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Winning a bidding war is not always just a money game - Washington Post

Home Inspection - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 05:58

Washington Post

Winning a bidding war is not always just a money game
Washington Post
“Having a well-known and reputable lender who can call the listing agent on weekends or after hours to licensed home inspectors who can jump in the next day to do a pre-home inspection. It also helps to go through the underwriting process with the ...

Socks or shoes for the home inspector? - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Home Inspection - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 03:17

Socks or shoes for the home inspector?
Minneapolis Star Tribune
I've been shocked while doing a home inspection, and so have a few other people on my team. Fortunately, we were wearing rubber-soled shoes in almost every case. This made the shocks painful, but not too serious. The only time that one of our ...

5 Home Inspection Mistakes Buyers and Sellers Make - RisMedia.com (press release)

Home Inspection - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 10:03

RisMedia.com (press release)

5 Home Inspection Mistakes Buyers and Sellers Make
RisMedia.com (press release)
(TNS)— 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 ...

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

Home Inspection - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 21:05

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)

Home Inspection - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 11:12

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

Home Inspection - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 04:04

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

Home Inspection - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 14:28

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

Home Inspection - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 13:31

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 - Virginian-Pilot

Home Inspection - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:16

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

Home Inspection - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 09:03

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

Home Inspection - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 07:31

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

Home Inspection - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:02

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)

Home Inspection - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 08:00

The Good Men Project (blog)

Determining the Major and Minor in a Home Inspection
The Good Men Project (blog)
Major home inspection problems are those that the home inspector and your real estate agent highlight for you on the report. These problems will almost always be brought up when negotiating the home's price. You may choose to have the seller fix or you ...

HIQA Publishes Kildare Nursing Home Inspection Report. - Kfm Radio

Home Inspection - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 07:08

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? - The Mortgage Reports (blog)

Home Inspection - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 04:39

The Mortgage Reports (blog)

Do I need a real estate agent to buy a home?
The Mortgage Reports (blog)
... the same agent again or recommend her to others. do you need a real estate agent to buy a home. Unless you're a genuine expert in negotiating real estate deals, follow your agent's advice. (Remember: most sellers are also represented by agents, and ...

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

Home Inspection - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 20:20

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

Home Inspection - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:05

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

Home Inspection - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 08:14

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 ...

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