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Ask Angie's List: Have a budget ready for emergency repairs - Reading Eagle

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 22:05

Reading Eagle

Ask Angie's List: Have a budget ready for emergency repairs
Reading Eagle
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 ...

What You Need to Know Before Hiring a Home Inspector - ZING ... - Zing! Blog by Quicken Loans (blog)

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:12

Zing! Blog by Quicken Loans (blog)

What You Need to Know Before Hiring a Home Inspector - ZING ...
Zing! Blog by Quicken Loans (blog)
If this is your first time buying a home, here are a few things you need to look for and be aware of before hiring a home inspector.
Tips for first time homebuyers | The Daily Courier | Prescott, AZThe Daily Courier

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When buyers decline to hire a home inspector - Daily Herald - Chicago Daily Herald

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 05:04

When buyers decline to hire a home inspector - Daily Herald
Chicago Daily Herald
Q. I've been a Realtor for nearly 11 years, and I encourage every buyer to hire a home inspector. A good inspection gives them the information they need and protects everyone in the deal from legal problems later. Unfortunately, I've had buyers who won ...

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NBC10 Boston Responds: Flippin' Mad - NECN - NECN

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 15:28

NECN

NBC10 Boston Responds: Flippin' Mad - NECN
NECN
Flipped homes are at an all-time high. These are properties that are bought, renovated and sold within a matter of months and while they can be money makers for sellers, there are potential pitfalls for buyers.

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Real Estate Purchase Agreements: 7 Things Home Buyers Must Check—or Else - Realtor.com News

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 14:31

Realtor.com News

Real Estate Purchase Agreements: 7 Things Home Buyers Must Check—or Else
Realtor.com News
... like selling a property they already own," says Jimmy Branham, a real estate agent at the Keyes Company in South Florida. Contingencies can also include a home appraisal, home inspection and mortgage approval. Why it matters: Contingencies protect ...

Dana Dratch: 5 home inspection mistakes buyers and sellers make - Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 13:16

Dana Dratch: 5 home inspection mistakes buyers and sellers make
Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)
A home inspection is an assessment of a home's condition. Home inspectors not only identify problems with houses, they can give buyers information that will help them with the upkeep. “We want to teach them how to maintain the property because it's the ...

Dana Dratch: 5 home inspection mistakes buyers and sellers make - Virginian-Pilot

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 13:16

Dana Dratch: 5 home inspection mistakes buyers and sellers make
Virginian-Pilot
A home inspection is an assessment of a home's condition. Home inspectors not only identify problems with houses, they can give buyers information that will help them with the upkeep. “We want to teach them how to maintain the property because it's the ...

Borrower beware: 4 things VA loans can't do - Military Times - Military Times

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:03

Military Times

Borrower beware: 4 things VA loans can't do - Military Times
Military Times
From the basics (no down payment) to special cases (farm loans, construction loans) to less-heralded programs (go green!), VA-backed loans offer a variety of benefits for eligible borrowers. But as the agency itself outlines in an online reference ...

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How risky is it to skip the home inspection? - The Boston Globe

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 08:31

The Boston Globe

How risky is it to skip the home inspection?
The Boston Globe
In coveted Boston neighborhoods and suburbs, prospective buyers are increasingly feeling pressured to waive the home inspection, a decision that could leave them vulnerable to future headaches. Almost three-quarters of home sales nationwide that closed ...

Dear Monty: With a willing seller and buyer, pre-closing occupancy can work - Green Bay Press Gazette

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:02

Green Bay Press Gazette

Dear Monty: With a willing seller and buyer, pre-closing occupancy can work
Green Bay Press Gazette
Reader question: ​I have signed a contract with a seller. I had 10 days due diligence to have the home inspected. I did that, and the house looked like a good deal. Twenty-one days later, the closing attorney calls and says the home is in probate, and ...

Determining the Major and Minor in a Home Inspection - The Good Men Project (blog)

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 09:00

The Good Men Project (blog)

Determining the Major and Minor in a Home Inspection
The Good Men Project (blog)
Hiring a home inspector is a critical part of the home-buying process. Today, it is unthinkable that anyone would buy a home without bringing in an inspector. Worth their weight in gold, home inspectors provide an experienced and objective assessment ...

HIQA Publishes Kildare Nursing Home Inspection Report. - Kfm Radio

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 08:08

Kfm Radio

HIQA Publishes Kildare Nursing Home Inspection Report.
Kfm Radio
A Kildare nursing home, at which HIQA carried out an unannounced inspection, has been found to be compliant or substantially compliant with 11 standards. The assessment took place at Hazel Hall Nursing Home, Clane, on January 16th. The Health ...

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Do I need a real estate agent to buy a home? | Mortgage Rates ... - The Mortgage Reports (blog)

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 05:39

The Mortgage Reports (blog)

Do I need a real estate agent to buy a home? | Mortgage Rates ...
The Mortgage Reports (blog)
No. Every year, hundreds of thousands of home buyers cut this middleman out of the equation. But you might benefit from hiring a real estate agent. For homebuyers, there are three main reasons to hire an agent: To save time; To get information and help ...

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What every hot market home buyer should know about "review date" home sales - KOMO News

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 21:20

KOMO News

What every hot market home buyer should know about "review date" home sales
KOMO News
It used to be that buying a house meant making an offer, then proceeding with the home inspection and financing once the offer is accepted. But thanks to market conditions in Seattle and other parts of the Puget Sound region, "bidding wars" are making ...

Killeen Home Buyer Expo Saturday - The Killeen Daily Herald

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 13:05

Killeen Home Buyer Expo Saturday
The Killeen Daily Herald
Local business representatives in the fields of real estate, mortgage lending, insurance, home inspection, remodeling and more will participate. They will offer specific information about their services and products. April is recognized nationally as ...

13 Hidden Rooms You'll Wish You Found in Your Own Home - Reader's Digest

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 09:14

Reader's Digest

13 Hidden Rooms You'll Wish You Found in Your Own Home
Reader's Digest
When Cristhian Perez, a home inspector in Tampa, Florida, thinks about the hidden room he discovered during one home inspection, he still gets goosebumps. The room was small and dark, tucked behind what only appeared to be an exterior wall of the attic ...

Local home inspector recognized - NUjournal

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 23:26

Local home inspector recognized
NUjournal
SLEEPY EYE — Cornerstone Home Inspection Services announces that Phil Siefkes is now credentialed as a Certified Master Inspector (CMI)®, which is the inspection industry's top professional designation. The Master Inspector Certification Board has ...

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Seminar lays out home-buying steps - Worcester Telegram

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 03:30

Worcester Telegram

Seminar lays out home-buying steps
Worcester Telegram
The next step is a home inspection. A home inspection will check all the physical criteria – from the roof to the plumbing. The home inspectors look for problems that the buyer should be aware of. Inspection issues can be a deal breaker or used to ...

Home inspections smart move before buying or selling residence to check for any problem areas - Charleston Post Courier

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 15:41

Charleston Post Courier

Home inspections smart move before buying or selling residence to check for any problem areas
Charleston Post Courier
A home inspection may identify the need for major repairs or builder oversights, as well as the need for maintenance to keep it in good shape." A homeowner, meanwhile, can seek an inspection can ferret out problems in the making and suggest preventive ...

Outdoor Home Improvement — Getting your home ready for storm season - Daily Ardmoreite

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 09:17

Daily Ardmoreite

Outdoor Home Improvement — Getting your home ready for storm season
Daily Ardmoreite
With the beginning of spring, Oklahoma now looks to the beginning of storm season, and we all know just how damaging those storms can be. Fortunately, a few proactive measures can help to minimize the damage nature's fury can inflict. Mike Smiley has ...

 
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