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Home inspections and their role in the real estate transaction - Journal of the San Juan Islands

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 21:19

Home inspections and their role in the real estate transaction
Journal of the San Juan Islands
By Merri Ann Simonson. Managing Broker. Coldwell Banker San Juan Islands Inc. 1-800-451-9054 Office. 360-317-8668 Cell. If you are a buyer or seller, I bet you thought just getting under contract was stressful for all parties but in reality, the home ...

Ask Dave - May 20 - The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 11:28

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Ask Dave - May 20
The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel
Best practice is to leave all personal items, including furniture, out of all negotiations until after the home is under contract and you are past the home inspection phase of the transaction. After the home is under contract and both parties have ...

Love letters, contingencies, cash: Home sellers getting buyers to jump through hoops - USA TODAY

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 13:02

USA TODAY

Love letters, contingencies, cash: Home sellers getting buyers to jump through hoops
USA TODAY
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 ...

Inspectors spread thin for KCMO voucher program - KSHB

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 15:22

KSHB

Inspectors spread thin for KCMO voucher program
KSHB
The privately-owned, Kansas-based Vivid Properties owns more than 100 homes in the metro, many of them in the voucher program. Courter said even when a tenant gets a voucher, it can take months to get the mandatory home inspection before that family ...

Problems with relocation home inspections - Chicago Daily Herald

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 08:03

Problems with relocation home inspections
Chicago Daily Herald
Q. We purchased a home from a nationally known relocation company and were given a home inspection report by that company. They represented the report as a complete and detailed disclosure of all defects in the property. According to their report, the ...

Don't forget inspection protection - Piqua Daily Call

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 07:15

Piqua Daily Call

Don't forget inspection protection
Piqua Daily Call
You've found the home of your dreams, and you're preparing to make your offer. As you consider price and terms, be sure to include one of the most critical components of the offer — a home inspection contingency. The contract should clearly identify ...

Thinking About Building a New Home? - The Sarasota Post (blog)

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 01:00

The Sarasota Post (blog)

Thinking About Building a New Home?
The Sarasota Post (blog)
Protect your investment and pay for a home inspection. A typical home inspection costs around $400-$500. You just paid quite a bit of money for your new home, paying to double-check someone else's work could save you headaches later. I have personally ...

What Your Home Inspector Wishes You Knew - Lansing State Journal

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 15:54

Lansing State Journal

What Your Home Inspector Wishes You Knew
Lansing State Journal
At first glance, the home inspection can seem a little daunting, especially for first-time buyers and sellers who don't have much experience with the process. But, like anything, if you know what to expect, it can make this critical step seem much less ...

Hidden Camera Investigation: Home Inspectors - 6abc.com

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 06:59

6abc.com

Hidden Camera Investigation: Home Inspectors
6abc.com
Potential home buyers entrust home inspectors to look for flaws to help avoid buying a money pit. But, as our hidden camera investigation found, not all are as reliable as you think. Like many prospective buyers, Chaney Widmer counted on a home ...

Beacon's Best 2017: House and Home - Akron Beacon Journal

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 16:34

Akron Beacon Journal

Beacon's Best 2017: House and Home
Akron Beacon Journal
The annual 'Beacon's Best' is a showcase of all the top-quality restaurants, services, businesses, and more that Northeast Ohio has to offer. Determined by your votes and nominations, the best of the best are awarded for their time, dedication, and ...

Inspecting While Black Video: Investor Faces Cops After Racist Call ... - News One

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 14:57

News One

Inspecting While Black Video: Investor Faces Cops After Racist Call ...
News One
Michael Hayes, an investor, was visiting a home in Memphis to do an inspection on May 5. He posted a video of his experience with racial profiling when a ...

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Nationstar (aka Mr. Cooper) to pay $1.5 million for illegal inspection fees - HousingWire

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 13:21

HousingWire

Nationstar (aka Mr. Cooper) to pay $1.5 million for illegal inspection fees
HousingWire
According to the office of Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, Nationstar allegedly passed certain home inspection costs on to homeowners despite it being illegal to do so in the state. Per details provided by Frosh's office, Nationstar, acting as a ...

Home Inspection Software Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2018 – 2022 - Digital Journal

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 23:50

Home Inspection Software Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2018 – 2022
Digital Journal
Global Home Inspection Software Industry. Latest Report on Home Inspection Software Market Global Analysis & 2022 Forecast Research Study. This report studies the global Home Inspection Software market, analyzes and researches the Home Inspection ...

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

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 11:10

The Seattle Times

5 home inspection mistakes buyers and sellers make | The Seattle ...
The Seattle Times
Home inspectors not only identify problems with houses, they can give buyers information that will help them with the upkeep. Here are five inspection mistakes ...
Crucial things to know before you hire a home inspector | KOMOKOMO News

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

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 07:36

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 ...

EMFs on property, buyer's responsibility for unauthorized pier, and first-time buyer's need-to-know info - Virginian-Pilot

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 07:04

EMFs on property, buyer's responsibility for unauthorized pier, and first-time buyer's need-to-know info
Virginian-Pilot
Q. During a home inspection, is it OK to walk around the property I am buying with my electromagnetic field meter in an effort to get a reading of the volume of frequency waves? A. Absolutely. But, more importantly, what is an electromagnetic field ...

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

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 12:00

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Home Sellers Say 'Jump,' Buyers Ask 'How High?' - NerdWallet
NerdWallet (blog)
In this seller's market, home buyers must jump through hoops to stand out from the crowd. Surveillance cameras in an open house and personalized offer letters ...
Home Sellers Say 'Jump,' Buyers Ask 'How High?' - Nasdaq.comNasdaq

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Should home inspectors disclose pest infestation? - Chicago Daily Herald

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 07:28

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 ...

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