home inspection

Why Pre-Inspections are Bad for Sellers

Eastern Massachusetts, and other areas, have experienced a long period of seller’s market. That’s when there are more buyers (demand) than houses or condos for sale (supply). Sellers and their agents have the upper hand. Because of this, sellers and their agents are trying ways to get the most advantage over buyers. But pre-inspections should

The home inspection

Did your buyer's agent tell you to waive home inspection in order to be more competitive? We don't recommend that, ever! We want to you know what to expect, in terms of care and maintenance on this high-priced investment you are making. With average sales well over $600,000 in most areas we work in, we

By Rona|2018-02-08T11:59:32-05:00February 14th, 2018|Categories: buying process, Negotiating, Problems and repair|Tags: expensive problems, home inspection, negotiation|

Inspection problems: when to run away!

Today, the problems I am discussing are not finite; but “infinite” is not the right term. Really infinite: A problem is not infinite if the house could be torn down and rebuilt. (Many can be, but you probably don't want to.) Infinite problems are the rare houses that never should have been built. They cannot

Inspection problems, part 1: finite repair issues

In the process of choosing a house or condo to buy, house-hunters find themselves in a lot of old houses with old and recent repairs. Every house has a component that is worn out, unless you are looking at something that just got a down-to-the-studs renovation. Like a car, a house will have something that

By Rona|2016-12-28T14:01:06-05:00May 20th, 2015|Categories: House Hunting, Problems and repair|Tags: carpentry, home inspection, painting, repair costs, roof repair, water heaters|