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Home Inspection

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  • Jewelry stolen in second forced entry burglary this week

     
    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 …...
  • Naperville announces second phase of energy savings program

     
    Naperville residents looking to save money on utility bills through more can again apply for help through the city. Naperville’s Home Energy Savings Program will …...
  • CLC prepares for environmentally-friendly future with ‘green’ workshops

     
    As more people express interest in “going green,” the College of Lake County has prepared for an onslaught of interest in environmentally-friendly classes, including a …...
  • Termite tough talk

     
    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...
  • Is your home inspector licensed under new law?

    Is your home inspector licensed under new law?
    As of this month, Florida requires home inspectors to be licensed. The new regulations also require inspectors to complete ongoing education courses and to undergo background checks, measures intended to better protect consumers. In response to my recent...
  • Final forum has fireworks

    Fireworks erupted at the conclusion of the final forum in the 2010 City Council race when Mayor Pro Tem Toni Iseman castigated Emanuel Patrascu for a quote by him on an election flier, which she said was a lie. Iseman was referring to a flier for which...
  • Adopting an open heart

    Adopting an open heart
    Jeff and Maureen Learned always knew they wanted a large family. So it was a blow when they struggled to conceive after the birth of their first daughter, Shanna. The couple, who recently moved to Burbank after living in La Crescenta for years, went...
  • Constitutionality of home insurance laws questioned

    Constitutionality of home insurance laws questioned
    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...
  • Psychotropic drugs given to nursing home patients without cause

    Psychotropic drugs given to nursing home patients without cause
    Frail and vulnerable residents of nursing homes throughout Illinois are being dosed with powerful psychotropic drugs, leading to tremors, dangerous lethargy and a higher risk of harmful falls or even death, a Tribune investigation has found. Thousands of...
  • What to Expect When Inspecting a Foreclosure

    What to Expect When Inspecting a Foreclosure
    A home inspector does not prepare or examine differently when going into a foreclosed home, yet there are certain issues that can arise that are unique to these properties. With the number of defaulted loans rising (a trend that will most likely...
  • Upfront Costs

    Upfront Costs
    As mentioned, buying a home is a big financial commitment. Before you jump into homeownership, note the costs you will incur so that you can plan accordingly. When you purchase a home, expect to pay some upfront costs (one-time payments). These cover...
  • Before You List

    People sell their homes for many reasons, from wanting to find a bigger or smaller place, to being relocated. And once the decision to sell is made, most people are eager to get the show on the road and leap in. But now, more than ever, preparation is...