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At Home Living: What every homeowner should know about termites - Topeka Capital Journal

Home Inspection - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 11:37

Topeka Capital Journal

At Home Living: What every homeowner should know about termites
Topeka Capital Journal
In Topeka, the average cost for a new home inspection is between $65-$105. Some companies back their inspections with a year's warranty so that if termites are found within one year of the inspection date, at least a partial treatment will be rendered.

Existing Home Purchase -- How Low Is Too Low for an Offer? - Huffington Post

Home Inspection - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 14:51

Huffington Post

Existing Home Purchase -- How Low Is Too Low for an Offer?
Huffington Post
There are a great many people who would love to own a home still hesitating and staying on the sidelines. Some don't have the down payment, or they may have credit problems. However, credit is loosening up; down payment requirements are coming down ...

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Police Seek Additional Victims of Home Inspector Charged With Sexual Assault - Patch.com

Home Inspection - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 13:07

Patch.com

Police Seek Additional Victims of Home Inspector Charged With Sexual Assault
Patch.com
The suspect, 54 year-old Olaseni Cole, was charged with sexual battery stemming from an incident on April 14, 2015. Cole, an Arlington County housing inspector, had touched a female victim inappropriately during a home inspection in the 3900 block of ...
Arlington housing inspector allegedly sexually assaulted woman in homeWJLA
Arlington County housing inspector charged with sexual batteryWashington Post

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These Two Franchises Fill Gaps in the Home and Health Care Markets - Entrepreneur

Home Inspection - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 14:17

Entrepreneur

These Two Franchises Fill Gaps in the Home and Health Care Markets
Entrepreneur
I started A Buyer's Choice Home Inspections (ABCHI) to meet the huge demand for quality home inspections in Canada in the mid-2000s. We were able to turn it into the largest home inspection franchise in Canada after only two years of franchising. A ...

Change text size for the story - London Free Press

Home Inspection - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 14:03

London Free Press

Change text size for the story
London Free Press
When buying a home, having a home inspection performed by a qualified home inspector should take priority on your to do-list. No home, regardless of the age or price, is perfect, and the homeowner is often surprised and not happy to learn of defects ...

New Bedford announces pre-rental home inspection program - SouthCoastToday.com

Home Inspection - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 23:16

New Bedford announces pre-rental home inspection program
SouthCoastToday.com
NEW BEDFORD — Local landlords will be able to get certified inspections of rental units before leasing them to tenants under a city program that was announced Tuesday and is intended to help clarify disputes in housing court. “All too often in our ...

New Bedford announces pre-rental home inspection program - SouthCoastToday.com

Home Inspection - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 23:16

New Bedford announces pre-rental home inspection program
SouthCoastToday.com
NEW BEDFORD — Local landlords will be able to get certified inspections of rental units before leasing them to tenants under a city program that was announced Tuesday and is intended to help clarify disputes in housing court. “All too often in our ...

Don't reinvent the wheel: How this man found success with a home inspection ... - Orlando Business Journal (blog)

Home Inspection - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 06:51

Orlando Business Journal (blog)

Don't reinvent the wheel: How this man found success with a home inspection ...
Orlando Business Journal (blog)
Thirteen years ago, Jeff Mackey, 56, started Pillar to Post Home Inspectors of Orlando, one of 450 franchises of a Tampa-based firm that provides home, terminate, mold, insurance, wind mitigation and water inspections for Realtors, home buyers and home ...

Advantages of inspecting before you list - Boston Globe (subscription)

Home Inspection - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:24

Advantages of inspecting before you list
Boston Globe (subscription)
When a seller gets a presale home inspection, however, he or she has the option of addressing the issues or adjusting the price before listing. (Boston-area homeowners pay $380 on average for an inspection, according to data compiled from members of ...

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Meet Three New WIN Home Inspection Franchise Owners - Marketwired (press release)

Home Inspection - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 08:30

Meet Three New WIN Home Inspection Franchise Owners
Marketwired (press release)
More than 25% of WIN franchisees are military veterans, and all of them enjoy the freedom and financial stability of owning their own home inspection business. Three WIN Strategic-Partners shared their stories of how they selected the WIN Home ...

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Home inspection offers little benefit for sellers - The Tennessean

Home Inspection - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 21:22

The Tennessean

Home inspection offers little benefit for sellers
The Tennessean
I have heard that sellers who complete a home inspection in advance may see an increase in their ultimate selling price. Since I cannot represent any warranties as our home is an estate sale, do you think it would be beneficial for the heirs to agree ...

I-Team: Shoddy Inspections Leave Homeowners With Expensive Problems - CBS Local

Home Inspection - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 20:26

CBS Local

I-Team: Shoddy Inspections Leave Homeowners With Expensive Problems
CBS Local
BOSTON (CBS) – Buying a home is the biggest investment families ever make and it is often an overwhelming experience. That's why most buyers turn to a professional home inspector for help. A shoddy inspection, however, can leave a buyer with expensive ...

Deep into recovery, few choosing home inspection careers - Danbury News Times

Home Inspection - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 14:44

Deep into recovery, few choosing home inspection careers
Danbury News Times
Tom Schlotter of Bethel, a home inspector, uses an infrared camera to check for heat and heat loss. Tuesday, March 31, 2015Photo: Scott Mullin. View Larger Image. Talk to home inspectors in Connecticut, and any number are relieved that the real estate ...

Recession, licensing thin home inspector ranks - CT Post

Home Inspection - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 13:30

CT Post

Recession, licensing thin home inspector ranks
CT Post
Whereas apprentices in manufacturing and many other industries typically will find work at an established company, the home inspection business today remains one dominated by sole proprietors and two-person partnerships. Larger home inspection ...
Referral leading the way to renewalGreenwich Time

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Sherlocks of housing — Making a career of home inspection - Canton Repository

Home Inspection - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 21:26

Canton Repository

Sherlocks of housing — Making a career of home inspection
Canton Repository
He races through the kitchen and down the stairs into the basement where he whips out a flashlight and aims it at the pipes in the ceiling. Wight, owner of BBI Home Inspection Services in Jackson Township, is looking for leaks or any other problems in ...

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Benefits of a Home Inspection - RealEstateRama (press release)

Home Inspection - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 11:21

Benefits of a Home Inspection
RealEstateRama (press release)
In New Jersey, home inspectors are licensed and regulated by the Home Inspection Advisory Committee under the Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. Trained to detect faults in a home's foundation, the presence of mold, water damage, ...

Corrections officer making home inspection reports smell to police, body found ... - The Republic

Home Inspection - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 14:49

WTTV CBS4Indy

Corrections officer making home inspection reports smell to police, body found ...
The Republic
FORT WAYNE, Indiana — Police investigating a report of a smell in a home by a corrections officer led to a body being found in a bedroom closet. Fort Wayne police spokesman Officer Michael Joyner says the body was found Saturday. No arrests have been ...
Smell leads police to body in closet of Fort Wayne homeWTTV CBS4Indy
No ID yet in body found in closet; woman faces probation violationNews Sentinel
Dead body found in bedroom closetFrost Illustrated

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Phil Petersen Provides Quality Repairs for Common Home Inspection Issues - ThurstonTalk

Home Inspection - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 06:10

ThurstonTalk

Phil Petersen Provides Quality Repairs for Common Home Inspection Issues
ThurstonTalk
I had a broken attic truss, an unsecured water heater, missing GFCI outlets in my kitchen, a window with a broken seal and missing CO2 monitors. These were the findings of the home inspection ordered by the buyer of my home 18 months ago.

Understanding home inspection process - Times Herald-Record

Home Inspection - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 23:17

Understanding home inspection process
Times Herald-Record
In such a case, do not under any circumstances forgo the home inspection. It won't' provide you with a tool to negotiate price but will let you know whether the house needs repairs, remodeling or renovation of one or two rooms, or a major gut job. Go ...

Home inspection standards closer to reality - Winnipeg Free Press

Home Inspection - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 01:16

Home inspection standards closer to reality
Winnipeg Free Press
ANSWER -- I have posed this hypothetical question to highlight one of the misconceptions about the home inspection industry in Canada and update readers on government regulation. It has been quite some time since I wrote anything on this topic and at ...

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