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  • 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...
  • Girl's death spurs bill

    In response to the torture death of Ciara Jobes, a 15-year-old Baltimore girl who was allegedly killed by her mentally ill guardian, state legislators are introducing a bill this week that aims to regulate who can be awarded permanent custody of abused...
  • Who's liable when a furnace that wasn't inspected is found to be unsafe?

    Question: When I bought my home, it was the middle of the summer and very hot, so my home inspector did not test the forced-air furnace. This winter I found the heater to be inoperative, and the contractor I called said the system was unsafe. The repair...
  • Independent home inspections are crucial for would-be buyers

    Would-be home buyers who come across unoccupied houses in their search for an abode should be extra careful. Homes aren't cared for all that well even when they are lived in, according to independent home inspectors. When it comes to regular maintenance,...
  • Two new websites can help buyers save on closing costs and mortgages

    One of the problems with new Internet-based ventures is that they often lack critical mass. Jeff Lazerson, a Laguna Niguel mortgage broker, found that out firsthand. Lazerson had a great idea: a website that would allow home buyers to hunt anonymously...
  • Tips to help you find your perfect home

    Securing a mortgage, meeting with a lawyer and wading through home inspections can be overwhelming, but you have to find a house you like first. Paige Rein, a designer for the HGTV show "Hidden Potential," gives these tips for finding your perfect fit:...
  • Figure financing

    Figure financing
    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...
  • It's back to basics for Valley real estate agents

    The Lehigh Valley housing market is still searching for bottom, which means the job of helping people buy and sell homes will continue to be much more challenging than it was just a few years ago. When the market was roaring earlier this decade, sales...
  • 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...
  • Citizens Property Insurance under fire again for no-bid contract

    Citizens Property Insurance drew fire again for its no-bid contract. Citizens has not taken well to the press coverage – dismissing it as having "inaccuracies," according to a spokeswoman. In January, Citizens Chairman Jim Malone called criticism of...