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You qualified for a mortgage, searched for a home, found a good one, made an offer and it was accepted. Next up, the home inspection. Those two to three hours spent with an inspector — and yes, you should definitely attend the inspection —...
Sentinel CorrespondentBoard-certified real estate lawyer Gary M. Singer writes about the housing market at SunSentinel.com/housekeys each Friday. To ask him a question, go to SunSentinel.com/askpro Q: I am about to purchase my first home and have heard horror stories about...
When a real estate deal is in the offing, it's typical for the buyer to pay for an inspection. It's a good way to avoid buying a pig in a poke – to make sure that potentially serious flaws in the house don't escape notice. But there are reasons...
Q: When buying a home, is there anything in the home inspection that the seller must fix before the completion of the sale? How does the seller know the contents of the inspection? A: That's a very good question. First, when you sign a contract to buy a...
Name of business: Patriot Home Inspection LLC Owner: Dan Plotner Address: 11223 Parkwood Drive, Hagerstown Opening date: April 12, 2012 Products and services: Home inspections and home radon inspections Target market: Home buyers, home sellers and...
Sun SentinelA local public insurance adjuster and the president of a home inspectors group allege that parts of property insurance laws passed this year and last hurt their industries and are unconstitutional. Public adjuster restrictions In a lawsuit filed this...
Did you know your garage door may be the most vulnerable part of your home to hurricane damage? That's because it is typically the largest opening in a home. If left unsecured, the garage door is susceptible to 100-plus-mph winds that can cause it to...
Tags: Homes, Real Estate, Hurricanes, Employers, Hurricane Damage
1. Please describe your educational and professional background and how it has prepared you to serve as council president. I went to a.s.j.a. boys college in Trinidad W.I. attended RCA school of electronic technology in Ny,also Delehante school of...
As of this month, Florida requires home inspectors to be licensed. The new regulations also require inspectors to complete ongoing education courses and to undergo background checks, measures intended to better protect consumers. In response to my recent...
Tags: Florida, Boynton Beach, Politics, Elections
Consumer File - Orlando SentinelSome sobering and informative thoughts on termites from a veteran Florida home inspector. Among his messages: Do NOT buy a wood frame house. These comments from Carl Riechers were prompted by his inspection of a home where termites were discovered AFTER...
Throughout this year and last, financial consultant Jim Stoops of the Naperville office of Charles Schwab has come away impressed by many of the 60-, 70- and even 80-year-old individuals he has counseled. These are people who decades ago took on mortgages...
People sell their homes for many reasons, from wanting to find a bigger or smaller place, to being relocated. And once the decision to sell is made, most people are eager to get the show on the road and leap in. But now, more than ever, preparation is...
Tags: Finance, Homes, Employers, Career and Workplace, Mortgages
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