A home inspection gives buyers the peace of knowing what they’re getting into with their new property. Keep in mind as a seller that the deal is not done until the bottom line is signed at closing. The inspection can be a turning point in the wrong direction for your buyers, or it can be that ?nal con?rmation that they made a great choice. Consider these steps when getting ready for your home inspection:
Check the outer perimeter—The inspector will need to take a look at the... read more
Imagine a classic Midwestern blizzard is whipping through the region, followed by some bone-chilling Canadian air that lasts for a week. Meanwhile, you’re house hunting; driving on slick roads that haven’t yet been plowed, stomping through drifts of snow and bracing yourself as you walk into the icy headwind in the backyard of a home you’re considering.
Now imagine this instead: slipping on a virtual reality headset and walking through properties from the comfort of your own ho... read more
A home warranty provides discounted repairs and replacements on a home’s large functional components, such as plumbing, air conditioning, furnace, electrical system and often on major appliances. When something breaks down, the homeowner contacts the warranty company to discuss next steps: Is it covered? Has it been maintained? When can it be addressed? For many, a home warranty may be exactly what you need. Here’s why.
#1 No DIY worries. For those of us who are about as handy as a ni... read more
By Jillian Hugo, Vice President and Realtor at Coldwell Banker River Valley REALTORS
Let’s be honest: tech is fun. It’s novel and makes life easier. But smart parents today embrace tech to keep kids safer while coincidentally increasing their property values. If you’re looking to smarten up your home, here’s a look at the top four devices to get you started.
Smart locks. With smart locks, you have no more worries about lost or forgotten keys. Your child can always get int... read more