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When to put your home up for sale and other real estate tips - The Oakland Press

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 08:38

The Oakland Press

When to put your home up for sale and other real estate tips
The Oakland Press
Second, what is the builder's track record for completion dates? Have you spoken to any past customers in the same complex? Normally, after accepting an offer on your home and going through the process of a home inspection, mortgage appraisal, title ...

Whoops! 4 Home-Buying Moves You May Not Realize You Have to Do - Danbury News Times

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 05:50

Danbury News Times

Whoops! 4 Home-Buying Moves You May Not Realize You Have to Do
Danbury News Times
Buying a house takes time, patience, and careful planning. But because this process has so many moving parts, sometimes buyers miss crucial steps—and it can cost them big-time. To help clue you in to these oft-overlooked tasks, we asked real estate ...

Whoops! 4 Home-Buying Moves You May Not Realize You Have to Do - Danbury News Times

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 05:50

Danbury News Times

Whoops! 4 Home-Buying Moves You May Not Realize You Have to Do
Danbury News Times
3. Preparing for the home inspection. Most home buyers make their purchase offer contingent on the results of a home inspection, a close examination of the property for defects by a professional home inspector. But to get the most out of your home ...

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11 Home Inspection Red Flags You Can Actually Overlook (for Now) - Reader's Digest

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 11:40

Reader's Digest

11 Home Inspection Red Flags You Can Actually Overlook (for Now)
Reader's Digest
When buying a home, the home inspection can be one of the most stress-inducing parts of the process. Will the inspection reveal major foundation flaws? What about a termite infestation? While some home inspection red flags should be dealt with before ...

Buyers should insist on going to home inspection - Palm Beach Post

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 07:00

Buyers should insist on going to home inspection
Palm Beach Post
Question: We made an offer to purchase our first home and followed your advice by making the offer contingent on the property first passing an inspection. The inspector is coming out next week, but says that he does not want us to be there because he ...

Here's why buyers should insist on going to home inspections - The Bellingham Herald

Sun, 09/09/2018 - 07:02

The Bellingham Herald

Here's why buyers should insist on going to home inspections
The Bellingham Herald
REAL ESTATE TRIVIA: The nationwide average cost of a professional home inspection is $326, according to a survey by real estate website HomeAdvisor.com. But fees vary from one community to the next, with prices generally higher in areas where sales ...

How should I prepare my home for fall drafts? - Longview Daily News

Sun, 09/09/2018 - 01:08

Longview Daily News

How should I prepare my home for fall drafts?
Longview Daily News
This report should include any applicable images and graphics and suggest solutions for each problem. When hiring, ask your energy auditor what experience they have outside the field. Tangible experience in HVAC, construction or home inspection gives ...

Barry Stone, Garage door opener has no safety reverse - NewsOK.com

Sat, 09/08/2018 - 05:00

Barry Stone, Garage door opener has no safety reverse
NewsOK.com
DEAR CLAIRE: Safety reverse for garage door openers is a vital lifesaving function that is routinely checked as part of a standard home inspection. Your inspector was right to test the device and to report it as defective and unsafe, but the nature of ...

Why inspectors often avoid asbestos topic - Chicago Daily Herald

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 07:05

Chicago Daily Herald

Why inspectors often avoid asbestos topic
Chicago Daily Herald
A. Most home inspectors do not check for asbestos-containing materials because environmental hazards are excluded from the standards of practice for the home inspection industry. In fact, most home inspection reports and contracts specifically disclaim ...

How should I prepare my home for fall drafts? - Fredericksburg.com

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 19:48

Fredericksburg.com

How should I prepare my home for fall drafts?
Fredericksburg.com
In the closing weeks of summer, you might not be thinking much about the chilly months to come. But right now is an excellent time to check your home for drafts and air loss, and to prepare your home for winter. You'll stay warmer and save energy in ...

Before making an offer on an older home, check this checklist - The Boston Globe

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 10:37

The Boston Globe

Before making an offer on an older home, check this checklist
The Boston Globe
Looking for that vintage Victorian or your dream fixer-upper? Great! While it's always wise to get a professional home inspection — and that's especially true if you're buying an older home — this checklist can help you avoid some of the pricey ...

Ocean City Real Estate Tips: Always be present at the Home Inspection! - Ocean City Today

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 08:00

Ocean City Today

Ocean City Real Estate Tips: Always be present at the Home Inspection!
Ocean City Today
If the seller is unable to be present during the home inspection, it's important for us (the listing agent) to be present at the time of the home inspection. Typically, the buyers-agent and the buyers attend the home inspection. It's a great way for a ...
Are re-inspections necessary?Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Inspections to consider during the Due Diligence process - Mint Hill Times

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 16:22

Mint Hill Times

Inspections to consider during the Due Diligence process
Mint Hill Times
When you're ready to buy a home, you'll want to go through a full due diligence process. This process will include several inspections outside of the common home inspection. Here's a look at some of the inspections you should consider when going ...

Homeowners 'devastated' by inspection reports - The Telegram

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 19:03

The Telegram

Homeowners 'devastated' by inspection reports
The Telegram
In July, The Telegram reported that both the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors and the N.L. Association of Realtors have been advocating for the government to regulate the home inspection industry. But in an emailed statement to The ...

Don't Fall Behind! Here Are 5 Essential Home-Selling Moves You Might Not Be Doing - Realtor.com News

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 05:21

Realtor.com News

Don't Fall Behind! Here Are 5 Essential Home-Selling Moves You Might Not Be Doing
Realtor.com News
... property for problems before you put it on the market. This would give you the ability to fix problems ahead of time—while also presenting buyers with a clean bill of health on the property. Buyers love it, and a home inspection costs only about ...

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Buyer Beware: Homes Sold 'As Is' Can Come with Hidden Costs - Alexandria Living Magazine

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 18:57

Alexandria Living Magazine

Buyer Beware: Homes Sold 'As Is' Can Come with Hidden Costs
Alexandria Living Magazine
“If you don't have time for scheduling a full home inspection, a contractor can come out and you'll get a good chunk of the information,” said Moore, whose company provides those services to potential homeowners in Alexandria. Earlier this year, Moore ...

The ups and downs of buying, selling in a competitive market - Virginian-Pilot

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 06:12

The ups and downs of buying, selling in a competitive market
Virginian-Pilot
Then the home inspection happens, and the excitement starts to wear off. The buyer starts to second-guess the contract price. Those who pay at or above asking feel like everything on the home inspection should be fixed and may get upset when the seller ...

The results of every care home inspection in Nottinghamshire ... - Nottinghamshire Live

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 00:01

Nottinghamshire Live

The results of every care home inspection in Nottinghamshire ...
Nottinghamshire Live
The latest inspection results for care homes across Nottinghamshire have been published. And they range from the glowing to the damning.
The results of every care home inspection in Derby and Derbyshire ...Derbyshire Live
Every care home inspection in Leicester and Leicestershire ...Leicestershire Live

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Bay Area home prices dip below record as summer slowdown takes hold - San Francisco Chronicle

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 15:45

San Francisco Chronicle

Bay Area home prices dip below record as summer slowdown takes hold
San Francisco Chronicle
The median Bay Area home price fell from June to July but was still up double digits over last year, according to a CoreLogic report issued Friday. The median price paid for a new or existing Bay Area home or condo in July was $850,000, down 2.9 ...

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The sticks and bricks of buying a home - Pamplin Media Group

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 12:46

Pamplin Media Group

The sticks and bricks of buying a home
Pamplin Media Group
The home inspection is a critical step in a real estate transaction and a real estate agent should understand something about the "sticks and bricks" of how a house is built. Investing the time to learn how a house is built, having an idea of the ...

 
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