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Found 9 blog entries tagged as "home inspections".

Making Real Estate Offers Explained

Hello readers and followers, back today to talk about what goes into making real estate offers but simplified and thought I'd throw in some other tips and links for home buyers to check out.

Think of making a real estate offer like a relationship. The first step is getting ready to propose and then the proposal itself and hope your offer is accepted.

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On that note, getting ready for the proposal requires some due diligence. Here are some handy articles all home buyers should read before making real estate offers:

fico score vs credit score debt-to-income-ratio, the magic number

For making real estate offers, Realtors use a variety of similar forms and they vary from MLS territory to MLS territory and

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11 Tips to Prevent Real Estate Closing Delays

If you’re thinking of buying a home, selling a home or perhaps already in the process, one of the most painful things a first time buyer, or any home buyer, can face is a delayed real estate closing which can cause a great deal of upset.

Bookmark this page! If you are selling a home, these tips will serve you well as they would a home buyer. 

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Buying a home in SW Ohio?

Just because you have a closing date, or just going with what generally accepted time frames are is no guarantee that your real estate closing will happen in a timely manner.

There are many reasons a real estate closing can be delayed, some of it falling on the seller’s shoulders, some on the agents involved and some delays are

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How and Why to Conduct a Final Walk-Through

You’ve probably read real estate blog articles to never skip home inspections, even on a newer home and in the same prudent practice, one should never skip conducting a final walk-through and in your best interest.

Once you’re handed the keys at closing, it’s your home or your headache.

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A final step before a transaction is officially sealed, a final walk through is arranged by your Realtor and can be scheduled any time within a week of closing, best practice is the day before or better yet the morning before closing.

If the home was previously staged, first time buyers should prepare for the “unstaged” look as the furnishings and décor may have been removed by the time your final walk through is

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How to Buy a Home - 7 Epic Home Buyer Failures

Together with my business partner Marty Snyder, one of Ohio's top Realtors, we've seen a lot over the many years helping hundreds of buyers and have compiled a list of seven of the most epic mistakes made in home buying, hoping you might avoid these disastrous outcomes. 

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Out the gate, I can tell you that half of the battles lost are due to ill preparation.

1 - Credit Conundrums - A major first step, and possible a scary one for some is making sure your credit picture is in good health. Over 80% of credit reports contain errors, and all a clerk has to do is misspell your name or address and poof - you have an alias which hurts your score. Paying on time and knowing how to manipulate credit as with

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Radon Gas, Testing and Mitigation

First time buyers and even some second time buyers may or may not know about Radon; what it is, the health consequences, testing costs, mitigation and costs to mitigate.

What is Radon Gas?

Radon is an odorless & colorless gas that has been known to cause cancer. It cannot be seen or detected by the naked eye or nose for that matter. Most people will hire a professional radon testing professional and their sophisticated equipment. If you don't want to go to the expense of hiring a professional company, radon testing kits can be found at your local hardware store. 

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It has been said that radon gas may enter a home by penetrating the soil and leaching up into the lowest level of a home, typically and is most

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10 Steps on How to Buy a House

You start poking around the internet, looking at homes and entertaining the idea of how wonderful it would be, but need a starting place on how to buy a house and stop paying your landlord's mortgage.

It's an admirable goal with a lot of benefits; improved credit, building equity and having a valuable asset that can pay off handsomely down the road as a rental property someday when you upgrade to another property or sell it off for retirement funds later in life. Too, making a place uniquely your own and filling it with grand memories and the sense of pride that only a homeowner would know.

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It takes more than dreaming about it though. Dreams are great, but breaking down a goal into manageable steps helps ensure

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Luxury Listings – Selling Your Splendid Home

selling a home, selling a luxury homeSelling a luxury home has a ton in common with selling other residential properties but with a few extra considerations.

Two items that selling a luxury home and other residential properties have, or should have, in common are working with a professional Realtor with a proven track record and also pricing the property correctly. Let’s look at these two items first.

4 Major Points for Selling Luxury Homes

The Realtor does matter:

I strongly suggest when shopping for a Realtor the first thing you want to do is look for reviews and testimonials. There should be plenty of great reviews and testimonials both recent and past.

You also want to ensure that the real estate agent you choose understands

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Home Inspections - Detection and Disclosure

Once you find a buyer for your home, the home inspection process is an important part of the home-selling process, and it’s helpful to know what to expect on your inspection day. The home inspector will mainly concentrate on the condition and structure of your home, and will be restricted to a visual inspection of the house.

Property disclosures are a sort of first step for buyers to review, but only a first step. A seller who had a leaking roof, but was professionally repaired need not disclose, and in the case of inherited homes (laws can vary state to state), if the seller has never lived in the home the last year prior to listing, property disclosures are not required.

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What if my Home

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Choosing a Realtor Wisely - Avoid Sunshine Agents

Buyers and sellers can lose time and money, get stuck in adverse circumstances and even suffer a complete failure of meeting their goals. Especially crucial when either party has anxious time constraints or financial concerns.

What would you prefer? Dream home or dashed dreams? Great sale or expired listing?

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There are a lot of remarkable Realtors out there, and my good pleasure to know quite a few and we work together to make deals happen.

Unfortunately, there are an even greater number of "sunshine agents" that would do the industry a favor by getting out of the business.

The Q&A Conversation

Not sure what to look for? Anxious about making a mistake with your choice of agent? View

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