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New Bedford announces pre-rental home inspection program - SouthCoastToday.com

Home Inspection - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 23:16

New Bedford announces pre-rental home inspection program
SouthCoastToday.com
NEW BEDFORD — Local landlords will be able to get certified inspections of rental units before leasing them to tenants under a city program that was announced Tuesday and is intended to help clarify disputes in housing court. “All too often in our ...

Don't reinvent the wheel: How this man found success with a home inspection ... - Orlando Business Journal (blog)

Home Inspection - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 06:51

Orlando Business Journal (blog)

Don't reinvent the wheel: How this man found success with a home inspection ...
Orlando Business Journal (blog)
Thirteen years ago, Jeff Mackey, 56, started Pillar to Post Home Inspectors of Orlando, one of 450 franchises of a Tampa-based firm that provides home, terminate, mold, insurance, wind mitigation and water inspections for Realtors, home buyers and home ...

Advantages of inspecting before you list - Boston Globe (subscription)

Home Inspection - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:24

Advantages of inspecting before you list
Boston Globe (subscription)
When a seller gets a presale home inspection, however, he or she has the option of addressing the issues or adjusting the price before listing. (Boston-area homeowners pay $380 on average for an inspection, according to data compiled from members of ...

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Meet Three New WIN Home Inspection Franchise Owners - Marketwired (press release)

Home Inspection - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 08:30

Meet Three New WIN Home Inspection Franchise Owners
Marketwired (press release)
More than 25% of WIN franchisees are military veterans, and all of them enjoy the freedom and financial stability of owning their own home inspection business. Three WIN Strategic-Partners shared their stories of how they selected the WIN Home ...

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Home inspection offers little benefit for sellers - The Tennessean

Home Inspection - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 21:22

The Tennessean

Home inspection offers little benefit for sellers
The Tennessean
I have heard that sellers who complete a home inspection in advance may see an increase in their ultimate selling price. Since I cannot represent any warranties as our home is an estate sale, do you think it would be beneficial for the heirs to agree ...

I-Team: Shoddy Inspections Leave Homeowners With Expensive Problems - CBS Local

Home Inspection - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 20:26

CBS Local

I-Team: Shoddy Inspections Leave Homeowners With Expensive Problems
CBS Local
BOSTON (CBS) – Buying a home is the biggest investment families ever make and it is often an overwhelming experience. That's why most buyers turn to a professional home inspector for help. A shoddy inspection, however, can leave a buyer with expensive ...

Deep into recovery, few choosing home inspection careers - Danbury News Times

Home Inspection - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 14:44

Deep into recovery, few choosing home inspection careers
Danbury News Times
Tom Schlotter of Bethel, a home inspector, uses an infrared camera to check for heat and heat loss. Tuesday, March 31, 2015Photo: Scott Mullin. View Larger Image. Talk to home inspectors in Connecticut, and any number are relieved that the real estate ...

Sherlocks of housing — Making a career of home inspection - Canton Repository

Home Inspection - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 21:26

Canton Repository

Sherlocks of housing — Making a career of home inspection
Canton Repository
He races through the kitchen and down the stairs into the basement where he whips out a flashlight and aims it at the pipes in the ceiling. Wight, owner of BBI Home Inspection Services in Jackson Township, is looking for leaks or any other problems in ...

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Benefits of a Home Inspection - RealEstateRama (press release)

Home Inspection - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 11:21

Benefits of a Home Inspection
RealEstateRama (press release)
In New Jersey, home inspectors are licensed and regulated by the Home Inspection Advisory Committee under the Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. Trained to detect faults in a home's foundation, the presence of mold, water damage, ...

Corrections officer making home inspection reports smell to police, body found ... - The Republic

Home Inspection - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 14:49

WTTV CBS4Indy

Corrections officer making home inspection reports smell to police, body found ...
The Republic
FORT WAYNE, Indiana — Police investigating a report of a smell in a home by a corrections officer led to a body being found in a bedroom closet. Fort Wayne police spokesman Officer Michael Joyner says the body was found Saturday. No arrests have been ...
Smell leads police to body in closet of Fort Wayne homeWTTV CBS4Indy
No ID yet in body found in closet; woman faces probation violationNews Sentinel
Dead body found in bedroom closetFrost Illustrated

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Phil Petersen Provides Quality Repairs for Common Home Inspection Issues - ThurstonTalk

Home Inspection - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 06:10

ThurstonTalk

Phil Petersen Provides Quality Repairs for Common Home Inspection Issues
ThurstonTalk
I had a broken attic truss, an unsecured water heater, missing GFCI outlets in my kitchen, a window with a broken seal and missing CO2 monitors. These were the findings of the home inspection ordered by the buyer of my home 18 months ago.

Understanding home inspection process - Times Herald-Record

Home Inspection - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 23:17

Understanding home inspection process
Times Herald-Record
In such a case, do not under any circumstances forgo the home inspection. It won't' provide you with a tool to negotiate price but will let you know whether the house needs repairs, remodeling or renovation of one or two rooms, or a major gut job. Go ...

Home inspection standards closer to reality - Winnipeg Free Press

Home Inspection - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 01:16

Home inspection standards closer to reality
Winnipeg Free Press
ANSWER -- I have posed this hypothetical question to highlight one of the misconceptions about the home inspection industry in Canada and update readers on government regulation. It has been quite some time since I wrote anything on this topic and at ...

Explosive device found wired throughout Milton home - Boston Globe (subscription)

Home Inspection - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 07:20

Boston Globe (subscription)

Explosive device found wired throughout Milton home
Boston Globe (subscription)
The electrician was there, following a failed home inspection the week before, when he discovered what he told police was “an IED” — improvised explosive device — in the form of a plastic jug full of accelerant and wired to explode when a light ...
Police Investigating Who Rigged a Milton House to ExplodeBoston.com
A Milton home was rigged with an explosive deviceBoston Sun Times
Milton Home Found Wired With Homemade Explosive DevicePatch.com

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A home inspection protects the homebuyer - Daily Commercial

Home Inspection - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 07:25

A home inspection protects the homebuyer
Daily Commercial
Czaplak has been inspecting homes throughout Central Florida for more than five years. He credits his 130-hour home inspection certification program and construction background for the thoroughness of his inspections. “I don't know how anyone could ...

Winter damage assessment: Spring into a home inspection with these tips - Sunbury Daily Item

Home Inspection - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 06:04

Sunbury Daily Item

Winter damage assessment: Spring into a home inspection with these tips
Sunbury Daily Item
While homeowners in the Valley may not have weathered any hurricanes, tornadoes or other massively destructive storms recently, it may be just as critical to conduct a full home inspection after what has been an especially harsh winter. “As things get ...

It's a New Home, Do I Still Need a Home Inspection? - HULIQ

Home Inspection - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 05:57

HULIQ

It's a New Home, Do I Still Need a Home Inspection?
HULIQ
I love new homes and seeing all the latest trends, colors and gadgets that builders are using to make buyers eyes light up. But all the fine new products and styling cannot override the need for a home inspection on a new home no matter how excited and ...

Understand home inspection - Geneseo Republic

Home Inspection - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 22:28

Understand home inspection
Geneseo Republic
When you're looking to buy a home, your head may be full of visions of handsome hardwood floors, soaring ceilings and alluring landscape. Yet however tempting it may be to make a purchase based on outward appearance, stop yourself. It is essential to ...

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Understand home inspection - Massillon Independent

Home Inspection - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 21:12

Understand home inspection
Massillon Independent
When you're looking to buy a home, your head may be full of visions of handsome hardwood floors, soaring ceilings and alluring landscape. Yet however tempting it may be to make a purchase based on outward appearance, stop yourself. It is essential to ...

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Flame-burnt wiring due to soldering while either drunk or stupid! - HULIQ

Home Inspection - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 18:18

HULIQ

Flame-burnt wiring due to soldering while either drunk or stupid!
HULIQ
The seller was also quite surprised to see this and is having second thoughts. Ray Wilson, president of Meticulous Home Inspection Corp. would be happy to answer any of your questions related to this blog, or inspection in general. Please call 631-902 ...

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