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Wednesday, March 30, 2022   /   by Michael Szakos

11 High Cost Inspection Traps You Should Know About Weeks Before Listing Your Home For Sale

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Industry experts identify over 33 physical problems that come under scrutiny during a home inspection when your home is for sale. A new industry report highlights the eleven most common of these problems, and lays out step-by-step what you need to know about these potential pitfalls before you list your home for sale.

There are a number of things that can fall short of requirements during a home inspection, regardless of whether you own an older home or a brand new one, and if not identified and dealt with, any of them could jeopardize the sale of your home. That's why it's vital that you read this report before you list your home. Waiting until the home inspector flags these issues will almost certainly lead to costly delays in the close of your home sale or, worse, turn prospective buyers away altogether.

If you know what you’re looking for, in most cases you can make a reasonable pre-inspection yours ...

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Tuesday, March 29, 2022   /   by Michael Szakos

Exclusive Fixer Upper Hotlist

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As long as you’re aware that “fixer upper” homes need work and are prepared to create a realistic budget ahead of time, homes classed as fixer uppers and handyman specials can represent a good way to get a great deal on a home.

Being mindful to leave yourself some financial "wiggle room", a purchase of this type of home can secure you an ideal home for much less than what comparable homes (already in top condition) are selling for.

Here's how it works:
You will receive a FREE report, with photos, which identifies the best “fixer uppers” on the market in your desired price range and location. This insider information, sent to you in a simple, efficient format at no cost or obligation, will give you a huge advantage over other buyers in the marketplace.
If you are the type of person who recognizes a "diamond in the rough" and know a great deal when you see one, request this fre ...

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Monday, March 28, 2022   /   by Michael Szakos

Do You Need a Lawyer for Your Real Estate Closing?

You do if you answer NO to any of the following questions:

• Do you trust the other parties involved not to take advantage of you?

• Do you understand the Contract provisions?

• Do you understand your inspection rights?

• Can you negotiate your repair credits?

• Do you have a fiduciary relationship with your representative?
To Receive a FREE INFORMATION PACKAGE or to discuss your situation directly with a real estate lawyer, contact us without obligation. 

If you are not quite ready to contact us directly, then you may want to order this FREE Special Report ‘How To Avoid Costly Legal Mistakes When Buying or Selling a Home’.  

It is essential to understand the legal ins and outs that will properly protect you when you buy or sell a home. There are several issues that will certainly cost you if you are not properly informed. It is not uncommon for misinformation to cost loc ...

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Thursday, March 24, 2022   /   by Michael Szakos

Home Warranty: Protection From the Unknown & Unexpected

Comprehensive coverage for heating, cooling, plumbing, and electrical systems, as well as major home appliances.
No need to worry about the unexpected expense of your AC or water heater breaking without warning.  A Home Warranty will cover these things and more, giving you peace of mind and saving you thousands in the event systems in your home stop working and need replacing. 
To find out what is covered and what it costs, request a FREE Home Warranty Information Package by filling out the form.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2022   /   by Michael Szakos

Why You Should Consider a Licensed Mortgage Broker

Obtain the Best Rates & Lowest Closing Costs
When you are ready to purchase a home, it makes sense to negotiate from the strongest position possible. In a strong real estate market, sellers can be more selective in the final buyer they choose to negotiate with. In such a crazed seller's market, it's not uncommon for a home seller to receive multiple offers on their property. With that said, there are certain things you can do to make certain that your offer is the one Seller goes with.
The vast majority of Purchaser's today go about the process entirely wrong, putting themselves at an overwhelming disadvantage!
Let's look at this from the Seller's perspective for a moment:
If you were the Seller and had multiple offers on your property, all things being equal, would you accept the one with Certificate of Financing Approval or the one that was still Conditional on Financing? The answer is obvious. Why then, do so many buyers wait to start the financing until after ...

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