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Urgent action required after Leigh care home inspection - Leigh Journal

Home Inspection - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 06:20

Urgent action required after Leigh care home inspection
Leigh Journal
A CARE home has been warned that it must make urgent improvements following an inspection. Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) visited Heathside Residential Home on Plank Lane, Leigh, on July 2 and found that the service was failing to ...

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Professional home inspections important when buying a home - Daily Commercial

Home Inspection - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 03:13

Professional home inspections important when buying a home
Daily Commercial
Vermeulen says that a growing part of his home inspection business is from insurance companies potentially denying coverage to existing policy holders for wind mitigation issues, faulty electrical wiring, service panels or old roofing. Interestingly ...

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Talking Business: Former Longview police officer opens home inspection service - Longview Daily News

Home Inspection - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 22:31

Talking Business: Former Longview police officer opens home inspection service
Longview Daily News
In April, he began assessing homes for Pillar to Post, a nationwide home inspection franchise. Within the last month, Lile says, he has become one of the few—if not the only—Longview home inspectors certified to examine pools, spas, four-plexes and ...

Family faces DHS home inspection for using cannabis oil to treat ill son - Herald Sun

Home Inspection - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 22:50

Family faces DHS home inspection for using cannabis oil to treat ill son
Herald Sun
THE government is demanding to inspect the home of a Victorian couple who have been treating their sick son with cannabis oil. Child protection workers have told Rhett Wallace and Cassie Batten they will be knocking on their door in coming days so the ...

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MCC to offer home inspection course - Northwest Herald

Home Inspection - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 14:34

MCC to offer home inspection course
Northwest Herald
Other aspects of the home inspection business, including marketing and business start-up, also are covered. Books and materials are included in the $895 fee. To register for the class, call 815-455-8588 and mention course ID: URE U04-001. For ...

Bradenton association publishes new home inspection standards - Bradenton Herald

Home Inspection - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 21:41

Bradenton association publishes new home inspection standards
Bradenton Herald
BRADENTON -- A national home inspection association based in Bradenton has published a new set of detailed standards designed to demystify the inspection process. Earlier this month, the National Association of Home Inspectors released a 16-page ...

Home Inspections: Where Good Deals Go Bad - Allen Publishing

Home Inspection - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 14:42

Home Inspections: Where Good Deals Go Bad
Allen Publishing
The toughest part of selling your home isn't negotiating an offer, it's often negotiating the repairs. Once a contract for sale is executed, the buyer has a period of time, usually 7 to 10 days, to have the home evaluated by a licensed inspector, and ...

Hundreds can save you thousands... of dollars! - Valley News

Home Inspection - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:18

Hundreds can save you thousands... of dollars!
Valley News
Spending a few hundred dollars upfront on a professional home inspection can potentially save a buyer thousands of dollars in home repair costs. An inspection can reveal past, current, and potential problems; health and safety risks; and items that a ...
Should I fix it now or let a buyer fix it later?Albuquerque Journal

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Toxic drywall leaves family with 'worthless' home - WFLA

Home Inspection - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:47

Toxic drywall leaves family with 'worthless' home
WFLA
And what about the home inspection? Garcia paid $325 to Zoe Fackler, of Fackler Home Inspection. Her inspection made no mention of toxic drywall, and she didn't recommend further drywall testing. Fackler explains she does only a visual inspection and ...

Ask Your Home Inspector: Keep dryer vent, ac from meter - Wausau Daily Herald

Home Inspection - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 01:08

Ask Your Home Inspector: Keep dryer vent, ac from meter
Wausau Daily Herald
During a home inspection, the air conditioner is often found to be within 3 feet of the gas regulator vent. When this occurs, the gas vent needs to be moved by Wisconsin Public Service (or whoever your gas provider is), which is an easy procedure. They ...

Christina Rordam: Why you need a home inspection - Winter Park/Maitland Observer

Home Inspection - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:31

Christina Rordam: Why you need a home inspection
Winter Park/Maitland Observer
I recently had the pleasure of attending a home inspection with one of my buyers on an existing home where everything went very well. The home was around 20 years old but had been upgraded and remodeled and the buyers were happy to learn there were ...

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5 home inspection problems - THV 11

Home Inspection - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 04:30

5 home inspection problems
THV 11
Foundation issues - You do not want to see these words anywhere in the home inspection or appraisal. Almost every house has "settling" of some kind and many cracks are no big deal, but others can indicate a more serious problem. 2. Mold - While surface ...

Ask Ann: Your agent should be expert in these 3 areas - The Tennessean

Home Inspection - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 04:26

Ask Ann: Your agent should be expert in these 3 areas
The Tennessean
Home inspection: Even though you will need to make the final decision on which recommended repairs are important to you, an experienced agent should be able to provide support and counsel during this process. For example, even if the home is offered ...

Coast Guard veteran runs home-inspection business - Las Vegas Review-Journal

Home Inspection - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 23:11

Coast Guard veteran runs home-inspection business
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Since 2005, Lynam has owned a franchise of WIN Home Inspection, an Alabama-based company, in Henderson and has performed thousands of home inspections for potential buyers and those selling their home. Question: What was it like transitioning into ...

Home inspection a must - Cayman 27

Home Inspection - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:54

Home inspection a must
Cayman 27
When buying a home, your checklist needs to include a full home inspection by a licensed home inspector. This morning on Daybreak Kel Ebanks of WestPoint Inspections talked to Vanessa Hansen about what needs to be included in a home inspection and ...

ReWatch: Why you need a real estate appraisal and home inspection - The Missoulian

Home Inspection - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 09:29

ReWatch: Why you need a real estate appraisal and home inspection
The Missoulian
Generally speaking, the appraisal is more concerned with the value of the property, and the home inspection is more concerned with the condition of the property, according to Joe Wszolek, Chief Operating Officer of the Greater Northwest Indiana ...

ReWatch: Why you need a real estate appraisal and home inspection - La Crosse Tribune

Home Inspection - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 09:25

ReWatch: Why you need a real estate appraisal and home inspection
La Crosse Tribune
Generally speaking, the appraisal is more concerned with the value of the property, and the home inspection is more concerned with the condition of the property, according to Joe Wszolek, Chief Operating Officer of the Greater Northwest Indiana ...

NAHI Announces NEW National Home Inspection Standards of Practice ... - PR Newswire (press release)

Home Inspection - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 06:26

NAHI Announces NEW National Home Inspection Standards of Practice ...
PR Newswire (press release)
4, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The National Association of Home Inspectors, Inc. (NAHI), announced today the adoption of the National Home Inspection Standards of Practice, Annotated. Touted as the most significant overhaul of home inspection ...

House-hunters breathe easy with a Pillar to Post home inspection - Orangeville Banner

Home Inspection - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 11:52

House-hunters breathe easy with a Pillar to Post home inspection
Orangeville Banner
It's common for house-hunters to fall in love at first sight with a dwelling of their dreams. But before rushing into buying a new home, it's wise to call in a professional inspector to ensure you're not signing into a nightmare.

Advantages of Home Inspections for Buyers and Sellers - Mortgage Rates & Trends (blog)

Home Inspection - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 06:16

Advantages of Home Inspections for Buyers and Sellers
Mortgage Rates & Trends (blog)
Finally, a home inspection is important from a legal standpoint. After an examination, a full disclosure will be made, which will protect the seller from the threat of legal action in the future. In the event that a buyer is dissatisfied with the ...

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