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Home Inspection

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  • Susie the Lab needs a home

     
    From Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida: Susie is friendly female black Lab, not 2 years old yet. She gave birth to puppies under a shed because she needed shelter from rainy cold weather. She and the pups ended up in a shelter that  was filled to...
  • Like “happy tails”? Adopt Wiggles

     
    From Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida: Meet Wiggles, who earned her name because she shakes from head to toe when she is happy. The 1-year-old female is mostly Lab but has a little golden retriever. She has a “happy tail,” her foster mom....
  • Advice about wet lawn raises question of liability

    Question: We bought our first house and hired a home inspector before signing the contract. During the inspection, my husband noticed a wet spot in the yard and pointed this out. The inspector said it was probably due to the recent rain and advised us not...
  • On the waterfront

    On the waterfront
    There's something about living on the water -- whether it's the ocean, Intracoastal, or even a manmade lake -- that soothes the soul, inspires active, outdoor living … and helps to fill our wallets. Purchasing waterfront property will almost always...
  • 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...
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  • 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...
  • Home warranty may be an incentive for buyers

    Home warranty may be an incentive for buyers
    When Wayne Williams listed his Carney home for sale last summer, he decided to add a home warranty plan as an incentive to prospective buyers. Although he had maintained the house well during his 26 years of ownership, it still had the original furnace...
  • 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...