Selling Stress

Going through the process of selling my home, I can sympathize with the stress sellers feel the first couple weeks after accepting a offer.  Most purchase and sale agreements come with what is called an inspection contingency.  This allows the buyer a set window of time that they can make an appointment to inspect the…

While You Wait

“I’m waiting for the girl who will water my camels,” said a boy from my college dorm.  He and his group of friends decided that rather than take girls out on dates and get to know them, they would ask God to just send one to their door that would say something pre-ordained so they…

Marks of Quality

All home builders advertise that they offer quality construction, but what does that mean?  How can buyers evaluate the quality of new construction without seeing the work in progress? Here are three elements of quality to consider and ways you can determine a home’s quality. Workmanship.  Even a novice can tell when finish work has…

Look Before You Leap

It’s Open House season and many of us have caught home shopping fever.  It’s easy to see why.  It’s so much fun to dream about what you will do to make a new and different house your own: plant a garden, host parties on the deck, or enjoy a relaxing night by the fire, but…