As the famous Christmas carol goes, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Unfortunately, coupled with the magic of the season, can be harsh winter weather. Freezing temperatures, ice, wind and snow can pose a direct threat to your home. Is your home ready to be your winter retreat? Now is the time to find out!
Amateur Workmanship. Did you weekend handyman brother-in-law help you remodel the kitchen last year? When amateurs do home projects, often the materials used aren’t right for the intended purpose, or they’re of poor quality, or both. Inspections are seldom performed or permits obtained when such projects are done by amateurs. Unfortunately amateur work can complicate a closing.
Cleaning your ventilation system is something you really need to hire a professional to do properly. Industrial strength equipment and professional training are required to do a quality job. This is not one of the jobs that you can do yourself. A hand vacuum or a shop vacuum won’t get the job done. An improper job can actually make your home more unhealthy. This can happen because if you loosen up the dirt in the air ducts and don’t remove what you have loosened up the dirt has to go somewhere. That somewhere is probably in your home. So do hire a professional.
Hire a professional; By interviewing and hiring a real estate professional will make the other steps go much smoother. Hire someone who will exclusively represent you, the buyer. They will “hold your hand” and guide you through the entire process. Be sure they are experienced and have some designations behind their name such as ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative) or CRS (Certified Residential Specialist). And best of all, this is a FREE service to YOU.
There are some things that you can count on a home inspector teaching you about the property. such as the overall condition of the house. However, you should ask questions even if it is not a concern about some things. Here are some things to think about.
Before viewing listings of Spokane homes for sale, create a goal sheet and write down specifics about your dream home. Everything from the style of home you’d prefer, to the yard layout and monthly payment amount should be noted. What type of neighborhood do you prefer? How many bedrooms and bathrooms will you need? Do you want a one-story, two-story or three-story home? Will you need a garage? Do you want a private, wooded lot, or do you prefer living close to neighbors? What is “too close for comfort” in your opinion?
Many states (no Licenses are required in California by the way) have License Requirements for Home Inspectors that require State Licenses. Inquire with your State’s Website before you call an inspector. As a Home Inspector in Lancaster CA we have very few requirements here, but this will vary from state to state and area to area.
As soon as you have applied for a mortgage, you must wait until you are pre-approved for a mortgage. As soon as you have it, you can start shopping around for the home that you want. Yes, you will be seeking for amenities, so before going to the market, you have to make sure you have listed down all the amenities that you and your family need. Visit few homes and make sure to conduct home inspection to see to it that the home that you about to buy is in good condition. Soon you will see yourself enjoying your home in Siesta Key real estate market.