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Why Get a Home Inspection If You’re Buying “As Is”?

by Mark Cohen, J.D., LL.M., InterNACHI General Counsel, and Nick Gromicko, InterNACHI Founder   Some sellers – often, those working without an agent – want to sell their home “as is” so they don’t have to invest money fixing it up or take on any potential liability for defects.  There is nothing wrong with buying

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The 10 Best Places to Hide Valuables in Your Home

by Nick Gromicko and Kate Tarasenko Burglary is a crime of opportunity.  And burglars don’t want to spend a lot of time looking through a home to find things of value to steal, which is why there are obvious locations that they always check.  That means that there are ways to outsmart them by hiding

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Remodeling Is a Poor Investment Strategy

by Nick Gromicko Remodeling can dramatically increase the quality of life for building occupants, but if you are considering a remodel strictly as an investment, think twice about it.   Remodeling is rarely a sound monetary investment. According to a report published by Remodeling Magazine, most remodeling projects add only 60% to 80% of their cost to

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Pre-Sale Inspections Help Sell Homes Faster, Easier and with less Hassle.

Seller’s Pre-Listing Inspection: Not so long ago Home Inspections were viewed as something that only buyers requested. In recent years, however, Inspections ordered by sellers before their home goes on the market have gained in acceptance and popularity.  The reason, Pre-Sale Home Inspections have greatly exhilarated the sale of listed properties.  Here’s why…. Eventually, your buyers

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