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Home Inspection

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  • 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,...
  • Prime deal killers? Home inspections

    It used to be that "buyer's remorse" was the No. 1 deal killer. Not anymore. Buyers still get cold feet. Frequently, it's nervous rookies who have never made such a large purchase -- often at the urging of well-meaning parents who scream "You're paying...
  • Inspector can head off problems

    On the day of the closing, the builder and his subcontractors were frantically making last-minute adjustments on a new, million-dollar house. Frank Lesh, the buyer's home inspector, filled the whirlpool tub in the master bathroom and tried to turn on...
  • 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:...
  • 'Life Unexpected': Home sweet home

     
    “House Inspected” was in many ways about what makes a home. The feeling it gives you. The people you fill it with. And for Cate (Shiri Appleby) and Baze (Kristoffer Polaha), making it a proper home environment for a teenager,......
  • Housing director charged

     
    Michael Shifflett, the director of Gloucester's Department of Housing, has been charged with a misdemeanor count of sexual battery as a result of an incident that occurred during a Feb. 12 home inspection. Shifflett was arrested on the charge on Feb. 18,....
  • Garton's e-mail

     
    Here's a copy an e-mail sent yesterday to county employees by County Administrator Brenda Garton in regards to the arrest of Michael Shifflett, the county's director of Department of Housing.From: Garton, Brenda Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 12:01...
  • 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...