Home Inspection

The California Real Estate Inspection Association is a PAL Sponsor of the California Association of Realtors Expo - Markets Insider

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 21:07

The California Real Estate Inspection Association is a PAL Sponsor of the California Association of Realtors Expo
Markets Insider
Ken Collins, Chairman of CREIA indicates, "CREIA regularly exhibits to the real estate community to promote the home inspection profession and to educate the public on how to choose a home inspector." CREIA offers these tips: Home inspections provide ...

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Check Yourself: 7 Home Maintenance Tasks You Should Tackle in October - Realtor.com News

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 06:17

Realtor.com News

Check Yourself: 7 Home Maintenance Tasks You Should Tackle in October
Realtor.com News
"Hoses with water in them will freeze and burst," says Lisa Turner, author of "House Keys: Tips and Tricks from a Female Home Inspector." DIY: Here's a clever hack: Unroll your hose on a downslope and then recoil it upslope so the water drains out ...

How to Manage the Long-Term Financial Aftermath of a Natural Disaster - U.S. News & World Report

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 07:48

U.S. News & World Report

How to Manage the Long-Term Financial Aftermath of a Natural Disaster
U.S. News & World Report
But while lining up contractors as early as possible is a good idea, don't pay for work before you have approval from your insurance company, says Flavia Berys, a real estate broker and attorney in San Diego. "If you contact your insurance company ...

Texas home sales activity jumps in first half of 2017 - STL Real Estate News

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 09:02

STL Real Estate News

Texas home sales activity jumps in first half of 2017
STL Real Estate News
AUSTIN/ Sept. 8, 2017 (StlRealEstate.News) — Texas home sales volume, home prices and listings activity experienced strong gains in the first half of the year, according to the 2017 Texas Real Estate Midyear Review Report released today by the Texas ...

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Zillow Group Acquires New Home Feed - STL Real Estate News

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 07:28

STL Real Estate News

Zillow Group Acquires New Home Feed
STL Real Estate News
SEATTLE/ Sept. 8, 2017 (StlRealEstate.News) — Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: Z and ZG), which houses a portfolio of the largest and most vibrant real estate and home-related brands on mobile and the web, today announced it has acquired New Home Feed, ...

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Why does my floor drain back up? - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 04:06

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Why does my floor drain back up?
Minneapolis Star Tribune
A backed up floor drain can be mystifying. I wrote a blog post explaining the basics of floor drains over eight years ago, and I've received more comments on that post than any other. The majority of those comments were from people trying to understand ...

Check Yourself: 7 Home Maintenance Tasks You Should Tackle in September - Realtor.com News

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 06:12

Realtor.com News

Check Yourself: 7 Home Maintenance Tasks You Should Tackle in September
Realtor.com News
"It's harmful for equipment to sit all winter long with old oil in the case and dirt on the other components," says Lisa Turner, author of "House Keys: Tips and Tricks From a Female Home Inspector." DIY: Change your oil and filter, replace air and gas ...

Check Yourself: 7 Home Maintenance Tasks You Should Tackle in September - Realtor.com News

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 04:17

Realtor.com News

Check Yourself: 7 Home Maintenance Tasks You Should Tackle in September
Realtor.com News
For most of the country, September signals the end of summer's dog days and a return to fuzzy sweaters, chilly evenings, and, of course, pumpkin spice everything (this is America, after all). But before those first autumn leaves begin to fall, it's ...

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California... - PR.com (press release)

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 00:12

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California...
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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties proudly supports nearly 3,000 sales associates in close to 60 offices spanning the Central Coast to San Diego. In 2016, our expert agents assisted nearly 12,500 customers in selling or buying a home ...

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[Charts] Here's how much money shopping around for a mortgage can save borrowers - HousingWire

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 14:54

HousingWire

[Charts] Here's how much money shopping around for a mortgage can save borrowers
HousingWire
While there's already a push to get more consumers to shop around for a mortgage and branch out beyond getting a mortgage where they already bank, many consumers don't check out other options. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau previously ...

How Long Does It Take to Buy a House? Use This Handy Timeline to Plan Ahead - Realtor.com News

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 14:10

Realtor.com News

How Long Does It Take to Buy a House? Use This Handy Timeline to Plan Ahead
Realtor.com News
You can do this by checking the sellers' property disclosure statements for any problems they're aware of, and also hiring a home inspector to check out the house from top to bottom for any problems. All of this takes time. Bottom line: As much as ...

How Long Does It Take to Buy a House? Use This Handy Timeline to Plan Ahead - Realtor.com News

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 14:10

Realtor.com News

How Long Does It Take to Buy a House? Use This Handy Timeline to Plan Ahead
Realtor.com News
You can do this by checking the sellers' property disclosure statements for any problems they're aware of, and also hiring a home inspector to check out the house from top to bottom for any problems. All of this takes time. Bottom line: As much as ...

And they're off! 3 Bay Area cities snag top spots in study of fastest-moving US markets - BuzzBuzzNews

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 09:14

BuzzBuzzNews

And they're off! 3 Bay Area cities snag top spots in study of fastest-moving US markets
BuzzBuzzNews
Fewer than 32.8 percent of homes in Columbus remain on the market after two months. The rest of the top 10 comprised of cities such as Tacoma, Washington at 27.7 percent, San Diego at 28.2 percent, and Colorado Springs at 31.6 percent. For the Bay Area ...

Over 60 percent of Boston homes are sold within 2 months, report says - Boston Agent Magazine

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 16:03

Boston Agent Magazine

Over 60 percent of Boston homes are sold within 2 months, report says
Boston Agent Magazine
For homebuyers entering today's market, speed is the name of the game. With home inventory at its lowest levels on record, available homes are being bought in record time. In a number of cities, including Boston, the majority of homes don't stay on the ...

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