Why Home Shopping Takes Detective Work (and How to Do It)

Why Home Shopping Takes Detective Work (and How to Do It)

Purchasing a home may be the most expensive item we as consumers buy. I wrote this article as a tool for looking at homes. Why Home Shopping Takes Detective Work (and How to Do It) I encourage you to read the full post. Happy house hunting! I hope this helps. -Dylan

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Up in Your Feelings About a Fixer-Upper? Read This First.

Up in Your Feelings About a Fixer-Upper? Read This First.

Most home buyers will be buying a previously owned home. This will lead to the inevitable update, remodel or complete system repair. I encourage you to read this article on reviewing the lifecycle of the systems in any home. Up in Your Feelings About a Fixer-Upper? Read This First. Hope this helps! -Dylan

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5 Tips for Efficient House Hunting

5 Tips for Efficient House Hunting

Buying a house is one of the most stressful life events. Juggling work and family obligations with finding a new place to call home can be overwhelming and will leave little time for rational decision-making. In addition, buying the most expensive asset in your life means leaping inevitably into some amount of anxiety-inducing risk. The key to efficient and confident house shopping is quickly getting […]

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Letter to the Author: House Hunting for the Handicapped

Letter to the Author: House Hunting for the Handicapped

Memo to: Dylan Chalk House Talk From a reader, Chuck Ramey, who loves The Confident House Hunter and wishes to add information for handicapped and wheelchair dependent buyers: I am a big fan of your new book which provides much-needed information about houses for prospective home-buyers. As a professional in the building trades, with a long career as an executive at Weyerhaeuser, I do understand […]

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New Construction Home Inspections

Should I get a home inspection on my new construction house? 4 critical things to understand about building codes In the midst of the recent recession which crippled the U.S. real estate economy, the new construction home inspection virtually disappeared. You don’t need to tell this to a builder. For several years there was too much available housing inventory at too low a price to […]

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Rooflines: Unlocking a House Hunting Secret

Rooflines: Unlocking a House Hunting Secret

  Want to know a great trick for looking at houses? Before you look at anything else, take in the roofline. You would be hard-pressed to find a single feature or attribute of a house than can tell you more about the house in less time than the roofline. As a home inspector, the roofline is always the first thing I look at if I […]

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