California Real Estate Inspection Association (CREIA) requires Background Checks
Home buyers are responsible for any service providers including termite, home inspectors or contractors carry liability insurance. Buyers & agents should be mindful of potential property damage, theft or injury when scheduling service providers during the home inspection process.
Starting in 2019, CREIA required all home inspectors pass a certified background check. Background checks include criminal national & county search, drug screening and SSN verification. CREIA now includes a certified background check credentials for every home inspector. Background checks will be verified every two years.
CREIA took this
initiative to emphasize our role in leadership, health & safety towards
home ownership. This assures home buyers
and realtors the safety and integrity during the home buying process.
When selecting a
home inspector, inquire the following:
Applebee’s – Veterans and active-duty military receive a free meal from
a limited menu on Nov. 11, according to Military.com.
California Pizza Kitchen – California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) salutes
our nation’s armed forces by offering them a complimentary entrée from CPK’s
special Veterans Day menu at all participating CPK locations nationwide.
Participating guests will also receive a card to redeem a BOGO offer on pizza,
pasta, or salad during a return visit Nov. 12-18.
Chili’s – Chili’s will offer a free meal to veterans from a special
menu on Nov. 11.
Chipotle– Chipotle is offering
buy-one-get-one (BOGO) for all active duty military, reserves, national guard,
military spouses and retired military with valid ID, at all restaurants in the
U.S. from open to close on Veterans Day. The offer is valid on burritos, bowls,
salads and taco orders. To find a location near you click here.
Denny’s – On Nov. 12, America’s Diner is offering
free build your own Grand Slams for dine-in guests only from 5 a.m.
to noon at participating restaurants. Call the location near
you to make sure they are participating in this offer.
Dunkin’ Donuts – America’s favorite Coffee shop is
offering a free donut at participating locations, no purchase necessary. It is
limited one per customer and open to veterans and active duty military
Fogo De Chão – Fogo
De Chão is thanking veterans by offering them 50 percent off their meal
starting on Nov. 9. In addition, up to three of their guests can also receive
10 percent off their meal. Don’t forget to make reservations at their locations.
Golden Corral – On Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, from 5 to 9 p.m., Golden Corral
offers a free sit-in thank you dinner for military veterans, retirees and
Hooters: With a purchase of a beverage, veterans and active-duty
military with military ID or proof of service can enjoy a free entrée from the
special Hooters Veterans Day menu that includes the 10-Piece
Traditional Wings, 10-Piece Smoked Wings, 10-Piece Boneless Wings, Hooters
Burger, Buffalo Chicken Salad and Buffalo Chicken Sandwich.
IHOP: Active duty and veterans will get free pancakes.
Little Caesars – The
third-largest pizza chain, Little Caesars is giving away free $5 Hot-N-Ready
Lunch combos from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The meal includes four slices of DEEP!DEEP!
Dish pepperoni pizza and a 20-ounce fountain drink. Only available at
Olive Garden – Veterans and active-duty military can enjoy a free entrée
from a special menu at participating locations.
On the Border – Military personnel with a valid military ID can get a free
combo when they dine-in.
Red Lobster – The chain is offering a free appetizer or dessert to active
duty military and reservists with a valid military ID on Nov. 11.
Red Robin – Veterans and active-duty military are invited to grab a
free Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries Monday, Nov. 11, 2019.
Rubio’s Coastal Grill – On Nov. 11, 2019, Rubio’s Coastal Grill invites military
and veterans to enjoy one free adult entree with the purchase of another adult
Smoothie King – Military members can enjoy a free 20 oz. smoothie of their
choice with proof of military ID.
Starbucks – The coffee chain will offer a free tall coffee to active
duty military and veterans.
TCBY – Veterans and active military personnel with military ID or
proof of service get their first 6 ounces of frozen yogurt for free.
Stores and Services
AMC – AMC Theatres is offering military members a free large
popcorn to enjoy with their movie on Veterans Day weekend. The offer is available
to active duty service members and veterans who purchase a military priced
ticket using their AMC Stubs membership from Friday, November 8, to Monday,
Amtrak – According to the VA, veterans receive a 10 percent discount
on the lowest available rail fare on most Amtrak trains.
Everyday California – For Veterans Day, La Jolla-based Everyday California is
offering 15% off lessons, tours, and rentals, including kayak tours, SUP and
surfing lessons, and gear for snorkling.
Goodyear – Goodyear Auto Service and Just Tire locations nationwide
will offer military members free car care checks and free tire installation
from Nov. 8 through the 16.
Great Clips – On Nov. 11, veterans and military members can visit Great
Clips to either get a free haircut or a free haircut card to use at a later
date. Non-military customers can purchase a service on Veterans Day and get a
free haircut card to give to a veteran. The cards are redeemable until Dec. 31.
Home Depot – According to Military Benefits, the home improvement store
will offer a 10 percent discount on Veterans Day. The store also offers the
discount on Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day.
Hotel del Coronado – The iconic Hotel del Coronado is
offering military a last-minute deal for a stay at their resort. Guests can
book a resort view room for $169 per night and a partial ocean view room for
$229 per night when they use the code BRAVE. Stays must be booked from Nov. 7
to Dec. 21, and blackout dates apply.
Kohl’s – This year, the store launched Military Mondays – a 15
percent discount for active-duty military and veterans. Also, Thursday, Nov. 7,
through Monday, Nov. 11, Kohl’s is doubling its Military Monday discount.
Sea World– Through
their Waves of Honor program, military personnel and up to three direct
dependents may enjoy one complimentary admission per year to SeaWorld® in San
Diego. Offer is available online and for visitation through December 31, 2019.
This offer extends to any U.S. active-duty military member, activated or
drilling reservist, or National Guardsman. Service members and their direct
dependents will need to present a valid active military ID to participate.
State Parks – On Nov. 11, 2019, 144 State Parks will be free for
veterans, active duty and reserve military. Click here for
the full list.
Soapy Joe’s – Soapy Joe’s will provide all active duty
military and veterans with free Magic Potion car washes ($20 value) at all 11
Soapy Joe’s locations in San Diego. Fill out an online form to
receive the free car wash deal by email. Also, from Nov.4-11, Soapy Joe’s will
provide the public with exclusive camouflage themed car fresheners.
Closures on Veterans Day
Government offices in the city, state and the federal level will be closed
Monday in observance of the Veterans Day holiday.
City of San Diego – all administrative offices, libraries, recreation centers
and city pools will be closed. Tecolote Nature Center will also be closed.
City-run facilities that will remain
open Monday include Miramar Landfill, Chollas Vicente Reservoir, golf courses,
Mission Trails Park and all skate parks.
County offices, libraries and animal shelters will also be closed Monday.
Essential services, including sheriff’s and emergency animal control services,
will be opened and staffed.
The city of Vista offices will remain
open and operating under normal hours.
All County parks and campgrounds will remain open during normal business
hours, except for Lakeside Community Center, Fallbrook Community Center and
Spring Valley Community Center. The 4S Ranch recreation center office will be
closed but the park will remain open.
Parking meters, parking restrictions and yellow zones won’t be
Transit – Metropolitan Transit System and North County Transit System buses, trains and trolleys will operate on a normal weekday schedule.
Buying a home, can be overwhelming. Everything is important. You depend on your resources to guide you through this process with your best interests in mind. As a home inspector, I take the customers best interest in evaluating the physical conditions of a home.
We include energy efficiency in every home inspection. Why? Homes with poor energy efficiency leads unbearable comfort issues and will be penalized with higher energy costs.
Join us to attend our next free webinar. In 2018, San Diego faces another year of tight inventory. Zillow has classified San Diego market is at crisis levels.
Learn to sell more with less. This webinar highlights of how renovation loans can fulfill a multitude of real estate needs. Renovation loans can be very empowering that overcomes home conditions and can customize a home to your clients preference and needs. This will be a valuable tool for realtors to distinguish themselves in the marketplace providing another strategy to best service home buying clients. Webinar will also discuss how to promote these solutions in the marketplace.