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Video: Home inspector talks of damages - WISH

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 00:16

WISH

Video: Home inspector talks of damages
WISH
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - We may not know the exact cause of the explosion for several days, but 24-Hour News 8 wanted to know what investigators may be looking at as possibilities. Steve Ambro with AP Inspections tells us what he'd be looking for.

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Ask the Inspector: Heat loss - Leader-Telegram

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 06:13

Ask the Inspector: Heat loss
Leader-Telegram
You would be very surprised how little it costs to install insulation compared with the price of the heat you are losing. Duerkop is a licensed home inspector and serves as president and education director of the Wisconsin Association of Home ...

Home buyers need a winning team - Calgary Sun

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 23:37

Home buyers need a winning team
Calgary Sun
Your team will likely include a realtor, a lender or mortgage broker, a lawyer, an insurance broker and a home inspector. Realtors: Your realtor's job is to help you find the ideal home, write an Offer to Purchase and negotiate on your behalf. Don't be ...

After the home inspection, do you have a tool kit? - Wicked Local (blog)

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 23:00

After the home inspection, do you have a tool kit?
Wicked Local (blog)
You've had an offer on your home and you've accepted it. The buyers have hired a home inspector who has crawled over every inch of your home, going through it with a fine-tooth comb. He's come up with a laundry list of items that he's told the buyers ...

Use report as guide to home buying - London Free Press

Sat, 11/03/2012 - 04:23

Use report as guide to home buying
London Free Press
When buying a home, having a home inspection performed by a qualified home inspector is supposed to give you peace of mind but often it has the opposite effect. You will be asked to absorb a lot of information in a short time. This often includes a ...

Eliminating Electrical Issues in Your New Home - Queens Chronicle (blog)

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 18:51

Eliminating Electrical Issues in Your New Home
Queens Chronicle (blog)
A home inspector's work is never done. Whenever a new home is being prepared for purchase, an inspector will likely be scheduled to inspect the house and perform a number of check-ups: outstanding code violations and safety issues are their bread and ...

What buyers need to know about a home inspection - Chicago Tribune

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 16:21

Chicago Tribune

What buyers need to know about a home inspection
Chicago Tribune
There are, from my experience, two kinds of home inspections contingencies: (1) if the home inspector finds problems, regardless of what they are, you have the absolute right to back out from the sales contract; or (2) if the inspector finds problems ...

Ask Angie: What to look for when choosing a home inspector - Lexington Herald Leader

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 13:43

Lexington Herald Leader

Ask Angie: What to look for when choosing a home inspector
Lexington Herald Leader
What advice can you offer about what to look for when choosing a home inspector? — Debbie K., Glen Burnie, Md. Answer: Your son's purchase probably will be one of the biggest investments he'll ever make, so getting a quality home inspection is really ...

What buyers need to know about a home inspection - Chicago Tribune

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 22:01

Chicago Tribune

What buyers need to know about a home inspection
Chicago Tribune
There are, from my experience, two kinds of home inspections contingencies: (1) if the home inspector finds problems, regardless of what they are, you have the absolute right to back out from the sales contract; or (2) if the inspector finds problems ...

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Five Things Home Inspectors Must do to Stay Working - GroundReport

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 21:41

Five Things Home Inspectors Must do to Stay Working
GroundReport
Stay on Top of New Trends. Whether it is the increase in green building practices, the usage of dangerous construction practices or materials, or any other new construction trends, it's a home inspector's duty to know about the latest-and-greatest ...

Ask Angie: What to look for when choosing a home inspector - Sacramento Bee

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 13:18

Ask Angie: What to look for when choosing a home inspector
Sacramento Bee
A good home inspector will charge several hundred dollars the costs will vary depending on the size and age of the home and typically takes three to four hours to perform the inspection. The inspector should look at the structure, roof, heating and ...
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Column by Joanna Jackson: Steps to home ownership - walkermessenger

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 16:17

Column by Joanna Jackson: Steps to home ownership
walkermessenger
A home inspector will also be on hand to help explain a home inspector's role during the home buying process. This seminar is free and open to the public. Don't miss out on this great opportunity for a step-by-step guide to home ownership. Interest ...

What happens if my home doesn't pass inspection? - MetroWest Daily News (blog)

Sun, 10/21/2012 - 02:46

MetroWest Daily News (blog)

What happens if my home doesn't pass inspection?
MetroWest Daily News (blog)
A home inspector will give you all the facts about pros and cons of the home, identifying defects or other issues they uncover. Based on this information you can decide if you'd like to go forward with buying the property. Once the inspection is ...

What happens if my home doesn't pass inspection? - Wicked Local (blog)

Sun, 10/21/2012 - 02:19

What happens if my home doesn't pass inspection?
Wicked Local (blog)
A home inspector will give you all the facts about pros and cons of the home, identifying defects or other issues they uncover. Based on this information you can decide if you'd like to go forward with buying the property. Once the inspection is ...

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McKissock Rolls Out New Home Inspector Courses and Land Surveyor Training - GroundReport

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 20:23

McKissock Rolls Out New Home Inspector Courses and Land Surveyor Training
GroundReport
McKissock, a leader in continuing education for real estate-related professionals, now has more state-specific, state-approved home inspector courses and land surveyor education. From the McKissock website, they have access to all they need to fulfill ...

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Know your home's past owners - KKCO-TV

Sat, 10/13/2012 - 01:01

Know your home's past owners
KKCO-TV
Local home inspector John Wiederkehr said he's had more requests for meth inspections this year than ever before. "When I do inspections for buyers, I don't know how to test." He went on to say, "Is concerning because I've heard the residue left behind ...

Clean up your kitchen prior to home inspection - TheChronicleHerald.ca

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:40

TheChronicleHerald.ca

Clean up your kitchen prior to home inspection
TheChronicleHerald.ca
The kitchen portion of a home inspection includes the plumbing, electrical and any built-in appliances. That means a professional home inspector is going to look under the sink, open appliances doors, including the stove and dishwasher, and look inside ...

Women4Women hosts home inspector, and other news in brief - The Evening Sun

Sun, 10/07/2012 - 22:39

Women4Women hosts home inspector, and other news in brief
The Evening Sun
Women4Women, a Hanover area professional network for women, will be featuring a presentation by a home inspector at the group's next meeting. On Thursday, Oct. 11, the group will host Chris Kessler, of New Leaf Home Inspection, who will discuss her ...

Police Reports: Storm Drains Stolen from Storage Yard - Patch.com

Sat, 10/06/2012 - 08:46

Police Reports: Storm Drains Stolen from Storage Yard
Patch.com
The woman told police that a neighbor had informed her that an individual claiming to be a home inspector had been on her property on Wednesday. The homeowner said that she had made no appointments and could think of no reason why someone would ...

Province considering minimum qualifications for home inspectors - Windsor Star (blog)

Sat, 10/06/2012 - 03:04

Province considering minimum qualifications for home inspectors
Windsor Star (blog)
Anyone in Ontario can say they are a home inspector. The province is looking to change that and will consult this fall with consumers, home inspector associations and representatives from the real estate industry on mandatory minimum qualifications for ...