Here is your daily summary of Home Inspection News for Saturday, July 15, 2017.


Inspectors Missed Major Defects in Chicago Condo – Suit Followed

Two buyers relied on a home inspector and the city building inspectors when purchasing their new $600,000 condo. This article states that none of this protected them from alleged construction defects. With a number of cities in the midst of a construction boom, this is a cautionary tale for home buyers, real estate professionals and inspectors.


Radon: The invisible toxin connected to an Austin homeowner’s cancer diagnosis

According to the EPA Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer and is responsible for around 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year. It is surprising that a Radon Test is not standard for every home inspection.


Disclosure problems after escrow closing. Forced air heater in closet.

A reader’s question about a forced air heater in a closet. The response deals with permitting, code violations, inspector thoroughness and lessons learned.


The cooling Greater Toronto Area housing market means new buying and selling strategies

The days of multiple bids, overnight sales and unconditional offers may be over for now, so buyers and sellers may need to adjust their strategies.


“House Keys: Tips and Tricks from a Female Home Inspector”  by Lisa Turner donated to the Moss Memorial Library.

Lisa Turner donates a copy of her book to the Moss Memorial Library.


 

 

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Daily Home Inspection News – Saturday, July 15, 2017