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Home Inspection Icon, John A. LaRocca, Retires from LaRocca Inspection Associates After 50 Years in the Real Estate ... - Markets Insider

Home Inspection - Thu, 06/28/2018 - 07:28

Home Inspection Icon, John A. LaRocca, Retires from LaRocca Inspection Associates After 50 Years in the Real Estate ...
Markets Insider
LOS ANGELES, June 28, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Real estate inspection small business, LaRocca Inspection Associates, announces that John A. LaRocca has retired as President. John had been focusing on educational and outreach program events ...

How To Make Sure Your Home Inspector Can Pass The Test - CBS Chicago

Home Inspection - Tue, 06/26/2018 - 10:45

CBS Chicago

How To Make Sure Your Home Inspector Can Pass The Test
CBS Chicago
CHICAGO (CBS) — Buying a home is probably the biggest purchase you'll ever make. Before you sign on the dotted line, get a home inspection. However, as one consumer group found when they put inspectors to the test, many missed pretty big problems.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly About Home Inspectors - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Home Inspection - Tue, 06/26/2018 - 03:49

NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly About Home Inspectors
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
While many home inspection companies say they're not responsible for inspecting chimneys, Checkbook says it was still surprising that four failed to spot the damper was missing. What about cost? Checkbook says it found big price differences among ...

Home inspection associations wrangle in court over online barbs - BusinessDen

Home Inspection - Mon, 06/25/2018 - 05:03

BusinessDen

Home inspection associations wrangle in court over online barbs
BusinessDen
Home inspection associations wrangle in court over online barbs. Thomas Gounley June 25, 2018 1. A screenshot of an e-book that Nick Gromicko promotes on his website. The head of a Boulder-based association said a rival's licensing exam doesn't pass ...

Free home safety inspections find plenty of fire risks. Is your family safe? - News & Observer

Home Inspection - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 06:21

News & Observer

Free home safety inspections find plenty of fire risks. Is your family safe?
News & Observer
The Morrisville Fire & Rescue Department was providing a free home inspection to assess fire preparedness. A trio of firefighters spent an hour at Gorena's house and found plenty of safety issues. The complimentary service is available year-round in ...

Take care of it: Condition counts - Santa Fe New Mexican

Home Inspection - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 18:08

Take care of it: Condition counts
Santa Fe New Mexican
One of the least predictable elements of a real estate transaction is the home inspection contingency. Many sales fall through because of what is discovered during a home inspection or terminate due to an inability of the buyer and seller to resolve ...

What to Expect at Your Home Inspection - Lansing State Journal

Home Inspection - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 12:45

Lansing State Journal

What to Expect at Your Home Inspection
Lansing State Journal
When you're buying that dream home with the beautiful open floor plan and updated kitchen, you're also buying any potential problems lurking in the basement or behind the walls. A home inspection is a standard — and important — part of the home ...

Buyer questions accuracy of home inspection - Chicago Daily Herald

Home Inspection - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 04:01

Buyer questions accuracy of home inspection
Chicago Daily Herald
Q. My home is now in escrow, and I'm having trouble with the home inspector's evaluation of the air conditioner. The A/C has always worked well, but the inspector says it needs repair by a contractor. When I asked him why, he said the refrigerant pipe ...

Lead poisoning home inspectors aren't getting paid and some fear children are at risk - WHYY

Home Inspection - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 09:10

WHYY

Lead poisoning home inspectors aren't getting paid and some fear children are at risk
WHYY
Under the old system, lead inspectors would bill the state $350 for each home inspection. That money would go back into local health department budgets to pay for things like radioactive elements in lead testing devices and other supplies, such as lead ...

Mom launches inspection business after husband dies of cancer - SILive.com

Home Inspection - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 03:18

Mom launches inspection business after husband dies of cancer
SILive.com
"I spent two weeks training at corporate headquarters and I took a home inspection course at Baruch College in order to qualify for state licensing in New York," Gathers said. "Pillar To Post is very family-oriented. Although my husband is no longer ...

Wells Fargo employees help a disabled vet prepare for home inspe ... - NBC Right Now

Home Inspection - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 17:59

NBC Right Now

Wells Fargo employees help a disabled vet prepare for home inspe ...
NBC Right Now
Everyone needs a little help sometimes, and Wells Fargo understands that - that's why on Tuesday they helped out a veteran in need.
Wells Fargo employees help a disabled vet prepare for home ...FOX 11 and FOX 41 (press release) (blog)

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Ask Eli: How to Spot a Bad Flip - ARL now

Home Inspection - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 08:55

ARL now

Ask Eli: How to Spot a Bad Flip
ARL now
In fact, I think a home inspection is most valuable when buying a flipped property because you're paying a premium for it being/appearing new. However, inspections take place after entering into a purchase agreement and cost money, so I'll highlight ...

What Is A Home Inspection And How Do I Hire An Inspector? - Forbes

Home Inspection - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 19:24

Forbes

What Is A Home Inspection And How Do I Hire An Inspector?
Forbes
A home inspection is simply an assessment of the home. This inspection is conducted by a qualified and trained home inspector. Seventy-two percent of Americans believed that their home inspection before the purchase of their home helped them avoid ...

Before you waive a home inspection, look for these red flags - Allentown Morning Call

Home Inspection - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 09:14

Allentown Morning Call

Before you waive a home inspection, look for these red flags
Allentown Morning Call
Are you house hunting? With inventory down by almost a third from last May, according to the latest data from the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors' Group, some buyers are going as far as to let go of the most basic contingency for a sale: the home ...

Inspecting your home inspector - Washington Post

Home Inspection - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 03:38

Washington Post

Inspecting your home inspector
Washington Post
It's a reasonable strategy if you know there's lots of competition — and especially if you expect competing buyers to also waive home inspection contingencies. But waiving the contingency doesn't mean you can't get an inspection; you just have to get ...

In hot Lehigh Valley housing market, should you waive inspections to land a dream home? - Allentown Morning Call

Home Inspection - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 03:00

Allentown Morning Call

In hot Lehigh Valley housing market, should you waive inspections to land a dream home?
Allentown Morning Call
When the stakes are this high, LaSalle said he often recommends looking at the seller's disclosure and excluding some portions of a home inspection that the buyer feels has been satisfactorily checked out. In other words, not waiving the inspections ...

In hot Lehigh Valley housing market, should you waive inspections to land a dream home? - Allentown Morning Call

Home Inspection - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 03:00

Allentown Morning Call

In hot Lehigh Valley housing market, should you waive inspections to land a dream home?
Allentown Morning Call
A home is a large investment, and an inspector you trust can root out the water leaks and cracks in the foundationand save you a large headache. So most realtors say they cannot, in good conscience, recommend waiving the home inspection contingency.

Home inspector's drone leads to misunderstanding in Cape Coral - Wink News

Home Inspection - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 04:24

Wink News

Home inspector's drone leads to misunderstanding in Cape Coral
Wink News
A Cape Coral woman called police after she saw spotted a drone flying over her house. It turns out the drone was for home inspection. Inspector Frank Jensen says he's not like most inspectors in the area. “Most of inspectors, for safety, they'll stand ...

Realtors question value of mandating home energy audits - The Boston Globe

Home Inspection - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 13:44

Realtors question value of mandating home energy audits
The Boston Globe
As a real estate broker who works with buyers and sellers every day, and as the 2018 president of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors, I strongly disagree with the Globe's June 6 editorial “Preventing sticker shock for home buyers.” To be clear ...

Drone misunderstanding in Cape Coral shows learning curve with rising technology - The News-Press

Home Inspection - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 11:20

The News-Press

Drone misunderstanding in Cape Coral shows learning curve with rising technology
The News-Press
Jensen said he has used a drone to take overhead pictures of homes since establishing his Coast 2 Coast Home Inspection business five years ago. He showed the 12 photographs from that inspection he took with his drone, so small it fits in the palm of ...

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