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Budget For Closing Costs – Home Inspection And Title Fees

Purchasing a home is a euphoric event. Once escrow begins, the euphoria can change to frustration, particularly if you are not ready for the closing costs that quickly accumulate. Budget for Closing Costs – Home Inspection and Title Fees Closing costs simply refer to the fees associated with various things associated with the escrow process in a real estate transaction. In the excitement of having an offer accepted for your dream home, you can easily lose track of the fact you are going to ........ Read More

What Does A Home Inspector Do?

Congratulations! You purchased a home. The next step is to get your home inspected. A home inspection ensures the integrity of your home. A general home home inspection inspector performs a visible inspection of the home’s internal and external systems. A general home home inspection inspector inspects: - Building Interior: walls, floors, ceilings, doorways, etc - Kitchen & Laundry Areas and Fixtures - Bathroom Interiors and Fixtures - Fireplaces & Chimneys - Garages & Carports - Buildin........ Read More

Buying A New Home? Then, Hire A Home Inspector

Why? Well, large scale homebuilders profits rise in direct proprotion to speed of which their homes are completed. Generally speaking, homebuilders incent sub-contractors to finish on-time and penalize them when they do not. Corners are cut in an effort to maintain the all important schedule. Unfortunately, the builder cannot watch every sub-contractor at every single stage of the build. Hiring an independant home inspector will give an extra set of eyes and make sure your interest is repre........ Read More

How To Prepare For Your California Home Inspection

Some people think California home inspections are a pretty cut and dry process compared to home inspections in other parts of the country where weather causes more home damage. Actually, California home inspections take just as long as any other home inspection, and can even take longer based on the size and condition of the home and if areas in need of inspection are locked, blocked, or not easily visible. If you want your California home inspection to run as smoothly as possible, be sure to do........ Read More

Getting A Home Inspection

If you are in the process of purchasing a new home, it will definitely be in your best interest to have a home inspection done. Not only will you want to have a home inspection done for your own sake, and peace of mind. But most lenders will require that you have a home inspection before they will proceed with the loan. The lending institution has just as much interest in the home as you do, so that is why they require a home inspection. Getting a home inspection requires hiring a company to s........ Read More

Home Inspection – Going On Top

Everyone who buys or sells a house, apartment or condo is going to use a home inspector at one time or another and even though you pretty much know what they do, many of you might have more appreciation for them once you learn more details of there chosen profession. Home inspectors have been around for a long time and they will be here for a lot longer, preparing reports, giving advice and recommendations and to some, a peace of mind. Because this is a big subject and there is a lot to say, ri........ Read More

The Home Inspection Process

When Home Inspection is required?   As a home buyer/seller or real estate professional, you have the right to know exactly what a typical real estate inspection is. The following information should give you a better understanding of exactly what your inspector should or shouldn't do for you during the course of a home inspection.   A home inspection is an independent visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house of an apartment, including all sections from the roof do........ Read More

Finding A Qualified Home Inspector

As you should already know, a home inspection is a key part of the real estate process. Of course, your home inspection is only as good as your home inspector. Finding a Qualified Home Inspector If you are considering buying a property, you absolutely must get a home inspection. What most people don’t realize, however, is it can also be valuable to retain one before you sell a property to identify any problems before your accept an offer. Fixing such problems before hand makes a lot more se........ Read More

Inspecting A Home's Sprinkler System-before You Buy

Many homebuyers know to thoroughly inspect a home's foundation, electrical system and plumbing before agreeing to buy a house. But experts say it's important to check out what's outside a home's walls as well. For instance, taking a few steps to inspect a property's sprinkler system could keep you from waking up to a problem down the road. Old sprinkler systems or systems in ill repair are vulnerable to a variety of problems-from leaks to blockage. These problems can harm the health of your la........ Read More

Home Inspection

Is there any good reason to do your own home inspection? How about to get a better deal. Every flaw you can find is a negotiating point. You don't have to learn building codes, and you probably should use a professional inspector in any case. The point of learning what to look for is to protect yourself and get a better deal. Home Inspection - Use A Checklist A good home inspection checklist, keeps you from forgetting things. I have more than a hundred items on my own list. Think you co........ Read More

Saved By A Home Inspector

Hiring an inspector is not just one of the buying a home processes. It is one of the most important parts of buying a home. You, as a home buyer, need to pay for an inspection which means the inspector works for you! The inspector will find problems of the real estate you are about to purchase, if there’s any. Remember, buying a home is one of the biggest investments and few hundred dollars will help you to make a secure decision. Inspector checks plumbing, electricity, water, furnace and t........ Read More

A Word Of Warning About Home Inspections When Buying

When you make the decision to purchase a home, you are committing to a lot of debt. You want a home inspection, but be careful with your choice of inspectors. A Word of Warning About Home Inspections When Buying When purchasing a home, it should be required that the buyer set up a home inspection on the home. This home inspection is designed to ensure the home is in good condition and to notify the buyer of any potential problems in the home. However, there are some things that potential buyer........ Read More

Choosing The Right Home - A Home Inspector's Perspective

By Bruce Lunsford, RPI, ASHI, FABI Bruce is a Home Inspector Naples, Fort Myers Florida As a veteran home inspector of over 16 years I’m still surprised by how often people make preventable and costly mistakes when choosing a potential home to buy. Here we’ll attempt to give potential homebuyers some ideas and guidelines to evaluate potential homes from a layman’s perspective. Hopefully we can prevent some unpleasant surprises after you’ve signed a purchase agreement. This in no way ........ Read More

Buying A Home -- Is A Home Inspection A Good Idea?

To avoid “buying a pig in a poke,” buyers have long demanded the closing on a home purchase be contingent upon a satisfactory inspection by a home inspection firm. In many parts of our country, we’re now experiencing a strong sellers’ real estate market and sellers often receive more than one purchase offer on the same day for their home. In this environment, buyers are rethinking the home inspection requirement. Is this a good idea? To Inspect or Not To Inspect Clearly, if a seller go........ Read More

What Is A Home Inspection?

Any Sally and Sam Homebuyer can look at a home and decide whether it is attractive. They might notice it is freshly painted in pleasing colors, has the requisite number of rooms, a cook’s kitchen and is located in a location with top schools. But what about less obvious parts of the house? It takes special expertise to determine if the functional parts of a home are in good shape. If you attend an open house, how do you determine if there are plumbing problems, electrical problems, structural........ Read More


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