Home Inspection

Buying a Home Without Seeing it In-Person? Here Are Some Tips

It’s a fact. All the events of 2020 left more and more would-be homeowners buying a home, sight unseen. That trend continues. Homebuyers purchasing a home they had not previously seen in-person is nothing new. People making long-distance relocations have been making use of the Internet and trusted agents for quite some time now. But, it’s only recently that this trend saw a steep incline in the...

Renovation in Your Future? 10 Steps to Keep it on Track

If you’re thinking about a major renovation on your home or planning to buy a fixer-upper, you’re probably not looking forward to the renovation process. But, there are also specific steps you can take that will not only reduce your stress, but also reduce the risk of a major delay or misstep. Here are 10 tips based on advice from San Francisco-based architectural color specialist...

Ready to Buy? Five Red Flags to Consider Before Making an Offer

If you’re a first-time home buyer, or simply haven’t been in the market for awhile, it can be easy to make a misstep in the buying process. Fresh paint and a favorable floor plan can blind you to bigger items that could bring buyer’s regret down the road. No matter how hot the market is or how rushed you feel, be sure you like the neighborhood and aren’t getting in over your head with a fixer...

Odors Could Be Telling You Something About That Home You’re About to Buy

There’s a reason homeowners bake bread or cookies just before a showing or open house. Those pleasant odors stir emotions and make lasting impressions when it comes to buying a home. But when those impressions are made by something far less inviting than fresh-baked goodies, it could spell trouble down the road. When it comes to touring a home you may potentially buy, your nose usually knows....

Zoom in on these Features When Getting a Video Tour of a Home’s Exterior

Video tours are becoming more popular than ever. But there’s more to a home video tour than checking out a well-appointed kitchen and spacious master suite. In fact, it was probably a shot of the home’s exterior that got you interested in the first place. Yet, when it comes to a video tour, do you know what to look for? Here are some tips for ensuring you ask the right questions and get the...

6 Missteps Homeowners Make When Readying Their Home for Market

Whether you’re putting your home on the market soon or sometime down the road, presenting it at its best can help you get top dollar and reduce the time it is on the market. There are plenty of things you can do as homeowner to get your home ready. But even the best decor intentions can sometimes result in décor that appeals less to buyers than anticipated. Here are some examples of what not to do...

Bang for Your Buck: Which Renovations Are Most Likely to Add Value?

Whether you want to put your home on the market soon or sometime down the road, it makes sense to look at what updates can add the most value if you’re considering renovations. Updates not only appeal to buyers, who are often willing to pay top dollar for a move-in ready property, but they can improve your own enjoyment of your home in the years ahead if you don’t plan to sell soon. Of...

Homeowners: Why This is a Good Time to Sell Your Home

While not the case with most other parts of the economy, the housing market remained relatively unscathed when it emerged from 2020. In fact, some might characterize it as being stronger than ever. High demand, bolstered by low mortgage rates, has resulted in higher home prices—and that’s a story that’s played out here in Arizona as well as across the country. Despite the strong seller’s...

Ready, Set…Win! How to Buy a House in a Highly Competitive Market

Saying that the housing market is highly competitive is an understatement. Continued tight inventory means buyers can expect conditions to continue. But if you’re looking to make a move, whether first-time homebuyer or not, don’t let frustration rule the day. As with any challenge, being prepared is often the key to coming out on top. Someone is getting an offer accepted—it may as well be...

Avoid Surprises When Selling: Here’s What to Do Before Your House Inspection

You’ve accepted an offer on your home, but suddenly your dreams of a smooth transaction are shattered by a home inspection report. The buyers are requesting over a dozen repairs and say they will walk if the issues aren’t addressed. Even in a seller’s market, the thought of starting all over again is less than appealing. Besides, the next buyers may ask for the same repairs. You can market your home...

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