Ask Brian: What Should I do About the Problems Found With the Home Inspection?

Ask Brian is a weekly column by Real Estate Expert Brian Kline. If you have questions on real estate investing, DIY, home buying/selling, or other housing inquiries please email your questions to [email protected] Question from Marie in Boston: Hello Brian. Three weeks ago, my full price offer on a 22-year-old house was accepted with a

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The advantages of a pre-listing home inspection

Homeowners who’re looking to secure a quick sale might want to take it upon themselves to do a pre-listing home inspection with the aim of speeding up the sales process. Typically, the onus has always been on the buyer to pay for the home inspection once their offer has been accepted, but that can lead

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Why you shouldn’t waive the home inspection

The vast majority of existing homes sold in the U.S. need one or two things to be patched up, with 86% of all home inspections turning up some kind of problem, according to a study by the home improvement website The average home inspection can cost from $300 to $500 depending on where the

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Tips for Negotiating After the House Inspection

Buyers and sellers often think the negotiations are complete as soon as both parties sign the purchase agreement. The fact is that another round of negotiations is frequently needed after the house is professionally inspected. The inspector’s job is never to decide if the agreed price is correct or what it should be. Nor should

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More buyers waive the home inspection to get the deal done

With buyers facing increased competition for what few properties are on the market, some are choosing to waive the home inspection. But while waiving the property inspection always used to be about making an offer more enticing and stand out in a bidding war, these days that’s not always the reason why buyers are offering

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Should You Get A Home Inspection Prior To Buying?

 Many prospective buyers rush to finalize the purchase, only to find out the slew of structural inefficiencies in the home’s foundation later on. Hence, in most cases, a home inspection before buying a home is considered mandatory. Home inspections provide a comprehensive report of your property, saving money and time in the process. For example,

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What to Consider When Buying a Fixer-Upper

If you consider yourself to be handy and able to do it yourself, then a fixer-upper home may be the right purchase for you. Even if you are not, you may be interested in a fixer-upper because you think it is a good deal. There are some things to consider when purchasing a fixer-upper home.

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5 Myths about the Home Inspection Business

It’s estimated that there are more than 25,000 home inspection businesses in the U.S. alone. Home inspections as a career or business opportunity can be very appealing – it offers flexibility, challenges, the chance to be your own boss, and the satisfaction of helping others. And, despite the many disruptors facing real estate, home inspections

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What Questions Should You Ask a Home Inspector?

A home inspection is something you need to do before buying or selling a home. It is a thorough examination of the condition of the home to determine recommended repairs and other maintenance concerns. For the buyer, a home inspection is needed to know exactly what they are buying so that they can be ready

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5 questions to ask before hiring a home inspector

Fifty years ago, only one in 50 homes were inspected before a sale. We have since seen a seismic shift in pre-sale inspections,

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