Home buying and home selling

What Are the Most Common Problems Found During a Home Inspection?

The home inspection is a valuable tool designed to discover defects with the house being sold before the buyer completes the sale. While most people already understand the importance of the inspection, they might not know what to expect to see once they open up the report. I recently wrote about some of the surprising issues that a home inspector might not be able to report on, but what about the opposite? Keep reading to learn about the most common defects found during a home inspection and how much it costs to fix them.

Don't Let These Home Buying and Selling Myths Hold You Back

Home buying and selling are usually a mix of important, stressful, and rare; after all, most of us only engage in these processes a handful of times in our entire lives! When you take these characteristics into consideration, it's no wonder that both selling and buying are shrouded in a number of myths which almost everyone is willing to simply believe without challenge. In order to shed some light on the situation, Realtor Magazine recently listed six of the most common myths which continue to hold back home buyers and sellers.

Looking to Move? Here Are the Best Reasons to Buy Before You Sell

First, a disclaimer: most of the time, it is a good idea to sell your old house before purchasing a new one. After all, the potential burden of paying for two mortgages at the same time is a financial risk which few people are willing and able to take on. That being said, there are some specific circumstances in which you might want to consider reversing the order of things by buying the new house first. Keep reading to learn about the factors which can make this unconventional decision a smart move!