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Monday, June 11, 2018   /   by Josh Cooley

All Your Home Inspection Questions Answered

Josh Davis of PIllar to Post is here to answer some common home inspection questions we get asked. 


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Josh Davis of Pillar to Post is with me today to answer several home inspection questions we typically get from both our clients and our team.
 
What does a home inspection cover? What does it cost?
 
According to Josh, a whole home inspection covers almost every component of the house itself. The cost of an inspection depends on your home’s square footage, but it’s usually around $495. There are also add-on services a home inspector can provide. Pillar to Post, for example, can add radon testing, sewer scopes, infrared scans, etc.
 
What are some things a home inspection doesn’t cover?
 
Detached sheds, irrigation systems, septic tanks, and wells are all items a regular home inspection doesn’t ...

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018   /   by Josh Cooley

Home Repair and Roofing Expert

Today I am excited to share my discussion with expert contractor, Ed Litten. 


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I am excited to announce the launch of my Expert Series, where I will interview experts about their roles in our community. Joining me for this first installment is Ed Litten of National Pest Control and Construction. Ed has been a home inspector for 10 years, so he has a significant level of experience in his field.
 
The first question I asked Ed to address was, “What are the most common items asked for in an estimate for home repairs?”
 
Any repairs relating to water, Ed says, are the most common. This includes issues in bathrooms, kitchens, and utility rooms, especially. After that, the roof, siding, and substructure are the next most commonly asked for repairs.
 
Of course, not all contracts are negotiated in the same way. In fa ...

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Friday, May 4, 2018   /   by Josh Cooley

Get the Most Equity out of Your Home by Listing Today

Today’s market presents an amazing opportunity for sellers to get the most equity out of their home. If you wait too long to list, this chance could pass you by.

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As a listing agent, people always ask me, “Is now a good time to sell?”
 
While the answer will vary depending on your circumstances, I say that now is a good time to put your home on the market.
 
We’re currently seeing an incredible shortage of inventory. There aren’t enough available homes for the number of buyers in our market, and this high level of demand has caused prices to steadily increase over the past few years.
 
Interest rates are another key factor in today’s market. Right now, rates are sitting between the mid- to high-4% range. While this is a rise from recent figures and two more rate hikes are expected by the end of 20 ...

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Thursday, April 5, 2018   /   by Josh Cooley

What Does This Market Shift Mean for You?

Our market has shifted, but what does that mean for you?

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Today we're going to talk about the shift that we’re seeing in our market and how it affects you.
 
This shift is definitely causing sellers to be a little leery of putting their homes on the market. They’re afraid they might not find another home to meet their needs.
 
To address this situation, we’ve turned to circle prospecting. We're calling different neighborhoods that match the needs of our sellers and asking them if they are interested in selling. We’re also door-knocking, talking with industry peers about homes they might have come on the market.

We absolutely, 100% want to find our buyers their dream home. If you’re looking to buy or list a home anytime in the near future, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to hearing fro ...

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Friday, March 30, 2018   /   by Josh Cooley

The 3 Steps We Take First-Time Homebuyers Through

What does it take for us to help first-time homebuyers move seamlessly through their transaction? Actually, there are three steps my team follows.

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There are three steps I always go through with first-time homebuyers to ensure that the transaction is seamless. I’d like to go over these steps with you, today.
 


The buyer’s consult. This process will typically entail a 20- to 30-minute meeting where we discuss what you’re looking for and what value you’re seeking to find in a home. We want to help you establish a plan to find your perfect home.


The introduction to a lending partner. This will help buyers understand the financial side of the transaction. The lending partner will cover what the buyer needs to know about the down payment, mortgage, taxes, insurance, and more.


The home search. This is where the fun ...

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