Home Inspections vs. Home Appraisals

By Chris Karczewski | October 14, 2021

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Home Inspections vs. Home Appraisals

One of the most common questions that new homebuyers have is: what is the difference between the real estate appraisal and the home inspection? While they are both critical steps of the home buying process, they each serve a different purpose.

Home Upgrades: When to Splurge and When to Save

Home renovations can increase your home’s functionality. Also, many buyers are attracted to updated features. However, it’s essential to keep your budget in mind. Here are some tips to help you decide when to splurge or save.

The Homebuyer's Guide to Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency is a term to describe how a home reduces unnecessary or excessive energy consumption, cuts down on harmful greenhouse gas emissions, and reduces dependency on nonrenewable resources. While modern construction standards require newer homes to be built with greater energy efficiency, even older homes can implement upgrades to improve their energy efficiency.