Home Buying

Home Inspections Are for Every Home Buyer

Every home buyer should get a home inspection.

A home buyer should get a home inspection every time they contract to buy a home. It is not just for older homes but new homes as well. Even the best home builders around can miss some items and these will show up on a home inspection report. Home inspections on older homes can keep a buyer from making a big mistake of purchasing a real money pit and the wrong home for them.

Hardwood flooring: Solid vs Engineered - What's the difference?

Solid vs engineered flooring

Many of my customers ask whether solid hardwood or engineered hardwood flooring is better, and which is less expensive. Of course the answer is "it depends." It depends on many factors including your subfloor, condition of your sub-floor and what factors are important to you (e.g. ability to sand and refinish, height of floor (relative to other surfaces and/or cabinets and doors), cost, type of wood. There is no "one size fits all" answer.

Home Buyers finding it hard to save for a Down Payment when Rent increases outpace Income Growth

Saving to buy a home

With the Spring home buying season here many families have been prepping their finances all winter with the hope of buying a home this spring. For many that dream will become a reality but for too many other families the goal of homeownership will continue to remain out of reach. One of the biggest problems that potential homebuyers have is coming up with the required home purchase down payment.

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