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Small Business Spotlight: Cedar Hill Home Inspections - Patch.com

Google Home Inspector News - Mon, 04/15/2013 - 00:16

Small Business Spotlight: Cedar Hill Home Inspections
Patch.com
After completing a week long training program, I became an intern home inspector, and had to be supervised by a licensed home inspector for 100 inspections. After completing the 100 inspections, passing the home inspector and CT Business Law exams, ...

OREP Now Offering Home Inspector E&O Insurance with General Liability ... - PR.com (press release)

Google Home Inspector News - Sun, 04/14/2013 - 07:08

OREP Now Offering Home Inspector E&O Insurance with General Liability ...
PR.com (press release)
San Diego, CA, April 14, 2013 --(PR.com)-- OREP (Organization of Real Estate Professionals), a nationwide real estate insurance agency now in its 12th year, is proud to announce that its Home Inspector E&O Insurance Program now includes General ...

Home Inspector Earns Credits - Jamestown Post Journal

Google Home Inspector News - Sun, 04/14/2013 - 05:14

Jamestown Post Journal

Home Inspector Earns Credits
Jamestown Post Journal
Home Inspector Earns Credits. April 14, 2013. The Post-Journal. Save | Comments (1) | Post a comment |. Rick Haggmark, ASHI-certified inspector, with Rick's Southern Tier Inspection, LLC, serving Western New York and Pennsylvania, recently attended the ...

Buying a home in Canada - Ottawa Sun

Google Home Inspector News - Sat, 04/13/2013 - 05:47

Buying a home in Canada
Ottawa Sun
When you are buying a home, it's important to have the right team of professionals on your side including a home inspector to advise on the condition of the home, a lawyer to help protect your interests and a lender or mortgage broker who can arrange ...

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Ask the Inspector: Deck construction violations persist - Leader-Telegram

Google Home Inspector News - Sat, 04/13/2013 - 05:07

Ask the Inspector: Deck construction violations persist
Leader-Telegram
Older decks would have spacing of just less than 6 inches, but you need to follow current standards when remodeling. Duerkop is a licensed home inspector and serves as president and education director of the Wisconsin Association of Home Inspectors for ...

Can you trust your home inspector? - U-T San Diego

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 04/12/2013 - 13:03

Can you trust your home inspector?
U-T San Diego
Linda Lee, president of the Greater San Diego Association of Realtors, is the author of this guest post. The U-T San Diego will periodically feature real estate advice columns from the association in this blog. You are ready to make one of the most ...

Home inspector doesn't want buyers at inspection - Chicago Daily Herald

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 04/11/2013 - 22:03

Home inspector doesn't want buyers at inspection
Chicago Daily Herald
Home inspector doesn't want buyers at inspection. Article. text size: AAA. By Barry Stone. Q. We've just made an offer on a house, and our agent gave us a list of home inspectors. Two of the inspectors that we called sound knowledgeable, but they ...

To Protect Consumers, Pre-Purchase Home Inspections Should Be Regulated ... - Marketwire (press release)

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 04/11/2013 - 19:05

To Protect Consumers, Pre-Purchase Home Inspections Should Be Regulated ...
Marketwire (press release)
Yet, nothing ensures consumers that the home inspector selected has the proper qualifications. No consistent training is required for this profession: anyone can claim to be a home inspector. Although most inspectors' associations require some ...

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Housing Juggernaut Seen Spurring 500000 New US Workers - Businessweek

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 04/11/2013 - 10:11

Housing Juggernaut Seen Spurring 500000 New US Workers
Businessweek
Paul Laney landed a job two months ago as a home inspector in Woodstock, Georgia, as the city added staff to oversee a growing residential construction industry. “I am really ecstatic about it,” said Laney, 52, who closed his own contracting business ...

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Combustion Air Ducts, Part III: A Direct Connection to the Return Plenum - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 04/11/2013 - 10:06

Combustion Air Ducts, Part III: A Direct Connection to the Return Plenum
Minneapolis Star Tribune
As a home inspector I don't get hung up on code requirements, but as long as I'm blogging about this topic, it's worth mentioning that the Minnesota State Mechanical Code no longer allows the combustion air duct to be connected to the return plenum ...

Housing Juggernaut Seen Spurring 500000 New U.S. Workers - Bloomberg

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 04/11/2013 - 04:17

Housing Juggernaut Seen Spurring 500000 New U.S. Workers
Bloomberg
Paul Laney landed a job two months ago as a home inspector in Woodstock, Georgia, as the city added staff to oversee a growing residential construction industry. “I am really ecstatic about it,” said Laney, 52, who closed his own contracting business ...

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5 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Home Inspector - Fox Business

Google Home Inspector News - Wed, 04/10/2013 - 14:36

5 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Home Inspector
Fox Business
The home inspection process is a key step to buying a home since often offers are contingent on its findings, so working with the right inspector is important. After all, you don't want to buy a home only to find out the inspector missed the cracks in ...

BC couple 'tricked' into buying unlivable house - CBC.ca

Google Home Inspector News - Tue, 04/09/2013 - 14:14

CBC.ca

BC couple 'tricked' into buying unlivable house
CBC.ca
The couple spent more than $40,000 in emergency repairs and are now suing seller Fiona Perrin, realtor Sharon Black and home inspector Brad Pears, who they say all lied in order to make a quick sale. "We spent a lot of money for a house that basically ...

Beebe announces 35 board appointments and commissions - The City Wire

Google Home Inspector News - Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:19

Beebe announces 35 board appointments and commissions
The City Wire
Lowell Coomer, Fort Smith, to the Arkansas Home Inspector Registration Board. Appointment expires Jan. 26, 2015. Replaces Daniel Broughton. Al Davis, Little Rock, reappointed to the Arkansas Fire Protection Licensing Board. Appointment expires April 1, ...

Home Inspection Workshop Monday Apr 15, 2013 - Ottawa Start (press release)

Google Home Inspector News - Sun, 04/07/2013 - 03:39

Home Inspection Workshop Monday Apr 15, 2013
Ottawa Start (press release)
Nathan Weinstock, Registered Home Inspector with AccuChex Inspections, will lead a workshop on Home Inspection Tips and Helpful Hints. This seminar will be of interest to home owners, home buyers and sellers, and those concerned with new home ...

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Five questions with … Hank Lobdell, home inspector - Tbo.com

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 04/04/2013 - 20:11

Five questions with … Hank Lobdell, home inspector
Tbo.com
Five questions with … Hank Lobdell, home inspector. Photos. Published: April 4, 2013. SOUTH TAMPA - Today we chat with Hank Lobdell, owner of A Buyer's Choice Home Inspections in Tampa. A former regional vice president for Winn Residential, he lived ...

Home inspectors provide valuable insurance - The Missoulian

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 04/04/2013 - 15:13

Home inspectors provide valuable insurance
The Missoulian
Hiring a qualified home inspector is an insurance policy that will be money well spent. Most people carry homeowner's insurance and they sleep at night knowing if a disaster hits, they should be covered. But before you buy a home, it is even more ...

Newton Woman Pushes For Law To Protect Homebuyers - CBS Local

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 04/04/2013 - 03:29

CBS Local

Newton Woman Pushes For Law To Protect Homebuyers
CBS Local
He advises all buyers: “Hire a qualified home inspector, maybe even go to the building department in the city or town where the house is located and look at the records for that particular property.” The Massachusetts Association of Realtors says it ...

Licensing bill likely dead - Kokomo Tribune

Google Home Inspector News - Wed, 04/03/2013 - 05:00

Licensing bill likely dead
Kokomo Tribune
Kim Fipps, a Howard County home inspector, said the licensing threshold isn't high enough. “Either get rid of [licensing] or make it tougher,” Fipps said. “Right now it's a nuisance.” The bill's original language, supported by Pence, would have set in ...

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Middleburg family says black mold, rats plauge their mobile home - First Coast News

Google Home Inspector News - Tue, 04/02/2013 - 23:02

First Coast News

Middleburg family says black mold, rats plauge their mobile home
First Coast News
The McGills did not have a home inspector and they say they did not see anything unusual. "The biggest thing is, the next step, is to get a house inspector out here," McGill said, as he sat in their living room. "For him to inspect the house and him to ...

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