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Equal standards sought for BC housing inspectors - News1130

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 20:44

Equal standards sought for BC housing inspectors
News1130
VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – British Columbia is one of the only provinces in the country that regulates home inspectors. The problem is, there are four different agencies that certify inspectors and there isn't one even standard they all must follow.

What is E and O Insurance for Home Inspectors - Live Insurance News

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 12:00

What is E and O Insurance for Home Inspectors
Live Insurance News
When a home inspector overlooks some element of a home inspection and then later, because of his error, damage results, whose fault is it? In almost every case, a court will decide that the inspector is liable for the damage. Errors and omissions ...

The House Detective: Concerns with aluminum wire safety - NewsOK.com

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 05:08

The House Detective: Concerns with aluminum wire safety
NewsOK.com
When we bought it, our home inspector said nothing about the aluminum wire that runs from the main breaker panel to the electric forced-air heater. This wire was recently discovered when we hired an electrician to do some repairs. His bid to install a ...

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Inspector condemns Neptune Beach house, labels it unsafe structure - First Coast News

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 17:18

Inspector condemns Neptune Beach house, labels it unsafe structure
First Coast News
NEPTUNE BEACH, Fla. -- A day after eight people were injured when a second story balcony collapsed, the rest of the decks and balconies on the property were deemed structurally unsafe. A property inspector was at the multi-family home on the 2000 block ...

Inspector deems beach house balconies unsafe - First Coast News

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 13:52

WJXT Jacksonville

Inspector deems beach house balconies unsafe
First Coast News
NEPTUNE BEACH, Fla. -- A day after eight people were injured when a second story balcony collapsed, the rest of the decks and balconies on the property were deemed structurally unsafe. A property inspector was at the multi-family home on the 2000 block ...
Deck collapses: Building inspector condemns homeActionNewsJax.com
At least 5 hurt in Neptune Beach balcony collapseWJXT Jacksonville

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Ask Your Home Inspector: State keeps its eye on home inspectors - Wausau Daily Herald

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 09:35

Ask Your Home Inspector: State keeps its eye on home inspectors
Wausau Daily Herald
The first test is the State of Wisconsin Standard of Practice, which covers general requirements, and mechanical and structural components included in a home inspection. You are tested in what should and should not be in the contents of a home ...

Everyday People: Home inspector stays nimble on the job - OregonLive.com

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 16:11

Everyday People: Home inspector stays nimble on the job
OregonLive.com
He trained as a home inspector through the National Institute of Building Inspectors and worked for a franchise for six years before starting his own business, Eagle Eye Inspections. Giblin's construction days taught him a lot about how to build a home ...

Inspector gives green light to 69-home North West Leicestershire scheme - Out-Law.com

Tue, 07/02/2013 - 14:59

Inspector gives green light to 69-home North West Leicestershire scheme
Out-Law.com
The Inspector said in his decision letter (16-page / 185KB PDF) that, although the development site was outside settlement boundary defined in the Council's Local Plan, the Council's lack of a five year housing supply meant that the Local Plan was ...

Brett M. Dupuy - The Louisiana Record

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 12:51

Brett M. Dupuy
The Louisiana Record
GRETNA – A home inspector is being sued by a couple who purchased a home that allegedly had significant plumbing damage despite an inspection that did not reveal the damage. Robert Deblois and Gina Stansbury filed suit against All American Home ...

Home inspector gets ASHI certification - Herald & Review

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 12:08

Home inspector gets ASHI certification
Herald & Review
To become an ASHI-certified inspector, an inspector must meet rigorous professional and technical requirements, including the successful completion of two comprehensive exams. In addition, he must perform at least 250 paid home inspections that meet or ...

West Milford home inspector tells sellers what they need to know - NorthJersey.com

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 05:10

NorthJersey.com

West Milford home inspector tells sellers what they need to know
NorthJersey.com
Radon testing, insect inspections, chimney assessment…oh, my! These are just part of a routine day for Mark E. Noble, owner of West Milford's Nobility Home Inspection Services. But for homeowners selling their home, a home inspection doesn't have to ...

Why you need a home inspection - Illinois Times

Sat, 06/29/2013 - 01:26

Why you need a home inspection
Illinois Times
Hiring an inspector is a “makes sense” thing, says Steve Ramos, owner of Envirovue Home Inspection in Petaluma, Calif., and featured certified home inspector on the HGTV program House Detectives. Ramos lays it out, simply: A buyer is going to pay a few ...

U`khand floods: Body of ITBP Inspector reaches home, last rites on Saturday - Zee News

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 19:45

U`khand floods: Body of ITBP Inspector reaches home, last rites on Saturday
Zee News
U`khand floods: Body of ITBP Inspector reaches home, last rites on Saturday Jammu: A pall of gloom descended on border village of Bobiya in Kathua district, as the mortal remains of ITBP Inspector Bhim Singh, who lost his life during the rescue ...

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Paying attention to details can make buying, selling house easier - The Sun

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 10:40

Paying attention to details can make buying, selling house easier
The Sun
Go about it properly. From home inspections to home improvement, take your advice from leading experts. Home inspection. Because the industry is unregulated, be wary when hiring a home inspector. Protect yourself with these tips: * Get referrals from ...

PNC Pre-licensing for Indiana Home Inspectors Course - nwitimes.com

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 05:12

PNC Pre-licensing for Indiana Home Inspectors Course
nwitimes.com
WESTVILLE | The Purdue University North Central Office of Graduate and Extended Learning will offer a noncredit pre-licensing course to prepare students to take the Indiana Home Inspector Examination and become licensed home inspectors in Indiana.

Home inspectors firm earns ASHI certification - Herald & Review

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 09:15

Home inspectors firm earns ASHI certification
Herald & Review
The American Society of Home Inspectors, founded in 1976, is the oldest, largest and most respected international professional organization of independent home inspectors in North America. Its Standards of Practice and strict Code of Ethics are ...

RI Association of Realtors: Support Home Inspector Licensing! - LoanSafe

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 18:13

RI Association of Realtors: Support Home Inspector Licensing!
LoanSafe
(Source: Rhode Island Association of REALTORS) – Buying a home is the largest purchase that most of us will make in our lifetime. That's why most home buyers pay for a home inspection: to protect their investment. But what if the home inspector is ...

Home Inspections in Maine - Bangor Daily News

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 03:12

Home Inspections in Maine
Bangor Daily News
Whether your a seller or buyer of a home an inspection can help you ensure there are no deal breakers and no costly issues to be remedied. Finding the right inspector is the next step. TP Environmental Consulting offers sellers and buyers tailored ...

The House Detective: Buyer didn't read the inspection report - NewsOK.com

Sat, 06/22/2013 - 05:10

The House Detective: Buyer didn't read the inspection report
NewsOK.com
DEAR BARRY: In the excitement of buying my first home, I glanced over the stacks of paperwork and never even read the home inspection report. Instead, I trusted my agent's opinion that there were no major problems. Big mistake! Now I've got a leaky ...

Do you need a psychic or medium as well as an inspector when you buy real ... - Toronto Star

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 22:01

Toronto Star

Do you need a psychic or medium as well as an inspector when you buy real ...
Toronto Star
Featured Video Close. Video. Money Monitor: Are you ready to own property? Not many of us would hire a psychic or medium to accompany a home inspector if we were considering an offer to buy a house. Is that mould behind the wall, or goo from a goblin?