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Home Inspection

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  • Former rental house is worth considering

    A marketing specialist in her early 30s picked out a one-story contemporary house that met both her budget limits and her insistence on abundant greenery outside. After seeing the house vacant several times, she was eager to sign a purchase contract....
  • Don't blow this chance to prep home

    There is a silver lining out there for homeowners who, despite being eager to sell their homes, have opted to sit on the sidelines and wait out the current market's malaise. They've got months, rather than weeks, to ready their houses for listing next...
  • Asbestos-backed flooring does not have to be disclosed

    Question: I bought a home several months ago and had it inspected. But in my opinion the home inspector missed an important defect. One room has old-looking vinyl flooring that I recently discovered has asbestos in the backing. I realize that the...
  • Give Pets a Chance

    The pets featured on the Morning Show (6/11/09) are available for adoption at the South L.A. animal shelter. Barry Murray "Barry the Bug Guy" gave tips on how to protect your pet from biting insects. Check your pets regularly for mosquito bites, flea dirt...
  • 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...
  • How to avoid a disastrous closing

    How to avoid a disastrous closing
    Buyers may agonize for months searching for the right house or condominium. Then comes the tricky part: the closing. It may only take an hour or two, but during this crucial meeting the deal may fall apart or the buyer might get locked into an...
  • Monday, March 5, 2001: Staff Crunch Impairs Care

    Wayne Karczewski quit his job as administrator of a chain-owned nursing home in Orlando to manage a smaller, family-run facility in Sanford because he was frustrated with a bureaucratic system that he thought put profit over the welfare of the residents....
  • New home inspector's job isn't clear

    Home inspections are considered an important part of the buying and selling process for an older home. When it comes to new construction, however, the picture is much different. Some home buyers hire home inspectors because they want an objective...
  • Put a lid on spiraling heating bills

    Robert Whale knew his 1920s Sears Roebuck bungalow wasn't exactly airtight, but he didn't know just how drafty it was until an energy auditor flipped on the switch to a large fan he had placed in the doorway. That buzzing coming from an upstairs bedroom?...
  • A mortgage with 'green' attributes

    Q: Mortgages are always in the news these days, but I never read anything about the energy-efficient mortgages you have been talking about for a long time. Are they still around? A: I don't read about them too often, either, but they're still out there...
  • Buyer beware when it comes to 'as is' house

    Whether you are a home buyer or seller during the peak home sales season of April through June, you will probably encounter the term "as-is" sale. Just as used-car dealers sell thousands of automobiles "as is" without any warranty or representations,...