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Home Inspections - An Essential Part Of Every Home Buying Decision

Why are Home Inspections Important?  A home is one of the most important purchases you’ll ever have to make.  With that thought in mind and as a future homeowner, you’d want to do anything you could to ensure your investment is a sound one, right?  Luckily, there is a tool available that can help you do just that - a home inspection.

What is a Home Inspection?  A home inspection is a comprehensive examination of a home that typically takes place at the time of sale. In a general home inspection, an inspector will cover numerous features of the home and may unveil issues that are not noticeable to the untrained eye. If you want to avoid making a costly mistake by purchasing a property in need of major repairs, a home inspection is a must.

Are There Different Types of Home Inspections?  There are a number of different types of home inspections that you may want to consider before you purchase a property.

11 Simple Steps to Becoming a Homeowner

Buying a home - it’s one of the biggest purchases most individuals will ever make in their lifetimes.  It’s a huge decision, and there are many things to consider prior to becoming a homeowner. 

You may be planning to become a first time homeowner or looking to purchase your second home, third home or beyond. Taking the right steps before and during the homebuying process will put you in a much more secure position after making your purchase. 

You owe it to yourself to make your home purchase the right one for you, especially when it comes to selecting the right home and in ensuring that the purchase is financially sound.  Though this probably sounds like a complex task, an experienced REALTOR™ is ideally suited to help you navigate the homebuying process. 

I have boiled down the homebuying process to 11 steps in order to simplify the process and give you an idea of what to expect. I firmly believe you will end up with a house you are fully satisfied with if you follow these steps. And you will be able to sleep soundly knowing that your purchase was the right one for you and your family.

10 Easy Ways to Prep Your Home for a Quick Sale

You’ve decided it’s finally time to put your home on the market.  If only it were that simple, right? 

First things first:  you have to clean the house from top to bottom.  Several days and a few buckets of sweat later, everything is tidied up and your house is spotless.  That’s it - just call up a real estate agent and you’re on your way, right? 

Unfortunately, I’ve seen this mistake made far too often.  I’ve been a REALTOR™ in the Mahoning Valley for thirty years, and I’ve seen countless homes that were not nearly as ready to sell as the seller thought. As a result, the house sat on the market for much longer than necessary or even worse -- the house sold for less than market value.  There are many things a seller can do to ready their home for sale, but I have narrowed the list down to my top 10 ways to prepare your home for sale.