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Haisler: Home inspection essential to buying real estate - Northwest Herald

Home Inspection - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 14:29

Haisler: Home inspection essential to buying real estate
Northwest Herald
The main purpose of a home inspection is to ensure the systems of the property are properly functioning. If they aren't working properly, the buyer and seller should discuss how to remedy these concerns. In some situations the seller may agree to pay ...

Overland Park begins rental home inspection program - KMBZ

Home Inspection - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 07:58

KMBZ

Overland Park begins rental home inspection program
KMBZ
The program is a two-phase, two-year process that is part of the city's code compliance program. Property owners must obtain and maintain valid rental licenses and pass exterior inspections of all rental properties. The licensing requirement was ...

REAL EASTATE MATTERS: Home inspector holds written report hostage - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Home Inspection - Sun, 07/09/2017 - 02:06

REAL EASTATE MATTERS: Home inspector holds written report hostage
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Q: I was buying a house and hired a home inspector. We went through the whole inspection, and I even paid him his fee. Then he gave me a form that indicated that he would not give me the written report unless I signed a document. The document stated ...

Prescription for care: Oversight is a key to well-run nursing homes - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Home Inspection - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 23:02

Prescription for care: Oversight is a key to well-run nursing homes
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
A merger of the state departments of health and human services is possible in the next fiscal year. Done correctly, this would be an opportunity to strengthen the nursing home inspection program and to make sure nursing home residents get all of the ...

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How much house can you really afford? - Buffalo News

Home Inspection - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 23:00

Buffalo News

How much house can you really afford?
Buffalo News
A home inspection will help determine when you might need a new roof, furnace, water heater, etc. “It's smart to have a house emergency fund for large purchases or unexpected expenses,” says DeGlopper. “That way, you won't be caught off guard.”.

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Anne Sadler: Things you shouldn't overlook when house hunting - Freeport Journal-Standard

Home Inspection - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 12:18

Freeport Journal-Standard

Anne Sadler: Things you shouldn't overlook when house hunting
Freeport Journal-Standard
If you are having a home inspection, many of these issues will probably be covered during the inspection. If they are visible at the time you make an offer, a home inspection is not the time to negotiate items you could already see were problems. These ...

Lead safety classes detail home inspection process for Lead Safe ... - WNWO NBC 24

Home Inspection - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 22:19

WNWO NBC 24

Lead safety classes detail home inspection process for Lead Safe ...
WNWO NBC 24
The Toledo Lucas-County Health Department is reminding property owners that they must have their Lead Safe Certificates by June 30, 2018. The department ...

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Disabled Polk County man asks for home renovations, community steps in - WTVC

Home Inspection - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 17:20

WTVC

Disabled Polk County man asks for home renovations, community steps in
WTVC
A home inspection from 2015 found Queen's home was unsafe, had asbestos and possible mold. pic.twitter.com/RdTdmnMYI6. — Alyssa Spirato (@ASpiratoNC9) July 6, 2017. But neither she nor Queen had the funds.. to finance the project. So she started a ...

Ask the Realtor: Words of caution against private sales - Boston.com

Home Inspection - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 12:55

Boston.com

Ask the Realtor: Words of caution against private sales
Boston.com
Are your buyers having a home inspection? In a market like this, many waive them. Some buyers will use inspections as opportunities to renegotiate. A good seller's agent will not allow this to happen to you. Finally — and don't underrate this ...

Seller can bring clarity to home inspection - Green Bay Press Gazette

Home Inspection - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 09:31

Green Bay Press Gazette

Seller can bring clarity to home inspection
Green Bay Press Gazette
Reader question: We accepted an offer on our home. The contract is subject to a satisfactory home inspection. Our agent called to set up a time for the inspection and asked us to vacate the house. My thinking is that if there is some discovery made ...
Home inspections: another to-do item in contract processOcean City Today

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Ask the Expert: What Advice Do You Have for Homebuyers Forgoing a Home Inspection? - RisMedia.com (press release)

Home Inspection - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 01:56

RisMedia.com (press release)

Ask the Expert: What Advice Do You Have for Homebuyers Forgoing a Home Inspection?
RisMedia.com (press release)
A: As housing markets continue to heat up, many buyers are forgoing the important step of getting a home inspection. While this isn't a widespread phenomenon, it can easily occur when a particular market heats up. In fact, when a market gets hot ...

Dear Monty: Agent tells home seller not to attend home inspection - Holmes County Times Advertiser

Home Inspection - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 01:11

Holmes County Times Advertiser

Dear Monty: Agent tells home seller not to attend home inspection
Holmes County Times Advertiser
Reader Question: We accepted an offer on our home. The contract is subject to a satisfactory home inspection. Our agent called to set up a time for the inspection and asked us to vacate the house. My thinking is that if there is some discovery made ...

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New Lead Standard in Maine Means More Home Inspections - U.S. News & World Report

Home Inspection - Tue, 07/04/2017 - 23:11

New Lead Standard in Maine Means More Home Inspections
U.S. News & World Report
Under a new guideline implemented in September, more than 200 children have qualified for a home inspection. Under the old standard, fewer than 50 would have. Greg Payne, director of the Maine Affordable Housing Coalition, applauded the move, saying ...

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Investments to help you get top-dollar in a home sale | Southern ... - Twin Falls Times-News

Home Inspection - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 18:39

Investments to help you get top-dollar in a home sale | Southern ...
Twin Falls Times-News
Preparation is a critical element of success. When listing your home in a very competitive real estate market, being properly prepared for a broad spectrum of ...

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Who needs a home inspection, the buyer or seller? - Fallbrook / Bonsall Villlage News

Home Inspection - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 09:07

Fallbrook / Bonsall Villlage News

Who needs a home inspection, the buyer or seller?
Fallbrook / Bonsall Villlage News
As a seller of Fallbrook area homes, MASON Real Estate recommends having a home inspection done before the marketing of your home. Then upon review, take care of what needs to be done before placing it for sale. By commissioning a pre-inspection ...

Seven investments to help you get top-dollar in a home sale - The ... - Washington Post

Home Inspection - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 08:10

Washington Post

Seven investments to help you get top-dollar in a home sale - The ...
Washington Post
Properties that show the best sell the quickest and for the highest price. Therefore, getting your home into the best possible show condition is in the best interest ...

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Letters: July 3, 2017 - Plattsburgh Press Republican

Home Inspection - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 04:03

Letters: July 3, 2017
Plattsburgh Press Republican
TO THE EDITOR: My daughter and her husband purchased their first house last fall and were both thoroughly overjoyed at home ownership and taking on new responsibilities and enjoying new freedoms. Sometime before the closing and after the ...

6 Surprising Things a Home Inspector Won't Check - 24/7 Wall St.

Home Inspection - Sat, 07/01/2017 - 08:25

24/7 Wall St.

6 Surprising Things a Home Inspector Won't Check
24/7 Wall St.
Virtually every article about buying a home stresses the importance of spending $300 to $500 on a professional home inspection. It's a relatively small price to pay for peace of mind when there are tens of thousands of dollars at stake. Generally ...

Helping Those Who Hoard - New York Times

Home Inspection - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 04:01

New York Times

Helping Those Who Hoard
New York Times
Over the years, there have been more than 100 residents who regularly refuse to let his staff conduct the co-op's annual fan coil unit inspection. But after compiling a list of residents who were unresponsive to an initial request for a home inspection ...

6 Shocking Things Your Home Inspector Won't Check - Realtor.com News

Home Inspection - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 08:30

Realtor.com News

6 Shocking Things Your Home Inspector Won't Check
Realtor.com News
Given that a basic home inspection costs $300 to $500 but could save you thousands in repairs, that's a sweet deal! And yet, home inspectors don't check everything. For one, conditions such as mold, radon, or asbestos that require laboratory samples or ...

 
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