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Ask the Home Inspector: Antiquated electrical systems must be replaced - Wausau Daily Herald

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 09:44

Ask the Home Inspector: Antiquated electrical systems must be replaced
Wausau Daily Herald
In the last two weeks, a few things have come up in my inspections involving areas I have talked about before when you have visible knob-and-tube wiring in any area of your home: whether it be the attic, garage or basement, it should be removed.

Home inspections worth the effort - Chicago Tribune (blog)

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 07:07

Chicago Tribune (blog)

Home inspections worth the effort
Chicago Tribune (blog)
Generally, a home inspector cannot disclose information found during a home inspection without the buyer's approval. However, if the inspector finds something dangerous, he is required to disclose that finding to the seller and the potential purchaser, ...

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Traverse City Home Inspector Timothy Evans Reports Radon a Concern When ... - PR Web (press release)

Thu, 06/06/2013 - 07:20

Traverse City Home Inspector Timothy Evans Reports Radon a Concern When ...
PR Web (press release)
Timothy Evans, owner of Traverse City Home Inspections LLC (http://www.traversecityhomeinspections.com), a home inspection company serving Traverse City and Northwest Michigan, reports that radon gas testing is now required by some insurance and ...

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Manitoba family's dream of disabled daycare shattered despite four home ... - Yahoo! News Canada (blog)

Tue, 06/04/2013 - 21:25

Yahoo! News Canada (blog)

Manitoba family's dream of disabled daycare shattered despite four home ...
Yahoo! News Canada (blog)
“When we first drove up, my first impression was, this is it. We're home,” Teresa Campbell told CBC News. "The house passed everything. We got our licenses from both agencies that we work with. The home inspector said mild to moderate upkeep." ...
Foster parents' home sits empty after inspection nightmareCBC.ca

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Midday Fix: Home inspection tips for buyers and sellers - WGNtv.com

Fri, 05/31/2013 - 16:15

Midday Fix: Home inspection tips for buyers and sellers
WGNtv.com
Your home inspector should be looking at all the aspects of your home, from the condition and age of the roof, to drainage systems, the foundation, walls, insulation, grading, electrical systems, plumbing, condition of windows and doors, appliances ...

Buyer regrets not having home inspection - Chicago Daily Herald

Fri, 05/31/2013 - 08:41

Buyer regrets not having home inspection
Chicago Daily Herald
A. Most homebuyers are aware of the importance of hiring a home inspector before they buy a home. And most real estate agents advise their clients accordingly. If you bought your home without having it inspected, then one of two errors took place ...

How To Test Your Home For Radon & How To Get Rid Of It - WFMY News 2

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 19:39

How To Test Your Home For Radon & How To Get Rid Of It
WFMY News 2
Home Inspector Scott Dampier shows you the one in his home. The radon reading in his house was a 10! A system costs anywhere from $800 - $2500. His advice, the company that does the radon test should not be the company that puts in your system.

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The Radon Danger In Our State & In Your Home - WFMY News 2

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 18:40

WFMY News 2

The Radon Danger In Our State & In Your Home
WFMY News 2
He's a home inspector with HouseMaster. "After we had the earthquake in 2010, I bought a new (radon) monitor." He tested it in his house and the radon gas measurement was a 10! The North Carolina danger threshold is a 4. "I went out to the truck got a ...

Top 5 real estate tips for home buyers - Norwalk Reflector

Wed, 05/29/2013 - 20:31

Norwalk Reflector

Top 5 real estate tips for home buyers
Norwalk Reflector
Unless you are home inspector by trade, your skills will only get you so far so hire an impartial professional inspector. A good inspector will identify problems, explain the extent of the problems, and also recommend the appropriate repairs. They can ...

3 injured in deck collapse at Duluth home - MyFox Atlanta

Wed, 05/29/2013 - 02:37

3 injured in deck collapse at Duluth home
MyFox Atlanta
After hearing that pop, Sewell said that the deck seemed to sway forward and then the whole thing crashed straight down. A home inspector said that deck failures are typically at the bolt where it's attached. "If the rim joist is not attached to the ...

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Top 5 Real Estate Tips for Home Buyers - The Sun

Sat, 05/25/2013 - 18:47

Top 5 Real Estate Tips for Home Buyers
The Sun
Unless you are home inspector by trade, your skills will only get you so far so hire an impartial professional inspector. A good inspector will identify problems, explain the extent of the problems, and also recommend the appropriate repairs. They can ...

Ask the Inspector: Inspection spectators - Leader-Telegram

Sat, 05/25/2013 - 05:07

Ask the Inspector: Inspection spectators
Leader-Telegram
An adult must be home or the children need to be elsewhere during the inspection. 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 ...

The House Detective: Buyer regrets not having home inspection - NewsOK.com

Sat, 05/25/2013 - 05:04

The House Detective: Buyer regrets not having home inspection
NewsOK.com
If you bought your home without having it inspected, then one of two errors took place: Either your agent failed to advise you to hire a home inspector, or you failed to heed your agent's advice. By Barry Stone Certified Building Inspector | Published ...

Q & A with America's Real Estate Professor: Home inspection - Norwalk Reflector

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 20:42

Q & A with America's Real Estate Professor: Home inspection
Norwalk Reflector
In addition, the home inspector is only going to report if things are working or not. He or she is not going to assess how much a buyer like yourself might consider spending to buy new appliances, paint the house, landscaping, and all the other items ...

Windows Get Used Most During Summer- Seattle Home Inspector Jim Estrada ... - Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 08:33

Windows Get Used Most During Summer- Seattle Home Inspector Jim Estrada ...
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)
Windows Get Used Most During Summer- Seattle Home Inspector Jim Estrada From Property Inspector, LLC Visits Brashenomics Radio To Discuss When It's Time To Replace Yours. PRWeb. Share. Tuesday, May 21st 2013. Search VSM: Advanced ...

5 Questions to ask Before Hiring a Home Inspector - HONOLULUMagazine.com

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 19:22

5 Questions to ask Before Hiring a Home Inspector
HONOLULUMagazine.com
If you are buying a home, you will want to find a reputable home inspector to thoroughly check your home for any unseen or potential disasters. This is your opportunity to see what's on the “inside” of the house through the eyes of a professional ...

HomeFix: Adding door is just first step in creating room over garage - San Angelo Standard Times

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 05:03

HomeFix: Adding door is just first step in creating room over garage
San Angelo Standard Times
Before adding a door, have the floor joists inspected further by a qualified home inspector, contractor or engineer. Dwight Barnett is a certified master inspector with the American Society of Home Inspectors. Send questions to D.Barnett@insightbb.com ...

Sound Off: How do I find a home inspector? - San Francisco Chronicle

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 22:19

San Francisco Chronicle

Sound Off: How do I find a home inspector?
San Francisco Chronicle
Q: How do I find a great home inspector? A: We believe that a great home inspector - and a great home inspection - is the key to a successful real estate transaction. So how do you find a good inspector? Call a few real estate agents and ask who they ...

Plumber disagrees with home inspector - Chicago Daily Herald

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 10:17

Plumber disagrees with home inspector
Chicago Daily Herald
Q. I am a real estate broker and am trying to resolve a difference of opinion between my plumber and my favorite home inspector. The inspector routinely cites water heaters that are installed without a drain pan, especially when the water heater is on ...

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How to avoid surprises from home inspection - Nashville Ledger newspaper

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 19:32

Nashville Ledger newspaper

How to avoid surprises from home inspection
Nashville Ledger newspaper
Buyers usually directs their anger toward the seller – the lying scum – while the seller is usually strapping on the pistols for the home inspector who has conspired with the buyers as they watched from the grassy knoll. The home inspector is hired by ...