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Ask the Inspector : Bathroom power panels - Leader-Telegram

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 10:03pm

Ask the Inspector : Bathroom power panels
Leader-Telegram
... or older with this wiring, call a licensed electrician and have it removed. Duerkop is a licensed home inspector and serves as president and education director of the Wisconsin Association of Home Inspectors for the central and northern Wisconsin ...

How To Get The Most Value Out Of Your Home Inspection - Forbes

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 3:16pm

How To Get The Most Value Out Of Your Home Inspection
Forbes
Once an offer on a property is accepted, most buyers hire a professional home inspector to assess the condition of the home. The inspector will write a detailed report for the buyer to use in deciding how to proceed with the purchase. Should the buyer ...

Home inspections worth the effort - Chicago Tribune (blog)

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 9:45am

Home inspections worth the effort
Chicago Tribune (blog)
Generally, a home inspector cannot disclose information found during a home inspection without the buyer's approval. However, if the inspector finds something dangerous, he is required to disclose that finding to the seller and the potential purchaser, ...

Seller annoyed over buyer's repair list - Chicago Daily Herald

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 3:52am

Seller annoyed over buyer's repair list
Chicago Daily Herald
Q. The people who are buying our house hired a home inspector and then hit us with a long list of repair demands. They want replacement of the worn baseboards, the bathtub drain stopper, loose bathroom tiles and damaged windowsills. They want the ...

Ask the Home Inspector: Antiquated electrical systems must be replaced - Wausau Daily Herald

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 2:44am

Ask the Home Inspector: Antiquated electrical systems must be replaced
Wausau Daily Herald
In the last two weeks, a few things have come up in my inspections involving areas I have talked about before when you have visible knob-and-tube wiring in any area of your home: whether it be the attic, garage or basement, it should be removed.

Home inspections worth the effort - Chicago Tribune (blog)

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:07am

Chicago Tribune (blog)

Home inspections worth the effort
Chicago Tribune (blog)
Generally, a home inspector cannot disclose information found during a home inspection without the buyer's approval. However, if the inspector finds something dangerous, he is required to disclose that finding to the seller and the potential purchaser, ...

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Traverse City Home Inspector Timothy Evans Reports Radon a Concern When ... - PR Web (press release)

Thu, 06/06/2013 - 12:20am

Traverse City Home Inspector Timothy Evans Reports Radon a Concern When ...
PR Web (press release)
Timothy Evans, owner of Traverse City Home Inspections LLC (http://www.traversecityhomeinspections.com), a home inspection company serving Traverse City and Northwest Michigan, reports that radon gas testing is now required by some insurance and ...

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Midday Fix: Home inspection tips for buyers and sellers - WGNtv.com

Fri, 05/31/2013 - 9:15am

Midday Fix: Home inspection tips for buyers and sellers
WGNtv.com
Your home inspector should be looking at all the aspects of your home, from the condition and age of the roof, to drainage systems, the foundation, walls, insulation, grading, electrical systems, plumbing, condition of windows and doors, appliances ...

3 injured in deck collapse at Duluth home - MyFox Atlanta

Tue, 05/28/2013 - 7:37pm

3 injured in deck collapse at Duluth home
MyFox Atlanta
After hearing that pop, Sewell said that the deck seemed to sway forward and then the whole thing crashed straight down. A home inspector said that deck failures are typically at the bolt where it's attached. "If the rim joist is not attached to the ...

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Top 5 Real Estate Tips for Home Buyers - The Sun

Sat, 05/25/2013 - 11:47am

Top 5 Real Estate Tips for Home Buyers
The Sun
Unless you are home inspector by trade, your skills will only get you so far so hire an impartial professional inspector. A good inspector will identify problems, explain the extent of the problems, and also recommend the appropriate repairs. They can ...

Ask the Inspector: Inspection spectators - Leader-Telegram

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 10:07pm

Ask the Inspector: Inspection spectators
Leader-Telegram
An adult must be home or the children need to be elsewhere during the inspection. Duerkop is a licensed home inspector and serves as president and education director of the Wisconsin Association of Home Inspectors for the central and northern Wisconsin ...

The House Detective: Buyer regrets not having home inspection - NewsOK.com

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 10:04pm

The House Detective: Buyer regrets not having home inspection
NewsOK.com
If you bought your home without having it inspected, then one of two errors took place: Either your agent failed to advise you to hire a home inspector, or you failed to heed your agent's advice. By Barry Stone Certified Building Inspector | Published ...

Q & A with America's Real Estate Professor: Home inspection - Norwalk Reflector

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 1:42pm

Q & A with America's Real Estate Professor: Home inspection
Norwalk Reflector
In addition, the home inspector is only going to report if things are working or not. He or she is not going to assess how much a buyer like yourself might consider spending to buy new appliances, paint the house, landscaping, and all the other items ...

Windows Get Used Most During Summer- Seattle Home Inspector Jim Estrada ... - Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 1:33am

Windows Get Used Most During Summer- Seattle Home Inspector Jim Estrada ...
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)
Windows Get Used Most During Summer- Seattle Home Inspector Jim Estrada From Property Inspector, LLC Visits Brashenomics Radio To Discuss When It's Time To Replace Yours. PRWeb. Share. Tuesday, May 21st 2013. Search VSM: Advanced ...

5 Questions to ask Before Hiring a Home Inspector - HONOLULUMagazine.com

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 12:22pm

5 Questions to ask Before Hiring a Home Inspector
HONOLULUMagazine.com
If you are buying a home, you will want to find a reputable home inspector to thoroughly check your home for any unseen or potential disasters. This is your opportunity to see what's on the “inside” of the house through the eyes of a professional ...

What to expect when you're inspecting - Quad-City Times - Quad City Times

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 2:43am

What to expect when you're inspecting - Quad-City Times
Quad City Times
While contractors and tradespeople might be able to offer advice on what needs fixing and the best solution, a good home inspector is in the position to offer an unbiased opinion, said Tom Kruse, the owner of Professional Home Inspections in Holmen, Wis.

Sound Off: How do I find a home inspector? - San Francisco Chronicle

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 3:19pm

San Francisco Chronicle

Sound Off: How do I find a home inspector?
San Francisco Chronicle
Q: How do I find a great home inspector? A: We believe that a great home inspector - and a great home inspection - is the key to a successful real estate transaction. So how do you find a good inspector? Call a few real estate agents and ask who they ...

Plumber disagrees with home inspector - Chicago Daily Herald

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 3:17am

Plumber disagrees with home inspector
Chicago Daily Herald
Q. I am a real estate broker and am trying to resolve a difference of opinion between my plumber and my favorite home inspector. The inspector routinely cites water heaters that are installed without a drain pan, especially when the water heater is on ...

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Common Sources of Ceiling Stains - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 3:08am

Common Sources of Ceiling Stains
Minneapolis Star Tribune
When a home inspector finds a suspicious ceiling stain, they'll typically use a moisture meter to help determine whether it's an active leak or not. The video clip below shows me using the non-invasive feature of a moisture meter to confirm that the ...

Ask Adam: Preparing for a Home Inspection - ARL now

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 12:34pm

Ask Adam: Preparing for a Home Inspection
ARL now
A professional home inspector will go from room to room testing the heating, air-conditioning, plumbing, electrical, appliances and smoke detectors. He or she will also evaluate the structure, roof, interior and exterior of the home. What the home ...