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Too good to be true: Plano police warn of home improvement scams - Star Local Media

Home Inspection - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 16:21

Star Local Media

Too good to be true: Plano police warn of home improvement scams
Star Local Media
They offer homeowners a free home inspection, and they always find something that needs fixing. They claim to offer homeowners a “once-in-a-lifetime deal,” Bianez said. They've got leftover materials from a previous job, so they can do the job at a ...

State Highway Administration erroneously mandates home inspections after flea infestation in Hanover offices - Baltimore Sun

Home Inspection - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 16:20

Baltimore Sun

State Highway Administration erroneously mandates home inspections after flea infestation in Hanover offices
Baltimore Sun
“I acknowledge that this home inspection requirement may be inconvenient and upsetting for some of us, but please let's focus on trying to eliminate these fleas once and for all,” the supervisor wrote. SHA spokesman John Schofield verified the email ...

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5 Red Flags That Could Sink a Home Inspection - CT Post

Home Inspection - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 03:50

CT Post

5 Red Flags That Could Sink a Home Inspection
CT Post
But before you blindly forge ahead, you'll want to get a home inspection—and before that, you'll want to check the house yourself for any red flags that might make an inspector tell you this particular piece of real estate could be more trouble than ...

Should sellers plan to get a pre-listing home inspection? - CT Post

Home Inspection - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 13:06

CT Post

Should sellers plan to get a pre-listing home inspection?
CT Post
In today's competitive real estate market, it's more crucial than ever for sellers to do their homework before putting their home on the market. You not only need to know the value of your home and price it properly, but you also want to do what you ...

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Home inspectors have a duty to point out a problem, even if it's not in their areas of expertise - Chicago Tribune

Home Inspection - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 10:16

Chicago Tribune

Home inspectors have a duty to point out a problem, even if it's not in their areas of expertise
Chicago Tribune
Q: We hired a home inspector when we were buying a home. We received the report, reviewed it and later closed. The report indicated some minor issues but nothing major. About a week after our closing we called an air conditioning company to evaluate ...

All Things Real Estate: Contingency clause allows seller to back out of contract - Fairfield Daily Republic

Home Inspection - Sat, 09/15/2018 - 05:17

All Things Real Estate: Contingency clause allows seller to back out of contract
Fairfield Daily Republic
Q: I am hoping you can answer my question. The sellers of the home we planned to buy have now changed their mind, as of last evening. The sellers accepted our offer, and after a home inspection, we approved all of the disclosure documents. We have just ...

Heating ducts hiding asbestos? - NewsOK.com

Home Inspection - Sat, 09/15/2018 - 03:00

Heating ducts hiding asbestos?
NewsOK.com
DEAR PHIL: Most home inspectors do not check for asbestos-containing materials because environmental hazards are excluded from the standards of practice for the home inspection industry. In fact, most home inspection reports and contracts specifically ...

Home Inspection Software Market: Business Overview, Challenges, Opportunities, Trends and Market Analysis By 2023 - The Business Investor

Home Inspection - Fri, 09/14/2018 - 04:00

The Business Investor

Home Inspection Software Market: Business Overview, Challenges, Opportunities, Trends and Market Analysis By 2023
The Business Investor
The report on the Global Home Inspection Software Market is a complete overview of the market, covering various aspects of product definition, segmentation based on various parameters, and the prevailing vendor landscape. It compiles in-depth ...
Software Category - Browse all Market Research ReportsMarket Research Hub

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Whoops! 4 Home-Buying Moves You May Not Realize You Have to Do - Danbury News Times

Home Inspection - Thu, 09/13/2018 - 03:50

Danbury News Times

Whoops! 4 Home-Buying Moves You May Not Realize You Have to Do
Danbury News Times
Buying a house takes time, patience, and careful planning. But because this process has so many moving parts, sometimes buyers miss crucial steps—and it can cost them big-time. To help clue you in to these oft-overlooked tasks, we asked real estate ...

WOODY: In college football, patience is a virtue when facing a hurricane - Richmond.com

Home Inspection - Wed, 09/12/2018 - 18:37

Richmond.com

WOODY: In college football, patience is a virtue when facing a hurricane
Richmond.com
Why didn't you do a home inspection to find the problems before buying the house? Guess that wouldn't be good TV.) Like or hate yard work, you have to be prepared when hurricane warnings come, filled with dire consequences if you do not heed them.

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How to prepare your house for Hurricane Florence: Tips from people who blow up houses - Charlotte Observer

Home Inspection - Wed, 09/12/2018 - 13:21

Charlotte Observer

How to prepare your house for Hurricane Florence: Tips from people who blow up houses
Charlotte Observer
On your home inspection, look for openings around windows and doors that need caulking. If you have low-lying basements or other living areas, roll up and remove area rugs. If possible, move basement washing machines and other appliances above the ...

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Home dwellers should test for cancer-causing radon gas - Cleveland Jewish News

Home Inspection - Wed, 09/12/2018 - 09:08

Cleveland Jewish News

Home dwellers should test for cancer-causing radon gas
Cleveland Jewish News
... foundation of the house can be in the $800 to $1,500 range. When going through the process of purchasing a new home and the subsequent home inspection, be sure to include a radon test as part of the information you need to make an informed decision.

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11 Home Inspection Red Flags You Can Actually Overlook (for Now) - Reader's Digest

Home Inspection - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 09:40

11 Home Inspection Red Flags You Can Actually Overlook (for Now)
Reader's Digest
When buying a home, the home inspection can be one of the most stress-inducing parts of the process. Will the inspection reveal major foundation flaws? What about a termite infestation? While some home inspection red flags should be dealt with before ...

Buyers should insist on going to home inspection - Palm Beach Post

Home Inspection - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 05:00

Buyers should insist on going to home inspection
Palm Beach Post
Question: We made an offer to purchase our first home and followed your advice by making the offer contingent on the property first passing an inspection. The inspector is coming out next week, but says that he does not want us to be there because he ...

Zillow settles on newest city for its homebuying program - The Real Deal

Home Inspection - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 10:08

The Real Deal

Zillow settles on newest city for its homebuying program
The Real Deal
The program, known as Zillow Offers, allows homeowners looking to sell their houses to request a cash offer from Zillow to buy the property. If they accept the offer, the homeowner selects the closing date, and Zillow does a complimentary home ...
Atlanta Now an Active Zillow Offers MarketplaceRisMedia.com (press release)

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Fall House Hunt: Tips for making that winning offer - Boston.com

Home Inspection - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 06:29

Boston.com

Fall House Hunt: Tips for making that winning offer
Boston.com
The home inspection contingency allows buyers to withdraw from the deal and recover their deposit if there is something wrong with the house. Waiving the contingency strengthens the offer, but leaves the buyer unprotected. There are clever ways to ...

Here's why buyers should insist on going to home inspections - The Bellingham Herald

Home Inspection - Sun, 09/09/2018 - 05:02

The Bellingham Herald

Here's why buyers should insist on going to home inspections
The Bellingham Herald
REAL ESTATE TRIVIA: The nationwide average cost of a professional home inspection is $326, according to a survey by real estate website HomeAdvisor.com. But fees vary from one community to the next, with prices generally higher in areas where sales ...

How should I prepare my home for fall drafts? - Longview Daily News

Home Inspection - Sat, 09/08/2018 - 23:08

Longview Daily News

How should I prepare my home for fall drafts?
Longview Daily News
This report should include any applicable images and graphics and suggest solutions for each problem. When hiring, ask your energy auditor what experience they have outside the field. Tangible experience in HVAC, construction or home inspection gives ...

Barry Stone, Garage door opener has no safety reverse - NewsOK.com

Home Inspection - Sat, 09/08/2018 - 03:00

Barry Stone, Garage door opener has no safety reverse
NewsOK.com
DEAR CLAIRE: Safety reverse for garage door openers is a vital lifesaving function that is routinely checked as part of a standard home inspection. Your inspector was right to test the device and to report it as defective and unsafe, but the nature of ...

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