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Top 10 Home Inspections To Consider Before Selling - Realty Today

Idaho Home Inspector - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 10:42

Realty Today

Top 10 Home Inspections To Consider Before Selling
Realty Today
WALNUT CREEK, CA - APRIL 07: East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) water conservation technician Rachel Garza (L) inspects a water meter with home owner Michael Shain as she performs a water conservation audit of a home on April 7, 2015 in ...

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Open & Shut: New home inspection business is sister company to construction group - Burlington Times News

Idaho Home Inspector - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 19:41

Open & Shut: New home inspection business is sister company to construction group
Burlington Times News
An inspections company has opened up in Elon. FOX DEN HOME INSPECTIONS is the sister company to FOX DEN CONSTRUCTION. Owner Michael Fields said the company has experienced builders who are very knowledgeable of home construction and ...

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Ask the Inspector: Even new homes need a look - Leader-Telegram

Idaho Home Inspector - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 05:05

Ask the Inspector: Even new homes need a look
Leader-Telegram
The inspection on a new home is a little different then on an older home. For example, a torn screen or a crack in a ceramic floor tile is mentioned in the report for an old home, but not deemed in need of repair. But in a new home, these are listed ...

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Ask the Inspector: Even new homes need a look - Leader-Telegram

Google Home Inspector News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 05:05

Ask the Inspector: Even new homes need a look
Leader-Telegram
... it is important to have an inspection of new and recently-built homes. 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 chapters.

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About the House: Appraisal or inspection? - Sturgis Journal

Idaho Home Inspector - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 20:07

About the House: Appraisal or inspection?
Sturgis Journal
Do you know the difference between an appraisal and a home inspection? Both are important. Both look at conditions of a property, but with different purposes and outcomes. An appraisal is to verify value. Lenders need one to know if a property has ...

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Mike Holmes: How a home inspection can help sell your home - National Post

Idaho Home Inspector - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 19:31

National Post

Mike Holmes: How a home inspection can help sell your home
National Post
Last week I talked about why it's important to get a home inspection when buying a home. But home inspections aren't just for buyers — they're for sellers too. A good home inspection report can help increase the value of your home, decrease the time ...

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Home inspection important even on newer homes - Wausau Daily Herald

Idaho Home Inspector - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 16:59

Wausau Daily Herald

Home inspection important even on newer homes
Wausau Daily Herald
This past week, I completed a home inspection on a new home. The balusters (posts) on the deck were spaced too far apart, causing a safety issue. The deck step risers (the space between the steps) were not closed off, causing another safety concern ...
Home inspections aren't only for buyersFort Worth Star Telegram

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When HRVs suck on both sides, it's a safety hazard - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:41

Minneapolis Star Tribune

When HRVs suck on both sides, it's a safety hazard
Minneapolis Star Tribune
I recently stumbled upon a fairly odd safety hazard with newer homes, and I want to make other folks aware of this issue. While inspecting a home in Burnsville last year, I found that both the intake and the exhaust terminals for the heat recovery ...

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Home inspector and sellers sued by home buyer for alleged negligent ... - The Louisiana Record

Google Home Inspector News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 12:06

The Louisiana Record

Home inspector and sellers sued by home buyer for alleged negligent ...
The Louisiana Record
NEW ORLEANS – A company that purchased a New Orleans home is suing the inspector it hired to inspect the property as well as the home's sellers for allegedly lying about the actual condition of the home and failing to reveal several major problems with it.

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Who to trust: your home inspector or the seller - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Google Home Inspector News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 10:27

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Who to trust: your home inspector or the seller
Minneapolis Star Tribune
As a home inspector, my job is to inspect the home, report on its condition and make recommendations. Nevertheless, I try to provide the best service that I can to my clients, and part of that involves standing behind my recommendations and findings.

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4 Tips for Getting Value From Your Home Inspection - Fox Business

Idaho Home Inspector - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 13:26

Fox Business

4 Tips for Getting Value From Your Home Inspection
Fox Business
Many buyers assume that the home inspection is their opportunity to pick the home apart and find its flaws. While the inspection often results in a second round of negotiations, buyers should view the inspection as the introduction to their potential home.

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LA County approves new pact for troubled nursing home inspection program - Los Angeles Times

Idaho Home Inspector - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 22:17

Los Angeles Times

LA County approves new pact for troubled nursing home inspection program
Los Angeles Times
Amid criticism of past oversight efforts, Los Angeles County supervisors approved a new contract Tuesday that redefines state and local responsibilities for inspecting nursing homes and other health facilities and investigating complaints of abuse ...

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Buyer or Seller: Are You Ready for the Home Inspection? - Huffington Post

Idaho Home Inspector - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 21:10

Huffington Post

Buyer or Seller: Are You Ready for the Home Inspection?
Huffington Post
If you've bought and sold a few homes in your lifetime, you may already know some of this information. However, I've found that those who are buying or selling for the first or second time may not have bumped into the inspection report and repair ...

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Home buyers sue realtors, inspector - Energeticcity.ca

Google Home Inspector News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 16:11

Energeticcity.ca

Home buyers sue realtors, inspector
Energeticcity.ca
A Fort St. John couple is suing a pair of real estate agents and a home inspector for a number of defects they allege were not disclosed to them about a home they purchased last fall. Derrick and Jolene Laychuk filed a claim in B.C. Supreme Court May ...

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Kuffa: Life as a home inspector is never dull - Port Huron Times Herald

Google Home Inspector News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 04:23

Port Huron Times Herald

Kuffa: Life as a home inspector is never dull
Port Huron Times Herald
We had such a great response on the article last week about some of the strange, diverse and funny things that we run into during my many years in the construction business, that I have decided to share a few more of these encounters with you. The ...

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Home Inspector: How to organize your spare cords - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 10:18

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Home Inspector: How to organize your spare cords
Minneapolis Star Tribune
A big box of random phone, computer, and audio cords all tangled together is the worst. Not only is it impossible to find what you need, but the cords get all tied together in knots, and this useless box of cords takes up room on your shelf. I've come ...

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Damage can sometimes occur during a home inspection - Chicago Daily Herald

Idaho Home Inspector - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 10:07

Damage can sometimes occur during a home inspection
Chicago Daily Herald
Q. The people who are buying our home hired a home inspector. During the inspection, he was filling the spa tub in our upstairs bathroom and he filled it nearly to the top. Unfortunately, a leak in the overflow drain caused water to drip through the ...

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Damage can sometimes occur during a home inspection - Chicago Daily Herald

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 10:07

Damage can sometimes occur during a home inspection
Chicago Daily Herald
Q. The people who are buying our home hired a home inspector. During the inspection, he was filling the spa tub in our upstairs bathroom and he filled it nearly to the top. Unfortunately, a leak in the overflow drain caused water to drip through the ...

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3 Tips For Finding A Home Inspector - Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release) (registration) (blog)

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 05:12

3 Tips For Finding A Home Inspector
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release) (registration) (blog)
The Federal Savings Bank shares a few helpful tips for buyers searching for a good home inspector. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 24, 2015. When purchasing a home, it is crucial to complete a proper home inspection. The Federal Savings Bank, a Midwest ...

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Q&A: Why is there a lock on my circuit breaker? - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Google Home Inspector News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 18:45

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Q&A: Why is there a lock on my circuit breaker?
Minneapolis Star Tribune
I recently had someone send me an email, asking why their circuit breaker had a lock on it, preventing the breaker from being turned off, or tripping. It would seem that this is a safety hazard, wouldn't it? Lock at circuit breaker. The answer is ...

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