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Mold Shuts Down Apartment Complex in Santa Rosa
Mold Shuts Down Apartment Complex in Santa Rosa
2/27/2015 5:32:00 PM
Last month, The Press Democrat reported that city code enforcement officers from Santa Rosa, California ordered all residents of an apartment complex to vacate the property.  According to the article, this all occurred after high levels of mold were found in the air.  In addition to the mold problems, there were also reports of leaking roofs, plumbing and windows; unsafe …
1,700 Years of Experience Represented at ACAC Executive Meeting
1,700 Years of Experience Represented at ACAC Executive Meeting
2/26/2015 11:00:00 AM
The American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) held its annual Executive Meeting February 6th and 7th, 2015, in Avondale, Arizona.  More than 70 members of ACAC certification boards, operating board and national advisory board were in attendance. “We welcomed board members from across the country who together represented more than 1,700 years of IAQ-related field …
RE/MAX Japan Celebrates 2 Major Milestones
Master Franchise Opens First Office, Sells First Region
RE/MAX Japan Celebrates 2 Major Milestones Master Franchise Opens First Office, Sells First Region
2/25/2015 8:22:21 AM
Master franchise RE/MAX Japan has many reasons to celebrate so early in the new year, as it  has opened its first office franchise, RE/MAX Properties Interface, in Tokyo, and also sold its first regional franchise, RE/MAX OSAKA, which includes Japan’s third largest city.      “RE/MAX Japan was established just last year and it’s incredible to see the franchise continue to …
Win £100 John Lewis vouchers with Simply Loft
Win £100 John Lewis vouchers with Simply Loft
2/25/2015 4:26:11 AM
Loft conversion experts, Simply Loft, are giving away £100 worth of John Lewis vouchers and it couldn’t be simpler to have the chance to win. The company recently launched a survey to find out more about the nation’s loft space. They want to know what you use your loft for, what you’d like to use it for, and what the oddest thing you’ve ever found up there is. They’re …
Marijuana Smoke Residue Test Kit Helps Property Managers & Future Tenants Identify Contaminants
Marijuana Smoke Residue Test Kit Helps Property Managers & Future Tenants Identify Contaminants
2/24/2015 4:15:43 PM
Today, in twenty-three states and the District of Columbia there are laws that legalize marijuana in one form or another, often for medical purposes. Several states have even legalized the use of marijuana for recreational use. In addition, marijuana is one of the most commonly used illegal drugs in the nation.   According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), “In …
Is New Flooring or Carpets Creating Indoor Air Quality Problems in Your Home?
2/23/2015 10:30:25 AM
Recently, the Daily Mail published an article about a study conducted by the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research about the health of 450 new mothers and their babies.  The study also examined whether new furniture, PVC sheeting, flooring or carpets had been installed in the participants’ homes and air samples were collected to determine if volatile organic compounds …
Trichloroethylene Still a Contamination Concern across Puerto Rico
Trichloroethylene Still a Contamination Concern across Puerto Rico
2/23/2015 9:29:44 AM
Just last June, the U.S. Environmental Protection agency (EPA) released their Final Risk Assessment on Trichloroethylene (TCE) to address potential human health risks associated with exposure to this volatile organic compound (VOC).  TCE has been used in Puerto Rico in the past and is now a concern at some of Puerto Rico’s Superfund sites, hazardous waste locations and other …
Tips for Preventing Ice Dams and Property Damage Offered by Nation’s Leading Public Adjusters
Tips for Preventing Ice Dams and Property Damage Offered by Nation’s Leading Public Adjusters
2/23/2015 8:01:05 AM
Many parts of the country have experienced record snowfall amounts and extreme cold temperatures this winter.  It is during this time of year that freezing temperatures can allow a ridge of ice to form on the edge of a roof.  This is known as an ice dam and when they occur they can allow water to back up behind it and leak into a home or building.  The end result is water …
USA Property Investment Tips
USA Property Investment Tips
2/22/2015 3:58:12 PM
Property Consultant at  www.toppropertydealsusa.com , Ms A-L Nguyen reckons the “key to success is to build a good and trustworthy local team that I can rely on: local property manager, accountant, legal attorney, real estate agent who can bring local expertise and inform me of things only locals know.” “To save time, partner with or rely on someone/organisation that can be …
Managing Mold & Moisture in the Work Environment
2/20/2015 11:08:30 AM
Employers are responsible for providing a safe workplace for all of their employees. One area of concern for those who work in buildings that have high humidity levels or that have suffered water damage is the potential presence of mold. With moisture, mold can begin to grow on many building materials, furnishings and contents in less than 48 hours.   People that are exposed …
Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty Hosts 2nd Annual Company Awards Conference
2/19/2015 10:01:43 AM
Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty , New Jersey’s leading luxury real estate services firm, hosted its 2nd Annual Company Awards Conference at Marriott Glenpointe Teaneck on Friday, February 13th. The celebration of top producers and award winners drew close to 300 attendees including Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty Agents, staff and …
Mother Fearful that Mold in Apartment is making her Son Sick
Mother Fearful that Mold in Apartment is making her Son Sick
2/18/2015 5:44:27 PM
Last month, KBOI broadcasted a story about an Idaho woman and her concerns over the presence of mold in her apartment.  According to the report, a leak caused the growth of mold in her only bathroom and she claims that it was never properly remediated.  The woman’s young son has had a series of colds and respiratory issues that she feels is due to his exposure to mold in their …
Arizona’s Property Damage Experts explain how Public Adjusters help those in Need
Arizona’s Property Damage Experts explain how Public Adjusters help those in Need
2/16/2015 10:59:04 AM
Anyone who has ever had to file a claim for damage to their personal or business property knows the challenges and difficulties they may encounter.  In the chaos and turmoil that typically follows a fire, flood or other damaging event, the policyholder quickly realizes it is just ‘me’ going up against a multibillion dollar insurance provider with teams of legal …
Leading Denver Based Architectural Firm, Godden|Sudik Architects, Wins Two National Gold Awards for New Home Architectural Design
Leading Denver Based Architectural Firm, Godden|Sudik Architects, Wins Two National Gold Awards for New Home Architectural Design
2/16/2015 10:00:00 AM
Englewood, CO - Godden|Sudik Architects recently garnered two prestigious Gold Awards at this year’s “The Nationals” awards gala , which was held at the Palace Ballroom at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. Put on each year during the International Builders Show, The Nationals is the home building industry’s largest international gathering of sales, marketing and design …
Keller Williams Now World’s Largest Real Estate Franchise by Agent Count
2/16/2015 9:50:15 AM
After another record-setting year of growth, productivity and profitability gains, Keller Williams announced it has become the largest real estate franchise by agent count in the world. The Austin, Texas-based company added a net gain of 17,000 associates in 2014, increasing its worldwide associate count to more than 112,000. "We’re #1 and we’ve just begun," co-founder and …
CFPB Takes Action Against Mortgage Companies For Misrepresenting U.S. Government Affiliation
2/13/2015 6:44:12 PM
Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is taking action against three mortgage companies for misleading consumers with advertisements implying U.S. government approval of their products. The CFPB is suing reverse mortgage lender All Financial Services, seeking to halt its illegal activities. The CFPB is also ordering Flagship Financial Group and American …
PB Inspector App Provides Convenience for on Location Inspections
PB Inspector App Provides Convenience for on Location Inspections
2/10/2015 11:35:04 AM
Greenville, SC - - February 10, 2015 - - PropertyBoss Solutions, a provider of comprehensive property management software solutions, announces the release of their PB Inspector mobile application designed for on-site inspections.  The capability-rich, easy to follow app for residents and administrators allows them to document the condition of a rental unit directly on a mobile …
Tips for Preventing Frozen & Burst Pipes Offered by Arizona’s Public Adjusters
Tips for Preventing Frozen & Burst Pipes Offered by Arizona’s Public Adjusters
2/9/2015 8:14:09 AM
Each year in the United States, water damage to residential and commercial buildings results in billions of dollars in property damage.  Many of these water damage events occur during the winter when pipes can freeze and burst.  While few residents of the Phoenix and Tucson metropolitan areas have to deal with frozen pipes, many other regions of Arizona experience months of …
University President Named to RE/MAX Board of Directors
University President Named to RE/MAX Board of Directors
2/6/2015 10:50:19 AM
Christine M. Riordan , the president-elect of Adelphi University, has accepted a position on the RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. Board of Directors. Dr. Riordan has over 20 years of experience in providing strategic and operational leadership to academic, government, profit and nonprofit organizations. Effective immediately, Dr. Riordan joins the existing 10-member RE/MAX Board. The …
Interthinx Q3 2014 Report Shows Higher Levels of Fraud Risk in Markets with High Foreclosures and Distressed Sales
2/3/2015 11:12:50 AM
Interthinx, Inc., a subsidiary of First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF) and a leading provider of comprehensive risk mitigation solutions for the financial services industry, has released its quarterly interactive Mortgage Fraud Risk Report covering data collected in the third quarter of 2014. Interthinx Fraud Risk indices are influenced by many factors …