MSN’s Smart Money just came out with this great article that deals with the importance of having a potential home inspected prior to buying or even making an offer. Don’t let your new home become a money pit of despair. Let a home inspector find the home’s hidden defects before you get stuck with […]

It may seem like a great deal, but be aware of possible expensive repairs lurking inside. By Marcie Geffner of Bankrate.com   A for-sale house that’s been vacant may look like a bargain, but buyers should be cautious, because expensive problems often lurk inside homes that have been unoccupied for some time. A home can become vacant due […]

Saw this great article mentioned on Twitter from Erate and wanted to share…. by Broderick Perkins DeadlineNews.Com (03/22/2010) Buying a home is perhaps the most arduous, expensive and, ultimately, valuable acquisition you’ll ever complete Just one mistake could mean disaster — perhaps the worst mistake you’ll ever make. In order to avoid titanic trip ups during […]

Home Inspector’s File

December 22, 2009 | 56 Comments

You’ve finally gotten a ratified contract (signed by both parties), but a potential hurdle still lurks-the home inspection. Buyers typically request a home inspection to determine the home’s condition prior to closing. Sometimes what’s found in the inspection could cost the seller or in extreme cases cause the deal to collapse. A few of the […]

Indeed, more than 40 percent of the previously owned homes on the market have at least one serious defect, according to HouseMaster, a major home inspection company with offices in more than 390 cities in the United States and Canada. “Virtually every ‘used’ home needs some repair or improvement,” said Kathleen Kuhn, CEO and president […]

I ran across this article in USAA Magazine, Winter 2009 and thought it was very helpful if you’re considering buying a foreclosed property. Impulsive or uneducated buyers can find themselves holding the deed to a bottomless money pit if they’re not careful. Here are some tips that could help you out in this situation: Do your homework-search […]