Our inspection team has walked through thousands of homes, and they're sharing everything you should know.
An appraised value is a professional valuation of your home’s worth, while the market value is what buyers will pay for it.
The presence of radon doesn’t have to be a deal breaker, especially if there’s a radon mitigation system in the home. It just helps to be prepared.
Pest inspections provide an examination of your property to evaluate signs of unwelcome critters and provide recommendations for dealing with them.
When it comes to bad inspections, you have to decide how much risk, negotiation, and additional investment you’re comfortable with for a house you love.
Low home appraisals aren’t a common occurrence, but they do happen. Don't panic: You may have some recourse. Learn how to review and appeal your appraisal.
Home appraisals don't technically expire. But if you wait too long, your lender might not accept it. Read on to learn how long your appraisal is valid.
A new method for home appraisals uses technology to make this part of the process faster, cheaper, and more efficient.
You can sell a home for more than the appraised value — but it’s not ideal because it can cause financial problems for the buyer.
Home inspections are crucial to identifying potential problems with the home and laying out what you might spend on maintenance after moving in.
An appraisal can make or break a home sale, especially if it doesn't match the sale price. Here's what happens if a home appraisal doesn't match the offer.
While all home inspectors should provide nearly identical services, some are much more thorough and communicative than others.
Most new construction homes typically don't require an inspection, but that doesn't mean you should skip it. In fact, you should make it a priority to get one.
Septic inspections usually are not included in a typical home inspection, so you’ll have to get one separately. They're often worth it.
Technically, repairs aren't “mandatory” after a home inspection but they may be necessary for the seller, especially when not fixing them means losing the sale.
Juggling both buying and selling isn't easy, so some people choose to include a home sale contingency in their offer on a new home.
How can you make sure your home buying or selling journey goes as smoothly as possible? This home appraisal checklist for buyers and sellers will do just that.
A home appraisal ensures that you don't pay more than what it's worth. Getting the property appraised is an essential step in any home purchase or sale.
Thinking about selling your home? Here are three reasons why getting a pre-listing home inspection could help you sell your home faster and for top dollar.
With Move First, secure your dream home before you list and skip the home selling hassles.Learn More
Our valuations are 40% more accurate than other leading estimates.
On top of a guaranteed sale, 95% of Orchard customers sell for more on the open market.