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

Home Inspection 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 ...

Rare rabies cure drives cost - The Spokesman Review

CDA Homes for Sale - Sat, 07/06/2013 - 07:30

Rare rabies cure drives cost
The Spokesman Review
Now, however, the Dirne Community Clinic in Coeur d'Alene, which hasn't offered the rabies vaccine in the past, is looking into adding it because of Joyce's case. “It certainly would be a lot less,” said Dirne CEO Mike Baker; his community health ...

Home sales soar 24 percent - Coeur d'Alene Press

CDA Homes for Sale - Sat, 07/06/2013 - 07:29

Home sales soar 24 percent
Coeur d'Alene Press
"The market continues to be a very strong sellers' market in the under $200,000 price point," said Jennifer Smock, managing broker of Windermere Coeur d'Alene Realty. "We are seeing multiple offers regularly on homes in all areas of Kootenai County ...

High hopes - Coeur d'Alene Press

CDA Homes for Sale - Sat, 07/06/2013 - 07:29

High hopes
Coeur d'Alene Press
High hopes By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER/AP economics writer The Coeur d' Alene Press | 0 comments. WASHINGTON - U.S. ... Consumer confidence has reached a 5 1/2 year high and is helping drive up sales of homes and cars. Hiring was especially ...

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Mukilteo looking at Japanese Gulch options - HeraldNet

CDA Homes for Sale - Sat, 07/06/2013 - 07:05

Mukilteo looking at Japanese Gulch options
HeraldNet
The property owners, Metropolitan Creditors Trust of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, recently proposed a deal to the city. The sum was not disclosed, in keeping with state law protecting potential government real-estate deals from public view. Council members in ...

Tiptoe through the tulips - Coeur d'Alene Press

CDA Homes for Sale - Sat, 07/06/2013 - 07:00

Tiptoe through the tulips
Coeur d'Alene Press
COEUR d'ALENE - Take time to stop and smell the roses July 14 when the Coeur d'Alene Garden Club presents its 16th annual Garden Tour, "Garden Delights." "These are world-class gardens that could be in fine gardening magazines," said Garden Tour chair ...

Rare rabies cure drives cost - Sat, 06 Jul 2013 PST

Spokesman-Idaho News - Sat, 07/06/2013 - 07:00
When Nicholle Joyce learned she’d been exposed to a rabid bat at a Spirit Lake home and she was nine days into the 10-day window for a lifesaving vaccine for the fatal disease, she did what her doctor’s office suggested – she went to the emergency room. The result: A $5,000 bill for her, and a matching one for her friend who was in the same bind. Joyce had insurance, but it had a $3,000 deductible and is only paying about $830. Her friend had none; Medicaid covered the shots for the friend’s 15-month-old son but not for the single mom who works as an aesthetician.

An appetite for weeds - Sat, 06 Jul 2013 PST

Spokesman-Idaho News - Sat, 07/06/2013 - 07:00
Seventy-five goats pushed past Reece Dobson as he opened the enclosure to a new area of pasture. Heads down, they tore into a thorny plant called prickly lettuce. Before they leave the enclosure, the goats will also munch their way through patches of spotted knapweed, dalmatian toadflax and other nonnative, invasive weeds.

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

Home Inspector News - 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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Luxury home in Le Rivage community near Boca headed for auction block - Sun-Sentinel

Buyers / Sellers News - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 23:03

Sun-Sentinel

Luxury home in Le Rivage community near Boca headed for auction block
Sun-Sentinel
Some real estate observers remain skeptical of auctions, which require sellers to spend hundreds of dollars upfront to market the property. Auctions also can be impractical for potential buyers, who usually must pay for any inspections before they bid ...

Deck collapses: Building inspector condemns home - ActionNewsJax.com

Buyers / Sellers News - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 22:07

Deck collapses: Building inspector condemns home
ActionNewsJax.com
The city's building inspector, Don Ford, returned to the home early Friday morning to continue his investigation. Sembach says it could have been prevented. "Had it been properly maintained ... It shouldn't have fallen. There's rotten wood. There's ...

How To Get Multiple Offers On Your Home - Forbes

Buyers / Sellers News - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 21:09

How To Get Multiple Offers On Your Home
Forbes
Joyner has even seen buyers bring a home inspector or contractor with them to a first or second showing to look at structural issues and help the buyer make a fast decision, without a home inspection contingency. Pay cash. “The best offer for a seller ...

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

Home Inspector 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

Home Inspector 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

Home Inspection News - 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 ...

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

Buyers / Sellers News - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 09:35

Ask Your Home Inspector: State keeps its eye on home inspectors
Wausau Daily Herald
For buyers and sellers, I recommend you hire a W.A.H.I. home inspector to inspect your home or the home you are going to purchase because a W.A.H.I. inspector must be licensed and has access to excellent educational opportunities. Rich Duerkop of ...

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

Home Inspector News - 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 ...

Bank, Cd'A consider property - Coeur d'Alene Press

CDA Homes for Sale - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 07:02

Bank, Cd'A consider property
Coeur d'Alene Press
COEUR d'ALENE - The city of Coeur d'Alene and Washington Trust Bank will begin working on an annexation agreement and master plan for 22 acres of property recently annexed into the city. Both sides said this week they will begin working on a plan after ...
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Fishing Report - Idaho Mountain Express and Guide

Idaho Fishing - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 05:24

Fishing Report
Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
The 4th of July weekend is here, and fishermen are going to find some of the most favorable water conditions we've seen in years. Hatch activity is strong, or at least strong enough to provide some sensational surface dry fly fishing on most all of our ...

New Minnesota law puts light on contract for deed - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Buyers / Sellers News - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 01:52

Minneapolis Star Tribune

New Minnesota law puts light on contract for deed
Minneapolis Star Tribune
In hundreds of cases across the Twin Cities, sellers failed to provide mandated home inspections that would have revealed code violations and safety hazards. Sen. Scott Dibble, a Minneapolis lawmaker who sponsored the legislation, said the new law ...

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