No home is perfect. Every home - including newly constructed ones - has issues. You should not expect sellers to disclose any information about the condition of the house you want to buy, or about any potential hazards to the property. Even if the seller provides you a recent home inspection report, it's best not to rely on it as the seller may have chosen an inspector who’s a friend or family … [Read More...]
In recent months we have been getting more questions about housing prices and where they may be headed.
Before we talk about what is happening here in the Tri-Valley, we would like to share the results of the most recent Home Price Expectation Survey.
Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate experts and investment & market … [Read More...]
If you are one of those people (and most of us are) who has accumulated too much "stuff" and needs to find out how to effectively get rid of it then come to a "buzz" session.
August 26th at 10 a.m.
Danville Senior Center
15 E Prospect Ave
corner of Hartz and Prospect
Led by Linda Sterling, local expert, you will be given a step-by-step process to help you accomplish your goal. There will be a … [Read More...]
While some homeowners are quite comfortable handling interior paint jobs on their own, a professional painter is usually enlisted for painting the home’s exterior.
Since painting your home is critical to your home’s appearance and value, finding the best possible painter is essential. Here are some tips for making the right choice:
Don’t agree to let the painter assess the condition of your … [Read More...]
Whether you're buying or selling your home, or simply staying put, you should beware of these common problems that can cause headaches for years to come. Home defects come in all shapes and sizes. From structural problems to air flow and ventilation issues, a lot of things can go wrong with your home.
Poor drainage is the most common problem found by home inspectors. To improve … [Read More...]
Anything that could be potentially harmful to the new occupant or the home itself must be addressed in the seller's disclosure.
Seller disclosure can include previous damage, homeowner's association fees, or any number of other things. Following is more information about home seller disclosure obligations.
1. You are responsible for the accuracy of the document, and can be held liable for … [Read More...]
While just 50 years ago the average life expectancy was 62.5 years, today that number has risen to 78.2 years, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. More Americans are heading into their senior years than ever before, which means the need to make the right decisions regarding elder care is essential.
According to retirement income specialist, Steve Casto, author of “Is Your Retirement Headed in … [Read More...]
When the housing market is up and sales seem to favor sellers rather than buyers, negotiation contract contingencies may seem like a lost cause. But there are always cases where you as the buyer can effectively negotiate purchase protection into the contract of your home, and you may even be able to convince your seller to throw in a few perks. Here are some tips to negotiating contract … [Read More...]