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Home Inspector - Inspections By Referral - ASHI Certified #211581
I'm a home inspector wondering if I'm now being asked to work for the lender and the mortgage insurance companies and what, if any consequences might affect the home buyer consumer. I have seen a growing trend over the last 6 months or so, where my buying client's lender and even the mortgage ins...
A firend recently provided this insight into why many short sale loans are delayed - it's not always due to lender delays.I received a call from a Realtor yesterday asking me why Wells Fargo is so slow in approving his short sale contract. It had been over 5 weeks and he still had not received an...
Question:  How helpful is it for Realtors and homebuyers to have online web based inspection service ordering and scheduling?   Very few home inspectors offer this, due to fear of putting their inspection service fees out in public for competitiors or price shoppers.  Well, I just added this feat...
This a a re-post of a response I made to "Should it be assumed, by the Buyer, that the Seller should bear the cost of repairing any and all defects uncovered during a home inspection? by Rick Schwartz. I'm re-posting it for a second time with a new title because the original post responses raises...
This question was posted on by a real estate agent. There were many answers, of course say "yes!" with elaboration of why.  I thought this relatively obvious question and answer actually deserved a more detailed and specific answer.  A home Inspector's Answer to the question Are Ho...
Home buyers and sellers often rely on thier hired Realtor to provide real estate transaction advice based on the Realtor's professional knowledge and experience.  Here's a Realtor question for consideration. In many states, Home inspectors are not required to carry errors & omission insurance or ...
Northern Colorado Chapter American Society of Home Inspectors (NCC-ASHI)  Proudly Hosted the 3rd Annual  Senior Safety Saturday - a skill-based service that targets improving safety in older adults' homes      ---------- The Event • FREE 40+ point Home Safety Check performed by local ASHI Home In...
BOO!  BE AWARE, TAKE ACTION!!!  Don't Let Your Halloween Turn Into a TRIP HAZARD Nightmare!! Halloween can be the worst time for trip hazard falls, injury and liability as kids and parents of all ages walk and run onto your dark property eager to receive treats.  Any small to large and irregular ...
3rd Annual FREE Senior Home Safety Check-ups, Sat Oct 17th for Northern Colorado Senior Home Owners! Realtors and other professionals in the real estate and home services industries, this is agreat reason to connect with past clients and inform them of this free community service or let them know...
Based on the size and Proposed Radical Change, Health Care Reform Will Affect Us All (Individuals and Business Owners) Directly and Indirectly.  How do we sort through the rhetoric and understand what's being proposed and the pro & con implications?  Would a moderated formal debate with Presiden...

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