Once an offer on a property is accepted, most buyers hire a professional home inspector to assess the condition of the home. The inspector will Read more
Your buyers may be drawn to distressed properties. After all, “the No. 1 reason to buy a foreclosure is the potential for a good bargain,” Read more
One of the things people rarely pay much attention to when they buy a property, is whether they have adequate dwelling hazard and liability insurance, otherwise known as homeowner’s insurance. Getting a policy is easy and almost always obtained when someone closes escrow on their home or rental property. But is it the right type and amount of insurance? Read more
Buying a home is a big decision that includes more than falling in love with the style and decor of a home. A home needs to be in good working order. This is where an home inspector comes in. Read more
The winter months are fast approaching; soon old man winter will be knocking at your front door. Doors are a huge cause of heat loss. Much is lost just by opening and closing them, but the amount of heat lost when closed can be reduced greatly with the following three maintenance tips.
Everyone thinks of the big necessities when moving into a new apartment: repainting, buying furniture, getting along with roommates. These are all important, of course, but then there are the little things that really matter in a pinch Read more
Have you ever heard a banging noise coming from your water pipes when the water is turned off quickly? It usually sounds like the pipes are banging on something inside the walls, and that’s exactly what’s happening. When the flow of water is turned off very quickly, a small shock wave is created inside the pipe, which can cause the pipe to shake and often bang on the wall studs or floor joists. Read more
After months of searching for the perfect home, writing multiple offers, and dealing with sellers who won’t budge on price, you’ve finally got a contract on the perfect home. It took you and the seller weeks of negotiations and several rounds of offers to get there. But, you have a deal at last.
Or do you?
Too often, getting a signed contract and putting your money into escrow is simply the beginning of what can become yet another round of negotiations. Here are five things every home buyer and seller should know about last-minute credits. Read more
For many, homeownership is still a dream. Moving from renting can seem like it’s an impossible mission.
But if you plan ahead and carefully budget, the goal of homeownership can be yours.
When budgeting how much home you can afford, it’s important to understand and anticipate the costs of owning and maintaining a home. Here are a few things that some first-time buyers forget to include. Read more
When faced with a homeowner association maintenance or repair issue, the starting point is to determine whether the HOA has the duty to maintain or repair. Read more