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Is an All-Cash Offer on a House Always a Good Idea? The True Risks and Rewards - Realtor.com News

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 13:52

Realtor.com News

Is an All-Cash Offer on a House Always a Good Idea? The True Risks and Rewards
Realtor.com News
Ah, the all-cash offer. If you're a home buyer with this ace up your sleeve, you probably have a swagger in your step as you tour homes, looking for the perfect property. Home sellers swoon over all-cash offers for one simple reason: It means there's ...

Why you should hire a good buyer's agent - Washington Blade - Washington Blade

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 17:43

Washington Blade

Why you should hire a good buyer's agent - Washington Blade
Washington Blade
Here is a little secret, if you are hiring an agent just to help you find a home, to unlock doors, and schedule appointments, you are hiring the wrong one. A good buyer's agent does so much more than open lockboxes and point out which room is the ...

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How to make a successful offer in today's housing market - Insight News

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 15:45

Insight News

How to make a successful offer in today's housing market
Insight News
Always ask the seller for a home warranty as part of an initial offer. That way the buyer will be covered if appliances or mechanicals fail or break down after purchase. Prepare to negotiate. Be prepared for counteroffers. The two things most likely to ...

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HouseMaster Marks National Home Inspection Month With 5 Key ... - PR Newswire (press release)

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 06:46

HouseMaster Marks National Home Inspection Month With 5 Key ...
PR Newswire (press release)
SOMERVILLE, N.J., April 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- HouseMaster, the first and one of the largest home inspection franchisors in North America, reminds first-time home buyers that a professional home inspection can not only provide a great education about ...

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Selling Your Home? Relax! 5 Things to Not Bother Fixing First - Realtor.com News

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 04:32

Realtor.com News

Selling Your Home? Relax! 5 Things to Not Bother Fixing First
Realtor.com News
Selling your home? Then you've likely had that rude awakening where a real estate agent tours your home and breaks some tough news: Your house needs work before it goes on the market. For starters, you'll have to fix the boiler. And paint. And replace ...

10 Keys to Deciding Whether to Own a Home or Rent - KXLF.com ... - KXLF Butte News

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 01:50

10 Keys to Deciding Whether to Own a Home or Rent - KXLF.com ...
KXLF Butte News
From Our Sponsors: The decision about whether to purchase a home is a big one, likely the largest financial investment of your life. It's important to get it right, both for your finances and yo...

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Do this before starting a home search - Greenfield Daily Reporter

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 00:02

Greenfield Daily Reporter

Do this before starting a home search
Greenfield Daily Reporter
Home inspection. After an offer is accepted on a home, the next step is scheduling a home inspection, which looks for hidden problems. Finding a good home inspector can be the difference between moving into a home that's been repaired and secrets ...

Tales from the dark side of house hunting - Chicago Sun-Times

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 16:50

Chicago Sun-Times

Tales from the dark side of house hunting
Chicago Sun-Times
Let's continue this fantasy: The home inspection passes with flying colors. Ditto for the radon testing. Speaking of colors … the homeowners have such good taste, you won't even need to re-paint. The finish line is in sight. You see yourself reclining ...

Ask Angie's List: How to budget for emergency repairs - WV News

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 22:22

WV News

Ask Angie's List: How to budget for emergency repairs
WV News
Even if you're not planning to sell your home, a home inspection can provide insight into what systems are most likely to fail soon — and it will typically cost only a few hundred dollars. An inspection can't offer guaranteed protection against hidden ...

How Bargain Hunting for a Home Can Backfire - 24/7 Wall St.

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 07:55

24/7 Wall St.

How Bargain Hunting for a Home Can Backfire
24/7 Wall St.
6. Insisting on unreasonable repairs. If a home inspection reveals a major problem like a cracked foundation, that needs to be either fixed or a reduction in the sales price has to be negotiated. But asking, for example, for new skylights is not ...

Pests can hide in 'secret' places in homes - The Topeka Capital-Journal

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 15:18

The Topeka Capital-Journal

Pests can hide in 'secret' places in homes
The Topeka Capital-Journal
If bed bugs are found in electrical outlets, it is likely there are more in other parts of the room or home, so call a professional to schedule a full home inspection. Kitchen pantry. Equally likely to welcome uninvited guests are your kitchen pantry ...

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Should you focus on selling your current home before looking for a new one? - The Bellingham Herald

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 12:49

Should you focus on selling your current home before looking for a new one?
The Bellingham Herald
The most common contingencies allowed the buyer to get a satisfactory home inspection (58 percent), required an appraisal high enough to justify the sale price (44 percent), and would allow the buyer to cancel the deal and get the good-faith deposit ...

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Living with a hot-tempered showerhead - Chicago Daily Herald

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 05:02

Living with a hot-tempered showerhead
Chicago Daily Herald
Q. Last week, I was reviewing an old home inspection report that was prepared when I purchased my house. One item that caught my attention was a comment about 20-amp circuits in the main electrical panel. I've had to reset the circuit breakers on ...

Why you really need a home inspection | Real Estate - TCPalm

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 11:14

TCPalm

Why you really need a home inspection | Real Estate
TCPalm
Buying a house is probably the single largest investment you'll ever make, and you want to ensure you get the best value for your hard-earned dollar. That's why more and more home buyers today are turning to professional home inspection experts. A ...

Oak Point residents pay unexpected visit to BOS meeting - SouthCoastToday.com

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 01:59

Oak Point residents pay unexpected visit to BOS meeting
SouthCoastToday.com
A home inspection last week revealed rusted HVAC ducts, crumbling support beams and corroded natural gas lines, according to White. Resident Frank Shifter of Greene Street said evidence of long-term problems goes back 10 years in this community and ...

From backyard toilets to shoddy renovations, East Bay home ... - Berkeleyside

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 12:02

Berkeleyside

From backyard toilets to shoddy renovations, East Bay home ...
Berkeleyside
Secrets, and sometimes deceptive practices, are revealed when a house goes up for sale and home inspectors peer into basements, attics and behind electrical panels.
Home Inspection Software Market 2018 Insights: Industry Scenario ...satPRnews (press release)

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Alamosa News | Monte Vista Home & Garden Show is this weekend - Valley Courier

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 10:56

Alamosa News | Monte Vista Home & Garden Show is this weekend
Valley Courier
MONTE VISTA — Planning summer home projects or just want to learn more about local services and new home products on the market? Then this weekend's Monte Vista Home & Garden Expo is the place to be. The expo is ?being held on Saturday, April 7 from 9 ...

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Home energy scorecards spark debate over information, cost ... - Sentinel & Enterprise

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 06:01

Worcester Business Journal

Home energy scorecards spark debate over information, cost ...
Sentinel & Enterprise
By Matt Murphy STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE BOSTON -- A home energy efficiency score would eventually become part of the valuation of all homes on the market in Massachusetts under legislation Gov.
Baker proposal would rate homes on energy efficiency | WBJournal ...Worcester Business Journal

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Despite more demand than supply, DC home prices are relatively stable - Washington Post

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 05:30

Washington Post

Despite more demand than supply, DC home prices are relatively stable
Washington Post
Something a little unusual is happening in the nation's capital, and it's not just heightened levels of political bickering and occasional threats of government shutdowns. Instead of following the typical rules of supply and demand, which indicate that ...

8 Times Bargain Hunting for a Home Can Backfire | realtor.com® - Realtor.com News

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 04:02

Realtor.com News

8 Times Bargain Hunting for a Home Can Backfire | realtor.com®
Realtor.com News
Smart home buyers know how to hunt for a bargain. But beware of taking your thriftiness too far—because you just might regret it.

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