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Why You Should Get a Home Inspection No Matter What

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Why You Should Get a Home Inspection No Matter What

A home inspection is never as expensive as the risk that comes with waiving one. A quality inspection ensures that both parties go into a sale with eyes wide open and a fair deal in hand. While buyers may worry about the potential added cost to repairs and sellers may grumble about lowering the price […]

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Don’t make these home inspection mistakes.

While it’s important for both buyers and sellers to be confident that they’re getting the best home inspection they can, it’s just as important for both the buyer and seller to be aware of what needs to be done during the home inspection process to avoid easily preventable errors. Bankrate has a list of five […]

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Home Inspection Walkthrough

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting an Inspection

While the quality can vary quite a bit depending on who’s doing the inspecting, A standard home inspection should always cover the same basic things (though what is required can vary from state to state.) A standard home inspection in California will go over: The Roof, Ceilings, and (if applicable) Chimney Windows, Doors, and Walls […]

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7 Questions You Should Ask Your Home Inspector Beforehand

From Realtor.com: [H]ow do you separate a great home contractor from a merely good one? It boils down to interviewing home inspectors to gauge how thorough a job they’ll do. To help, here are some of the best questions to ask. 1. “What do you check?” 2. “What don’t you check?” 3. “What do you charge for an […]

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How a Seller Should Prepare for a Home Inspection.

Preparing for a home inspection as a seller is a very different prospect than getting ready for one as a buyer. Many sellers stress out before an inspection, worried about potential deal-breakers that are lurking inside the house. Luckily there are some things sellers can do to prepare beforehand, and lessen the chances of being […]

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What NOT to Do During Your Home Inspection

Last week, we shared a story about what you can do to get the most out of your home inspection. But there are also things you should definitely not do. Realtor.com has a helpful video on the subject. Watch now.

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How to Get the Most out of Your Home Inspection

A professional home inspector shouldn’t need any help, but when buying a home, it can be difficult to stand aside and let someone else take over. Many soon-to-be-homeowners are anxious to do everything they can to ensure that the home buying process goes smoothly. While you should leave the heavy-lifting to the professionals, there are […]

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Negotiating After the Home Inspection.

So you’ve just had a home inspector find some issues with the house you’re about to buy — what’s your next step? Do you renegotiate everything or do you need to plan on spending some money on repairs after the deal has closed? While the answer to this depends on what the issues are and where […]

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The (Occasionally) Weird World of Home Inspection

Home inspections are serious business, but that doesn’t mean that everything a home inspector finds in a home is quite as serious. From crutches being used as awning support to creepy dolls hiding in every nook and cranny to… well, ghosts, here are some of the strangest things home inspectors have run into over the […]

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