Home Inspections & Appraisals

Our inspection team has walked through thousands of homes, and they're sharing everything you should know.

How to back out of the deal after a bad home inspection
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How to back out of the deal after a bad home inspection

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.

How to Appeal a Home Appraisal If It Comes in Low
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How to Appeal a Home Appraisal If It Comes in Low

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.

How Long Is a Home Appraisal Good For?
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How Long Is a Home Appraisal Good For?

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.

What Is a Desktop Appraisal — and Should You Be Comfortable Using One?
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What Is a Desktop Appraisal — and Should You Be Comfortable Using One?

A new method for home appraisals uses technology to make this part of the process faster, cheaper, and more efficient.

Can You Sell a Home for More Than the Appraised Value?
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Can You Sell a Home for More Than the Appraised Value?

The appraisal is a very important point in the home sale process. Still, a low appraisal doesn’t mean it’s impossible to get your desired purchase price.

Why Home Inspections Are So Important When You’re Buying
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Why Home Inspections Are So Important When You’re Buying

Home inspections are crucial to identifying potential problems with the home and laying out what you might spend on maintenance after moving in.

Here's What Happens When a Home Appraisal Doesn't Match the Sale Price
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Here's What Happens When a Home Appraisal Doesn't Match the Sale Price

Homebuyers use appraisals to help secure a mortgage loan. So what happens if the home appraises for more than what a lender is willing to give you?

How to Find a Good, Reputable Home Inspector
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How to Find a Good, Reputable Home Inspector

While all home inspectors should provide nearly identical services, some are much more thorough and communicative than others.

How Much Does a Major Home Addition Cost?
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How Much Does a Major Home Addition Cost?

Most of the time, adding a room or expanding a bathroom, kitchen, or living space is a good investment, but there’s a lot to consider before taking action.

Do New Construction Homes Need an Inspection?
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Do New Construction Homes Need an Inspection?

Most new construction sale contracts include a final walkthrough, but it may not include an inspection. Here's why you should invest in an inspection too.

What Is a Septic Inspection — And Should You Get One?
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What Is a Septic Inspection — And Should You 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.

Home Appraisal Checklist for Buyers and Sellers
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Home Appraisal Checklist for Buyers and Sellers

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.

What is an Appraisal and Why Is It Important?
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What is an Appraisal and Why Is It Important?

Getting an appraisal is an essential step in any home purchase or sale. So what is an appraisal and why is it important? Let's go over what you'll need to know.

3 Reasons to Get a Pre-Listing Home Inspection
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3 Reasons to Get a Pre-Listing Home Inspection

Thinking about selling your home? Here are 3 reasons why getting a pre-listing home inspection could help you sell your home faster and for top dollar.

How Long Does a Home Inspection Take?
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How Long Does a Home Inspection Take?

If you're a home buyer or seller on a tight schedule, you might be wondering, \"How long does a home inspection take?\" Here's everything you need to know.