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Don’t Let Buying a Home Drown You in Debt

The real estate market is at an all-time high. And with spring right around the corner, chances are you’re going to start seeing a lot more “for sale” signs in your neighborhood. Ask any Realtor and they will tell you that warmer weather entices people to come out and buy. Is it the right time […]

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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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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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Why You Need a Home Inspection

Not every seller relishes the thought of a home inspection. Some may even convince prospective buyers that an inspection isn’t really necessary and that a home is in fine condition, without any proof to back it up. But when buying a home, a home inspection isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity. Here’s why.

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Should You Buy a Home With Elevated Radon?

One of the more worrying things that can happen after a home inspection is finding out that the home you’re planning on buying has elevated radon levels. It might even  be a deal breaker. But do elevated radon levels automatically mean you have to give up your dream home? Maybe not.

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5 Steps for Every Homebuyer

USA Today has an article that’s useful for new homebuyers and veterans alike (that also includes the very important step of getting a home inspection): “Imagine you’ve gotten the keys to your new house and you’ve moved in. You’re on a homebuyer’s high — until you discover a leaking roof or a snake infestation (true story). […]

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What is the CLUE Insurance Database and How Could it Save You Money?

USA Today on the cost of home insurance and how looking at previous insurance claims on a property can prepare you for what to expect: “Most Americans may not know it, but there is actually a shared database of insurance claims known as the Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange, or CLUE, which keeps five years of […]

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Does a Home Inspection Cost More Than it Saves?

When buying a home, the added costs to the purchasing process can sometimes feel like death by a thousand paper cuts. Often, any opportunity to cut some of these costs is a welcome one. One up-front cost that is technically optional in many instances is that of the home inspection. And, depending on the seller, […]

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Some Simple Steps to Make Your Home Ready to Buy

Selling your home is a process. It isn’t just hiring a realtor and hoping for the best. There are steps you can (and should) take that will not only entice more buyers, but could actually drive up the value of you home. Some of these steps are relatively easy (like deep cleaning your house) and some […]

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