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The Difference Between an Appraisal and an Inspection

Buying a home, the biggest financial commitment that most people will make in their lifetime, can be an arduous and confusing process before signing on the dotted line. How do offers and counter-offers work? What’s escrow all about? How can the best interest rate be secured? Along the way, buyers and sellers must worry about […]

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Even Your Dream Home Will Have its Flaws

A home inspection can spare you from surprises after you buy. After crunching the numbers, searching your favorite neighborhoods, and weighing the pros and cons of each property you’ve seen, you’ve chosen a house that seems like the perfect fit for you. While it may be “perfect” when it comes to location, price or features, […]

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How to Get the Most out of Your Home Inspection

You’ve finally found that perfect home. A white picket fence. A pretty flower garden. That’s what it looks like to the untrained eye. But that perfect home could be filled with all kinds of trouble — poorly installed insulation, foundation problems, sub-par electrical work, infestations of termites and mice. Even a savvy home-shopper can miss […]

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5 Disasters to Catch With a Home Inspection

That enormous McMansion or cute little Cape house that you have your eye on might look great on the surface, but a good paint job or a new custom kitchen could be hiding major problems. “You always want to look for material defects in what home inspectors call ‘The Three S’s’ — structure, sanitation and […]

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The Difference Between a Home Appraisal and Home Inspection.

Both the home appraisal and the home inspection are important steps in the home buying process. For those new to the process, the difference between the two may not be completely clear. An inspection is primarily intended to protect the prospective buyer from purchasing a home with structural defects and other major problems. The appraisal […]

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Separating the Professional Home Inspector from the Amateur

Many people know about the importance of a home inspection.  A proper inspection can alert the potential homeowner to a number of dangers or worrying factors that they would never have noticed on their own.  But what makes for a good home inspection?  Is it all simply going off a checklist anyone could get from […]

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The Possible Perils of Purchasing a Flipped Property

Buying a flipped home can be a great decision.  Best-case scenario, much of the fixing up is already done, and the property can be ready to live in from day one.  However, a flipped home can also turn out to be a pretty surface that is hiding deeper, structural issues.  A proper home inspection, important […]

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