If you're like most people, purchasing a single family home isn't just to have a place to live, it is also a big financial investment. While house hunting, it can be easy to fall in love with a home, but it is also important to look out for red flags that pop up during the home inspection that may indicate that you should walk away if the seller doesn't want to make repairs. [Read More]
Can a Low Home Appraisal Keep You From Buying a Home?
Your purchase offer for a home likely contains several contingency, including one that is based on the home appraisal. The results of the appraisal could have a bearing on whether or not your lender is willing to fund the purchase of the home. If you have an appraisal upcoming, here is what you need to know. What Is the Home Appraisal? The home appraisal is an estimate of what the home you want to buy is worth. [Read More]
Oh The Places You Will Go! Investigating A Home Like A Pro Before Making An Offer
The whole process of shopping for a home you will make your own is terribly exciting. You get to spend your days traipsing through houses and envisioning your family and belongings tucked inside, and this can definitely be a lot of fun. However, in all seriousness, buying a home is a really big deal and deserves a keen eye for detail and a little dirty work. Way too many buyers sift through home after home without stopping to check in all the hidden spots before they decide to make an offer. [Read More]
Rats And Trash: Two Reasons Your Basement Apartment Tenants Keep Leaving
If you have a multi-family house and rely on the basement apartment income to help cover the mortgage, then you know how important long term tenants are. Every time you have to screen new tenants, show the place, and let it sit empty, you are losing money. So, if your prior tenants have complained about rodents and the smell (or sight) of trash, then you need to do something about it. [Read More]