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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 ...

Proposed rental home inspection ordinance draws mixed reactions - News 5 Cleveland

Home Inspection - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 16:39

News 5 Cleveland

Proposed rental home inspection ordinance draws mixed reactions
News 5 Cleveland
EASTLAKE - Eastlake city leaders are mulling over a proposed ordinance that could create a licensing program for single-family rental homes. The current form of the ordinance, however, is drawing a mixed reaction from landlords and some on the city ...

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BUSINESS BUZZ: Digital marketing seminar; Southern Hospitality Home Watch - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Home Inspection - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 15:34

BUSINESS BUZZ: Digital marketing seminar; Southern Hospitality Home Watch
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
The Herald-Tribune, in partnership with Google and ThriveHive, will host a digital marketing seminar Wednesday at The Francis, at 1289 N. Palm Ave. in downtown Sarasota. The presentation will help small-business owners reach qualified customers through ...

Buying Your First Home? 3 Ways To Avoid Legal Trouble Later - Forbes

Home Inspection - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 14:38

Forbes

Buying Your First Home? 3 Ways To Avoid Legal Trouble Later
Forbes
Common conditions found through a home inspection include mold, termites and similar defects. The buyer must then either pay to have those defects fixed, or sue in court to have those costs paid for by the seller. 3. Don't Neglect To Purchase Title ...

Home inspection report summary: yes or no? - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Home Inspection - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 04:17

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Home inspection report summary: yes or no?
Minneapolis Star Tribune
For my company's home inspection reports, we include this text at the beginning of our summary: "This Summary Report includes the items that were, in my opinion, the most important items to bring to your attention. This is not by any means a substitute ...

Master Home Services - Parent Company of First-Ever Home Inspection Franchise HouseMaster - Launches ... - PR Newswire (press release)

Home Inspection - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 05:47

Master Home Services - Parent Company of First-Ever Home Inspection Franchise HouseMaster - Launches ...
PR Newswire (press release)
Additionally, HouseMaster's average gross sales is the highest in the home inspection franchise market. With a proven track record in the three most critical home service franchise criteria – customer experience, franchisee satisfaction and average ...

Shopping for a new home? Here's why you need a Realtor® - Charlotte Five

Home Inspection - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 22:12

Charlotte Five

Shopping for a new home? Here's why you need a Realtor®
Charlotte Five
These are the offer to purchase, a document containing professional services and disclosures and a document explaining the home inspection process. “I can't stress enough how important it is to read,” she said. “Read the offer to purchase your Realtor® ...

Home Inspection Software Market Seeking Growth from Emerging Markets, Study Drivers, Restraints and Forecast ... - Business Investor

Home Inspection - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 21:41

Home Inspection Software Market Seeking Growth from Emerging Markets, Study Drivers, Restraints and Forecast ...
Business Investor
Global Home Inspection Software Market Research Report 2018-2025.This report presents the current scenario and the development prospects of the market for automatic gate openers. The factors driving the market and the potential threats faced by prime ...

In a first, you can buy a $4 million gulf-front Tampa Bay home with bitcoin - Tampabay.com

Home Inspection - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 13:22

Tampabay.com

In a first, you can buy a $4 million gulf-front Tampa Bay home with bitcoin
Tampabay.com
Once a home inspection is completed, the purchaser would be required to convert the bitcoins to U.S. dollars and put the full contract amount in escrow. Before becoming a Realtor, Alhassan worked in IT security for Verizon and in payment processing for ...

Home purchase agreement: What does “contingent” mean? - The Mortgage Reports (blog)

Home Inspection - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 04:30

The Mortgage Reports (blog)

Home purchase agreement: What does “contingent” mean?
The Mortgage Reports (blog)
Financing. A buyer's offer is usually contingent on getting financing at or below a certain interest rate. Home inspection. Unless you plan to tear down the house, the deal should be contingent on a home inspection that does not reveal expensive-to-fix ...

Contractor decides to do home inspection? - Chicago Daily Herald

Home Inspection - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 04:01

Contractor decides to do home inspection?
Chicago Daily Herald
While home inspection requires knowledge that is fundamental to construction, the skills and protocols essential to home inspection are far different and are understood by few outside of the home inspection profession. Home inspection incorporates an ...

Walk-through should lead right to closing - Quad-Cities Online

Home Inspection - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 11:30

Walk-through should lead right to closing
Quad-Cities Online
In their zeal to beat out the competition, some buyers are lax, too, eliminating the standard home inspection contingency from their offer. Dropping the inspection is risky, since a buyer can be hit with unexpected problems. The final walk-through is ...

State wins settlement against Cabell home inspection business - Huntington Herald Dispatch

Home Inspection - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 21:09

State wins settlement against Cabell home inspection business
Huntington Herald Dispatch
HUNTINGTON - The West Virginia Attorney General's Office was awarded more than $20,000 in a civil lawsuit against a Cabell County home inspection business, which was judged this week to have unlawfully charged consumers for work the business did ...

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Cabell County home inspector to pay for work not completed - WSAZ-TV

Home Inspection - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 08:45

WSAZ-TV

Cabell County home inspector to pay for work not completed
WSAZ-TV
They will also not be allowed to do home inspection work until the amounts are paid. "Consumers deserve to see work they pay for completed in a timely manner," Attorney General Morrisey said. "Our victory reinforces the rule of law and demonstrates ...

Key-turning tips for homebuyers — and for home sellers — in Denver's molten market - The Denver Post

Home Inspection - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 05:01

The Denver Post

Key-turning tips for homebuyers — and for home sellers — in Denver's molten market
The Denver Post
Leprino has heard of people who pre-schedule a home inspection, sending the message to the seller that they really want this home and are prepared to move the sale along quickly. Other eager buyers have volunteered to pay for the title insurance policy ...

This is what home buyers are having to do to compete in this market - MarketWatch

Home Inspection - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 01:59

This is what home buyers are having to do to compete in this market
MarketWatch
An offer that isn't contingent on the positive outcomes of a home inspection or appraisal, or on the sale of a buyer's current home, may be more attractive to sellers. These contingencies are typically written into contracts to protect buyers ...

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