Vacant Home Cleaning Services

Vacant Home Cleaning Services

Are you looking to rent or sell a home? Let VHCS help you turn a “No” into a “Yes!” We get the grime and work hard to impress your viewers from the moment they walk through the door. The cost is only $200 for homes with 4 or less bedrooms. Any additional bedroom is $25.00 extra per. Top to bottom detailed cleaning that will WOW anyone who walks in your home. Continue Reading

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Aspen Grove Solutions announces technology partnership with Pruvan Inc.

Aspen Grove Solutions, a leading provider of property centric technology solutions to the financial and mortgage services industry, are pleased to announce a partnership with Pruvan Inc. to focus on the delivery of ground breaking mobile functionality to the property preservation and inspections industry. Aspen Grove Solutions technology powers, supports and manages all-encompassing background check compliance solutions that are tailor made for a wide range of consumer facing field service industries to the banking and mortgage services sectors including property preservation, inspections, repairs, realtors, appraisal management, legal processing and insurance claims. The integration brings Aspen Grove’s unique mobile functionality to Pruvan users enabling a work order to be directly linked to the person or persons logged in at the property. This new capability provides both the client and vendor greater visibility and management oversight of field activities relating to background check compliance together with many other efficiency gains that you would expect from a mobile enabled application. This is the first in a series of third party app integrations which are planned to be rolled out in the coming weeks and which aim to improve efficiencies of sign in for users of various property preservation apps. Mr. Paul Palmer, President of Pruvan said “Pruvan is excited to be partnering with Aspen Grove Solutions to empower organizations to easily comply with our industry’s new background check regulations. Continue Reading

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Concrete Bags

Concrete Pumps

Liebherr provide a versatile range of high quality „Made in Germany“ concrete pumps. An innovative design combined with a global service network ensures optimum availability and maximum customer benefits. Liebherr can pump concrete reliably and cost-effectively onto every building site on the planet. Liebherr truck-mounted concrete pumps are available with boom sizes of 17 to 58 m. Depending on the type, various boom folding systems are available. The supporting equipment also leaves nothing to be desired with 4 different supporting equipment options. Continue Reading

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New York, NY and Stow, OH, May 30, 2014 – SterlingBackcheck, the world’s most trusted background screening company, Aspen Grove Solutions and the National Association of Mortgage Field Services (NAMFS) are pleased to announce the addition of SterlingBackcheck to the industrywide background screening solution Aspen iRecord™. NAMFS is the industry trade association that promotes education, industry standards, political awareness, and professional development within the Mortgage Field Service Industry. NAMFS members and other contractors are increasingly required by major lending institutions, national property preservation companies, law firms and regulatory agencies to provide a background check as part of their professional profile. In addition, a new background check is required each time they engage with a new organization, creating a burden of multiple background checks on contractors who work with many organizations. The partnership between Aspen Grove Solutions, NAMFS and SterlingBackcheck allows Mortgage Field Servicers to use and re-use a single annual background check, eliminating the needless cost and wasted time of repeated background checks for multiple clients while still meeting the highest consumer protection standards. 
Said Eric Miller, Executive Director of NAMFS, “Our goal is to assist our NAMFS members meet the increasing regulatory requirements and costs associated with background screening and we are excited about SterlingBackcheck’s participation. Continue Reading

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Moldy House Article

Vacant Properties with MOLD by Michael Evangelo

As mortgage field inspectors, we are required to inspect vacant properties. Often times we encounter mold in the home and depending on your immune system, this can cause instant headaches as well as trigger asthma attacks, allergic reactions, and sinus infections.  There are literally hundreds of thousands of mold species which are all essential components of our ecosystem.  They provide decomposition of many organic substances necessary to plant, animal and human life.  Mold is a fungus that grows wherever there is moisture.  Mold spores that pass through the air find places where there is moisture to cling to.  Leaky roofs, pipes, walls or flooded areas are the breeding places for mold. In the past, we have been given liberty with not being forced to conduct interior inspections when we know that there is a mold health hazard. Due to the inexpensive availability of face masks that prevent inhalation of mold spores, we can no longer refuse to enter the property due to mold.  As often as we inspect the interior of properties, we need to think about our own health and safety. Continue Reading

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Safeguard Fires Back

Safeguard Fires Back At Discrimination Complaint again jumps ahead of the pack in reporting relevant property preservation industry news:

Brena Swanson, writing for HousingWire, reported “Safeguard Properties fired back against the National Fair Housing Alliance after being accused of providing higher levels of preservation services in predominantly white neighborhoods than properties in largely African American and Latino neighborhoods.” Read The Full Story Continue Reading

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Hacking Alert

There are a variety of very convincing emails being sent with a title or message containing enticing come-ons such as “CONFIDENTIAL HUD MEMO”, CONFIDENTIAL NOTE/HUD PDF”, “CONFIDENTIAL HUD BID DOC”,etc. One of these messages even gives a website URL that looks very professional. It looks as if someone is specializing in hacking those in our industry or others associated with HUD/FHA.Three emails received here today. All three are loaded with bad stuff. Use caution. Continue Reading

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Downloads Moved

Work continues on better organization of Cubic Yard resources and reference material. Much of the content will be moving to other sites created specifically for the content. All downloads have been move to the all new Contractor Career Center. Thanks,
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Mr. Preservation

Mr. Preservation Has A New Home

Mr Preservation articles have a new home: In order to streamline Cubic Yard and allow for a more news oriented style, much of the reference resources of Cubic Yard will be moving to their own dedicated sites. The move starts today with a new home for Mr. Preservation™ Q&A and training. All new posts from Mr. Preservation will now be at and existing material will be moved from Cubic Yard to Mr. Preservation as time permits. Please visit Mr. Preservation’s new home and offer your comments on the first article published there: Violation Abatement. Continue Reading

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SEAS Takes Bold Step To Lead Industry Change

Contact: Kim Fatica

Director of Marketing and Business Development

(813) 936-2221

Company takes innovative territorial approach to re-examining prices for work orders
TAMPA, Florida (December 12, 2013) – Southeastern Asset Services LLC (SEAS) announced today that it will soon begin accepting Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) from vendors nationwide as a first step in its efforts to restructure its pricing to better suit regional requirements. Once RFQs have been submitted, SEAS will issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) to qualified vendors. CEO Robert Kapeluch believes that a one-price-fits-all list can’t work for everyone and it has limited the company’s ability to expand its coverage area. Asking for RFPs, he said, will help to better determine more agreeable prices in areas of the country where the company seeks improved coverage. “Everyone will have an opportunity to bid,” Kapeluch said. Continue Reading

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