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

Google Home Inspector News - Sat, 07/06/2013 - 06:00

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 ...

Ask the Inspector: Credentials - Leader-Telegram

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 23:00

Ask the Inspector: Credentials
Leader-Telegram
You should feel fortunate to live in Wisconsin. Some states do not require inspectors to be licensed. Duerkop is a licensed home inspector and serves as president and education director of the Wisconsin Association of Home Inspectors for the central ...

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

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 03:35

Ask Your Home Inspector: State keeps its eye on home inspectors
Wausau Daily Herald
When selecting a home inspector, never choose by the price. Prices might range all over the board on a standard inspection. Ask how many years of experience the inspector has, whether he or she is licensed and whether he or she belongs to any home ...

Urban living mixes with history at 13thirteen lofts

Chicago Tribune Real Estate News - Thu, 07/04/2013 - 23:00
Floral motifs embellish the exterior of 13thirteen Randolph Street Lofts, but the art deco building's most distinctive features are the apartments inside.    

Clubhouses, community rooms that rise to the occasion

Chicago Tribune Real Estate News - Thu, 07/04/2013 - 23:00
After a yearlong courtship, Chicagoans Karen and Andrew Gordinier were eager to share their engagement with friends. But hosting a party for 40 people in their two-bedroom condo would have meant finding time for all the prep work and keeping an eye on their pets during the party instead of mingling with guests.    

Can board fine unit owner without violation evidence?

Chicago Tribune Real Estate News - Thu, 07/04/2013 - 23:00
Q. I live in a 12-unit condominium building. A month ago, someone taped a note in the common area that threatened the life of one of the resident's dogs. Since I have been one of the more vocal owners regarding dog waste in the yard, the management company's representative accused me of taping the note.    

Possible rescue plan for owner of underwater condo

Chicago Tribune Real Estate News - Thu, 07/04/2013 - 23:00
Q: I wanted to ask your advice on a possible short sale. I own a one-bedroom condo as a second home that I am upside down by probably $50,000.    

Kitchen remodeling on the front burner

Chicago Tribune Real Estate News - Thu, 07/04/2013 - 23:00
When we last checked in with Consumer Reports to see which things matter to the magazine's practical-minded readers, we learned that their kitchen remodeling decisions tended to boil down to two words: resale value.    

David Axelrod puts Lake Point Tower condo on market

Chicago Tribune Real Estate News - Wed, 07/03/2013 - 23:00
Political strategist bought another home last year for $1.7M; Vince Vaughn again looking for River North town home renter

Longtime political strategist and NBC News political analyst David Axelrod, who has advised President Barack Obama in both of his successful presidential election campaigns, has listed his three-bedroom condominium unit in Lake Point Tower on Lake Shore Drive for $1.25 million.    

Does rose still smell as sweet?

Chicago Tribune Real Estate News - Wed, 07/03/2013 - 23:00
Dozens of varieties offer beauty in durable bushes. There's just one problem: The rose probably won't smell much like a rose.

Dozens of varieties offer beauty in durable bushes. There's just one problem: The rose probably won't smell much like a rose.    

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

Google Home Inspector News - Wed, 07/03/2013 - 10:11

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 ...

Home inspector gets ASHI certification - Herald & Review

Google Home Inspector News - Mon, 07/01/2013 - 06:08

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 ...

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

Google Home Inspector News - Sun, 06/30/2013 - 23:10

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 ...

Condo board pay: Super idea?

Chicago Tribune Real Estate News - Thu, 06/27/2013 - 23:00
While extremely rare, board members for a condominium association may be compensated.    

Exploring pros and cons of a living trust

Chicago Tribune Real Estate News - Thu, 06/27/2013 - 23:00
Q: I keep hearing that it is beneficial to have your home in a trust versus owning it in your own name. What are the benefits or non-benefits?    

Take care to keep coyotes at bay

Chicago Tribune Real Estate News - Thu, 06/27/2013 - 23:00
Whether your community association is a sprawling suburban complex or an urban high-rise, coyotes are nearby. You might not see or hear them, but they are there.    

Finding perks in living close to work

Chicago Tribune Real Estate News - Thu, 06/27/2013 - 23:00
Living with your parents after graduating from college has its pros and cons. But the biggest benefit for 26-year-old Randy Kwan was squirreling away money for the down payment of a row house at Millbrook Pointe in Wheeling.    

Change in the air: Rental smoking bans

Chicago Tribune Real Estate News - Thu, 06/27/2013 - 23:00
One of the nation's largest landlords will phase in a smoking ban in all of its apartments, including on private balconies and terraces.v

One of the nation's largest landlords will phase in a smoking ban in all of its apartments, including on private balconies and terraces.    

Big picture on home affordability

Chicago Tribune Real Estate News - Thu, 06/27/2013 - 23:00
Higher mortgage interest rates do mean a higher monthly loan payment, but economists aren't too concerned about that ¿ yet.

A low supply of homes for sale is pushing up home prices at the same time that mortgage rates are moving higher. Yes, homebuyers, how much house you can buy is on the decline.    

Itasca idyll: A hidden small town

Chicago Tribune Real Estate News - Thu, 06/27/2013 - 23:00
Residents can play golf, dine at down-home or upscale restaurants, or hike nature or jogging trails, all removed from the commercial district known to outsiders.

Residents can play golf, dine at down-home or upscale restaurants, or hike nature or jogging trails, all removed from the commercial district known to outsiders.    


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