Posted in Advice, Home Inspections, Real Estate

11 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW TO PASS A HOME INSPECTION

While homebuyers are as individual as the homes they plan on purchasing, one thing they share is a desire to ensure that the home they will call their own is as good beneath the surface as it appears to be. Will the roof end up leaking? Is the wiring safe? What about the plumbing?  These, and others, are the questions that the buyers looking at your home will seek professional help to answer.

According to industry experts, there are at least 33 physical problems that will come under scrutiny during a home inspection. We’ve identified the 11 most common of these and, if not identified and dealt with, any of these 11 items could cost you dearly in terms of repair.

In most cases, you can make a reasonable pre-inspection yourself if you know what you’re looking for. Knowing what you’re looking for can help you prevent little problems from growing into costly and unmanageable ones.

See the link below for a printout (double sided, 3 fold brochure) of the 11 Things You Need to Know to Pass a Home Inspection.  Not only do you need to know but you, more importantly, need to fix, repair, install or replace!

Home Inspection 11 Things

 

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Real Estate Projections for 2014

Recently RE/MAX of Southeastern Michigan projected the Top Real-Estate Trends for 2014.   I completely agree with all points made in this article.

Demand is sky high due to a lack of homes available for sale and it continues to push prices higher. While so many people have complained that “mortgages are hard to get”, I just didn’t see that in 2013.   Now I may be one of the few, but my clients ranged from $75,500 to $728,500 so my demographic is very broad and it isn’t like I was in a select market.

2014 is going to be an excellent year again for Sellers, our area values and for Buyers, but homes will be harder to find. Buyers have to be made aware that homes area a bit harder to find, but if they are patient we can find that perfect home for them! If you are a Seller and have been waiting for values & prices to come back, now is the time.