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Buying a Home? Don't Skip the Home Inspection

From the initial search to falling in love with the perfect property, the process of buying a home is an exciting time. Prospective homeowners can …

Real Estate

Selling Your House? Better Prepare for the Home Inspection

You’ve got a contract on your home for sale—congratulations! But before you pop the cork on the champagne, you’ve got to go through an ordeal that …

What to Expect When You’re Inspecting

Here’s a guide to each player's roles and responsibilities during a typical property inspection.<p>If you’re a first-time buyer who just nabbed your …

Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Termite Damage? The Answer Might Bug You

Termites eat 24/7, and if they're in your walls or foundation, your home is basically the insects' all-you-can-eat buffet. Of course, there's no such …

Preparing Your House for a Home Inspection

<i>Don Clendaniel, Carey Home Inspection</i><p>So you have accepted an offer and now the buyer has scheduled a home inspection. What should you do to prepare …

Find out What Home Inspectors Look For

Nearly all home buyers hire a professional home inspector to take a close look at their new house before closing. You can speed things along by …

Get an Inspection Before Selling Your Home

According to the U.S. General Accounting Office, more than 85 percent of homebuyers who applied for a mortgage also requested an inspection -- not …

Inspecting Homes for Flippers

Every home purchase should include a thorough home inspection. This is true in most cases, but what about those times when you don’t have confidence …

What is a Home Inspection | Do I Need a Home Inspection

<b>Should I Get a Home Inspection?</b><p>Few people would ever buy a home without viewing it first. After all, any sensible buyer would want to see first hand …

Wet basement? Try these cost-effective solutions before calling a contractor.

By Kevin Brasler | Washington Consumers' Checkbook<p>Wet basement? Thinking about calling a basement waterproofing contractor? Stop.<p>Many contractors will propose the installation of expensive interior drainage systems — even if you don’t need one — when most moisture problems can be solved through …

Carey Home Inspection

<b>The Right Home Inspection Report Can Make a Huge Difference</b><p>Home inspections are a reality check. You fell in love with a home, the price looks right, …

Uncommon Home Inspections To Consider Before Selling

Employing specialized inspectors can help reveal potential problems before you're scrambling to shut on your home sale.<p>Selling your home can be a …

Home Inspections: Myths and Facts

‘Tis the season for home sales and with it comes the demand for home inspections – an indispensable tool that can help buyers make an informed …

5 ways you can spoil a home inspection

Avoid these common blunders when a home inspector is examining a house.

Five Things You Should Know About Home Inspections

If you're hiring someone to inspect the home you want to buy, or you're a seller trying to find out if there are any hidden problems that need fixing …

A Pre-Sale Home Inspection is a Smart Move - Home Inspection Training & Certification Online

By onApril 25, 2016 in Marketing<p>A pre-sale home inspection empowers the seller with valuable knowledge.<p>Home buyers are your most frequent customers, …

Real Estate

Why Every Buyer Needs a House Inspection - RealtyBizNews: Real Estate News

Most but not every home buyer requires a home inspection but every one of them should. Buyers of new homes and buyers that receive a warranty are the …

Real Estate

Mike Holmes: How a home inspection can help sell your home

Last week I talked about why it’s important to get a home inspection when buying a home. But home inspections aren’t just for buyers — they’re for …

Top 10 "Common" Home Inspection Findings

Top 10 “Common” Home Inspection Findings<p>Most real estate transactions are contingent upon an <b>acceptable home inspection to the buyers satisfaction</b>. …

How Should a Seller Prepare for a Home Inspection? | The Inspector

<i>Submitted by Lawrence Englehart, GPI Franchise Owner, Halifax, Nova</i> <b>Scotia</b><p>This is an excellent question to ask, as I’ve actually seen too many houses …

5 Reasons to Get Your Home Inspected Before You List it for Sale!

Selling a home is a stressful ordeal. You have to declutter and pack away half of your stuff, you have to keep your house perfectly clean and you …

Your 10-Point Checklist for Buying a House

Here's your game plan to ace the homebuying process<p>If you’re new to the homebuying process, or if it’s just been a while, then the thought of …

10 essential tips for first-time homebuyers

You're tired of renting, you've got some cash saved up, and you've made up your mind: it's time for you to become a homeowner. But where do you go …

Buying Your First Home? Better Make Sure It Has These 4 Things

Finding the perfect starter home is a journey as well as a destination. You've got to know what you want, then adjust expectations to meet the reality of the market. In the end, you don't have to settle on your "forever home" -- just a place you'll call home for at least five to seven years.<p>But …

The Most Important Homeownership Chart You'll Ever See

To be perfectly clear from the start, I'm a big advocate of homeownership. I own my own home, and have written before about all the reasons to buy a home. I simply believe that for many people, owning a home is a smart financial decision and here's why.<p>To illustrate the potential long-term …

Tips for Painting Kitchen Cabinets

The best choices for cabinet paints<p>A careful sanding and good primer set the stage for a smooth, durable top coat for painting kitchen cabinets.<p>If …

These 37 Cheat Sheets Are Everything You Need To Decorate Your Home

<i>Inner Circle</i> members: Share a personalized version of this article from the members area.<p>Decor is the mood setter for the home. Having the right …

Meetings That Don’t Suck

For most of us, and certainly for most of your team, meetings are the least productive part of our day. Yet too many brilliant people are stuck in too many meetings. Meeting cultures begat more meetings, and the downward cycle continues, crippling productivity and crushing psyches.<p>As the former …