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Minneapolis Star Tribune

Are sewer inspections intrusive? No.
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The answers, respectively, are no, no, and no. Assuming a home inspection is taking place as part of a real estate transaction, home inspections are now authorized through the purchase agreement. I've blogged about this topic several times: home ...

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Dear Monty: 10 costly homeowner mistakes
Daily Commercial
When preparing to sell, making improvements that will not reward the investment. Consider a home inspection before spending money. The condition of your home is the first consideration is preparing to sell. Without the home inspection, you may be ...

Shreveport Times

Home inspections: What to expect
Shreveport Times
If in the market to buy or sell a home, a home inspection is sure to be part of the process. Meant to protect both buyers and sellers, an inspection of the home, according to the Louisiana State Board of Home Inspections, is the visual examination of ...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Home inspection horror story: Putting a screw through water line
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Ask any seasoned home inspector about stuff that has gone wrong on an inspection, and they'll surely have a good horror story or two for you. I happened to be at an inspection last week when the unthinkable happened to one of my inspectors. She put a ...

Boston magazine

9 Surprising Things Home Inspectors Look for in Boston
Boston magazine
As life events go, buying a home can be as stressful as it gets. And for those looking to buy a house or condo in the white hot Boston housing market, the stakes are especially high. Carefully-considered reason can be thrown out the window as multiple ...

Gainesville Sun

REAL ESTATE MATTERS: Bad home inspector should be investigated
Gainesville Sun
Q: Can you please provide more information on one of your articles I recently read about home inspectors? The article paints home inspectors in a bad light. No home inspector should have a “liability buyout” clause. I doubt an insurance underwriting ...

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The Augusta Chronicle

Former Vogtle employee finds second career as home inspector
The Augusta Chronicle
He liked a home inspection so much, he bought a franchise in a home inspection business. The real story is a bit longer than that. Gardner, who lives in Martinez, spent 16 years in the nuclear construction business. But just a few weeks ago he became ...

Realtor.com News

7 Questions to Ask a Home Inspector Before Your Home Inspection Even Begins
Realtor.com News
What are some questions to ask a home inspector? Given this professional is charged with checking out a home for any flaws before you buy it, he's an important safeguard who could protect you from purchasing a lemon—and squandering tons of cash in ...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Are home inspectors required to move ceiling panels?
Minneapolis Star Tribune
We recently had a client hire us to inspect a 95-year-old home in Saint Paul. It was a long inspection and we wrote a long inspection report, filled with recommendations for maintenance, repairs, and safety upgrades. While we encourage all of our ...

Mike Croxall: Preparing For Your Home Inspection
The Chattanoogan
Whether you're closing on your first house or your fifth, buying a home can be both exciting and overwhelming at the same time. But don't let your long to-do list deter you from completing one of the most important items: scheduling a home inspection.

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