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Home Buying Advice

Watch out for These Home Inspection Red Flags

Between the searching, financing, and moving, buying a home is stressful. Once you've found the perfect home, no one can blame you for wanting the process to be completed as quickly as possible. However, there's one very important thing standing in your way: the home inspection. You might be tempted to gloss over the report, but it can contain extremely valuable information about the home's potential for future expensive repairs. Keep reading to learn about a few of the most important items to pay attention to in the home inspection report.

This Is Why You Should Buy in the Fall

Most people automatically picture the warm summer months when they think about buying a home, but that doesn't mean that the other seasons are off limits; in fact, there are good reasons to consider fall the best time for home buying! What makes fall a great time to find your dream home? It largely comes down to avoiding the crazy buyer competition that dominates the summer. By shopping when demand is lower, you gain an advantage over motivated sellers. Keep reading to learn why smart buyers should consider continuing or beginning their home search in the fall!

What to Expect from a Smoker's Home

Smoking has become less and less popular over the decades, with the CDC reporting that the proportion of U.S. adults who smoke dropped from 20.9% in 2005 to 15.5% in 2016. Still, that number means that around 38 million potential home sellers are active smokers. Those who do smoke might be interested in learning just how much it reduces the value of their home, while everyone else is likely interested in knowing how to eliminate the smell of cigarettes from their new abode. Realtor.com recently wrote about this topic, offering some useful advice on how to deal with a smoker's home.