Pocket PC companion software for Inspect Express™
Coming in April 2006! Inspect Express™ introduces a PDA companion software program for
their Home Inspection Software. Inspect Express™ Mobile is fully customizable to match the format of
their desktop program...
Reports a 10% Upshift in Pre-Listing Inspections
According to this PRNewswire release dated March 21st, Pillar to Post is
reporting a 10% increase in the number of homeowners who are having their
homes inspected prior to putting them on the market...
Inspector Lets The Cat Out of the Bag
In this press release from March 5th, which received wide dissemination
through the local press in New Jersey, Michael Del Greco, a New Jersey
inspector, speaks frankly about relationships between home inspectors and
members of real estate...
Lead Paint Manufacturers Created a Public Nuisance
According to a February 22nd article in Boston.com, three former
manufacturers of lead paint were found guilty, after a 3-month trial in a
Rhode Island court, of creating a public nuisance...
Knauf Insulation launches “Thinksulation”
(SHELBYVILLE, Ind., November 13, 2005) Knauf Insulation today announced
the launch of its Thinksulation program, an awareness initiative that will
promote the energy efficiency and environmental benefits of fiber glass
insulation. Knauf unveiled Thinksulation at the Insulation Contractors
Association of America (ICAA)...
Inspectors Will Make Repairs On New DIY TV Show
According to a March 17th article in the Washington Times a
new show on DIY Network called Finders Fixers, which will
debut in the fall, not only has homeowners doing repairs, but homeowners
will seek advice from, and actually assistance from a professional
carpenter and a home inspector to correct their problems...
Coming Back to D.C. After a 2-Year Drought
According to a March 25th article in the Washington Post,
home inspections, which saw a sharp decline back in 2003 due to a strong
sellers market, are seeing a resurgence in the Washington D.C. area...
The Truth About Termites In Mulch
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.-- A widely reported rumor that
termite-infested mulch being processed in southern states ravaged by
hurricanes Katrina and Rita is winding up on the shelves of nationwide
home centers is completely false, according to Dr. Bob Davis...
Latinos have pesadilla with local realtor tactics
This March 16th Article from the Pulse of the Twin Cities
describes the nightmares that first time, low income Latino buyers
experienced after dealing with an unethical real estate agent who went so
far as to fraudulently certify that homes had been inspected...
Home Inspectors Criticized by the B.C. Government
According to a March 27th CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corp.) newscast, a
report by the B.C. government's Homeowner Protection Office says consumers
are being left unprotected when they hire a home inspector. To read more
about the report and to hear a very interesting 7 minute long audio
clip of the newscast...
Minister Promises Regulation of Inspectors by 2007
Only a day after being criticized on radio and television for inaction
relative to regulation of home inspectors, by Bill Sutherland of the
Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspector (C.A.H.P.I.), the B.C.
minister responsible for housing says the provincial government will take
action by the end of the year to protect home buyers who rely on
To hear a 5-minute audio clip of the interview with the minister, Click
A British Company Brings Home Inspections to Spain
Buying a house is said to be one of life’s most stressful experiences.
Buying a property in Spain that is a 2 -3 hour flight away can only add to
the stress, but when Roy Howitt bought a Spanish property it created a
business providing professional home inspections (snagging services*), for
new build properties, to avoid the dream of owning a Spanish home turning
into a nightmare...
Brits Ready To Kick Off 1-Year Home Inspection Trial
This March 17th Reuters article details how the British are poised to kick
off a one-year trial of their controversial new home information packs (HIPs)
which require sellers to have a home inspection performed before listing a
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