If you’re planning on selling your home, or purchasing a new one, the first thing you need to do is hire a home inspector to perform a home inspection. Sellers should get a home inspection to be prepared. Look here for articles, videos and blog posts with more information about what you should expect out of a home inspection.
How do you protect yourself when selling a house? This home seller thinks a buyer might be taking advantage of them after a home inspection. Q: I would appreciate your advice on how a seller can protect themselves from being taken advantage of by a buyer. When I put my house up for sale, a [...]
Is an inspection required when a home is gifted to you by a relative? This reader wants to know if she should get an inspection on the home that was gifted to her by a relative. Here’s what I suggest. Q: If a home is gifted to an adult child, does it need to be [...]
When you buy a home you and a home inspector should do a final walkthrough before closing. While you may have had another home inspection along the way, the preclosing home inspection is important because by that point the sellers should have moved out of the home. You'll look for different things depending on whether you're buying new construction or an existing home.
A home buyer says he recently bought a home and the builder has not followed through on a home inspection or repair requests. The buyer is experiencing buyer's remorse because of the builder's bad behavior. The builder may be going under due to the economic climate and unable to provide the warranty that was in the contracts.
A home buyer asks about completing a home sale contract after discovering floor damage from an in floor heating system that was removed. Ilyce says it's great that the home buyer has a good home inspector and that completing the home sale contract depends on how badly the buyer wants the home, even with the home repairs. Learn how a home repair can delay a home sale.