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3 Online Home Buyer Resources You Should Read Today

From the local listings to your real estate agent, there are plenty of places where you can find insights and information about the market and what it means to purchase a home. However, it can be hard to dive into all the resources on the web with no concept of where to begin. If you’re… Continue reading 3 Online Home Buyer Resources You Should Read Today

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Important information about home inspections

Despite the downturn in the housing market, millions of homes will still be bought and sold. At a time when price negotiations have become more vigorous, many buyers and sellers neglect one important element that could cost them thousands of dollars: the home inspection. Mike Kuhn, co-author of The Pocket Idiot’s Guide to Home Inspections… Continue reading Important information about home inspections

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4 Neglected Home Maintenance Tasks That Are a Must

There are a number of home maintenance tasks that are easy to forget about in favor of more obvious renovations, but forgetting to do some of them can end up costing you a lot down the road. If you’re hoping to keep your home in tip-top shape, here are a few tasks that you shouldn’t… Continue reading 4 Neglected Home Maintenance Tasks That Are a Must

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How to know if your home inspector is legit

  A professional home inspection helps consumers learn about the condition of a home before making a purchase, but not all home inspectors are created equal. According to HouseMaster, the oldest and most experienced name in home inspections, consumers often only ask for information about fees, but price should not be the deciding factor. Saving… Continue reading How to know if your home inspector is legit

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10 Questions to Ask Home Inspectors

  Before you make your final buying or selling decision, you should have the home inspected by a professional. An inspection can alert you to potential problems with a property and allow you to make an informed decision. Ask these questions to prospective home inspectors: Will your inspection meet recognized standards?Ask whether the inspection and… Continue reading 10 Questions to Ask Home Inspectors

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10 cheap fixes to boost your home’s value

  Looking for ways to spruce up your home without putting yourself in the poorhouse? Whether you’re getting ready to sell your home or want to spiff it up inexpensively for your own enjoyment, we’ve got 10 good strategies for you to consider. The actual cost and payback for each project can vary, depending on… Continue reading 10 cheap fixes to boost your home’s value

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What a Home Inspection Should Cover

Home inspections will vary depending on the type of property you are purchasing. A large historic home, for example, will require a more specialized inspection than a small condominium. However, the following are the basic elements that a home inspector will check. You can also use this list to help you evaluate properties you might… Continue reading What a Home Inspection Should Cover