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5 Important Questions to Ask Your Home Inspector

Purchasing a home can be overwhelming. Often, home buyers rely on experienced real estate agents and home inspectors to help navigate the steps. READ MORE

Spring Home Maintenance: 3 Items to Cross Off Your To-Do List

As winter tapers off, many homeowners gear up to give their homes a thorough spring cleaning to welcome in the warmer weather. While that may mean a lot of dusting, polishing, washing and organizing, it is also important to address the systems in a home that may otherwise get overlooked. READ MORE

4 Easy Home Inspection Tips for Home Sellers

Among the number of truly life-changing events people go through, moving often produces anxiety few other experiences can inspire. In most cases, you’re packing up all of your belongings and leaving a place that’s familiar. At the same time, it’s a major financial commitment. READ MORE

5 Key Areas of After-Winter Care for Your Home’s Exterior

Spring is nearly here! With the break in cold weather, now is the perfect time to step outside and take stock of how the winter season may impacted your home and evaluate what needs possible repairs or upgrades. READ MORE

Carbon Monoxide: Steps to Keep Your Home Safe in Winter Months

Many home systems and appliances produce a level of carbon monoxide when used. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, invisible byproduct of burning fuel not completely burned during use. Everyday levels of carbon monoxide are not harmful. However, improper ventilation, misuse or malfunctions of furnaces, gas ranges, stoves and fireplaces can pose a higher risk of carbon monoxide accumulation. READ MORE

Condo Living: Get a Home Inspection Before You Buy

Condominiums can be an attractive alternative to buying a single-family home for many reasons including being part of an association that covers exterior maintenance and landscaping. READ MORE

Realtors: What You Need to Know About Home Inspections

As a real estate agent, you play a crucial role in the home buying process. Arguably one of the most important aspects of this process is the home inspection, and homebuyers will oftentimes look to their real estate agent to provide a trusted referral. READ MORE

4 Expected Outcomes for a Buyer from a Home Inspection

A thorough home inspection provides homebuyers with a full understanding of the condition of the priority prior to finalizing a sale. Because the inspection report reflects a home’s current state, it is important buyers attend the inspection to have a basic understanding of what to expect from the process. READ MORE

Relationship status could affect mortgage applications

When it comes to obtaining a mortgage, there are many necessary items to mark off your checklist. From a good credit score to showing you have a steady stream of income, borrowing money for a house isn't an instant decision. READ MORE

Mortgage rates hold steady in the middle of August