Saturday, May 18 2013 11:21 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:21:44 GMT
State Senator Chris McDaniel, who's been an outspoken critic of Obamacare, is reacting to the ongoing IRS scandal. He says an IRS official who once oversaw a unit which targeted Tea Party groups has noMore >>
State Senator Chris McDaniel, who's been an outspoken critic of Obamacare, is reacting to the ongoing IRS scandal.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:00:02 GMT
Observers are predicting a speedy confirmation to the federal bench for Jackson attorney Debra M. Brown. If confirmed, Brown would become the state's first black female district judge. Carl Tobias, aMore >>
Observers are predicting a speedy confirmation to the federal bench for Jackson attorney Debra M. Brown.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:25 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:25:19 GMT
Hundreds of students have received degrees from William Carey University during commencement ceremonies this weekend. Among them are four from China, who are the first to graduate as part of a recently-establishedMore >>
Hundreds of students have received degrees from William Carey University during commencement ceremonies this weekend.More >>
Wednesday, May 15 2013 10:08 AM EDT2013-05-15 14:08:44 GMT
ORLANDO (WFTV/CNN) – Hurricane season is almost here and the National Hurricane Center has released its annual list of storm names. The list alternates between boy and girl names. The list kicks off withMore >>
Hurricane season is almost here and the National Hurricane Center has released its annual list of storm names.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:08:12 GMT
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. Friday evening around 5:30, Gordon and anotherMore >>
The search in Moss Point is over. The body of 55-year-old boater Timothy Gordon has been pulled from the Escatapwa River. Now investigators are saying marijuana may have been involved in the accident.
The inevitable home inspection looms large for anxious homebuyers waiting to purchase their new property. The process is tenuous, as finding the right home inspector can be fraught with doubts. After all, your decisions whether or not to buy the house rests largely in their hands. Make the process easier and know what questions to ask when interviewing home inspectors.
A newer inspector is not necessarily less qualified, but it is always good to know how long a person has been doing his or her job. If you don’t feel confident about the person’s expertise, ask for referrals.
3. What does the inspection cover?
Make sure that the inspection report satisfies the requirements of the state. The inspector should be able to show you the itemized list of what the inspection covers.
4. Is this your only business?
Often home inspectors also work as contractors, which can provide a conflict of interest and make the inspection report suspect. State regulations often prohibit inspectors from doing repairs themselves.
5. Do you have professional liability insurance?
Make sure your home inspector carries Errors and Omissions Insurance. This insurance both protects the inspector from litigation as well as protects you, the homeowner, in the event that future problems arise. It is imperative that your home inspector carries E&O insurance, because without it, you could be stuck with a colossal problem in your new house that was completely overlooked.
6. How long will the inspection take?
A typical single-family house inspection takes two to three hours to complete. Be wary of an overly brief inspection, as you really don’t want your home inspector to overlook any potential problems with the house. Ask the inspector if you can come along for the inspection.
7. What type of inspection report will I receive?
Make sure you receive a written report that is both legible and without too much technical jargon. Ask when you will receive the report. Some inspectors give a copy of their immediate report right then and there while others take 24 hours to provide a full report to their clients.