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2017

06-14-17 Radio
WNYC Radio: The Guru's of How-To answer summertime home repairs and projects questions on The Lenoard Lopate Show.

04-12-17 Radio
WNYC Radio: The Guru's of How-To return just in time for spring to answer our listener questions about home repairs and projects The Lenoard Lopate Show.

02-08-17 Radio
WNYC Radio: The Guru's of How-To answer wintertime home repair questions, from clanking radiators to busted water heaters on The Lenoard Lopate Show.

2016

12-14-16 Radio
Winter is Coming, and the Guru's of How-To are Taking Your Calls!. Ask the Guru's of How-To about your home repair problems on WNYC's The Lenoard Lopate Show. (Dec. 2016)

09-19-16 Publications
The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), republishes article by inspectors Larry Ubell, ACI, and Matthew Barnett, ACI, of Accurate Building Inspectors. Download the PDF: Everything You Need to Know About the Apartment You're Buying.

06-15-16 Radio
Summer is Here, and So Our Gurus of How-To!. Ask the Guru's of How-To about your home repair problems on WNYC's The Lenoard Lopate Show. (June 2016)

04-13-16 Radio
Spring is Here… Along with Our Gurus of How-To! “From rattling radiators to leaky faucets, our 'Gurus of How-To' Alvin Ubell and Lawrence Ubell can help you fix just about anything.” Listen and ask home repair questions on WNYC's The Lenoard Lopate Show. (April 2016)

02-10-16 Radio
Tackling Your Winter Home Repair Woes on WNYC's The Lenoard Lopate Show. Accurate Building Inspector's Alvin Ubell and Lawrence Ubell offer tips and answer questions about home repairs in late winter just before the springtime thaw and discuss the dangers of lead in homes and plumbing. (February 2016)

03-09-16 Campaign 2016
See ABI's ad in local papers, Have Confidence in the Home You Purchase.

03-04-16 Inspection Checklist
Buying a Co-Op or Condo in New York: Everything You Need To Know About The Apartment You Are Buying Before You Buy It by Larry Ubell and Matthew Barnett. Buying a Co-Op or Condo in New York

2015 - News

12-09-15 Radio
Check out the latest Lenoard Lopate show with the Guru's of How-To: Winter Holiday Repair Guide! (December 2015)

11-18-15 Publications
The book, Save Energy, Save Money, by Alvin Ubell and George Merlis, published in 2002, is now available as a free PDF. Learn how to lower your utility bills and increase your long term energy savings by implementing simple home improvements.

10-14-15 Radio
Check out the latest Lenoard Lopate show with the Guru's of How-To: From Unclogging Gutters to Removing Window ACs, We've Got You Covered! (October 2015)

08-28-15 Radio
Check out the latest Lenoard Lopate show with the Guru's of How-To:
Summer Home Repair! (August 2015)

08-13-15 In the News
Alvin Ubell, founder of Accurate Building Inspectors®, reminds home owners to check for seven common home safety hazards in the online magazine: NYMetroParents.com.

07-04-15 In the News
ABC News' Good Morning America July 4th reminds viewers about outdoor deck safety and features Chief Inspector, Larry Ubell, of Accurate Building Inspectors®: Outdoor Decks - Safety Checklist »

06-22-15 In the News
Chief Inspector, Larry Ubell, of Accurate Building Inspectors® talks with ABC News' Good Morning America: How Safe is Your Balcony or Terrace? »

06-10-15 Radio
Check out the latest Lenoard Lopate show with the Guru's of How-To:
Can They Fix It? Yes, They Can. (June 2015)

05-12-15 WNYC Radio - Program Schedule 2015
The Gurus of How-To appear on the Leonard Lopate WNYC Radio show on: February 11th, April 8th, June 10th, August 12th, October 7th, December 9th.

04-10-15 News
Times News Weekly reports on Larry Ubells' talk with the Ridgewood Property Owners and Civic Association about Smoke Detectors.

04-08-15 Radio
Check out the latest Lenoard Lopate show with the Guru's of How-To:
After Winter's Thaw, How-To Tackle Spring. (April 2015)

02-12-15 Radio
Check out the latest Lenoard Lopate show with the Guru's of How-To:
Look Toward Spring. (February 2015)

2014 - News

Get advice from the home repair experts of Accurate Building Inspectors®. Listen to the “Gurus of How-To” on WNYC Radio and ask any home repair question.


2013 - News

04-08-13 Free Event
Chief Inspectors Larry Ubell and Alvin Ubell share their expertise in the home inspection industry at, The Ins and Outs of Home Buying 2013, hosted at the Old Stone House Monday, 336 3rd St., Brooklyn, NY 11215.


2012 - News

03-26-12 Continuing Ed.
Larry Ubell reviews common house problems to help home owners "Do It Yourself & Save Money!" April 21 & May 5th, New York City College of Technology Division of Continuing Education, Enrollment and class Info »


01-18-12 Event
Steven Falkoff, Esq. of Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP and Alvin Ubell of Accurate Building Inspectors will be giving a talk January 26, 2012 on stair accidents and the standards, laws, rules and the trial preparation of incidents involving stair or ramp defects.
Speaker and Event Info »


2011 - News

11-19-11 Event
Featuring Larry Ubell, WNYC's “Guru of How-To”, along with veteran contractors at City College. The class will cover the repairs and fixes that can keep your home humming and your money in your pocket.
Registration and Class Info »

7-6-11 News
Celebrate ABI's 50th anniversary! Serving the New York and New Jersey area since 1961, ABI provides home inspections for condos and single family homes as well as building inspections of properties including brown stones and large highrise towers. Read about our history, people and expertise.

2010 - News

10-29-10 Event
ABI attends the Seventh Annual Law Practice Management Symposium at the New York City Bar Association, November 4, 2010.

09-16-10 Fall Issue
The Gotham City Inspector© (HTML Version)


2009 - News

11-29-09 Fall Issue
The Gotham City Inspector© (HTML Version)

10-27-09 Event
ABI attends the Sixth Annual Law Practice Management Symposium at the New York City Bar Association, November 5, 2009.

06-21-09 Summer Issue
The Gotham City Inspector© (HTML Version)

4-27-09 Service Update
ABI offers Co-op Building Assistance, a consulting and troubleshooting service for self-managed co-ops and condos seeking to assess past and current building performance concerns.

4-14-09 Event
Alvin Ubell discusses, “Expert Testimony In A Court Trial, Deposition Or Hearing”, before of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Brooklyn Chapter.

1-21-09 Event & Workshop:
Hands on Home Repair Fair - Saturday, February 7th 1:00pm to 5:00pm at City Tech Continuing Studies Center (NYCCT) - 300 Jay Street, Howard Building 4th Floor, Brooklyn NY 11201.


2008 - News

11-19-08 Free Event
An Evening with Leonard Lopate and the GURUS of HOW-TO at Gracious Home, 766 Avenue of the Americas at West 25 Street - November 19th at 7 PM.

10-27-08 Event
Fifth Annual Law Practice Management Symposium

09-24-08 Brooklyn News
Guru's featured in Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz's Fall 2008 newspaper

09-03-08 Fall Issue
The Gotham City Inspector© (HTML Version)

05-17-08 Special Event
Anatomy of a Brownstone, Part VI. (HTML Version)

03-08-08 Spring Issue
The Gotham City Inspector© (HTML Version)


2007 - News

11-19-07 Fall Issue
The Gotham City Inspector© (HTML Version)

09-21-07 Summer Issue
The Gotham City Inspector© (HTML Version)

05-12-07 Special Event
Anatomy of a Brownstone, Part V.: (HTML Version)
Saturday, May 12, 2007, 1 to 5 p.m.
Held at New York City College of Technology (City Tech).

04-30-07 Spring Issue
The Gotham City Inspector© (HTML Version)

02-03-07 Special Event
Anatomy of a Brownstone, Part IV. (HTML Version) Lawrence Ubell of Accurate Building Inspectors® discusses “Layouts, Lifestyles and Labor” in this lecture series regarding brownstone restoration and renovation. Held at New York City College of Technology (City Tech). Saturday, February 3rd, 1:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.


2006 - News

11-01-06 Special Event
New York City Bar Association at 42 West 44th Street, N.Y.C. has it's 3rd Annual Law Practice Management Symposium. Consult with the construction and safety inspection experts Lawrence Ubell, Alvin Ubell and Mathew Barnett at Accurate Building Inspectors' Booth. Discussions included: stair safety, construction, hot water accidents, stair design, building and home inspections, court testimony, preparation of defense and plaintiffs cases.

10-28-06 Special Event
Anatomy of a Brownstone, Part III. (HTML Version) Lawrence Ubell of Accurate Building Inspectors® discusses the do's & don'ts of restoring brownstone homes including case study in working with an Architect, obtaining Landmarks Permits. Lecture presentation and discussion to be held at New York City College of Technology (City Tech). Saturday, October 29th, 1:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.

09-03-06 In the News
Guru's of How-To featured in New York Times:
New York on the Air, The Linoleum Guys
By Jennifer Bleyer, Published: September 3, 2006
URL:  http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/03/nyregion/thecity/03guru.html

08-03-06 In the News
Archived Transcript (HTML Version). Kyra Phillips, CNN anchor of LIVE FROM, interviews energy conservation guru and home inspector Alvin Ubell on how to cut home utility costs, save money and save energy.

01-26-06 Online Book:
New York's home inspector and guru of how-to Alvin Ubell of Accurate Building Inspectors® announces the online release of the book Recipes for Home Repair (Online).


2005 - News

11-05-05 Special Event
Anatomy of a Brownstone, Part II. (HTML Version) Lawrence Ubell of Accurate Building Inspectors® discusses the do's & don'ts of restoring brownstone homes. Lecture presentation and discussion to be held at New York City College Of Technology CUNY. Saturday, November 5th, 1:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.

11-01-05 Symposium Event
Consult with the construction and safety inspection experts of Accurate Building Inspectors from 8:30a.m. - 6:00p.m. during the 2nd Annual Law Practice Management Symposium. (HTML Version)

10-04-05 In the News
Archived Transcript (HTML Version). Host of CNN-Daybreak, Carol Costello, asks home inspector and energy conservation guru, Alvin Ubell, to offer homeowners advice on how to cut winter home heating costs, save money and save energy. Aired October 4, 2005 - 06:30 ET.

10-02-05 In the News
From the Detroit News: “Turn down your thermostat 1 degree and you will save 2 percent to 3 percent on your monthly energy bill, says Alvin Ubell”, quoted in the article, 10 Ways To Save Money. (Link to External Site)

06-01-05 Special Event
Anatomy Of A Brown Stone (HTML Version). Lawrence Ubell speaks on the art and science of restoring, renovating, and living in a brownstone house. Presentation lecture and discussion to be given at New York City College Of Technology CUNY.

05-19-05 Spring Issue
The Gotham City Inspector© (HTML Version)

03-11-05 WNYC-Radio Event
WNYC-Radio Honors Leonard Lopate's 20th Anniversary with Special Event at MoMA (Museum Of Modern Art). (HTML Version)

01-25-05 Winter Issue
The Gotham City Inspector© (HTML Version)



2004 - News

11-09-04 ABI Website & Contest Prize: Accurate Building Inspectors® makes a major upgrade to its website to better serve you.

10-13-04 Alvin Ubell, founder of Accurate Building Inspectors®, discusses home repair on CNN-MONEY.

09-22-04 Fall Issue The Gotham City Inspector© (HTML Version)

05-25-04 Summer Issue The Gotham City Inspector© PDF: Summer 2004, file 667KB

01-20-04 Winter Issue The Gotham City Inspector© PDF: Winter 2004, file 667KB