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What Does Buying A Home “As Is” Mean?

If you’re a prospective home buyer, you’ve likely seen the term “as is” pop up during your home search. But what exactly does the phrase mean, and is it cause for alarm?   The technical meaning for selling a home “as is,” is simply that the owner is selling the home in its current state,

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Are Home Inspectors Deal Killers or Nightmare Preventers?

  There is a common misconception that home inspectors are “deal killers,” who damage a real estate agent’s chances of closing a deal. We’re going to discuss how that can be harmful, and we’re going to discuss what actually kills the deal! I believe that generally speaking, there are three things that lead to the

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Why For Sale By Owners Should Get A Pre-Listing Home Inspection

The results of a home inspection can have a strong impact on the home’s sale, anything from the buyer requesting repairs or updates, price negotiations, to simply walking away from the deal altogether. Luckily, homeowners aiming to sell their home can choose to hire an inspector for a pre listing home inspection. A pre listing

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Condo Inspections VS Home Inspections

  Though condos usually come with less responsibility and maintenance on the owner’s part, that certainly doesn’t mean you should skip the home inspection. A home inspection is just as necessary for a condo as it is for a full sized family home. But how much of a difference is there between the two?  

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Does A Licensed Home Inspector Equate to Superior Protection?

A lot of people look at licensed home inspectors, and because of this licensing assume them to be more trustworthy and accurate because that person is licensed. Many also assume them to have stronger client protections as a result of this licensing. It’s understandable why people would think this (why wouldn’t licensing be better?) but

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Why “New” Doesn’t Mean Perfect

Many people carry the belief that because a home is new, it must be flawless. Unfortunately, no new product is free from the possibly of a defect. How often are new cars recalled? Why do skydivers always carry second parachutes, even when using a brand-new parachute as their primary?   Of course, those who work

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London Ohio Real Estate Agent Did Not Want The Best For Home Buyers

I will admit, it is possible that I am slightly biased towards my own company. However when I have evidence to prove some things well then we believe it to be true. Like all industries there are a few unethical people. The unethical ones are very dangerous when it comes to real estate, due to

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The Costs of Hiring Individual Contractors vs Hiring a Single Home Inspector

As one of the largest home inspection companies in Central Ohio we get to hear lots of odd things. Some of of the things we hear are odd, some are unethical things that other do, and then some make no sense and seem to be intended to prevent full knowledge of the home being disclosed.

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Indicators That You May Have a Bad Home Inspector

Most home inspectors are good guys. They mean well and want to protect the home buying clients. However like all people that is a small percentage that may not be as good nor as honest as you want them to be. Below are some tips to help you select a home inspectors. This is first

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Mold Behind Walls and Other Ridiculous Claims

As a home inspection company we sell all sorts of things during home inspections. We also come across and read a variety of social media posts and message boards with various issues and complaints. One situation that I have read twice online in only 2 days is where a new home owner is taking down

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