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Don’t Sell Without Getting An Annual Property Review

House APR

It will, however, help optimize your chances of a better deal.  It’s not uncommon for buyers to sit on the fence and compare when negotiating. A clean bill of “house health” and a little documentation showing prior needed repairs have been completed, or even a report showing

6 Assumptions That Fail the FHA 203(k) Remodel

MS Consultant Gary Smith Remodeling Advice

It’s not wise to take on any project without doing a little homework. With respect to the 203(k) talk it up, ask for recommendations and begin to gather an experienced “team” of professionals. You’ll be the team’s coach.

Lead Based Paint

Lead Paint Warning

If it’s red – there’s lead! We tested this window last week. Are you buying an older home (prior to 1978)? Your real estate agent will ask you to sign a lead paint disclosure statement (An EPA-approved information pamphlet on identifying and controlling lead-based paint hazards) encouraging you to consider having your home tested for lead based paint.

Brass Has No Class!

Gary Smith - Brandon MS Home Inspector

Jeeezzzz, I remember choosing this fixture for ALL my spec homes back in the 80’s and we didn’t think our homes were “cheap”! According to Mary Umberger of Inman News in her recent post at “Rooms for Improvement”, brass has no class when it comes to impressing buyers.

Do I Really Really Need a Real Estate Agent?

Gary Smith - Home Inspector - Picture of House on Money

Let’s cut to the chase…unless you’re ready, willing and able to do and have ALL of the following: Locate potential property. Schedule appointment to see property. Know the market trends in the neighborhood Know school district lines Contact “The Right Lender” Can