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Home Inspections

Posted by Norman Polsky on July 29, 2012 in No Category
 When buying  a home in the St Louis area it is common practice  for the buyer to have a home inspection once the contract has been accepted   The inspector will check the structure (foundation, ,roof, sills, etc), the mechanical(heating system, plumbing and electrical) and more.  He/she will come up with a report which often highlights areas that have concern, and may need to be corrected.  This list may be quite extensive, even for a new construction home.  The list c... read more
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Should I Buy a New Home or Existing Home?

Posted by Norman Polsky on July 27, 2012 in No Category
 When it comes time to purchase a home, home buyers may be split on which they prefer - a newly built one or an existing property. There are advantages and disadvantages to both, and recognizing those differences could help home buyers make their decision, according to Bankrate.com.   Newly built properties   According to U.S. News and World Report, there are a number of reasons for home buyers to purchase anewly built home. For starters, these properties can be customize... read more
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Keep Your Home Healthy & Safe

Posted by Norman Polsky on July 27, 2012 in No Category
 A home is a person’s safe haven and an extension of themselves. After buying a home, it’s important that new owners implement safety measures to keep their homes safe from potential problems, ranging from poor air quality and mold to insects and contamination. There are several ways new owners can keep their homes healthy and provide a safe living environment for their families. Keep it organized An unorganized home can lead to problems that could have been prevented. So when buyers are unpacking... read more
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 There are several factors consumers take into account when buying a home, including property features, proximity to their work and the surrounding community. The neighborhood they are moving into can play a large role on a new homeowner’s experience, so it’s important to research the particulars of each community thoroughly.   One of the first questions potential buyers should ask is whether the community is governed by a homeowners association. These associations are typically run by real ... read more
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Why Going For Sale by Owner Might not Be the Best Approach

Learn the benefits and the Pitfalls
Posted by Norman Polsky on July 22, 2012 in No Category
  For Sale by Owner:    Those that choose to sell their own homes often hope to avoid the commission paid to real estate agents. While those familiar with the housing market and process of selling a home may enjoy a successful sale, plenty of inexperienced home sellers have encountered nothing but headaches. Besides limiting the number of potential buyers, the decision to sell by owner has cost many homeowners incredible amounts of time, energy and money. Before you make your own decision, you m... read more
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