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Ask Angie's List: Have a budget ready for emergency repairs - Reading Eagle

Home Inspection - 12 hours 19 min ago

Reading Eagle

Ask Angie's List: Have a budget ready for emergency repairs
Reading Eagle
Even if you're not planning to sell your home, a home inspection can provide insight into what systems are most likely to fail soon, and it will typically cost only a few hundred dollars. An inspection can't offer guaranteed protection against hidden ...

Toronto developers pulling out of pre-sold condo projects - The Real Deal

Toronto Real estate - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 10:09

The Real Deal

Toronto developers pulling out of pre-sold condo projects
The Real Deal
There are 10,622 condo units in the greater Toronto area in projects that are waiting to being construction that were offered for pre-sale before 2017, according to Urbanation's figures. But since the start of last year, 17 projects in the region with ...

A brutal trek through Toronto's Brutalist architecture - The Globe and Mail

Toronto Real estate - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 07:31

The Globe and Mail

A brutal trek through Toronto's Brutalist architecture
The Globe and Mail
Concrete Toronto Map is the latest in a series by Blue Crow Media's Derek Lamberton, who tapped local experts, ERA Architects, for content. A Washington native, the 40-year-old, former print journalist is now based in London. He began with Brutalist ...

What You Need to Know Before Hiring a Home Inspector - Zing! Blog by Quicken Loans (blog)

Home Inspection - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 14:12

Zing! Blog by Quicken Loans (blog)

What You Need to Know Before Hiring a Home Inspector
Zing! Blog by Quicken Loans (blog)
Congratulations! You put in an offer to buy a home, and it's been accepted! Now it's time to get a home inspection to make sure you are willing to move forward with the purchase. Most potential home buyers choose to include an inspection as a ...
Tips for first time homebuyersThe Daily Courier

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When buyers decline to hire a home inspector - Chicago Daily Herald

Home Inspection - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 07:04

When buyers decline to hire a home inspector
Chicago Daily Herald
Here are some common reasons why homebuyers might forego a home inspection: • Shortage of funds: Some buyers simply want to reduce their expenses, so they buy a home on faith. Everything appears OK when they walk through the house, so they gamble ...

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Winners and losers from Ontario's Fair Housing Plan, one year later - BNN

Toronto Real estate - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 05:45

BNN

Winners and losers from Ontario's Fair Housing Plan, one year later
BNN
It's been one year since the Ontario Fair Housing Plan changed the rules of the real estate game in the Toronto region, and it's a dramatically different market 12 months later. Some 40 per cent fewer homes are changing hands year-over-year, according ...

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NBC10 Boston Responds: Flippin' Mad - NECN - NECN

Home Inspection - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 17:28

NECN

NBC10 Boston Responds: Flippin' Mad - NECN
NECN
Flipped homes are at an all-time high. These are properties that are bought, renovated and sold within a matter of months and while they can be money makers for sellers, there are potential pitfalls for buyers.

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Real Estate Purchase Agreements: 7 Things Home Buyers Must Check—or Else - Realtor.com News

Home Inspection - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:31

Realtor.com News

Real Estate Purchase Agreements: 7 Things Home Buyers Must Check—or Else
Realtor.com News
... like selling a property they already own," says Jimmy Branham, a real estate agent at the Keyes Company in South Florida. Contingencies can also include a home appraisal, home inspection and mortgage approval. Why it matters: Contingencies protect ...

Home of the Week: Toronto Tudor Revival house gets contemporary refresh - The Globe and Mail

Toronto Real estate - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:02

The Globe and Mail

Home of the Week: Toronto Tudor Revival house gets contemporary refresh
The Globe and Mail
Real estate agent Janet Lindsay of Chestnut Park Real Estate Ltd. points out that the green and brown stone inlay in the floor is rimmed in brass. “I think the onyx is quite amazing because it picks up the grass and the earth tones outside.” A small ...

Dana Dratch: 5 home inspection mistakes buyers and sellers make - Virginian-Pilot

Home Inspection - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 15:16

Dana Dratch: 5 home inspection mistakes buyers and sellers make
Virginian-Pilot
A home inspection is an assessment of a home's condition. Home inspectors not only identify problems with houses, they can give buyers information that will help them with the upkeep. “We want to teach them how to maintain the property because it's the ...

Borrower beware: 4 things VA loans can't do - Military Times - Military Times

Home Inspection - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:03

Military Times

Borrower beware: 4 things VA loans can't do - Military Times
Military Times
From the basics (no down payment) to special cases (farm loans, construction loans) to less-heralded programs (go green!), VA-backed loans offer a variety of benefits for eligible borrowers. But as the agency itself outlines in an online reference ...

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How 2018 Toronto Real Estate Is Eerily Similar To What It Was in 1890 - Toronto Storeys (blog)

Toronto Real estate - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:40

Toronto Storeys (blog)

How 2018 Toronto Real Estate Is Eerily Similar To What It Was in 1890
Toronto Storeys (blog)
While writing a script for CTV a few years ago (it was never made), I spent a lot of time reading the numerous newspapers and writings of late 1890s Toronto. If anything, Victorian Toronto came off as rough-and-tumble as 2018, if not more. And far from ...

Builders scrapping pre-sold Toronto condo projects as costs ... - Financial Post

Toronto Real estate - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:47

BNN

Builders scrapping pre-sold Toronto condo projects as costs ...
Financial Post
Builders in Toronto's frenzied condo market are walking away from giant towers they have pre-sold, reflecting a rougher road to profits — and leaving buyers in the lurch. Soaring construction costs and condo values in Canada's largest city, where ...
Builders scrap pre-sold Toronto condo towers as costs escalateBNN

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How risky is it to skip the home inspection? - The Boston Globe

Home Inspection - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:31

The Boston Globe

How risky is it to skip the home inspection?
The Boston Globe
In coveted Boston neighborhoods and suburbs, prospective buyers are increasingly feeling pressured to waive the home inspection, a decision that could leave them vulnerable to future headaches. Almost three-quarters of home sales nationwide that closed ...

Dear Monty: With a willing seller and buyer, pre-closing occupancy can work - Green Bay Press Gazette

Home Inspection - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:02

Green Bay Press Gazette

Dear Monty: With a willing seller and buyer, pre-closing occupancy can work
Green Bay Press Gazette
Reader question: ​I have signed a contract with a seller. I had 10 days due diligence to have the home inspected. I did that, and the house looked like a good deal. Twenty-one days later, the closing attorney calls and says the home is in probate, and ...

Real estate bears warn a housing slump could cause next recession in Canada - The Globe and Mail

Toronto Real estate - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:17

The Globe and Mail

Real estate bears warn a housing slump could cause next recession in Canada
The Globe and Mail
The Toronto-area real estate market is showing signs that it's in the midst of a spring rebound after a year of gyrating sales and prices. Under that scenario, new mortgage rules and government policies aimed at cooling the market have done their job ...

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WPT Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust Announces April 2018 Distribution - GlobeNewswire (press release)

Toronto Real estate - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:42

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WPT Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust Announces April 2018 Distribution
GlobeNewswire (press release)
WPT Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust is an unincorporated, open-ended real estate investment trust established pursuant to a declaration of trust under the laws of the Province of Ontario. The REIT has been formed to own and operate an ...
Agellan Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust Announces April 2018 Monthly Distribution and Details of its First ...Business Wire (press release)

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