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Home Inspection Deal Breakers - Westside Today

Home Inspection - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 08:02

Home Inspection Deal Breakers
Westside Today
It is common practice for a buyer to have a physical inspection when purchasing a home. Some sellers chose to do a pre-inspection in advance. A buyer's inspection can either be approved, or can be negotiated in two ways. A negotiation can either ...

Sizzle gone from Toronto housing market - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Home Inspection - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 22:11

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Sizzle gone from Toronto housing market
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
In February, home inspection firm Carson Dunlop saw a 34 percent drop in volume. Business has improved since then, with the first two weeks of this month putting the Toronto company on track to be unchanged from May 2016, according to founder Alan ...

The art of the deal: How buyers and sellers find common ground - OCRegister

Home Inspection - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 00:35

OCRegister

The art of the deal: How buyers and sellers find common ground
OCRegister
Negotiating the request for repairs: In the case where there's finally a “yes” and you move forward, the next point of polarization comes with the home inspection report and the subsequent buyers' request for repairs. By this time, the sellers usually ...

How to negotiate after home inspections - Folsom Telegraph

Home Inspection - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 15:31

How to negotiate after home inspections
Folsom Telegraph
My husband and I are in the middle of buying a home. We have just received our home inspection report in writing. There are several items that are in need of fixing. Our agent has told us that we are being unreasonable with our seller's repair list. He ...

Home inspections: What they are and why you should get one ... - Curbed

Home Inspection - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 10:58

Curbed

Home inspections: What they are and why you should get one ...
Curbed
Before you place a bid on your dream home, here are a few things to know about home inspections—and why they're so important.
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Information Withheld from Florida's Nursing Home Inspection Reports - Law Firm Newswire (press release)

Home Inspection - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 03:01

Information Withheld from Florida's Nursing Home Inspection Reports
Law Firm Newswire (press release)
Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 22, 2017 - Advocates for nursing home residents have raised concerns about the amount of information that the state of Florida is withholding from nursing home inspection reports, including dates, places and pivotal ...

agents can make more money with pre-listing inspections - Inman.com

Home Inspection - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 01:21

agents can make more money with pre-listing inspections
Inman.com
One commonly overlooked, but cost-effective way to get the best price for your seller — or calm your buyer's fears in a multiple-bid scenario — is a pre-listing home inspection. A pre-listing inspection is often arranged and paid for by sellers prior ...

Why You Should Recommend Pre-Listing Home Inspections - Inman - Inman.com

Home Inspection - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 00:07

Why You Should Recommend Pre-Listing Home Inspections - Inman
Inman.com
Put some power into your pre-listing process, and talk to your sellers about having their home inspected before they list it.

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Home inspectors feeling the burn of Ontario's hot housing market - The Globe and Mail

Home Inspection - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 18:09

The Globe and Mail

Home inspectors feeling the burn of Ontario's hot housing market
The Globe and Mail
“Nobody has a clause for home inspection in this hot housing market,” says Murray Parish, president of the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors, who says his 550 members have experienced a 30 to 50 per cent drop in home inspections over the past few ...

KENNETH R. HARNEY: Make sure home inspectors play by the rules - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Home Inspection - Sun, 05/14/2017 - 00:07

KENNETH R. HARNEY: Make sure home inspectors play by the rules
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Walter Fish, owner of Bay Area Home Inspection LLC in the Marquette, Michigan, area and a certified and licensed inspector, agrees. He says that furnace issues are a “common example” of where inspectors exceed their appropriate scope. “Some inspectors ...

Anne Sadler: What to expect from a home inspection - Freeport Journal-Standard

Home Inspection - Sat, 05/13/2017 - 22:13

Freeport Journal-Standard

Anne Sadler: What to expect from a home inspection
Freeport Journal-Standard
If you are currently house hunting you will probably be faced with the decision of whether or not to have a home inspection. Before you make that decision, you should know what a home inspection is and what to expect if you have one. First, it is ...

Who's Inspecting Home Inspectors? - NBC Bay Area

Home Inspection - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 23:46

NBC Bay Area

Who's Inspecting Home Inspectors?
NBC Bay Area
“You print out a form from the Internet and call it home inspection business,” end said. Lindsay Pedroche ultimately paid $2,500 to replace the leaky windows. She then asked us to hold the inspector accountable. He declined our requests for an interview.

Home Inspectors Busy During Hot Housing Market « WCCO | CBS ... - CBS Minnesota / WCCO

Home Inspection - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 15:29

CBS Minnesota / WCCO

Home Inspectors Busy During Hot Housing Market « WCCO | CBS ...
CBS Minnesota / WCCO
A hot housing market is making finding a home inspector another hurdle in the home-buying process.

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What should, should not, be in home inspection report - Prescott Daily Courier

Home Inspection - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 05:56

What should, should not, be in home inspection report
Prescott Daily Courier
I have been asked several times recently (and over the years) to inspect a home in some city I'm not familiar with, such as Tombstone or Tuba City, or Cowlik or Chloride (all real Arizona cities). I always tell them it would be much better ​to find an ...

East Brandywine police arrest home inspector for allegedly stealing a $79K wedding band - Daily Local News

Home Inspection - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 18:40

East Brandywine police arrest home inspector for allegedly stealing a $79K wedding band
Daily Local News
The victim told police that Lasorda, who she knew, had been contracted to do a home inspection. The victim also told police that Lasorda was reportedly the only person who could have taken the ring because of the access he had in her home during that time.

What Is a Certificate of Occupancy? Proof Your Home Is Safe - Realtor.com News

Home Inspection - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 08:26

Realtor.com News

What Is a Certificate of Occupancy? Proof Your Home Is Safe
Realtor.com News
That's why some municipalities go a step beyond the standard home inspection and require a special permit, called a certificate of occupancy, to ensure the houses in their area meet safety codes. To obtain the permit, an additional inspection must be done.

There are bad apples in every bunch - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Home Inspection - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 04:14

Minneapolis Star Tribune

There are bad apples in every bunch
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The article starts out by saying that 1 out of every 20 real estate sales contracts blows up, and nearly one-third of those are the result of the home inspection. In other words, maybe 1 out of 60, or approximately 1.6% of deals fall apart because of ...

New inspection rebate grants available for some first-time Vallejo home buyers - Vallejo Times Herald

Home Inspection - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 18:00

Vallejo Times Herald

New inspection rebate grants available for some first-time Vallejo home buyers
Vallejo Times Herald
“It isn't unusual for a home buyer to have several inspections before closing on a new home — including a wood-destroying pest inspection, roof inspection, sewer lateral inspection and home inspection to name a few.” Though an added expense, these ...

New inspection rebate grants available for some first-time Vallejo home buyers - Vallejo Times Herald

Home Inspection - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 18:00

New inspection rebate grants available for some first-time Vallejo home buyers
Vallejo Times Herald
“It isn't unusual for a home buyer to have several inspections before closing on a new home — including a wood-destroying pest inspection, roof inspection, sewer lateral inspection and home inspection to name a few.” Though an added expense, these ...

Gambill talks home inspections at Rotary - The Independent

Home Inspection - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 13:49

The Independent

Gambill talks home inspections at Rotary
The Independent
... Gambill said it has completed over 5,000 inspections. He noted that inspections are performed using a team approach, typically involving three inspectors, meaning assessments can be completed faster. An averaged size home inspection takes around an ...

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