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5 home inspection mistakes buyers and sellers make - The Seattle Times

Home Inspection - Sat, 05/12/2018 - 09:10

The Seattle Times

5 home inspection mistakes buyers and sellers make
The Seattle Times
A home inspection is an assessment of a home's condition. Home inspectors not only identify problems with houses, they can give buyers information that will help them with the upkeep. “We want to teach them how to maintain the property because it's the ...
Crucial things to know before you hire a home inspectorKOMO News

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What to look for in a home inspection: recognizing the deal breakers - The Mortgage Reports (blog)

Home Inspection - Sat, 05/12/2018 - 05:36

The Mortgage Reports (blog)

What to look for in a home inspection: recognizing the deal breakers
The Mortgage Reports (blog)
How do you know what to look for in a home inspection report? Unless you work in construction, you may well not understand the jargon used in your report. Of course, you can research the terminology online. However, even then you may not be able to ...

Home Sellers Say 'Jump,' Buyers Ask 'How High?' - NerdWallet (blog)

Home Inspection - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 10:00

Home Sellers Say 'Jump,' Buyers Ask 'How High?'
NerdWallet (blog)
An offer that isn't contingent on the positive outcomes of a home inspection or appraisal, or on the sale of a buyer's current home, may be more attractive to sellers. These contingencies are typically written into contracts to protect buyers ...

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Should home inspectors disclose pest infestation? - Chicago Daily Herald

Home Inspection - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 05:28

Should home inspectors disclose pest infestation?
Chicago Daily Herald
If fungus or dry rot problems are observed during a home inspection, it is permissible to say "apparent moisture damage," followed by the same recommendation. If your home inspector used that kind of verbiage, then the seller acted improperly when ...

Ask the Realtor: Why the highest offer isn't always the best one - Boston.com

Home Inspection - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 15:01

Boston.com

Ask the Realtor: Why the highest offer isn't always the best one
Boston.com
This is something to discuss with your agent, but it's often in your best interest to take the lower offer without the home inspection contingency. If the inspection is waived, there will be no further negotiation prior to signing the purchase and sale ...

Real Estate Advice: Do your homework when searching for a home - Wicked Local

Home Inspection - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 08:17

Real Estate Advice: Do your homework when searching for a home
Wicked Local
Make sure you have “escape” clauses – contingencies that allow you to get your money back in case of financing difficulties, problems the home inspection may uncover, and other appropriate escape hatches. Make sure deadlines for each step are realistic.

Pasadena considers abandoning city-run inspections for homes on the market - The Pasadena Star-News

Home Inspection - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 15:48

The Pasadena Star-News

Pasadena considers abandoning city-run inspections for homes on the market
The Pasadena Star-News
Dozens of people — most of them Realtors — flooded Pasadena's City Council chambers Monday to convince the Council that a city-run home inspection program is overly burdensome – and may be unconstitutional. Despite their numbers and the pervasive ...

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What Is a Home Maintenance Inspection? | realtor.com® - Realtor.com News

Home Inspection - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 04:31

Realtor.com News

What Is a Home Maintenance Inspection? | realtor.com®
Realtor.com News
Worried your roof is on the fritz or your foundation is a little worse for wear? A home maintenance inspection can clarify those concerns.

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Ambridge could require fire and safety inspections - The Times

Home Inspection - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 14:11

The Times

Ambridge could require fire and safety inspections
The Times
AMBRIDGE — Those looking to sell a home in the borough could have one extra step to go through. Council will vote Tuesday on a proposal that requires a fire and safety inspection before a home can be sold, borough Manager Joe Kauer said. “When someone ...

Free Webinars Reveal How to Become a Home Inspector - PR Newswire (press release)

Home Inspection - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 06:51

Free Webinars Reveal How to Become a Home Inspector
PR Newswire (press release)
BROOKFIELD, Wis., May 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Details about what it takes to become a home inspector and how to get home inspection training are revealed during the free webinars hosted by American Home Inspectors Training by OnCourse Learning.

Family 'horrified' to learn dream home contaminated by meth - WAFB.com

Home Inspection - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 03:31

WAFB.com

Family 'horrified' to learn dream home contaminated by meth
WAFB.com
I can't believe this is such a serious issue, and it's not covered in the home inspection,” Amanda Gates said. The home had been auctioned off after a foreclosure, and state officials say they're hearing about more contaminated homes, especially with ...

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Maple Valley family "horrified" to learn dream home is contaminated with meth - KIRO Seattle

Home Inspection - Sat, 05/05/2018 - 12:33

KIRO Seattle

Maple Valley family "horrified" to learn dream home is contaminated with meth
KIRO Seattle
Meth can be cause health problems for adults and can cause developmental issues for children. The results from the home came back positive for meth, with some of the highest traces coming from the 5-year-old child's bedroom upstairs. His toys and ...

Skipping home inspections a major red flag for new buyers - National Post

Home Inspection - Sat, 05/05/2018 - 10:04

National Post

Skipping home inspections a major red flag for new buyers
National Post
Depending on where you live, the real estate market has been really hot the last few years. The sad truth is, for many new homeowners, to even have a chance of closing a sale, they've had to completely forgo the home inspection, among other less than ...

Barry Stone, When buyers decline to hire home inspector - NewsOK.com

Home Inspection - Sat, 05/05/2018 - 04:04

NewsOK.com

Barry Stone, When buyers decline to hire home inspector
NewsOK.com
Here are some common reasons why homebuyers might forgo a home inspection: • Shortage of funds: Some buyers simply want to reduce their expenses, so they buy a home on faith. Everything appears OK when they walk through the house, so they ...

Are you prepared for emergency home repairs? - Seattle Times

Home Inspection - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 16:37

Seattle Times

Are you prepared for emergency home repairs?
Seattle Times
Even if you're not planning to sell your home, a home inspection can provide insight into what systems are most likely to fail soon — and it will typically cost only a few hundred dollars. An inspection can't offer guaranteed protection against hidden ...

Home buyer beware: Make sure that updated flip is not a flop with costly problems - KOMO News

Home Inspection - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 21:19

KOMO News

Home buyer beware: Make sure that updated flip is not a flop with costly problems
KOMO News
A former building contractor, with 23 years of experience in the local home inspection industry, Rogers said some flippers appear to avoid making extensive inspections or expensive repairs that might drastically lower their profit margins. In one ...

BUYER BEWARE: Clark Howard warns of home inspection nightmares - WSB Atlanta

Home Inspection - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 14:37

WSB Atlanta

BUYER BEWARE: Clark Howard warns of home inspection nightmares
WSB Atlanta
Buying a home? Channel 2 Consumer Adviser Clark Howard has an important warning for you. Howard says it's a standard step when you're buying a home to hire a home inspector, but making sure you have the right inspector is even more important.

Home inspection: Check these important systems before buying - The Mortgage Reports (blog)

Home Inspection - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 10:37

The Mortgage Reports (blog)

Home inspection: Check these important systems before buying
The Mortgage Reports (blog)
In one recent case, a home inspection found that the property used aluminum wiring. The use of aluminum wiring is a significant problem because homeowner insurance policies may not be available for such properties. If you can't get homeowners insurance ...

How a home inspection can put money in your pocket - The Mortgage Reports (blog)

Home Inspection - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 10:37

The Mortgage Reports (blog)

How a home inspection can put money in your pocket
The Mortgage Reports (blog)
One home inspection clause might say that the purchaser can have a home inspection, but that the owner is only responsible for the first $1,000 in repairs. The problem here is that repair costs may be very much higher. In one recent case, a home ...

Home Inspections and Why Every Buyer Should Get One - Palestine Herald Press

Home Inspection - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 17:37

Palestine Herald Press

Home Inspections and Why Every Buyer Should Get One
Palestine Herald Press
However, I would strongly encourage anyone buying or selling real estate to get a home inspection. Yes, it costs extra and is typically a buyer's expense. Real estate is expensive and an inspection helps you understand exactly what you are buying ...

 
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