A Bad Report: 7 Red Flags to Look Out for in a Home Inspection Report
Whether you’re buying or selling, a comprehensive  home inspection  is a valuable tool. For buyers, it can help identify areas that need work, allowing you to negotiate before you get to the closing table. For sellers, it can prove that you’ve taken good care of your home and justify your asking price.

Home Offices Expected to Become Essential for Buyers
As more people shift to work remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, real estate professionals predict that a home office will become a hot amenity for the long term. Fifty-five percent of homeowners and practitioners recently surveyed by remodeling website Houzz say they have a home office. A quarter of respondents say they work from their dining room or kitchen table, and 11% work from their sofa.

Smells Homebuyers Love & Hate

The time has come to sell your home. You have a fresh coat of paint inside and out as well as all your landscape looking beautiful. You definitely have the sense of sight covered for new homebuyers, but do you have the sense of smell taken care of?   

 
Some Appraisals Can Be Delayed Until After Closing

Federal regulators will allow banks to postpone appraisals on residential or commercial property for up to 120 days after closing if the lender keeps the mortgage – but loans destined for FHA, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, etc., also have more lenient appraisal requirements.
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