Posts Tagged ‘Inspections’

Your home: How to choose a home inspector

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Home inspections aren’t just for buyers these days. As a matter of fact, 99 percent of our selling clients last year performed a pre-inspection on their home before putting it on the market. By pre-inspecting a home, the seller not only identifies any serious issues that should be addressed, but they also help to bulletproof […]

Your home: When your home is no longer really yours

Friday, October 31st, 2014

In the exciting world of selling a home, one might imagine closing day as the day that a seller relinquishes ownership, after the keys have been handed over and all of the papers are signed. You might picture the moving truck pulling out of the driveway as Mr. and Mrs. Seller wipe the tears from […]

Your Home: House Foundations 101

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Question: What are the pros and cons of each type of foundation — and how can I keep my basement dry? In light of the five-plus inches of rain we recently received, I felt it necessary to address a few questions about foundations and how to properly maintain them. As we have been showing homes […]

Your Home: Preventing the ‘usual suspects’ during a Home Inspection

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Question: What “usual suspects” that come up during inspections can a seller possibly prevent? An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That is certainly the case when it comes to home inspections. As a seller, when you perform preventative or deferred maintenance on your home, you control the service provider and you […]

What Repairs Do Buyers Most Often Request?

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

What repairs are most commonly requested of the seller during the inspection process? Is it just another “bite at the apple” for the buyer to get the price that they originally wanted? Do I have to do everything? All three are great questions — and ones we hear often! It is funny how the word […]