Fierce competition for quality single-family properties in Greater Hartford has forced buyers to think hard about every aspect of their offer. How much should they offer to pay? Is their financing as strong as possible? What about their other terms? For buyers willing to offer a strong price, and who are already doing everything they can to optimize their financing, an additional way to make their bid stand out from the crowd is to submit
We are available for private consultations, to answer your questions about buying a home or anything else related to real estate, on a variety of video conferencing platforms. I lead with that because I’ve noticed an explosion of virtual buyer seminars advertised since video conferences became the norm. Buyer seminars happened before Zoom, of course, so it’s not like they are totally new. However, they are much more efficient to organize virtually. And the big
This article is part of the Ready to Buy series, which focuses on the key issues that potential home buyers need to understand as they work through the purchase process. In addition to a basic home inspection, you also need to decide which specialized inspections to order. The vast majority of buyers do Wood Destroying Insect and Radon in Air tests in addition to the basic home inspection. Most inspection companies offer these three services.
This article is part of the Ready to Buy series, which focuses on the key issues that potential home buyers need to understand as they work through the purchase process. The first thing you do after putting a property under contract is schedule the home inspection. Basic inspections look at the structure and systems of the home to evaluate how well they are functioning. This includes areas like the roof, siding, windows, and chimney on
Photo: CT Department of Housing Property owners in a portion of Connecticut have been struggling with foundation problems. The concrete mix used to build their homes included pyrrhotite, which is a mineral that causes foundations to deteriorate due to exposure to air and water. There is no way to repair a defective foundation. The only way to save a home with pyrrhotite is to replace the foundation, a very expensive project. Home insurers didn’t think