Entries by WillDinsmore

Why Not To Waive Your Inspection In This Market

Why Not To Waive Your Inspection In This Market A home inspection is one of the most important ways to protect yourself when buying a home. Home inspection is an intensive assessment of the fundamental systems, physical structures, and appliances. It happens after a buyer and seller have found common ground on the purchase price […]

Ice Dam Prevention

ICE Dam Prevention With the winter weather comes the potential for the infamous ice dams and the water stains and leaks that follow. The following will help you identify the problem, as well as provide you with some common cures to prevent ICE DAMS from happening all together. What is an Ice Dam? Its a […]

The Fungus Among-Us

Do you suspect mold in your attic? Wonder why it’s there? Don’t just clean it! Stop it from happening again. Most likely its due to poor air sealing. Yes attics need ventilation to the outdoors typically, however thats not what causes the fungal growth. Humid Indoor air migration from your living space to the attic […]

Should I get a Home Inspection on a NEW HOME?

The big question, “Should I get a home inspection on new construction?” Talk to any Home Inspector and they are going to say YES of course, but is this a biased opinion? After all the inspector is getting paid to inspect. Why wouldn’t they say yes? Maybe they just want a nice simple smooth inspection. […]

Home Inspection-What to Expect

So you made an offer to buy a home and your Realtor just told you that you NEED to get a Home Inspection. Ok then. What next? First things first. You need to find and hire a Home Inspector and you probably only have 7 to 10 days to schedule all of your inspections per […]

Home Inspectors: Friend or Foe?

Home Inspectors Friend or foe…? This is going to be more of a rant than an informative piece. Be warned. Why do Realtors sometimes hate Home Inspectors? Why are sellers and buyers afraid of home inspection day? It’s easy. A home inspection can be like a wrecking ball aimed at the dreams of home buyers […]

FHA 203K Renovation Loan Program Q and A

Q- How much money can I finance for renovations through the FHA 203K? A- There are two options available through the 203K program. Option one is the Limited 203K where there is no minimum and a maximum of $35,000 in renovations, repairs and FEES. I emphasize the term “fees” because this will ultimately take away […]

Top 3 Reasons Why You Need a Home Inspection When Buying a Home

Learn the “True Value” of the Home. The value of a home on the market is always a BIG question. Many parts make up listing the value of a home such as the home’s location, size, market comparisons, luxury items, and of course deficiencies. What do we mean by deficiencies? Basically, any negatively impacting issue […]