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Home Inspection

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 4 steps to prepare a home for sale

    If you plan to sell your house or condo this year, the peak sales months typically are April, May, June and July. The reason is the largest number of prospective buyers is in the market during this time of the year. That means now is the time to get your...
  • HOW NOT TO SELL

    Picky people, those home buyers. They get their way, especially in today's buyer's market, where houses for sale outnumber the buyers. If you really want to sell your house, employ the army of stagers, real estate agents and handymen ready to help you....
  • First impressions

    Thirty seconds isn't much time to sell someone on your biggest investment, but often it is all the time buyers spend in deciding whether they are interested in a home. Buyers begin sizing up a home the moment they pull up to it, which is why maximizing...
  • How to get a deal in a buyer's market

    Are you planning to buy a home in an area that happens to have a glut of "For Sale" signs? If so, you may be in luck, says Sid Davis, author of "A Survival Guide for Buying a Home." "Where unsold houses abound, many sellers are now feeling the heat. It's...