You have shopped for weeks and finally found the perfect Fountain Hills home. You’re excited about the future and all you can think about is moving into your new home when your home inspector delivers some bad news, excess moisture was found and the possibility of mold exists. Yikes! MOLD, OH NO, what do you do? Your first reaction is to probably panic and immediately cancel the […]
Fountain Hills Home Inspections
Home inspections tend to confuse homebuyers, especially if buying a house is a first-time experience. Below are different types of home inspections you may encounter: Primary Home Inspection I can’t stress enough how important this step is to buying a home. You’ll want to have your future house thoroughly inspected by a professional home inspector. This detailed inspection of a property involves the inspection of the […]
Common Termites in Fountain Hills AZ
Hearing about termites in a home in the Midwest where I previously lived, made me run not walk away from a house. Those little buggers could do some massive damage and I’ll never forget the time I walked into the kitchen of a house where the floor was practically non-existent because it was infested with termites. The kind of termites you’ll find in Fountain Hills, […]
What to Look for When Getting a Home Inspection?
When you hire a home inspection don’t worry if you don’t know what you are suppose to be looking for, leave that to the professional home inspector.Your home inspector will be able to point out anything with the home that has been neglected as well as give you a time frame for when certain problems will need attention.I always recommend you get a home inspection […]
Are Appraisers to Blame for Low Home Values?
Appraisers are often blamed for more transactions being canceled or delayed after appraisals values come up short of contract price. “When an appraisal comes in low, it puts doubt in the mind of the buyer as to the true value of that property,” Richard Kassouf, the broker-owner of New Hope Realty in Brunswick, Ohio, told Cleveland.com. “And it gives them a crisis that they have […]
Buying A Fountain Hills Home? Get a Pool Inspection!
If you are buying a house that includes a swimming pool, plan to have the pool inspected separately by a pool specialist, not by your home inspector. Just as a home inspection informs you about the condition of the home you are interested in purchasing, a pool inspection informs you about the condition of the pool. You will know what repairs, if any, are required […]
Home Inspections vs Home Appraisals – Understanding the Difference
If you are a first time Fountain Hills home buyer, be prepared to learn a lot of new lingo – fast! Two of the most commonly misused terms in the home buying and selling process are inspection and appraisal. A home inspection is not the same as a home appraisal, and you’ll need both. The home appraisal is an opinion of the market value of […]