Buying and owning a home is one of the biggest investments you’ll make in your lifetime. With the median home price hitting $428,700 in Q1 2022, it's more important than ever to have your prospective home inspected before you commit to such an expensive purchase. An inspection can ensure the home is in good condition and devoid of defects or threats.
Buying your first house is often considered one of the biggest milestones in life. In fact, 70% of Americans consider buying a home an important part of adulthood. Between saving up the funds, getting approved for a mortgage, making offers on homes, and finally getting to closing: the homebuying journey is long and stressful.
If you are looking into getting a home inspection, that probably means you’ve just closed on a house. Congratulations! You’ve just taken a massive step toward becoming a homeowner, but the process isn't over just yet.
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It’s no secret… every real estate agent knows home inspections are a must. And, every great realtor knows that pre-listing inspections are the key to helping homes sell faster, and for more money.
The real estate market has been burning hot over the last few months. Home prices are up over 15% year over year based on a report from the NAR (National association of Realtors). Meanwhile, some extremely competitive markets are waiving inspection contingencies on the home. To an extreme, some markets are seeing offers with zero contingencies. Desperation and panic are overtaking buyers and buying agents as the market boom has resulted in upwards of 15 offers per home on the market. To really understand why this is happening, we have to look at what caused the market to run so hot.
During the pandemic there has been a vastly different employment experience between men and women. Statistics provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that for most of the pandemic, women have experienced higher unemployment. In April and May 2020, when unemployment numbers were peaking, female unemployment was over 2% higher than male unemployment. Even more drastically, married women unemployment rate was over 3.3% higher than married men. The pandemic has highlight the discrepancy between male and female unemployment.