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  • Prime deal killers? Home inspections

    It used to be that "buyer's remorse" was the No. 1 deal killer. Not anymore. Buyers still get cold feet. Frequently, it's nervous rookies who have never made such a large purchase -- often at the urging of well-meaning parents who scream "You're paying...
  • Inspector can head off problems

    On the day of the closing, the builder and his subcontractors were frantically making last-minute adjustments on a new, million-dollar house. Frank Lesh, the buyer's home inspector, filled the whirlpool tub in the master bathroom and tried to turn on...
  • Tips to help you find your perfect home

    Securing a mortgage, meeting with a lawyer and wading through home inspections can be overwhelming, but you have to find a house you like first. Paige Rein, a designer for the HGTV show "Hidden Potential," gives these tips for finding your perfect fit:...
  • 'Life Unexpected': Home sweet home

     
    “House Inspected” was in many ways about what makes a home. The feeling it gives you. The people you fill it with. And for Cate (Shiri Appleby) and Baze (Kristoffer Polaha), making it a proper home environment for a teenager,......
  • Housing director charged

     
    Michael Shifflett, the director of Gloucester's Department of Housing, has been charged with a misdemeanor count of sexual battery as a result of an incident that occurred during a Feb. 12 home inspection. Shifflett was arrested on the charge on Feb. 18,....
  • Garton's e-mail

     
    Here's a copy an e-mail sent yesterday to county employees by County Administrator Brenda Garton in regards to the arrest of Michael Shifflett, the county's director of Department of Housing.From: Garton, Brenda Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 12:01...
  • 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...
  • It's back to basics for Valley real estate agents

    The Lehigh Valley housing market is still searching for bottom, which means the job of helping people buy and sell homes will continue to be much more challenging than it was just a few years ago. When the market was roaring earlier this decade, sales...
  • Who's liable when a furnace that wasn't inspected is found to be unsafe?

    Question: When I bought my home, it was the middle of the summer and very hot, so my home inspector did not test the forced-air furnace. This winter I found the heater to be inoperative, and the contractor I called said the system was unsafe. The repair...
  • Independent home inspections are crucial for would-be buyers

    Would-be home buyers who come across unoccupied houses in their search for an abode should be extra careful. Homes aren't cared for all that well even when they are lived in, according to independent home inspectors. When it comes to regular maintenance,...
  • 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...