Published Twice…No THREE times in One Week!

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Home Inspector with JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC HOI 394

I just put up a blog this morning titled, Published Twice in One Week. Well Mr. Joseph Hagarty of House Master Home Inspections of West Chester PA responded to the blog with another article where I was quoted several times as a source. I don't know how Joe found it, but I am sure glad he did and I thank him for bringing it to my attention.

Here is the article:

9/19/07

Keep your house clean or else!
Rebecca Kelleher

Some Quinnipiac students have learned the hard way of what happens when moving into an uninhabitable house. Within the past year, students have been evicted from their houses half way through the year due to decrepit living conditions.

These students were unaware of the risky situation they put themselves into. However, there are some helpful tips that may reduce the chances of becoming homeless mid-way through the school year.

Home inspector Jim Quarello of JRV Home Inspection Services located in Wallingford, Conn., suggests keeping an eye out for issues concerning mold.

"When you're looking for a place to rent, watch out for water staining, leaky roofs and musty odors. These could be good indicators for mold problems," Quarello said.

What one would think to be the most obvious advice is, do not settle for a home that doesn't look kept up.

"Chances are, the landlord you're renting from hasn't been doing a good job maintaining the building. In many instances, houses such as these have been sold over many times before and are more likely to have serious problems," Quarello explained.

Another suggestion that Quarello makes is to rent houses or condominiums, rather than multi-family homes.

"Avoid multi-family homes because there isn't much of a profit margin and as a result, they usually aren't kept up well," Quarello said.

Although Quarello says that he has never had an incident with Quinnipiac students being evicted from their homes, he reiterates the importance of using common sense when searching for a place to live.

 

James Quarello
JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC

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Howdy James

Very good article.

 Your very right about that in many instances there are going to have serious problems.

Have a good one

Sep 20, 2007 10:29 AM #1
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Howdy James

Your posts have been delete from the Newbies group. That is the group I read this post in an comment on it the first time. But now it's gone from that group. It seems like they do not want home inspectors posting in there group even if it can help someone.

Sorry James. I think you where helping them with some fine info.

I have lost count how many posts I have had deleted in that group.

Have a good one and keep up the good work.

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