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Buying a House? Don't Make These Mistakes - U.S. News & World Report

Google Home Inspector News - Tue, 06/25/2013 - 13:08

U.S. News & World Report

Buying a House? Don't Make These Mistakes
U.S. News & World Report
Hodges suggests asking your real estate agent for help understanding how costly fixes will be and to grill the home inspector as well. "Buyers sometimes focus on things like carpet, but that's really a renter's mentality. They forget you can make all ...

'As Seen on TV' QVC, Amazon.com, Abt Electronics Named Best Appliance Merchants

Illinois Real Estate - Tue, 06/25/2013 - 06:00
Consumer Reports: Amazon.com and QVC earned high marks for small-appliance sales, while Abt and independent storefront outlets were highly rated for major appliances.

Elegant Downtown Penthouse With 'Uptown' Interior!

Illinois Real Estate - Tue, 06/25/2013 - 06:00
This gorgeous end unit Penthouse has been professionally decorated and is offered furnished. It boasts spectacular panoramic views of all the waterfront activities in downtown Morehead City.

5 Strategies Sellers Haven't Learned and Keep Paying For

Illinois Real Estate - Tue, 06/25/2013 - 06:00
As economies slowly move into positive territory, memories of what got us into a financial mess in the first place are fading too rapidly to do us enough long-term good. PJ Wade asks whether Sellers have learned 5 Key Financial Strategies or are stuck paying for lessons not learned...

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

Google Home Inspector News - 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 ...

7 big home-buying deal breakers - Houston Chronicle

Google Home Inspector News - Mon, 06/24/2013 - 14:14

Houston Chronicle

7 big home-buying deal breakers
Houston Chronicle
Some homes on the market have problems—big, expensive problems that are beyond the expertise of your typical DIYer. That's why it's essential to have a home inspector give it a thorough once-over before buying. If he or she finds any of these seven ...

Making Multi-Generational Housing Work

Illinois Real Estate - Mon, 06/24/2013 - 06:01
In our not-so-distant past it was commonplace for multiple generations to live under the same roof. Some cultures still uphold this tradition, such as the Amish who simply add on new "wings" to their existing homes as new generations are welcomed.

7 Top Producer Tips for Summer Success

Illinois Real Estate - Mon, 06/24/2013 - 06:01
Now, while the sales industry as a whole doesn't offer up a college degree, you can be sure that studying the principals and practices of super-achievers will earn you higher response rates, productivity, profitability and a career you can be proud of.

House to House - Daily Record

Google Home Inspector News - Mon, 06/24/2013 - 05:01

House to House
Daily Record
Many exterior issues are slow to evolve and if you have lived in your home for a long time, you may not notice slow changes to the structure of your home and may want to consider hiring a professional home inspector every three to five years for a ...

Disclosures of home seller need to be in writing - Rochester YNN

Google Home Inspector News - Sun, 06/23/2013 - 09:04

Disclosures of home seller need to be in writing
Rochester YNN
"A home inspector is there for two hours and they do a real prudent job, but it's hard to find every single thing, particularly, you know in a finished basement, you can't see the walls, there are a lot of things that can't be seen. So, it really ...

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Don't overlook these homebuying details - Chicago Tribune

Google Home Inspector News - Sat, 06/22/2013 - 09:17

Chicago Tribune

Don't overlook these homebuying details
Chicago Tribune
The home inspector found no major problems. You can sign on the dotted line now, right? Not so fast. Real estate pros say you have more detective work to do because overlooked details lurk in the fine print or are intangible. Here's a homebuyer's ...

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

Google Home Inspector News - Sat, 06/22/2013 - 05:10

The House Detective: Buyer didn't read the inspection report
NewsOK.com
Instead, I trusted my agent's opinion that there were no major problems. Big mistake! Now I've got a leaky roof that was clearly disclosed by my home inspector. If I'd just read the report, I could have gotten the seller to repair the leaks. Do I have ...

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Tired of tending perennials? Give shrubs a second look

Chicago Homes - Fri, 06/21/2013 - 23:30
A few years ago, in an effort to reduce the amount of time I was spending maintaining my garden, I decided to replace my 75-foot long perennial border with a shrub border.

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

Google Home Inspector News - 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?

Verena Robinson Helps Clients Find Homes in San Diego's Most Prestigious ... - SBWire (press release)

LA Home Inspector - Fri, 06/21/2013 - 19:20

Verena Robinson Helps Clients Find Homes in San Diego's Most Prestigious ...
SBWire (press release)
San Diego, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/21/2013 -- With more than eight years of experience serving the real estate needs of clients in Los Angeles, San Diego, Mammoth Lakes, and Carlsbad California, Verena Robinson and the Robinson Realty Group is pleased to ...

Realtor View: Inspections might reveal some imperfections in 'perfect' home - Houston Chronicle

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/21/2013 - 17:54

Realtor View: Inspections might reveal some imperfections in 'perfect' home
Houston Chronicle
A licensed home inspector can provide a good assessment of the overall condition of the house and its parts. As a buyer, here's what you need to know about getting a home inspection. A home inspection is a visual examination of the structure and ...

Home inspector: Ventilation in the attic is a must - Wausau Daily Herald

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/21/2013 - 09:32

Home inspector: Ventilation in the attic is a must
Wausau Daily Herald
Rich Duerkop of American Sentry Home Inspection is a state-licensed home inspector and president and education director of the Wisconsin Association of Home Inspectors, Central Wisconsin Chapter. He can be reached at 715-241-8222 or by email at ...

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Build your driveway as the Romans built their roads -- on a solid basis

Chicago Homes - Fri, 06/21/2013 - 09:30
DEAR TIM: I had a contractor come out to increase the size of a parking area next to my driveway. He just dumped smaller gravel, the size of golf balls, onto the grass. This gravel did have some smaller crushed stone and sand mixed in. Then he rolled over it with his backhoe saying all would be fine. Is this the right way to add gravel to make a driveway extension? I ask because my existing driveway has larger stones the size of softballs as the base. --John O., Southern Ontario, Canada

IRS streamlines calculations for the home-office deduction - Chicago Daily Herald

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/21/2013 - 07:39

IRS streamlines calculations for the home-office deduction
Chicago Daily Herald
Q. We are buying our first home, and we followed your advice to make the offer contingent upon the property receiving a satisfactory report from a professional home inspector. Should the inspection be made before or after the lender's appraisal? A. It ...

Carson Dunlop Partners with Ratesheet.ca - PR Web (press release)

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/21/2013 - 07:33

Carson Dunlop Partners with Ratesheet.ca
PR Web (press release)
... Inspection companies in North America that leverages their extensive technical knowledge across six integrated business lines – Home Inspection, Commercial Inspection, Report Writing, Energy Audits, Home Inspector Training and Continuing Education.

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Home Inspections Performed in Lake County Illinois

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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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