| Jun 7, 2013
You qualified for a mortgage, searched for a home, found a good one, made an offer and it was accepted.
Next up, the home inspection.
Those two to three hours spent with an inspector — and yes, you should definitely attend the inspection —...
| Jan 11, 2013
The devil really may be in the details.
The owners of a Ridgewood, N.J., home were eager to sell because they had already bought another place. After a couple of months went by without an offer, they cut the price and stripped the outdated paneling from...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 7:29 AM
A local public insurance adjuster and the president of a home inspectors group allege that parts of property insurance laws passed this year and last hurt their industries and are unconstitutional.
Public adjuster restrictions
In a lawsuit filed this...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 2:45 PM
Q: When buying a home, is there anything in the home inspection that the seller must fix before the completion of the sale?
How does the seller know the contents of the inspection?
A: That's a very good question. First, when you sign a contract to buy a...
| Aug 19, 2012
Name of business: Patriot Home Inspection LLC
Owner: Dan Plotner
Address: 11223 Parkwood Drive, Hagerstown
Opening date: April 12, 2012
Products and services: Home inspections and home radon inspections
Target market: Home buyers, home sellers and...
| Jul 29, 2010
| 6:57 PM
Even before Gov. Pat Quinn signed landmark nursing home safety reforms into law Thursday in a room packed with senior citizens, top state officials have been working behind the scenes to implement many provisions of the new legislation aimed at ending...
| Oct 28, 2010
| 4:33 PM
More than $7,500 in jewelry was stolen from a Downers Grove home after an intruder pried open a back window and ransacked the place, Downers …...
| Nov 11, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Naperville residents looking to save money on utility bills through more can again apply for help through the city. Napervilleâs Home Energy Savings Program will …...
| Jan 7, 2011
| 4:33 PM
As more people express interest in âgoing green,â the College of Lake County has prepared for an onslaught of interest in environmentally-friendly classes, including a …...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Some sobering and informative thoughts on termites from a veteran Florida home inspector. Among his messages: Do NOT buy a wood frame house. These comments from Carl Riechers were prompted by his inspection of a home where termites were discovered AFTER...
| Jul 21, 2010
| 9:34 PM
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 thatÂ was filled to...