Live Wire: Inspectors Work For Homebuyers - Fayetteville Observer: Local News

For six years, the Democrats have absolutely refused to work with Republicans to get things done. Now all of a sudden the posted: November 17 Live Wire: Inspectors work for homebuyers Q: If a person is going to buy a house from one to 10 years old, is there some agency he can contact to see if there's a list of things he needs to have inspected or checked before buying a home? - S.P., Fayetteville A: An inspection from an independent inspector should cover a full spectrum of home standards, according to the discusses Termite Pest Control Services explained National Association of Realtors. "Unlike an appraiser, who typically works for the lender, the inspector will be working for you," according to , which is the official site of the National Association of Realtors. "He or she will spend more time looking for deficiencies." A good inspection will tell you about every aspect of the home, including an evaluation of the condition of the home's heating, central air conditions, plumbing, electrical systems, roof, attic, floors, foundation and structure, according to the website. Inspectors are typically asked to check for mold, water damage and termite damage. Before you hire a home inspector, ask your real estate agency for recommendations and verify the inspector's credentials. In North Carolina, inspectors are licensed through the state Home Inspector Licensure Board based in Raleigh. The board's website is under the Office of the State Fire Marshal, , where you can click on "OSFM Divisions," then "Home Inspectors Licensure Board" at the bottom of the scroll-down menu under the engineering and codes category. Among the information available at the website is a directory of inspectors. For more information, visit

Residents feared Seville Public School building would not have reached 100 |

We were afraid that the school building would be sold to some developer and that it would be torn down, Conley said. The building is worth more as scrap because of its antique hard pine lumber that you can no longer get. But before anyone could even start thinking of the structure's new future, and its possible death by wrecking ball, Creel sprang into action and rallied residents great-grandparents, grandparents and parents who once were students at the school to find ways to save the school building. Creel paid a visit to the Volusia County Historical Society. I believed that the first step was to have the building historically designated, she said. That step would have protected the building and preserved it as it is. And while waiting to hear if the school review orange oil termite treatment would get its historical designation, other ideas to preserve the school building surfaced, leading people trying to save the building to the Seville Village Improvement Association. As the association's chairwoman of acquisition and preservation committees, Creel helped steer the group into becoming a nonprofit to take over administration of the school. Despite financial struggles, the association, which was created in 1919 to meet local needs, took control of the old schoolhouse in January 2009, buying the building from the Volusia County School Board for about $94,000 through fundraisers and a Volusia County grant. For more information, visit