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Bill Would Turn Over Home Inspection Oversight to Real Estate Industry

As seen in the Clarion Ledger today: A bill moving quietly through the state Legislature would give the real estate industry sole oversight over home inspectors in Mississippi. This, home inspectors say, would be the fox guarding the henhouse. Those who are most interested in home sales going through would be regulating and licensing those […]

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Appraisers Performing Your Home Inspection – This Could Get Messy

We have a very messy smelly soup brewing. It relates to certain federal governmental agencies promoting the appraisal industry to perform property evaluations (AKA – Home Inspection). ASHI, the association of which I am a proud member, and its Board are doing everything possible to resolve this issue sensibly.  However, ASHI will need your help. Since appraisers […]

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Free Market, Liability, and Greening an MLS – Sorta

A few years ago the MS Dev Authority helped promote green building in Mississippi. They co-sponsored a state-wide Green  Building Contest. Licensed contractors joined and promoted their brand and I helped provide support as an NAHB Green Building Verifier. Through Jo Usry’s leadership, the MLS – Multiple Listing Service of Jackson now includes sections (called […]

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Less is Better! – Google+ Is Winning The Bandwidth Battle

Yesterday I shared a couple of reason’s Google+ is on the move (Should I Tweet or Share It On Facebook). Today Google+ has rolled out a new feature inside their video share option, Google+ Hangout. Less is better, especially when considering bandwidth! Why is bandwidth important? For rural communities or/and those with unreliable connectivity it’s […]

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Should I Tweet or Share it On Facebook?

I got this question from a fellow Google+er (inspector bud) over on my Google+ community Today’s Home Inspector. First off, Twitter just introduced a great way to share and I just posted your question (see below) to twitter from my desktop where I am encouraging those who follow me to view this post. In the […]

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