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Found 5 blog entries tagged as "Home Inspection". - In most states, the law requires sellers to fill out paperwork regarding their knowledge of the property they intend to sell. Many agents and sellers see disclosures as a thorn in their side. Why would they badmouth their property or listing? Why not say as little as possible and see if the buyer discovers any issues on their own?

This is a penny-wise and pound-foolish mentality. Non-disclosure can lead to major headaches during escrow. You could lose the buyer, be forced to renegotiate the price or have to put the property back on the market. Non-disclosure can also lead to litigation months or even years after the sale.

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408 Views, 0 Comments - You’ve signed the contract. Time to start picking out furniture for your new place, right? Not so fast.

As easy as it is to settle into your new role as a homeowner, there’s an important step that shouldn’t be overlooked: the home inspection.

Bill Loden, president of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), has been inspecting homes for the past 10 years. The ASHI believes strongly in continuing education, but he says some home headaches simply don’t reveal themselves during a standard inspection. And, some things are outside an inspector’s scope.

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househill_sellingpix_450Home inspection represents a key piece of the home-buying process –– an expert eye that gives an invaluable assessment of the biggest investment a buyer will make (and that a seller has previously made).

A good home inspector can ease the process and make sure there’s no surprises.

A bad home inspector can jeopardize a sale, hurting both sides of the real estate equation.

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417 Views, 0 Comments - Home sellers naturally don't want to make repairs to a home they're about to vacate. But homebuyers, equally naturally, want their dwelling to be perfect. So, who's right?

Usually, buyers and sellers negotiate a compromise that allows their transaction to move forward.  But not always, says Kent Temple, broker and owner of Keller Williams Realty - The Temple Team in Mooresville, N.C.

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Sellers and their real estate professionals have an important role in preparing for a home inspection to help ensure it goes smoothly.  Here are some tips published in a recent article in RISMedia, including: 1.  Don’t hide what isn’t working   2.  Make things accessible          3.  Check the lightbulbs  4.  Note septic systems       5.  Keep appliances clear.

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