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One of the easiest ways to protect your children or grandchildren is to add TR (Tamper Resistant) Receptacles. Here is a video that explains these receptacles. http://www.childoutletsafety.org/video.html Here in central Ohio Northwest Electric and Plumbing (OH. Lic. #26286) installs these for as ...
12/23/2009
There is no such thing in Ohio. So why do I see so many Home Inspectors claiming to be either licensed or certified. In my opinion this is very deceptive. Just do a Google search and see. There is licensing legislation being debated but still no regulation. See: http://www.legislature.state.oh.us...
12/22/2009
Problems with your new home?  Did you buy a new home and not have it inspected? Or did you hire a Home Inspector or use one that your Realtor recommended, and he missed a lot of new construction defects. Maybe before it is too late you should hire a new home construction expert to look at your ho...
12/21/2009
Building or buying a new home in an area that has no local inspections? You better get an inspection. I do not mean a Home Inspection I mean an inspection by someone who knows the code. The code that I am referring to is The 2006 Residential Code of Ohio. All new construction must meet these requ...
12/18/2009
When it comes to my writing skills I am closer to Forrest Gump than I am to the writers of The Constitution of The United States. My oral skills are excellent but you need to hear someone like former New Jersey Superior Court Judge Andrew P. Napolitano talk about health care and our government. A...
12/16/2009
This is for Ohio only but maybe your state may have this also. Many Realtors, Mortgage Companies, Insurance Agents and others ask me how can I verify a persons license? Follow these instructions: How to verify a Specialty Contractors License in Ohio  First go to the State of Ohio website's licens...
12/16/2009
Just ran across a case where the buyer did not take the agents advice for a Home Inspection. It looks like the court used common sense in this case. It also looks like the "as is" phrasing was discussed in this case. http://www.leagle.com/unsecure/page.htm?shortname=inohco20091207240 "However, it...
12/10/2009
Most Realtors and home buyers do not know that many areas of Ohio have NO inspections when building a new home. This means no one checks the builder to see if the home is built properly. To find out if your area has inspections you can look at the list here: http://www.com.ohio.gov/dico/docs/bbst...
12/10/2009
After repairs have been made how many of you recommend to your clients to have the repairs inspected? In my opinion this is very important. Here is why to hire me: I know that most people out there have no idea what these credentials mean and that is sad. Realtors® need to now about the credentia...
12/09/2009
Do any of you have backup email accounts? I do and I will tell you why. Last week for some reason a report that I was sending to a mortgage company would not go through. Lucky I was able to send the report from my regular email to my Blackberry account and forward it to the mortgage company. Time...
12/03/2009
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