3 Tips to Sell Your Home at the End of Peak Selling Season
If you are selling in fall or winter, make sure to use the seasons to your advantage. Consider these tips to find the best way to stage your home and create the right atmosphere to entice buyers.
What’s the Difference between a Home Inspection and an Appraisal?
When you’re getting ready to buy or sell a home, an appraisal and home inspection are part of the process. Since both assessments require a deeper look at your home to aid in the sales process, many first-time home buyers have difficulty differentiating between the two. However, there are some key differences between them.
What Certifications Should Your Home Inspector Have?
Before you decide on a home inspector, you need to make sure you find the best, most qualified candidate. Here's a look at some certifications and licenses your home inspector should have.
Should You Use Your Real Estate Agent's Recommended Home Inspector?
A common question for home buyers is whether they should trust their real estate agent’s recommendations for a home inspector. In most cases, the answer is yes, you can trust your real estate agent to refer a qualified, ethical home inspector.
FAQs on Inspection
What is a home inspection
A home inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house, from the roof to the foundation
What does a home inspection include?
The standard home inspector’s report will cover the condition of the home’s heating system; central air conditioning system (temperature permitting); interior plumbing and electrical systems; the roof, attic and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; the foundation, basement and structural components.
The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) publishes a Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics that outlines what you should expect to be covered in your home inspection report.
Why do I need a home inspection?
Smart Seasonal Prep
It's officially fall, and it's also Energy Awareness Month. Do you have a plan to reduce your costs and carbon footprint?