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The Importance of Finding a Realtor

The Importance of Finding a Realtor

2008 was a rough year for real estate. Some realtors and mortgage lenders were putting people into homes with nothing more than a driver’s license. Approvals were based on income levels rather than credit. New realtors flooded the market to cash in on the money that was rolling in....

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10 Questions to Ask Your Home Inspector (Before Hiring)

10 Questions to Ask Your Home Inspector (Before Hiring)

Imagine buying a house only to realize after closing that it needs a new roof. If you’d known that, you might not have purchased the house (or you might have offered $20,000 less for it). A home inspector’s job is to uncover potential pitfalls and issues with a house...

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4 Point Inspection vs Buyer’s Inspection (Do I Need Both?)

4 Point Inspection vs Buyer’s Inspection (Do I Need Both?)

We’ve had a busy year with real estate trading hands. With so much action in the market, we get lots of questions from new homeowners regarding their home inspections. One of the most common questions I get is: What is a 4 point inspection and does it satisfy the...

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The Importance of GFCI’s

Electric shocks can be a deadly hazard. Because it is impossible to visibly see an electrical surge coming, you never know when the danger of electrocution is present. Since all of us interact with electricity several times a day, it is important to make sure that you have the...

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Why do you Need a Wind Mitigation Inspection?

Wind mitigation, also known as windstorm mitigation, is the addition of safety features to make a structure more secure and less likely to be damaged during storms. For home insurance companies, there is measurably less risk involved in insuring homes that have taken more precautions, so they offer hefty...

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Hazards of Aluminum Wiring

In 1945, aluminum was approved to be used in residential wiring. With the demand for copper in the 60’s and 70’s for military use during the Vietnam War, it became hard to access it for homes; and with this lack of supply, prices skyrocketed. Thus, during this decade it...

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