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8/2/2017 Kitchen Remodels & ROIs: What Buyers Are Looking for Today

In 2017, a minor kitchen remodel offers the 4th best return on investment (ROI) out of any home improvement projects, so when doing so, it’s important to do it right. Since the kitchen is likely one of the first things potential buyers see when going through your home on an open house or showing, it’s easy to see how making a good impression with your kitchen can help sell your home quicker and for more money. However, you do want to be sure not to overdo it. As a general ... Read more

Home Inspections

An offer to buy a home can include a "subject to" clause that is dependent on a home passing inspection. Not all buyers elect to include this clause because they may be purchasing a new home that is already under warranty, they may know enough abouth omes and building that an inspection is not necessary, or they may want to save money.

Home inspections give you a professional assessment of a home's condition. With a home being a major purchase, an inspection gives you peace of mind in knowing whether there are any deficiencies that need to be dealt with now or in the future.

When writing your offer, include a clause that purchase is contingent on a satisfactory home inspection. Also include a clause for a final preclose walkthrough to ensure the property is in the condition you have agreed to and that any required fixes have been made.

Types of Inspections

A number of inspections are common in residential realty transactions. They include:

1. Home Inspection

2. Radon Inspection

3. Termite Inspection

4. Lead Based Paint Inspection

5. Survey

6. Sewer/Septic Inspection

An inspection is recommended on every purchase of real property. The buyer can choose any inspector they like.

Contact the Elizabeth Monarch Group today for our Free List of Preferred Inspectors!