Congrats! You’ve received an offer on your home and agreed upon a sale price. The papers are signed, and the next step in the process is your home inspection. Chances are that a satisfactory report is the last major hurdle toward sale — so it’s important you put your best foot forward. (See also: 25 Cheap […]
Point of sale inspections, if required by your community, will often entail the interior of the property, as well as the exterior. This is the time when owners may have to bring some items up to current code. (Systematic inspections do not always require that older systems be updated, unless they pose a safety hazard.) Usually, […]
To get the best from your home inspector, homeowners and realtors should know how to best prepare for a home inspection. Always recommend a pre-listing inspection to potential sellers in order to identify items that will come up and could complicate the deal. If the inspector identifies issues that can be easily fixed, you can […]
Home appraisals are typically required by lenders. Banks do not want to issue a home mortgage that exceeds the value of a property; therefore they will insist that a qualified professional determine the value of the home before issuing final approval on the loan. Not just anybody can conduct a home appraisal. There are laws that […]
Winter can be magical and fun for many people, but it can also be costly. If you’re looking to winter-proof your home, you need to read these eight important tips. Whether it’s checking gutters for blockages, cutting back on vegetation or sealing your chimneys—clearly, with winter at our doorstep, this article is for you. Read […]
Do you have lingering questions regarding what to expect during a home inspection? Thanks to this informative New York Times article, the bulk of your questions are sure to be answered. Read on to find out the importance of home inspections and what to expect when it comes time for yours. Read More >>
Whether it’s using Kool-Aid to spot a leak in your toilet or achieving the perfect caulk edge using tape, these house repair life hacks are sure to help you save money while maintaining the integrity of your home. This 9-minute video reveals some surprising do-it-yourself tricks that brings about rewarding results!
Getting a thorough professional inspection before buying a house is a must. While you may be all set to sign on the dotted line and move your stuff in, sometimes inspections can uncover serious issues. Our experts weigh in on seven problems that may mean a house isn’t as homey as you thought: 1. Foundation […]