home inspections

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    How to Negotiate Repairs After a Home Inspection

    Most would-be buyers and sellers believe the real estate “deal” is negotiated at the signing of the contract. The reality, though, is that in many cases, the deal-making and negotiations only start at the contract signing.

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    Why You Should Have Your Home Inspected Before Selling

    Here are three reasons why a pre-inspection may be a good idea.

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    How to Get the Most Value From Your Home Inspection

    Unfortunately, many buyers fail to realize the importance of the home inspection. Keeping these factors in mind can help ensure that you get the most value from the process.

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    Top Home Inspection Photos of 2012

    Each week, the Structure Tech team posts new home inspection photo on the Structure Tech Facebook page. After poring over all the photos from the last year, here are our favorite home inspection pics from 2012.

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    When a Dream Home Turns Into a Nightmare

    Though there’s no such thing as a perfect house, the trick is to make sure the home is free of any major problems before signing on the dotted line.

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    What to Expect When You’re Inspecting

    Here’s a guide to the roles and responsibilities each of the players has during a typical property inspection.

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    The Anatomy of a Real Estate Purchase

    The steps, process and details of buying real estate can be intimidating and overwhelming. For the most part, however, the transaction should follow these seven steps.

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    How to Vet an Investment Property

    What other items and issues does a buyer need to review when buying an investment property?

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    The Necessity of Full Home Inspections on Townhouses

    There’s a prevailing myth in the real estate industry that a townhouse inspection is far easier than a single family home, takes less time, and uncovers fewer defects.

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    How to Choose a Home Inspector

    Would you call a retail store and ask “How much do you charge for a TV?” Probably not. You’d have to do research and decide what […]