By James Shea | Homes.com
The home-buying process is long and arduous. You often spend months searching for the right home before you make an offer and once an offer is made and accepted, you must jump through several more hoops before the sale closes. An important part of the process is the home inspection where a professional makes sure everything in the house is functioning properly and identifies needed repairs.
Home inspections are usually part of the process when you’re buying an existing home. If you’re building your home, however, your builder will coordinate any necessary inspections with the city, then schedule a walkthrough with you. The walkthrough is a vital part of the building process, so it helps to come prepared. As you tour your new home with your builder, you’ll get the 411 on all the features while making sure everything’s up to par. Knowing what to expect during your new home walkthrough means you’re ready to ask the right questions and turn the key on the finished home you’ve been waiting for.
By Carson Buck | Homes.com
It’s 2018 and the real estate market is shaking things up much earlier than expected. Interest rates are rising higher and faster than predicted, and home prices are also on the rise. This combo may not be the best news if you’re planning on buying a new home this year, but is there anything that you can do to help better your situation?