Buying Your First Home?
Ok, you’re ready to buy your first home, you anticipate opening your door, making dinner in your kitchen and relaxing in your den. It is a big financial commitment, but you are prepared. You have the down payment, and you can cover the monthly mortgage outlay. As a first time homebuyer, you may think you are financially ready. Are you?
The down payment and mortgage calculations are good start, but they are insufficient. Longtime homeowners know that there are a host of additional expenses associated with a house. To avoid being caught by surprise, first make sure that your budget can handle all of these common house expenses. (more…)Read more
- 27 Jul
Experience Does Make a Difference Before Hiring a Home Inspector
1. Many home inspectors take a simple online test or take a week long class at a so called college and then go into the home inspection business. There IS NO replacement for actual hands on training in the field and over 15 years of actual experience.
Experience does make the difference If the inspector indicates he or she took any online test, online course or some so called week long college course, you might as well hang up and move on to the next inspector on your list. For over 15 years, I have personally inspected Hundreds of houses. I have personally purchased and sold dozens of these houses. (more…)Read more