Ask any home inspector or realtor about what’s a turn off to home buyers when scouting a house to buy, and they’ll probably tell you any signs of neglect by the current owner. Water damage is a big one. The problem is often caused by water pooling around the foundation due to poor gutter drainage and that excess moisture can lead to a wet basement and damage to the foundation.
Aaron Ross, whose fiancee lives in Toronto, made three drives to Western New York to try to cross the international border to see her. Last week, he finally got into Canada – but not very far and not very comfortably.
Q: Why do so many buyers, agents and inspectors have the impression that home inspections are designed to develop “punch lists” of minor issues they expect sellers to remedy before closing?
The Brewers announced that the temporary ban on the popular pregame ritual would be lifted starting Monday, when the team opens a three-game series against the Cubs.
Q: Home inspections and the inspectors who perform them remain a popular topic for our readers. Last year, we published a column from a woman who wanted to know if it was OK to buy a property that had been updated although the sellers did the work without having pulled the proper permits. We suggested using a professional home inspector to give her a sense of whether the updates had been made properly.
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In October, we answered a question from a reader about buying a house that was updated without the necessary permits. (In some areas of the country, it’s difficult and time consuming to pull a permit, and so homeowners may not do so even though it is required by local ordinance.) We recommended buyers use a qualified professional home inspector to help determine whether the home is safe to buy.
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Q: I’ve always been told that when buying a house, I should ask to see any building permits to make sure major changes made to the house were built to code. However, I am constantly being told by home sellers that they did work to the home themselves over time, so they didn’t need permits, even if I know this not to be true.
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Gudie has been with the city of Onalaska for more than 30 years, starting first as a paid on-call firefighter and first responder in 1989.
About five months after being told by state inspectors that they needed to make costly upgrades to their cider press operation, the owners of Maple Ridge Orchard say they have come to an agreement they feel is much more tolerable.
Biden repeated his false claim that he opposed the war in Iraq from the moment the war began.
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) advises consumers who purchased evergreens this holiday season …
State inspectors say the upgrades are necessary to maintain public health standard, while orchard owners argue their cider press should remain exempt from regulations.
Elongate hemlock scale, or EHS, attacks more than 40 species of conifers, feeding on the underside of their needles and sapping them of nutrients.
UnityPoint Health-Meriter didn’t properly document the use of restraints on some patients, and some rooms didn’t fully protect mental health patients from harming themselves, according to a new federal report released Friday that includes 35 citations against the hospital.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican inspectors have found tigers in all sorts of situations: on leashes, in neighbors' yards and wandering the streets.