with Google and ThriveHive, will host a digital marketing seminar Wednesday at The Francis, at 1289 N. Palm Ave. in downtown Sarasota. The presentation will help small-business owners reach qualified customers through ...

Proposed rental home inspection ordinance draws mixed reactions ... - News 5 Cleveland

Home Inspection - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 18:32

News 5 Cleveland

Proposed rental home inspection ordinance draws mixed reactions ...
News 5 Cleveland
EASTLAKE - Eastlake city leaders are mulling over a proposed ordinance that could create a licensing program for single-family rental homes. The current form ...

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Buying Your First Home? 3 Ways To Avoid Legal Trouble Later - Forbes

Home Inspection - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 17:38

Forbes

Buying Your First Home? 3 Ways To Avoid Legal Trouble Later
Forbes
Common conditions found through a home inspection include mold, termites and similar defects. The buyer must then either pay to have those defects fixed, or sue in court to have those costs paid for by the seller. 3. Don't Neglect To Purchase Title ...

Home inspection report summary: yes or no? - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Home Inspection - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 07:17

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Home inspection report summary: yes or no?
Minneapolis Star Tribune
For my company's home inspection reports, we include this text at the beginning of our summary: "This Summary Report includes the items that were, in my opinion, the most important items to bring to your attention. This is not by any means a substitute ...

Master Home Services - Parent Company of First-Ever Home Inspection Franchise HouseMaster - Launches ... - PR Newswire (press release)

Home Inspection - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 08:52

Master Home Services - Parent Company of First-Ever Home Inspection Franchise HouseMaster - Launches ...
PR Newswire (press release)
Additionally, HouseMaster's average gross sales is the highest in the home inspection franchise market. With a proven track record in the three most critical home service franchise criteria – customer experience, franchisee satisfaction and average ...

Shopping for a new home? Here's why you need a Realtor® - Charlotte Five

Home Inspection - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 01:12

Charlotte Five

Shopping for a new home? Here's why you need a Realtor®
Charlotte Five
These are the offer to purchase, a document containing professional services and disclosures and a document explaining the home inspection process. “I can't stress enough how important it is to read,” she said. “Read the offer to purchase your Realtor® ...

Home Inspection Software Market Seeking Growth from Emerging Markets, Study Drivers, Restraints and Forecast ... - Business Investor

Home Inspection - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 00:41

Home Inspection Software Market Seeking Growth from Emerging Markets, Study Drivers, Restraints and Forecast ...
Business Investor
Global Home Inspection Software Market Research Report 2018-2025.This report presents the current scenario and the development prospects of the market for automatic gate openers. The factors driving the market and the potential threats faced by prime ...

In a first, you can buy a $4 million gulf-front Tampa Bay home with bitcoin - Tampabay.com

Home Inspection - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 16:22

Tampabay.com

In a first, you can buy a $4 million gulf-front Tampa Bay home with bitcoin
Tampabay.com
Once a home inspection is completed, the purchaser would be required to convert the bitcoins to U.S. dollars and put the full contract amount in escrow. Before becoming a Realtor, Alhassan worked in IT security for Verizon and in payment processing for ...

Contractor decides to do home inspection? - Chicago Daily Herald

Home Inspection - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 07:01

Contractor decides to do home inspection?
Chicago Daily Herald
While home inspection requires knowledge that is fundamental to construction, the skills and protocols essential to home inspection are far different and are understood by few outside of the home inspection profession. Home inspection incorporates an ...