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Home Inspection

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  • How To... Tell if your attic is too hot

    When it's hot outdoors, it's hotter in your attic. A hot attic is bad for several reasons. High temperatures inside your attic shorten the life span of shingles. Excessive heat deteriorates items you store in the attic and can cause moisture problems in...
  • 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...
  • Quinn signs new nursing home safety bill

    Quinn signs new nursing home safety bill
    Even before Gov. Pat Quinn signed landmark nursing home safety reforms into law Thursday in a room packed with senior citizens, top state officials have been working behind the scenes to implement many provisions of the new legislation aimed at ending...
  • The Best Fixer-Uppers Will Need Only Minor Repairs

    You want to buy a house because you know the current low mortgage interest rates are a real deal. So you've been inspecting dozens of houses at weekend open houses. But every time you make a purchase offer, another buyer offers slightly more and buys...
  • Before you buy or sell: a thorough going-over

    Here are some of the types of inspections available to home buyers and sellers: The home inspection: The cost can vary from as little as $200 for smaller homes to $300 to $400 for homes of 1,500 to 2,000 square feet. Prices for larger homes and those...
  • Cosmetic Defects Worth Including in Disclosure

    Question: What's the point of a home inspector disclosing cosmetic defects? I'm selling my home and just had a "structural" inspection. The report recommended repainting a stain on the ceiling. This stain is not a "structural" problem, but it has...
  • When in Doubt, DISCLOSE

    Terry Bening thought she and her husband, Steve, had bought their dream home: a $343,000, two-story Spanish-style house in Chino Hills with views of the twinkling lights of the Inland Empire below to Mt. Baldy above. But in October 1997, when the Benings...
  • 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...
  • Don't Forgo Final Inspection

    Patty and Frank agreed to buy a $300,000 condo from David and Marla. When they negotiated the contract, David and Marla agreed to leave the light fixtures, refrigerator, sconces and some bookcases that were attached to the wall. Everything was going...
  • 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...