Buying the Money Pit Buying the money pit is easy when you’re too emotional about a home purchase. Home buyers can do this because no one buys a house they hate. You find a home you love and go after it. Notice the language I just used. It is very telling. You look at houses but… Read more »
Choosing a home inspector last minute is never a good idea. Because there is so much at stake for you, it’s essential that you do things right when you’re buying a house. Choosing a home inspector is one of the most important things you do so let’s do it right. Understand the Process Home inspections… Read more »
The value of a good home inspector cannot be understated. Home inspectors give you much more than an evaluation of a house.
New homes need inspections too. Even though a new construction house has everything brand new in it, there are still times when mistakes are made and things are not finished properly. Buying a new home does not guarantee that everything is perfect.
Your home inspection is one of the most important parts of purchasing a house. We’ve just gone over finding a home inspector; now it’s time to focus on the home inspection itself. What do you inspect for? The typical home inspection is for the structure (aka the house), wood destroying insects and radon. You should… Read more »
Be prepared as much as you can so the home buying process is fun and as stress free as possible. This is the theme of all of my articles on buying a home. Get a home inspector now and begin to learn about inspections before you find your home is the right way to go.
Living in a house for years doesn’t always mean we know our homes intimately well…. We really don’t know what a home inspector will find which is exactly why you do a pre-listing inspection.
Bergen County has a good number of townhouse condominiums for sale. You find them in locations such as Mahwah, Ramsey, Fort Lee, Edgewater and Cliffside Park where there are large condo developments. They do exist all over Bergen County but the larger developments are in those locations. I was at an inspection of a Leonia… Read more »
Radon is an odorless, colorless gas that can cause cancer. When you buy a home part of your home inspection is for radon. If the radon level is too high, installing a mitigation system ventilates the basement to a safe amount. Radon is an environmentally hazardous substance. As a result, it is strictly regulated by… Read more »
It’s really true that $2 of caulk can stop rust in an electrical panel box. You don’t expect something as small as that to avoid thousands of dollars in maintenance costs. Caulk is cheap. Not using it does indeed potentially cost you thousands. The electrical panel box failed inspection at a home inspection of a… Read more »