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Dear Monty: 10 costly homeowner mistakes - The Ottawa Herald - The Ottawa Herald

Home Inspection - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 10:52

The Ottawa Herald

Dear Monty: 10 costly homeowner mistakes - The Ottawa Herald
The Ottawa Herald
Reader Question: We are selling our home we bought 40 years ago. We finished the unfinished upstairs ourselves to save money after we bought it. We raised ...

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Dear Monty: 10 costly homeowner mistakes - Wicked Local Westwood

Home Inspection - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 07:50

Wicked Local Westwood

Dear Monty: 10 costly homeowner mistakes
Wicked Local Westwood
When preparing to sell, making improvements that will not reward the investment. Consider a home inspection before spending money. The condition of your home is the first consideration is preparing to sell. Without the home inspection, you may be ...

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Are sewer inspections intrusive? No. | Star Tribune - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Home Inspection - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 04:34

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Are sewer inspections intrusive? No. | Star Tribune
Minneapolis Star Tribune
This week's question comes from a real estate agent: “Are sewer inspections intrusive? Does the seller need to give special permission if you're going to do a ...

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Are sewer inspections intrusive? No. - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Home Inspection - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 04:25

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Are sewer inspections intrusive? No.
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Assuming a home inspection is taking place as part of a real estate transaction, home inspections are now authorized through the purchase agreement. I've blogged about this topic several times: home inspection contingency form. The language from that ...

Former Vogtle employee finds second career as home inspector - The Augusta Chronicle

Home Inspection - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 13:33

The Augusta Chronicle

Former Vogtle employee finds second career as home inspector
The Augusta Chronicle
He liked a home inspection so much, he bought a franchise in a home inspection business. The real story is a bit longer than that. Gardner, who lives in Martinez, spent 16 years in the nuclear construction business. But just a few weeks ago he became ...

Home safety inspection: Kitchen - Hanford Sentinel

Home Inspection - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 05:05

Hanford Sentinel

Home safety inspection: Kitchen
Hanford Sentinel
One of the best ways to prevent fires in the home is to do a home inspection specifically looking for fire hazards or preparing for emergency measures in case of a fire. Inspect your home one section at a time: ...

Inspection report - Bankrate.com

Home Inspection - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 17:33

Inspection report
Bankrate.com
A home inspection report is an often lengthy document that an inspector prepares after conducting a visual examination of a house or building, including all of its major systems. The inspector conducts a thorough, top-to-bottom evaluation of the ...

Home for Sale in Turtle Creek – Reno, Texas - eParisExtra.com (blog)

Home Inspection - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:03

eParisExtra.com (blog)

Home for Sale in Turtle Creek – Reno, Texas
eParisExtra.com (blog)
There are a lot of updates including walk-in shower in hall bath, carpet, paint wooden blinds, ceiling fan in living room, ceramic tile in kitchen, some lighting fixtures, garage door opener. The patio has been extended, soaker hoses in flower beds are ...

13 Ridiculous Home Improvement Fails That Will Make You Cringe - Reader's Digest

Home Inspection - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 08:54

Reader's Digest

13 Ridiculous Home Improvement Fails That Will Make You Cringe
Reader's Digest
Matthew Steger, WIN Home InspectionRenovations are stressful, especially when you have to re-do DIY projects because of mistakes. In the rooftop vent photo, the owner had expanded and remodeled their kitchen, removing an old wood stove Their mistake, ...

Home buying myths debunked - Post-Bulletin

Home Inspection - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 13:03

Post-Bulletin

Home buying myths debunked
Post-Bulletin
Myth 4 - An appraisal is the same as a home inspection. If you're purchasing a home and using a loan to do so, your lender will require an appraisal be done on the property. The purpose of the appraisal is to determine how risky of an investment the ...

Avoid first-time homebuyer mistakes - Duluth News Tribune

Home Inspection - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 18:48

Duluth News Tribune

Avoid first-time homebuyer mistakes
Duluth News Tribune
Once a seller accepts your offer, you may be tempted to fast-forward the process and skip the home inspection, but it's important to know if the house is in solid shape. Aside from helping to identify any major structural flaws, a home inspection can ...

2 injured as explosion levels home, rocks neighborhood in southeast Lincoln - Lincoln Journal Star

Home Inspection - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 14:58

Lincoln Journal Star

2 injured as explosion levels home, rocks neighborhood in southeast Lincoln
Lincoln Journal Star
Gas and power was shut off in the area as crews conducted a home-to-home inspection. The blast moved some from their foundation. Bryce Rowell, who lives in the 5600 block of South 77th Street, wasn't home when the explosion happened. “When the ...

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Stand Out With a Smoother Home Inspection - RisMedia.com (press release)

Home Inspection - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 12:49

Stand Out With a Smoother Home Inspection
RisMedia.com (press release)
During that time, Gabbard has guided hundreds of families through the home-buying process, and he knows that a home inspection is imperative when supporting clients with the largest financial purchase of their lives. To meet the home inspection needs ...

Mike Croxall: Preparing For Your Home Inspection - The Chattanoogan

Home Inspection - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 05:48

Mike Croxall: Preparing For Your Home Inspection
The Chattanoogan
Whether you're closing on your first house or your fifth, buying a home can be both exciting and overwhelming at the same time. But don't let your long to-do list deter you from completing one of the most important items: scheduling a home inspection.

REAL ESTATE MATTERS: Bad home inspector should be ... - Gainesville Sun

Home Inspection - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 02:56

Gainesville Sun

REAL ESTATE MATTERS: Bad home inspector should be ...
Gainesville Sun
Q: Can you please provide more information on one of your articles I recently read about home inspectors? The article paints home inspectors in a bad light.

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Avoid These Pitfalls On First Home Buy - Valley News

Home Inspection - Sat, 08/12/2017 - 20:42

Avoid These Pitfalls On First Home Buy
Valley News
Don't Skip the Home Inspection: Once a seller accepts your offer, you may be tempted to fast-forward the process and skip the home inspection, but it's important to know if the house is in solid shape. Aside from helping to identify any major ...

Golf outing benefits Salvation Army programs - The Hillsdale Daily News

Home Inspection - Sat, 08/12/2017 - 16:13

The Hillsdale Daily News

Golf outing benefits Salvation Army programs
The Hillsdale Daily News
HILLSDALE – Proceeds from the second annual Cutting Edge Home Inspection Golf Outing will provide some comfort to those seeking help from the Hillsdale Salvation Army. The local company dealing in home inspections in Hillsdale and surrounding ...

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What to expect when you buy a home - Elizabethtown News Enterprise

Home Inspection - Sat, 08/12/2017 - 12:09

What to expect when you buy a home
Elizabethtown News Enterprise
After the offer is accepted, usually a termite and home inspection is conducted on the home. If a major issue or damage is found, the buyer could decide to cancel their offer. If it is minor, a repair request it will be submitted to the seller to ...

What's in a seller's closet? You can look, but don't touch - OCRegister

Home Inspection - Sat, 08/12/2017 - 08:01

OCRegister

What's in a seller's closet? You can look, but don't touch
OCRegister
If you see something you might want to investigate more carefully, make a note of it and hold off until you do the home inspection. If you end up with another house, you stayed completely within your bounds. If you end up in escrow, show your home ...

REAL ESTATE MATTERS: Bad home inspector should be investigated - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Home Inspection - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 23:58

Sarasota Herald-Tribune

REAL ESTATE MATTERS: Bad home inspector should be investigated
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
There has been a movement over the past 10 to 15 years (or longer) by the professional home inspection industry to try to limit liability for a poor inspection to the cost of the home inspection. The damage caused by a poor inspection might cost a ...

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