Understanding what an appraisal is, and how it is done can help maximize the appraised property's value. Appraisers typically do the following when appraising a home or residential property (as compar...
Is it a buyer's market? We've all read it; more homes on the market and homes remaining on the market longer. But prices are in conflict. I've read an equal number of reports that prices are down, ...
In discussions with novice and experienced inspectors, the same things come up over and over again. Here are ten things you should keep in mind as the inspection is conducted.1. Have realistic expect...
Selling your home in a buyer's market. Walk your home, clean, paint and de-clutter. Pay special attention to the kitchen, including the inside of the refrigerator, (yes, people open up your frig.) a...
As you look through the inventory of available homes, you'll notice that some listings advertise that a home is being sold "as is." What does this mean and is it a good idea? Well, what it is suppos...
The preliminary results of a recent survey done by the Kansas Association of Residential & Commercial Inspectors (KARCI)shines light on a dark subject of the Real Estate Industry. For many years, most...
One of the largest mistakes made in real estate is the purchase of a home before it has passes a proper and certified inspection. There are more reasons for this than can reasonably be explained i...
There are a number of little things to look out for when purchasing a new home. Normally the things to consider includes such things as location, wiring, the condition of the house itself, and seve...
Gertchrude, my old milk cow was a dear soul and dependable as they come, still she was no Bull and neither is what I am about to say!As I have transitioned my Inspection Business to Upper Michigan, I ...
When was the last time you, your Property Manager or management company inspected your investment property? Do you know? If not, you should conduct an inspection as soon as possible.I met an Investo...