The transaction has made it through almost every hurdle, but a potential deal breaker still lurks—the property has to make it past a home inspector. Buyers typically request an inspection to determine the condition of a home prior to closing, and what is uncovered during the examination may force costly repairs upon the seller, or, in cases of extreme neglect, cause a deal to...
Termites cause an estimated $5 billion in property damage a year in the United States, according to the National Pest Management Foundation, making these pesky insects even more of a threat to wood-based structures than fire, flood, or wind.
Yet, many home owners know very little about the danger that termites pose to their property.
With larger, more luxurious kitchens now the heart of many houses, and first-floor laundry and mud rooms the new activity centers, it was only a matter of time before the garage also underwent a transformation.
Despite the fact that 82 percent of homes have garages, according to the NAR 2007 Profile of Buyers’ Home Feature Preferences, the space is often "the...
Longevity knowledge is key on all sides of the deal. Buyers want to factor in replacement costs for aging components when they make an offer. Owners use the information to decide whether to replace a component before a move. Here's what to tell your clients.
The U.S. Department of Energy offers these simple tips and relatively inexpensive home improvements that will help ensure cold gusts stay out and your furnace doesn't have to work harder than it should.