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IRS streamlines calculations for the home-office deduction - Chicago Daily Herald

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 06/20/2013 - 23:39

IRS streamlines calculations for the home-office deduction
Chicago Daily Herald
Q. We are buying our first home, and we followed your advice to make the offer contingent upon the property receiving a satisfactory report from a professional home inspector. Should the inspection be made before or after the lender's appraisal? A. It ...

Carson Dunlop Partners with Ratesheet.ca - PR Web (press release)

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 06/20/2013 - 23:33

Carson Dunlop Partners with Ratesheet.ca
PR Web (press release)
... Inspection companies in North America that leverages their extensive technical knowledge across six integrated business lines – Home Inspection, Commercial Inspection, Report Writing, Energy Audits, Home Inspector Training and Continuing Education.

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Home builders across US asking: Where have all the good carpenters gone? - GMA News

Google Home Inspector News - Tue, 06/18/2013 - 23:39

Home builders across US asking: Where have all the good carpenters gone?
GMA News
After frequent bouts of unemployment, the 57-year-old Quinn called it quits in 2012 and became a home inspector in St. Augustine, Florida, ending a 30-year career building homes. "I was always getting laid off every year," said Quinn. "I would never ...

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6 Tips Every Home Buyer in 2013 Should Know - Mortgages at Quicken Loans (blog)

Google Home Inspector News - Mon, 06/17/2013 - 12:37

Mortgages at Quicken Loans (blog)

6 Tips Every Home Buyer in 2013 Should Know
Mortgages at Quicken Loans (blog)
A home inspector is your last line of defense against major defects that could cost you thousands of dollars down the line. This is one of the best investments you can make. Ask your agent for inspector recommendations, interview a few of them and ...

How to Get the Most Value From Your Home Inspection - Fox Business

Google Home Inspector News - Mon, 06/17/2013 - 05:29

How to Get the Most Value From Your Home Inspection
Fox Business
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 se. Should the buyer cancel ...

Single Family in Calabasas, CA asking $1,449,900

Thousand Oaks For Sale By Owner - Mon, 06/17/2013 - 02:43
22236 Cairnloch st. Calabasas, CA 91302 0 sq. ft., 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 6 photo(s)
Categories: For Sale By Owner

Hire an inspector to avoid home buying horrors - Sioux City Journal

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/14/2013 - 21:12

Hire an inspector to avoid home buying horrors
Sioux City Journal
With a 5/1 ARM, the rate is fixed for five years and adjusted annually thereafter. (Reach writer Susan Ladika at editors@bankrate.com. Distributed by Scripps Howard News Service, www.shns.com.) Tags. Home Inspector, Bankrate.com · View (0) Comments ...

Home inspector overlooked furnace problem - Chicago Daily Herald

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/14/2013 - 01:53

Home inspector overlooked furnace problem
Chicago Daily Herald
Q. Before we bought our home, we hired an ASHI certified home inspector. We were with him for most of the inspection, but he didn't spend much time looking at the furnace, and now we have a major problem. The inspection report says the system is ...

Home Inspector: Half of all decks in "failure" mode, risk collapse - WGCL Atlanta

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 06/13/2013 - 15:09

Home Inspector: Half of all decks in "failure" mode, risk collapse
WGCL Atlanta
Half of the country's 40 million house decks pose a safety danger and may not be covered by homeowner insurance policies, according to a code certified home inspector. Stan Garnet, of Inspector Associates, Inc. of Atlanta, said decks built in the 1990s ...

Home Improvement Tips for Buyers and Sellers - The Jewish Voice

Google Home Inspector News - Wed, 06/12/2013 - 08:53

Home Improvement Tips for Buyers and Sellers
The Jewish Voice
Because the industry is unregulated, be wary when hiring a home inspector. Protect yourself with these tips from, Pillar To Post, the nation's largest home inspection franchise: Get referrals from family, friends, your real estate agent and contractors ...

Single Family in Reseda, CA asking $399,000

Thousand Oaks For Sale By Owner - Tue, 06/11/2013 - 10:58
6555 Yarmouth ave Reseda, CA 91335 1100 sq. ft., 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 6 photo(s)
Categories: For Sale By Owner

Mobile Home in Newbury Park, CA asking $79,000

Thousand Oaks For Sale By Owner - Sun, 06/09/2013 - 10:58
70 Suzanne Ct. Newbury Park, CA 91320 1400 sq. ft., 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 6 photo(s)
Categories: For Sale By Owner

Home selling 101: Who, what and when - Helena Independent Record

Google Home Inspector News - Sat, 06/08/2013 - 22:13

Home selling 101: Who, what and when
Helena Independent Record
The lender chooses the appraiser, and the buyer generally pays the cost. Home inspector: Though generally not required by lenders, bankers recommend that prospective homeowners hire an independent inspector to check the property for potential defects ...

Ask the Inspector: Bathroom power panels - Leader-Telegram

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/07/2013 - 21:05

Ask the Inspector: Bathroom power panels
Leader-Telegram
If you have an older home 60 plus years old 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 ...

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

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/07/2013 - 14:16

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)

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/07/2013 - 08:45

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

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/07/2013 - 02:52

Seller annoyed over buyer's repair list
Chicago Daily Herald
The request for further evaluation of the air conditioner is reasonable if the home inspector identifies a specific defect or item of concern. Otherwise, it would be the buyers' choice to hire an HVAC contractor, at their own expense, to conduct a more ...

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

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/07/2013 - 01:44

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)

Google Home Inspector News - Thu, 06/06/2013 - 23:07

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)

Google Home Inspector News - Wed, 06/05/2013 - 23:20

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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