From the outside, a home might seem like a collection of separate parts. In truth, though, it’s an integrated system where everything works together. For example, untreated problems with your roof can lead to issues with your foundation. A roof is relatively easy to repair or replace, the foundation isn’t.
In the later stages of buying a home, emotions run high. No matter if you’re the buyer or realtor, you want to see it all go off without a hitch. There are few things more exciting than closing day on your dream home. Still, it’s important not to rush through steps that can protect you.
These days, more and more homebuyers are opting for a home inspection before they move forward on buying a house. No matter whether you’re a potential buyer yourself or the real estate pro who helps them along, it’s important to consider whether an inspection is needed.
Florida roofs are more vulnerable to damage than most other U.S. States. We have some of the highest temperatures, highest humidity, and more than our share of torrential storms.
These days, a thorough home inspection is an absolutely essential part of selling a home. In our humble opinion, no buyer should close on a home without getting a complete inspection done.
Wind mitigation (MIT) is something you’re hearing a lot more about lately. One of the reasons is Florida safety engineers and community governments want to guard against the kind of loss we suffered in 1992.
If you’re a seasoned real estate professional or property investor or buyer, you know home inspections are not a “fad.” In 1982, about 20% of real estate dealings involved a home inspection. Today, 90 percent of residential real estate transactions include a home inspection.
We are a competitive, win-lose society; we just can’t help ourselves. That’s why for many of us, something like a 4-point inspection for our homes is intimidating. What if we “fail” the inspection?
Some people are concerned 2020 will see a real estate market recession similar to 2008-2009. We recovered that particular crash and we’ll bounce back from future recessions as well. Savvy homeowners can ride out any market by maintaining their properties and even making upgrades.
Basic guidelines for what you need to know about home inspections in Volusia County is relatively straightforward. But have you ever wondered what home inspection professionals wish you knew?