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Trees Are Import Asset - 10/29/09 08:33 PM
Many times buyers forget to think about the added value trees make to a home. Buyer's, usually thinks about the kitchen, living space, air-conditioner, furnace and roof, but forgets about the outside, especially trees. Trees, will affect the property value in the following ways: by the size of the trees, type of trees, condition of the trees and location of the trees based their aesthetic and functional purposes. Homeowners, find trees to be a wise investment because they generate greater value than a non-landscaped property. With today's rising energy costs, trees will save energy by protecting your home from the heat (1 comments)
Selecting Your Neighborhood - 10/26/09 04:42 PM
After making the decision to purchase a new home, then comes one of the most important decisions in the buying process, selecting the neighborhood that fits your lifestyle and desires. As a home buyer, there are many things you must take into consideration, such as: if you have school age children, then schools and area amenities for children are important, and many buyers without children think it is important to purchase in a good school district for resale purposes. Another area of concern to buyers is crime statistics and the presents of sex offenders in the neighborhood. There are tools for (0 comments)
Buyer’s Beware of Assumptions - 10/19/09 10:28 AM
Buyers when purchasing property will have many opportunities to make assumptions that appear to be safe on the surface. For example, the home may appear to be in great shape with no problems, such as, termite damage, chimney problems or other expensive defects that are not obvious. Even new homes may have problems that only a professional can identify. Making the wrong assumption and not verifying your assumption with a professional may cost you several hundred or even thousands of dollars. Always, hire an inspector to verify the condition of home. In some situations, it will be necessary to hire an (2 comments)
Home Inspection - 10/12/09 06:44 PM
After your offer has been accepted by the seller to purchase your new home, then comes one of the most important steps in the buying process. This step is the home inspection; this should be the first major task that is completed after the accepted offer. Prior to reaching this point of the buying processed the buyer and realtor should have had a discussion and identified who will be hired to perform the inspection. This is important to avoid delays in the remaining tasks that must completed in the closing the process. Be sure to hire a component inspector who will (2 comments)
Inspect New Home Construction - 10/10/09 07:58 AM
Many buyers do not realize the importance of having a third party inspection on new home construction. These people fall into the trap that the builder provides home and appliances warranties with their new construction. This is true; there are warranties for construction of home and appliances that are included by the builder. There are builders that do an excellent job, but unfortunately there are builders whose quality of work is less than satisfactory. Many times builder's construction errors will outlast the warranty period provided by the builder. The buyer needs to provide themselves greater protection for their largest investment; I (5 comments)
Understanding Home Warranties - 10/02/09 07:01 PM
Many times when I speak with a potential home buyer, they have neither heard of or understand the protection a home warranty provides to a homeowner. A home warranty is an insurance policy that provides financial reimbursement for equipment failure within the home. The policy will provide protection to such household items as: water heater, air conditioner and cooking range, etc. When there is equipment failure the provider will evaluate the failed equipment to determine if the appliance can be fixed. If it cannot be repaired, usually the policy will pay for a replacement including installation. Some states request the seller (9 comments)
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