REminute- Things to Consider When Buying an Older Home

Especially when purchasing an older home, there are two things that you are going to want to make sure you don’t skip!

I love the charm of a well-maintained, vintage craftsman – Large covered front porches, built-ins, & stained glass. However, not all homes are as well preserved where it really counts; behind the scenes.

Pluming and electrical problems could cost thousands. A cluttered, damp crawlspace can attract vermin and mold. What are all these water stains in the attic from??

Having a licensed professional take a thorough look at the ins and outs of a property before you make that commitment could really be a lifesaver.

An inspector will travel into the depths of a house and give you the 411. If there is something baffling or concerning, an inspector will let you know exactly which type of expert you should contact next to really delve into the potential issue.

A general inspector does not perform a sewer scope, however. This is where the second critical tip comes into play- Make sure to have a licensed video pipeline inspection company run a camera through the main sewer line of the home. You will be able to see the condition of that line, which could cost thousands if not properly maintained.

Basically, don’t skimp on those inspections! Even when no concerns arise, a few hundred dollars is worth that piece of mind.

Posted on May 30, 2019 at 9:20 pm
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REMinute- What are Your Home Priorities?

Click here for the printable Home Priority Game Board ——–> Housing Priority Game

When you’re looking for a new home, sometimes your desires can get in the way of reality. I know we all have that huge (and often unrealistic) list of what we WANT in a house, but don’t always have the means for it.

My perfect dream home has an ocean front view with a slide (Yes, a slide!) from my huge master suite that leads down to my immaculate kitchen with heated floors and indoor garden- But we can’t always get what we want (Cue the music).

In today’s clip, Aaron and I play the ‘Home Priority Game’. This game allows home buyers to truly narrow down their WANTS and their NEEDS in a new home. It gets you really thinking about what is going to be most important to you and your family, when it comes down to it.

Print out the game-board we’ve provided for you and play it on your own. Then make sure to let us know where your priorities lie, and maybe what you were being unrealistic about!

 

Posted on April 29, 2019 at 6:38 pm
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REMinute- Getting to Know Us

We typically discuss real estate related questions that help our audience feel more comfortable when it comes to buying or selling a home. However, today Aaron and I thought that it might be helpful for everyone to get to know us a bit better. Find out how I become a Realtor, and why Aaron decided to switch over to lending, after being a Realtor! We also discuss our hobbies and what we enjoy doing in our spare time!

Posted on April 12, 2019 at 6:52 pm
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