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

Google Home Inspector News - 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 ...

How to Appeal Your Property Tax

Illinois Real Estate - Wed, 07/03/2013 - 06:00
It is possible to appeal or otherwise protest property taxes; people typically undertake the process when they feel their taxes have been assessed at too high a rate. Most appeals are not successful - estimates state that only between 20% and 40% of appeals are accepted. However, well-researched cases increase one's chances of succeeding.

Ask The HOA Expert

Illinois Real Estate - Wed, 07/03/2013 - 06:00
Our Homeowner's Association Board recently announced plans to begin conducting business via email. Is email a legal method of conducting board business in lieu of holding formal meetings? Can committee business can be conducted via email?

National Home Prices To Rise 3% In 12 Months, California Leads With 13% Increase

Illinois Real Estate - Wed, 07/03/2013 - 06:00
Veros Real Estate Solutions' latest quarterly forecast says 90 percent of U.S. markets are expected to see home price appreciation. The rest will suffer declines.

Tree Wins Ontario Court Decision

Illinois Real Estate - Tue, 07/02/2013 - 06:01
In what's being called a 'landmark decision' by the winning lawyer, an Ontario court has ruled that trees with trunks that grow across private property lines cannot be cut down without the consent of both landowners.

Mindset Matters as We Head Into the Second Half of the Year

Illinois Real Estate - Tue, 07/02/2013 - 06:01
As we head into the second half of the year, consider taking a walk on that extra mile. It's an exciting road, I've got to say - and one that once you're on it - you don't ever want to get off. So what can you do EXTRA starting now that will take you further in the next six months?

California Association of REALTORS® Makes Licensee Discipline Information Available

Illinois Real Estate - Tue, 07/02/2013 - 06:01
CAR is not publishing this information for the purpose of feeding gossip mills. The rationale was rather that 'real estate professionals can more easily see what is likely to threaten their license and improve behavior.'

Brett M. Dupuy - The Louisiana Record

Google Home Inspector News - 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

Google Home Inspector News - Mon, 07/01/2013 - 12:08

Home inspector gets ASHI certification
Herald & Review
Home inspector gets ASHI certification. Print Email. 2013-07-01T07:00:00Z Home inspector gets ASHI certification Herald-Review.com. July 01, 2013 7:00 am. (0) Comments. DECATUR — Jason Warnick of Pristine Inspections & Testing, a local firm that ...

Financial Coaching Good For Homebuyers, Debt Reduction, Credit Scores

Illinois Real Estate - Mon, 07/01/2013 - 06:00
Financial coaching helped 97 percent of clients understand a credit report, 50 percent increase credit scores by 59 points and 55 percent reduce debt by $3,000.

Take Your Real Estate Research Mobile With PropertyShark's Property Reports

Illinois Real Estate - Mon, 07/01/2013 - 06:00
There's no doubt that, as a real estate agent, you need top quality, up-to-date property information. But you've probably discovered already that that's not all. Because you're constantly on the go, it's vital that the information be readily accessible from your smartphone or tablet. PropertyShark can assist you with both of these needs.

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

Google Home Inspector News - 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 ...

Mann: Choosing from multiple home bids - Hopkinton Crier

Google Home Inspector News - Sun, 06/30/2013 - 10:43

Mann: Choosing from multiple home bids
Hopkinton Crier
Most offers to purchase real estate include an inspection contingency, which gives the buyer an opportunity to have the inspected by a licensed home inspector within a short period of time (typically 7-10 days), and a mortgage contingency, which gives ...

Safe and sound: Home maintenance saves owners and sellers money - Billings Gazette

Google Home Inspector News - Sun, 06/30/2013 - 06:17

Safe and sound: Home maintenance saves owners and sellers money
Billings Gazette
LLOYD BLUNK/ Gazette Staff. Billings home inspector, Mike Lehman, explains the most important things to consider when having a home inspected. Home inspections help reduce the worry. With the owner gone and a “for sale” sign on the lawn, Mike and ...

Fix That Leaky Single Handle Cartridge Faucet!

Home Repair - Sat, 06/29/2013 - 21:49

One of the most popular kitchen and bath faucet types is the cartridge faucet. Cartridge faucets are reliable, economical and easy to repair. They come in a variety of styles and can be found in one handle and two handle models.

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Why you need a home inspection - Illinois Times

Google Home Inspector News - 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 ...

eSolds Announces eCertificates - The Better Way to Sell a Home - PR Web (press release)

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/28/2013 - 20:04

eSolds Announces eCertificates - The Better Way to Sell a Home
PR Web (press release)
The second is a Home Inspection Report or for condominiums, a Status Certificate provided by a Home Inspector. The Home Inspection Report is carried out by a certified home inspector that is fully insured and bonded. In order for the report to be ...

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California Property Tax System Coming Under Fire

Illinois Real Estate - Fri, 06/28/2013 - 06:00
A recent California Appellate Court decision reminds us how different the state's property tax system is from other jurisdictions. In so doing it points to one of the sources of dissatisfaction with that system that many are expressing these days.

Home-Selling Strategy

Illinois Real Estate - Fri, 06/28/2013 - 06:00
As the real estate market is making its comeback, now is a good time to take a look at your strategy for selling your home.

Get The Facts, Stop Mosquito Attacks

Illinois Real Estate - Fri, 06/28/2013 - 06:00
It's mosquito season, but there's no telling how big it will get or how extensive a West Nile Virus outbreak could be. You only think you know how to keep mosquitos away from your home and loved ones. Some information you have may fall short of the precautions you really need.
Home Inspections Performed in Lake County Illinois

Antioch - Aptakisic - Bannockburn - Beach Park - Channel Lake - Cuba - Deer Park - Deerfield - Deerpath - Del Mar Woods - Diamond Lake - Forest Lake - Fox Lake - Fremont Center - Gages Lake - Gilmer - Grayslake - Great Lakes - Green Oaks - Gurnee - Hainesville - Half Day - Hawthorn Woods - Hickory Corners - Highland Park - Highmoor - Highwood - Idlewild - Indian Creek - Ingleside - Island Lake - Ivanhoe - Kildeer - Knollwood - Lake Barrington - Lake Bluff - Lake Forest - Lake Villa - Lake Zurich - Libertyville - Lincolnshire - Lindenhurst - Long Grove - Long Lake - Loon Lake - Mettawa - Millburn - Mundelein - North Chicago - Oak Grove - Old Mill Creek - Park City - Prairie View - Ravinia - Riverwoods - Rondout - Rosecrans - Round Lake - Round Lake Beach - Round Lake Heights - Round Lake Park - Skokie Junction - Sylvan Lake - Third Lake - Tower Lake - Vernon Hills - Volo - Wadsworth - Wauconda - Waukegan - Wildwood - Winthrop Harbor - Woodridge  Zion 

 

Home Inspections Performed in Cook County Illinois

Alsip - Arlington Heights - Barrington - Barrington Hills - Bartlett - Bedford Park - Bellwood - Bensenville - Berkeley - Bolingbrook - Bridgeview -Broadview - Brookfield - Buffalo Grove - Burnham - Burr Ridge - Calumet Park - Chicago - Chicago Ridge - Crestwood - Deer Park - Deerfield - Dixmoor - Dolton - East Dundee - East Hazel Crest - Elk Grove Village - Elmwood Park - Evergreen Park - Flossmoor - Ford Heights - Forest Park -    Forest View - Frankfort - Franklin Park - Glencoe - Glenview - Glenwood - Golf - Hanover Park - Harwood Heights - Hazel Crest - Hillside - Hinsdale - Hodgkins - Hoffman Estates - Hometown - Homewood - Indian Head Park - Inverness - Justice - Kenilworth - La Grange - La Grange Park - Lansing - Lemont - Lincolnwood - Lynwood - Lyons - Matteson - Maywood - McCook - Melrose Park - Merrionette Park - Midlothian - Morton Grove - Mount Prospect -  Niles - Norridge - North Riverside - Northbrook - Northfield - Oak Park - Olympia Fields - Orland Hills - Orland Park - Palatine - Palos Park - Park Forest - Phoenix - Posen - Prospect Heights - Richton Park
River Forest - River Grove - Riverdale - Riverside - Robbins - Roselle - Rosemont - Sauk Village - Schaumburg - Schiller Park - Skokie - South Barrington - South Chicago Heights - South Holland - Steger - Stickney - Stone Park - Streamwood
Summit - Thornton - Tinley Park - University Park - Westchester - Western Springs - Wheeling - Willow Springs - Wilmette
Winnetka - Woodridge - Worth

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