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5 Expert Tips When Packing for Your Big Move

14 September, 2017
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  Packing up all you own for the big move can sometimes feel overwhelming. So, where do you start? We’ve compiled our top 5 Expert Tips When Packing For Your Big Move. We hope these serve as a helpful tool as you start your next adventure! _____ Reserve Your Vehicle Don’t wait until moving day […]

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Tips Every Realtor Should Know When Closing On a Home

23 August, 2017
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Closing on a home is the culmination of all your hard work as a realtor, and an exciting/potentially stressful, time for your client. Your job is to put the client at ease, handle all the loose ends, and secure your client’s dream home… simple right? We’ve asked these real estate experts to give their top […]

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Warning Signs in Your Home’s Foundation

21 June, 2017
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One important piece of knowing the current condition of your home, for Buyers and Sellers alike, is the home’s foundation. The foundation of a home is often the make or break for a transaction, and being aware of the condition of the foundation will help prepare you for the sale/purchase of your home. So how […]

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3 Secrets to Success for Realtors in 2018

08 June, 2017
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Before diving into what makes a realtor successful in 2018 we need to understand the current real estate market. The demand for homes remains high, while the amount of homes available has continually decreased by an average of 11% year after year. This is good news for realtors, who in 2017 have had success selling […]

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Top 5 Home Buyer Inspection Tips

06 June, 2017
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Purchasing a home requires a significant financial investment and may seem like an endless series of critical, important decisions. Inspecting the physical condition of the home’s systems and components is an important part of this process and will aid you in making an informed decision while minimizing risk. If you’re a home buyer, these five […]

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Decoding the Inspection Report: Part 9 – Additional Information Provided by the Inspector

21 March, 2017
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In this final installment of “Decoding the Inspection Report,” we are going to look at the last paragraph of the preamble. It reads as follows: INFORMATION INCLUDED UNDER “ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PROVIDED BY INSPECTOR”, OR PROVIDED AS AN ATTACHMENT WITH THE STANDARD FORM, IS NOT REQUIRED BY THE COMMISSION AND MAY CONTAIN CONTRACTUAL TERMS BETWEEN THE […]

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Decoding the Inspection Report: Part 8 – Right to Inspect & the Option Clause

08 March, 2017
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This section of the Preamble speaks about the buyer’s right to have a home inspected as well a termination option. Even though there is a right to conduct an inspection, it doesn’t require the seller to make any repairs. Here is the verbiage used in the report form: Contract forms developed by TREC for use […]

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Decoding the Inspection Report: Part 7 – Realities

17 February, 2017
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When setting the expectations for the home inspection process, it is important to convey some of the many realities that may be encountered after the inspection takes place. The findings noted in the inspection report provide a snap-shot in time of the general condition of the home on the day & time that the inspection […]

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Decoding the Inspection Report: Part 6 – Client Responsibilities

10 February, 2017
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In our previous posts, we have discussed the responsibilities of the inspector as well as the expectations of the inspection process. Today we will be discussing the section of the report which relates to the responsibilities of the client as determined by the TREC. It states the following: ITEMS IDENTIFIED IN THE REPORT DO NOT […]

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Decoding the Inspection Report: Part 5 – Expectations of the Inspection

06 February, 2017
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As we continue with our blog series, we get into defining some of the expectations of the inspection process. The 6th paragraph of the Preamble reads as follows:  THIS PROPERTY INSPECTION IS NOT A TECHNICALLY EXHAUSTIVE INSPECTION OF THE STRUCTURE, SYSTEMS OR COMPONENTS. This inspection may not reveal all deficiencies. A real estate inspection helps […]

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