There’s way too much red ink on home inspection reports

Although inspection reports have taken many notable strides forward, it seems they are also tiptoeing backward since the proliferation of “red ink” has taken over the process. It seems like the disclaimers never end, and it’s a bit of an overkill.

The buyer’s agent home inspection cheat sheet

The cost of property inspections can present a major outlay for buyers already facing daunting down payments, closing costs and loan fees. Here’s your cheat sheet for explaining which inspections are essential and which are not.

10 tips for making a first-time home purchase go smoothly

Able real estate agents know the first step with first-time (and really all) buyers is to get them pre-qualified — preferably with a lender who is accustomed to working with this group of buyers and who has the patience to explain (early and often) all the costs related to a property purchase.

Rapper Young Thug claims real estate developer sold him defective home

In April 2017, Heritage Select Homes (HSH) sued Atlanta-based rapper Young Thug, whose real name is Jeffery Lamar Williams, for failing to pay the $2.2 million owed on his $2,475,000 mansion located in the city’s luxurious Buckhead neighborhood …

Your home probably has at least 3 allergens, study finds

The National Institutes of Health today released the results of a report that revealed 90 percent of U.S. homes have three or more detectable allergens from pets, pests and rodents …

7 repair requests buyers should never make

Most buyers and sellers understand that buying and selling a home requires negotiation. You give a little here, and they concede a bit there. But what do you do when you have a buyer who demands unnecessary repairs after a home inspection …

Should buyer’s agents attend property inspections?

Buyer’s agency creates expectations from and for both parties. Agents need clients to represent (that is how we get paid), and most buyers need guidance to complete a real estate purchase …

The 5 most common fears when it comes to selling a home

What could homesellers possibly be scared of? After all, they’re the ones holding the cards, right …

5 simple rules for avoiding unauthorized property access

From the Realtor Code of Ethics, Standard of Practice 1-16: “Realtors shall not access or use, or permit or enable others to access or use, listed or managed property on terms or conditions other than those authorized by the owner or seller.” …

Which season is prime time for homeselling?

The art of choosing a particular season to sell doesn’t require a meteorology degree. Before clients decide the time is right, they need to delve in and do thorough homework about market conditions with a real estate agent …