After a homebuyer has made an offer on a Cadence home and the offer has been accepted, the buyer enters a period of time usually referred to as escrow. During the escrow period, the buyer has the home inspected by a professional. If you're a home buyer who is thinking about making an offer on a home or who has already made an offer, this FAQ will tell you what you need to know about home inspections.
What Happens in a Home Inspection?
During the home inspection, the inspector comes to the house and checks structural and non-structural components of the house. It's hard to list everything that your home inspector will look for, because home inspectors check so much. During a typical inspection, these systems may be examined:
When it comes to energy efficiency, different homeowners may have very different ideas when it comes to how they measure returns. Perhaps they're looking to save money on their home energy bills, or maybe they're only interested in upping the resale value. Some homeowners may only care about the long-term returns for the environment rather than their personal financial interest. But no matter what you want from home improvement upgrades, striving for efficiency is never a bad choice. See how to get the most out of every dollar you spend.
Best Places To Look For Energy Inefficiencies
From leaky windows to a 30-year old furnace, most homeowners have at least a vague idea of where their inefficiencies are coming from. However, an official energy
Did you know that the BC Superintendent of Real Estate is effectively taking away your right to choose your own representation effective March 15, 2018?
Unfortunately the new rules intended to protect consumers fail badly and will undermine and compromise the public’s best interests. While in general I agree with limiting or banning dual representation, I do not agree that a past relationship with one party should lead to forced recusal of the other party. The public, you, should have a choice with proper and complete disclosure.
UPCOMING RECBC CHANGES FOR CONSUMERS WHO ARE BUYING OR SELLING MEAN YOU ARE NOT GOING TO HAVE A CHOICE AS TO WHO REPRESENTS YOU!
Following an extremely busy January for us at The Neal Estate Team with substantially increased sales from January the previous year, we were surprised to see report from Victoria Real Estate Board’s that sales were down 10% from the year before. We were expecting a dip in January after the surge of business in the last quarter of 2017 which was linked to the mortgage rule change and buyers rushing to get in before the new rules were in place.
There were just 431 sales for VREB in January including just 118 condos. That’s a 30% drop in condo sales from January 2017 and 10% overall decline in sales. Our team doubled our accepted contracts in January from the previous year with 21 agreements in place for clients of The Neal Estate Team in January. It