A buyer doing their due diligence is likely to add a stipulation that allows them to arrange for one or more inspections of a home and property before they go through with its purchase. These inspections are meant to inform the buyer of potential problems, and the results give the buyer a chance to back out of the deal if the inspection is unsatisfactory or if you, as the seller, refuse to remedy any problems. If you disagree with the buyer's home inspection report, you have a few options for handling the situation.

 

Ask the Inspector

 

If you disagree with the inspection report, contact the inspector. Ask to see photos or videos of the areas on which you disagree. Some aspects of a home inspection could be up to interpretation, but others…

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When you are preparing to sell your home, your real estate agent may advise you to hire a home staging professional or to depersonalize the space. If you thought about storing all of your extra stuff in your closets, garage or basement, this is not a wise decision. A storage unit is a great idea for sellers, and here are four reasons why.

 

Remove Clutter

 

Clutter makes a space look smaller. If every one of your drawers, cupboards, shelves and closets is packed full, this gives prospective buyers an idea that your house is not big enough. Clutter also makes it difficult for buyers to imagine how they would decorate and live in the space. A good rule of thumb is to remove enough items so that drawers, closets and cabinets are only…

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When you are selling your home, you expect your realtor to go all out for the marketing process. The more people who read about, hear about and see your home, the more offers you are likely to get. These are some of the best digital marketing apps and social networking tools that your realtor should be using in order to market your home to potential buyers.

 

Facebook Live

 

Facebook Live is an app that allows your realtor to create a video and share it live with their smartphone. All they need to do is download and log into the app. The app connects to their main Facebook account. Their followers will see that they are live, and they can click over to watch the video in real-time. Followers can also watch the video at a later time. The…

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For many people, owning a home is a long-time dream. As one of the benefits to veterans of the United States armed forces, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs offers mortgage loans. Typically called VA loans, these mortgages have some different rules and distinct advantages when they are compared to conventional mortgage loans. Here are some of the benefits of buying a home with a VA loan.

 

No Down Payment Required

 

If you qualify for a VA loan, you do not have to make a down payment when buying a house. For many people, saving the typical 20% down payment required for a conventional loan is a challenge. High rents make it difficult to set enough aside for a 20% down payment. A VA loan allows you to finance the entire…

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