Home Inspection

12 Surprising Costs Every First-Time Home Buyer Needs to Know About - Reader's Digest

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:23

Reader's Digest

12 Surprising Costs Every First-Time Home Buyer Needs to Know About
Reader's Digest
This means a thorough home inspection is extremely necessary and definitely not something you want to skimp on. Home inspections make sure everything from the appliances to the electrical system to the literal house structure are in good working ...

Even new homes are not perfect - Chicago Daily Herald

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 05:06

Even new homes are not perfect
Chicago Daily Herald
Q. We just opened escrow on a new-construction home and were advised against ordering a home inspection, simply because the house is new and was approved by the building department. This seems reasonable to us, especially since the contractor has ...

Licensed home inspector's claims don't check out, CBS4 finds - WTTV CBS4Indy

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 21:06

WTTV CBS4Indy

Licensed home inspector's claims don't check out, CBS4 finds
WTTV CBS4Indy
Instead, the family ended up on "a roller coaster," saying their home inspection process turned into a huge headache. The Snellenbergers searched online and found a company called Home Time Inspections. The owner, Anthony Maxie, told them he could ...

Ask Eli: How To Negotiate A Home Inspection - ARL now

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 10:00

ARL now

Ask Eli: How To Negotiate A Home Inspection
ARL now
This regularly-scheduled sponsored Q&A column is written by Eli Tucker, Arlington-based Realtor and Rosslyn resident. Please submit your questions to him via email for response in future columns. Enjoy! Question: I just finished the home inspection for ...

Pillar To Post Home Inspection - Dan Warren - The News-Press

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 13:15

The News-Press

Pillar To Post Home Inspection - Dan Warren
The News-Press
Welcome to your local Lee and Collier County home inspection company. Dan Warren is your local home inspector serving you since 1999. Since that time, he has completed an astonishing 6,000 home inspections. As a long standing resident of Lee and ...

Police: AK-47, guns and heroin seized after parole home inspection ... - Fox 59

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 14:59

Fox 59

Police: AK-47, guns and heroin seized after parole home inspection ...
Fox 59
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Police in Indianapolis have arrested a man on parole after a routine parole check on the northwest side. 19-year-old Jaylen Thompson ...

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Before the Gunfire in Virginia, a Volatile Home Life in Illinois - New York Times

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 10:27

New York Times

Before the Gunfire in Virginia, a Volatile Home Life in Illinois
New York Times
A onetime high school wrestler who worked for years in construction and then ran his own home inspection business, Mr. Hodgkinson spent much of his adult life here in Belleville, a Southern Illinois community of just over 40,000 people not far from St ...

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Barry Stone: Don't bank on as-is disclosure - NewsOK.com

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 04:05

Barry Stone: Don't bank on as-is disclosure
NewsOK.com
A common mistake in this regard is to forego a professional home inspection, simply because the bank refuses to make repairs. Buyers who make this tactical error assume that the only purpose for a home inspection is to compile a fix-it list for the seller.

In Belleville, alleged gunman remembered 'as a very irascible, angry little man' - Chicago Tribune

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 19:17

Chicago Tribune

In Belleville, alleged gunman remembered 'as a very irascible, angry little man'
Chicago Tribune
For years, James T. Hodgkinson lived what seemed to be an unremarkable life in this quiet community outside St. Louis, sharing a house with his longtime wife, Sue, and running a home inspection and appraisal business. But at times, residents say, he ...

Who Is James T. Hodgkinson? - The Atlantic

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 11:15

Patch.com

Who Is James T. Hodgkinson?
The Atlantic
Hodgkinson, 66, owns a home-inspection business. Hodgkinson was a licensed home inspector from 1994 to 1997, when his license expired, according records from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. He also held a license ...
Who is James Hodgkinson? Gunman killed after critically wounding Steve Scalise; shooting 4 othersAL.com
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James T. Hodgkinson, Alexandria shooting suspect, dies of injuries - CBS News

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 09:42

CBS News

James T. Hodgkinson, Alexandria shooting suspect, dies of injuries
CBS News
Hodgkinson, 66, owned a home inspection business in Belleville, Illinois. Law enforcement officials say he opened fire at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, shortly after 7 a.m. Wednesday. Hodgkinson shot Scalise and four others, including two ...
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Toms River will revise home inspection ordinance - Asbury Park Press

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 09:07

Asbury Park Press

Toms River will revise home inspection ordinance
Asbury Park Press
TOMS RIVER -- An ordinance that would have required property owners to pay for an inspection and repairs before selling their homes was tabled by the Township Council June 13. The council voted unanimously to delay action on the measure after several ...

The benefits of home inspection - iAfrica.com

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 01:38

iAfrica.com

The benefits of home inspection
iAfrica.com
He adds that even if you are not selling your home, a professional home inspection can assist you in maintaining your greatest investment to ensure future appreciation. “Inspecting the home at least once a year will ensure that minor issues don't ...

Dear Monty: Homebuyer questions the value of a home inspection - Holmes County Times Advertiser

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 14:54

Holmes County Times Advertiser

Dear Monty: Homebuyer questions the value of a home inspection
Holmes County Times Advertiser
Reader Question: We are going to be buying another home soon. In the house we sold, the buyer's inspector missed some items of which we were unaware. It created a few problems after they moved in, but we worked with them, and all turned out well.

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Why Home Buyers Need to Include Drainage on a Home Inspection Checklist - RealtyBizNews

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 12:32

RealtyBizNews

Why Home Buyers Need to Include Drainage on a Home Inspection Checklist
RealtyBizNews
Subscribe to our RSS feed to get the latest realty news. You can get our headlines via email as well, or follow us on Twitter. As the summer residential real estate market heats up over the next several weeks, NDS, Inc., a leading manufacturer of ...

Murphys man helps home buyers make informed decisions with inspection company - Calaveras Enterprise

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 19:54

Calaveras Enterprise

Murphys man helps home buyers make informed decisions with inspection company
Calaveras Enterprise
After retirement and with plenty of life still in him, Olson desired to give back to the community so he began his own home inspection company. “I launched Calaveras Home Inspections in April,” said Olson after spending many months training, attending ...

Home inspections - Items that are not deal-breakers - Fairfaxtimes.com

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 07:40

Home inspections - Items that are not deal-breakers
Fairfaxtimes.com
After making an offer on a home, you'll enter into a contract. Part of that contract should always include getting a home inspection. It is recommended that any homebuyer make an offer to purchase contingent upon a home inspection. This allows you to ...

Who needs a home inspection, the buyer or seller? - Valley News

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 04:46

Valley News

Who needs a home inspection, the buyer or seller?
Valley News
As a seller of a Temecula/Murrieta Valley homes, MASON Real Estate recommends having a home inspection done before the marketing of your home. Then upon review, take care of what needs to be done before placing it for sale. By commissioning a ...

A Performance Evaluation of an HVAC Inspection Report - Contracting Business

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 12:18

Contracting Business

A Performance Evaluation of an HVAC Inspection Report
Contracting Business
Avoid being held back by antiquated, fill-in-the-blank reports used by the home inspection industry. You may choose to start offering a premium level of HVAC system assessment and getting the training needed to improve the value of your services. Rob ...

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