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  • Termite tough talk

     
    Some 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...
  • Leon Winthly Hector Sr.

    Leon Winthly Hector Sr.
    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...
  • Is your home inspector licensed under new law?

    Is your home inspector licensed under new law?
    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...
  • Final forum has fireworks

    Fireworks erupted at the conclusion of the final forum in the 2010 City Council race when Mayor Pro Tem Toni Iseman castigated Emanuel Patrascu for a quote by him on an election flier, which she said was a lie. Iseman was referring to a flier for which...
  • Adopting an open heart

    Adopting an open heart
    Jeff and Maureen Learned always knew they wanted a large family. So it was a blow when they struggled to conceive after the birth of their first daughter, Shanna. The couple, who recently moved to Burbank after living in La Crescenta for years, went...
  • Constitutionality of home insurance laws questioned

    Constitutionality of home insurance laws questioned
    A 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...
  • Psychotropic drugs given to nursing home patients without cause

    Psychotropic drugs given to nursing home patients without cause
    Frail and vulnerable residents of nursing homes throughout Illinois are being dosed with powerful psychotropic drugs, leading to tremors, dangerous lethargy and a higher risk of harmful falls or even death, a Tribune investigation has found. Thousands of...
  • What to Expect When Inspecting a Foreclosure

    What to Expect When Inspecting a Foreclosure
    A home inspector does not prepare or examine differently when going into a foreclosed home, yet there are certain issues that can arise that are unique to these properties. With the number of defaulted loans rising (a trend that will most likely...
  • Upfront Costs

    Upfront Costs
    As mentioned, buying a home is a big financial commitment. Before you jump into homeownership, note the costs you will incur so that you can plan accordingly. When you purchase a home, expect to pay some upfront costs (one-time payments). These cover...
  • Before You List

    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...
  • Green Inspections

    As the green revolution enters the mainstream market, more people are becoming familiar with environmentally sustainable products. With gas prices on the rise, energy efficiency has become a major priority for consumers. Global changes have led us to seek...