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The term "grandfathered" should never come up during a home inspection - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Home Inspection - Tue, 03/29/2016 - 04:02

Minneapolis Star Tribune

The term "grandfathered" should never come up during a home inspection
Minneapolis Star Tribune
One term that home inspectors need never use is "grandfathered." It's a term that refers to a building component or installation that was acceptable at the time it was done, but is no longer acceptable on new installations. A very common, simple ...

San Rafael, Novato must fix home inspection program flaws, state audit finds - Marin Independent Journal

Home Inspection - Thu, 03/24/2016 - 15:12

San Rafael, Novato must fix home inspection program flaws, state audit finds
Marin Independent Journal
City inspectors last year found code violations in Levine's home that were not caught when he bought the property, but the legislator said his audit request had nothing to do with his own home inspection situation. He asserted resale inspection reports ...

San Rafael, Novato must fix home inspection program flaws, state audit finds - Marin Independent Journal

Home Inspection - Thu, 03/24/2016 - 15:12

San Rafael, Novato must fix home inspection program flaws, state audit finds
Marin Independent Journal
City inspectors last year found code violations in Levine's home that were not caught when he bought the property, but the legislator said his audit request had nothing to do with his own home inspection situation. He asserted resale inspection reports ...

Realities of Real Estate: Home inspections continue to be a hot topic - CapitalGazette.com

Home Inspection - Wed, 03/23/2016 - 05:25

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Realities of Real Estate: Home inspections continue to be a hot topic
CapitalGazette.com
Nearly all contracts contain a home inspection contingency of some type, and more than any other contingency, home inspections are responsible for blowing up a sale. Plus, what makes is difficult for agents is the degree of "unknown" associated with a ...
Inspectors find more problems at Mount HopeLondon Free Press

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Calgary Home Inspection Company Launches New Spring Pre-Inspection Service - Free Press Release Center (press release)

Home Inspection - Tue, 03/22/2016 - 10:12

Calgary Home Inspection Company Launches New Spring Pre-Inspection Service
Free Press Release Center (press release)
In a slightly different approach to launching its new Pre-Inspection home inspection service, Begin Inspections Ltd., a commercial and property home inspection company in Calgary Alberta has decided it will be targeting pre-existing home owners, with ...

Home Inspection: King Of The Honey-Do List - Hartford Courant

Home Inspection - Mon, 03/21/2016 - 09:31

Hartford Courant

Home Inspection: King Of The Honey-Do List
Hartford Courant
The home inspection can be a valuable tool, for buyer and seller, in their next real estate transaction. When it comes time to make those repairs, both buyer and seller will have a "honey-do" list of items of repair, and a starting point for their home ...

Why home inspections aren't meant to be negotiating tools - The Boston Globe

Home Inspection - Fri, 03/18/2016 - 12:16

The Boston Globe

Why home inspections aren't meant to be negotiating tools
The Boston Globe
The buyers need to understand that a home inspection really is not meant to be used as a negotiating tool. It is to provide additional information about the home they are purchasing, a reference point. Good buyer's agents will explain to their clients ...

Seller overwhelmed by picky home inspection - Chicago Daily Herald

Home Inspection - Thu, 03/17/2016 - 23:08

Seller overwhelmed by picky home inspection
Chicago Daily Herald
On the other side of the scale, the buyers' home inspector exceeded the scope of a home inspection when he measured the pounds of resistance for the garage door opener and when he measured the hot water temperature. When testing a door opener, what ...

Boggs Inspection Services — The Home Inspection from a First-Time Homebuyer's Perspective - southsoundtalk.com

Home Inspection - Wed, 03/16/2016 - 09:08

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Boggs Inspection Services — The Home Inspection from a First-Time Homebuyer's Perspective
southsoundtalk.com
My husband and I become first-time homeowners earlier this month, but our home buying journey started long before that. We had been thinking about buying a home for some time, so earlier this winter, we decided to sit down with a realtor and see what ...
Home Around The House Boggs Inspection Services — The Home Inspection from a First-Time Home Buyer's...ThurstonTalk

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Home Around The House Boggs Inspection Services — The Home Inspection from a First-Time Home Buyer's... - ThurstonTalk

Home Inspection - Wed, 03/16/2016 - 06:01

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Home Around The House Boggs Inspection Services — The Home Inspection from a First-Time Home Buyer's...
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My husband and I got the keys to our first home a few weeks after Boggs Inspection Services completed the home inspection. Costing around $400 to $500, the price of the home inspection may cause initial sticker shock, but the value the home inspection ...
Boggs Inspection Services — The Home Inspection from a First-Time Homebuyer's Perspectivesouthsoundtalk.com

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Hiring a home inspector? Here are 6 things to remember - Globalnews.ca

Home Inspection - Tue, 03/15/2016 - 04:01

Globalnews.ca

Hiring a home inspector? Here are 6 things to remember
Globalnews.ca
“When I listed it in in 2013, somebody was interested, and got a home inspection with a different company. He said the house was shifting — you can tell by the roof that it's kind of caving in on one side. The two inspections, if you compare them, are ...

At Home: Want to sell your home? Start with an inspection - Topeka Capital Journal

Home Inspection - Fri, 03/11/2016 - 15:22

At Home: Want to sell your home? Start with an inspection
Topeka Capital Journal
Items that are professionally repaired don't have to be disclosed on the seller's disclosure to a buyer. The point of a home inspection is you get an unbiased opinion. Make sure you choose an experienced professional inspector who is licensed and ...

How to Conquer the Huge Problems Found During Home Inspections - Realtor.com News

Home Inspection - Tue, 03/08/2016 - 04:39

Realtor.com News

How to Conquer the Huge Problems Found During Home Inspections
Realtor.com News
You've finally found a buyer for your beloved home and signed a deal. Phew, what a relief! But then comes the reality check, aka the “home inspection.” Such simple words, yet so fraught with stress and fear! Many contracts include a contingency that ...

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