If you are looking to sell your home, the temptation to save money by avoiding a REALTOR® can be attractive. Real estate agents normally charge 5 or 6 percent for their services, that's $18,000 if your house is selling for $300,000. But, is planting a "For Sale by Owner" sign in your front yard really going to save you thousands?By: Bill Gassett read full article
Buying or selling a home can quickly become confusing when you are not used to the process. The situation isn't helped when you encounter unfamiliar terms used in real estate transactions. I can tell you from being in the real estate business for the past thirty-three years; one of the most questioned topics is about the money a buyer comes up with when purchasing a home.By: Bill Gassett read full article
Cocktails in hand, Rose gives a deep dive into her marketing specialty (Social Media)... and Brad gets indignant about preferred vendors lists and turning the tables on the pay-to-play schemes popular with larger real estate brokerages.By: Edited by ASHI Staff read full article
You have taken the time to find the perfect home, submitted an offer, made your down payment and now it is time to do your home inspection.By: Kevin Vitali read full article
In this episode, Rose & Brad discuss tone and tact; interview a Northern Virginia Top Selling Realtor about communication between Inspectors and buyers; and drink the nastiest Inspector BOD (Beverage of the Day) to be featured on the show.By: Edited by ASHI Staff read full article
As a home inspector, when I inspect the wall and ceiling that separates a garage from a home’s living space, I’m looking at fire safety. If a fire starts in the garage, it shouldn’t quickly spread to the inside of the house. One of the things I look for while inspecting this wall is an intumescent firestop collar for any plastic pipes that penetrate the wall, such as a radon vent, DWV pipes, a central vacuum pipe or gas vent pipes.