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Bannockburn to let voters decide on real estate transfer tax - Chicago Tribune

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 15:23

Chicago Tribune

Bannockburn to let voters decide on real estate transfer tax
Chicago Tribune
Voters in Bannockburn will decide Nov. 6 if the village will impose a real estate transfer tax on buyers of property in the North Shore suburb. The Village Board of Trustees unanimously approved placing a referendum on the ballot after a public hearing ...

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Ask the Expert: How Can I Assist My Buyers in a Seller's Market? - RisMedia.com (press release)

Sun, 08/19/2018 - 11:12

RisMedia.com (press release)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Assist My Buyers in a Seller's Market?
RisMedia.com (press release)
A home inspection is a prospective buyer's most powerful negotiation tool, as well as the most valuable insurance one can ever get on a property, which is why the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) requires a special form entitled “For Your ...

What Is the Cost of Home Appraisal and What Should I Know? - TheStreet.com

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 12:46

TheStreet.com

What Is the Cost of Home Appraisal and What Should I Know?
TheStreet.com
In a home inspection, the objective is to protect for the buyer, who usually pays the few hundred dollars it takes to conduct a home inspection. Thus, the priority for a home inspection professional is to look internally or in the "guts" of the home ...

How I Bought a Home in Cincinnati - NerdWallet - NerdWallet (blog)

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 10:00

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How I Bought a Home in Cincinnati - NerdWallet
NerdWallet (blog)
Nelson and Chelsea Mead bought their first home, a three-bedroom ranch, in May 2016. Here's how their homebuying journey played out.
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How to make the most of your home buying, selling experience - The Oakland Press

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 05:35

The Oakland Press

How to make the most of your home buying, selling experience
The Oakland Press
Rachel said you may have to pay for any mortgage costs to lender, pre-paid taxes, insurance, escrow set-ups, a home inspection, appraisal fee, mortgage title insurance, title closing fee and transaction/compliance fee to real estate. “Buyers usually ...

Bill Skills: How to read your real estate contract - WECT-TV6

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 17:29

Bill Skills: How to read your real estate contract
WECT-TV6
They need to do a home inspection. That in no way should replace a home inspection." Finally, Drury recommends going over the buyer's preapproval letter, which in some cases can be bogus. Sellers need to call the buyer's lender — likely the seller's ...

What's the Difference Between an Inspection and an Appraisal? - Lansing State Journal

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 07:19

Lansing State Journal

What's the Difference Between an Inspection and an Appraisal?
Lansing State Journal
A home inspection and appraisal are two inevitable steps in almost every real estate transaction. While some buyers and sellers assume these processes are essentially the same thing, the truth is they are quite different. Let's take a look at some of ...

Roy and JoAnn Waltrip: A Tale of Two Inspections with Boggs Inspection Services - southsoundtalk.com

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 10:01

southsoundtalk.com

Roy and JoAnn Waltrip: A Tale of Two Inspections with Boggs Inspection Services
southsoundtalk.com
If you've ever sold a home, you'll remember how nerve-wracking the home inspection day was as you waited anxiously for the results. You want the buyer to love your home, but you also hope the inspection report shows only minor fixes, easily remedied ...

Roy and JoAnn Waltrip: A Tale of Two Inspections with Boggs Inspection Services - ThurstonTalk

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 08:28

ThurstonTalk

Roy and JoAnn Waltrip: A Tale of Two Inspections with Boggs Inspection Services
ThurstonTalk
When I sold my home two years ago, the buyer's home inspection was one of the most nerve-wracking days in the entire process. I wanted the buyer to not only love my home, but hoped the inspection report would come back with only minor issues to correct ...

Judge threatens homeowner with jail if she doesn't allow inspection after Plaistow deaths - The Union Leader

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 02:12

The Union Leader

Judge threatens homeowner with jail if she doesn't allow inspection after Plaistow deaths
The Union Leader
The home inspection was requested by lawyers for Karl Dungs Inc. and Karl Dungs GmbH & Co. KG, which manufacture products for the heating industry. Dungs is one of several defendants being sued over the deaths in Massachusetts and wants to inspect ...

Judge threatens jail if homeowner doesn't allow inspection after Plaistow deaths - The Union Leader

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 02:12

The Union Leader

Judge threatens jail if homeowner doesn't allow inspection after Plaistow deaths
The Union Leader
The home inspection was requested by lawyers for Karl Dungs Inc. and Karl Dungs GmbH & Co. KG, which manufacture products for the heating industry. Dungs is one of several defendants being sued over the deaths in Massachusetts and wants to inspect ...

Action 9: Experts claim new home not properly built - WFTV Orlando

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 16:03

WFTV Orlando

Action 9: Experts claim new home not properly built
WFTV Orlando
Months after moving in, she hired a home inspection company. It documented more than 100 significant problems from code violations to poor workmanship. Duran said the builder patched the roof, but that didn't stop leaks. Water damaged the front bedroom.

Property Forensix App Launch Sends Scheduling a Home Inspection Screaming Into the Digital Age - Digital Journal

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 18:42

Digital Journal

Property Forensix App Launch Sends Scheduling a Home Inspection Screaming Into the Digital Age
Digital Journal
So how does the Property Forensix home inspection app work? Once downloaded, users need only to start typing the square footage of the property. From there, three plans and their costs are offered as well as a listing of sub-categories. Additional ...

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Stone Veneer Siding: Looks Great, But Bad Installations Cost Unlucky Homeowners Thousands - Forbes

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 11:50

Forbes

Stone Veneer Siding: Looks Great, But Bad Installations Cost Unlucky Homeowners Thousands
Forbes
Ben Hendricks owns ABI Home Inspection Services in Louisville, KY. He said he's never seen stone veneer siding installed properly and thinks it's going to be the next big thing in real estate. He's written several blog posts about his experience with ...

Common HVAC Home Inspection Problems - TAPinto.net

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 02:14

TAPinto.net

Common HVAC Home Inspection Problems
TAPinto.net
The heating and cooling system is one of the most important systems in a home, which is why the home inspection may include a detailed exam of this equipment. Here are common problems homeowners encounter: Filters:If filters aren't changed regularly, ...

Common HVAC Home Inspection Problems - TAPinto.net

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 02:10

TAPinto.net

Common HVAC Home Inspection Problems
TAPinto.net
The heating and cooling system is one of the most important systems in a home, which is why the home inspection may include a detailed exam of this equipment. Here are common problems homeowners encounter: Filters:If filters aren't changed regularly, ...

'Only if' offers shunned by some home sellers - Chicago Daily Herald

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 05:04

Chicago Daily Herald

'Only if' offers shunned by some home sellers
Chicago Daily Herald
Or "contingent upon a satisfactory home inspection." Contingencies usually specify some relatively short period of time, as the sellers have to wait around with their house tied up and pretty much off the market to see whether the contingency will happen.

4 signs you're about to pay more than a house is worth - Business Insider

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 11:45

Business Insider

4 signs you're about to pay more than a house is worth
Business Insider
Because there's no guarantee that the house you buy today is priced reasonably, or will retain its value, it's important to use any tools and information available to make an educated guess. Part of this process involves looking at the house's ...

Would the White House Pass a Home Inspection? No Way—Here's Why - Realtor.com News

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 15:44

Realtor.com News

Would the White House Pass a Home Inspection? No Way—Here's Why
Realtor.com News
Anyone who's ever bought a home knows that a home inspection is the best way to learn if a house is in decent shape or if it's secretly on the verge of collapse. Home inspectors scrutinize over 1,600 different features, including electrical, plumbing ...

SCF to Offer Florida Applied Home Inspection Course - SRQ Magazine

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 22:12

SCF to Offer Florida Applied Home Inspection Course
SRQ Magazine
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will offer a Florida applied home inspection course. American Home Inspectors Training (AHIT), in partnership with SCF, works with home inspection trainers to present the course. The course provides ...

 
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