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Read This Before Your Home Inspection

You found the perfect home and have an accepted purchase agreement . . . congratulations! Perhaps you looked at many houses, or maybe the first one you looked at was the one. Either way, you did it!

The next step, if you're like most buyers, is ordering the home inspection. Although you're really excited, you're probably also a bit nervous about the inspection and uncertain about what to expect.

To help you with that, I've compiled a list of things you should know about home inspections. Read it over before the inspection so you can go into it feeling informed and ready to get the most out of the process.

Wondering What Your Home Is Worth?

As a Realtor®, this is a question that I hear a lot. And frequently I find home owners using either Trulia or Zillow to get an estimate of the value of their home. This appears to be a fast and easy way to get an answer to the question “What is my home worth?” You can obtain a number without having to talk to anyone.

However, this number may be very misleading, either on the high side or the low side. You should never make a financial decision based on these numbers, and here’s why . . .

Don't let buying your first home be intimidating!

Don't let buying your first home be intimidating!
 
Although a house could be the biggest purchase you will ever make, the process of shopping for a home and obtaining a mortgage doesn't need to be overwhelming. There are steps you can take now to make the process enjoyable and more attainable.
 
 
1. Know Your Credit History and Score
 
One of the key factors in getting approved for a loan is your credit score. Your credit history determines your score, and the higher the score, the better loan terms you will be offered from the lender. You are entitled to a free credit report once every 12 months from each of the three nationwide credit bureaus: Transunion, Experian, and Equifax. Go to www.AnnualCreditReport.com, the official site for consumers to obtain free credit reports, or call 1-877-322-8228. If you notice any errors on your report, work on correcting them as soon as possible.