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Fall Real Estate Outlook Better for Home Buyers

With the frenzy of bidding wars cooling down, the fall real estate outlook is looking better for buyers.  Although the housing market has been fiercely competitive over the last few months, an increase in inventory, moderating price conditions, and a decrease in competition means buyers who got shut out in recent months may have better luck in the housing market this fall.

Majority of Renters Consider Buying a Home during Rental Search

While the housing market landscape continues to transform, a new report from Zillow focuses on renters who moved within the last year.  The 2021 Consumer Housing Trends Report (CHTR) sheds light on characteristics that define renters’ housing considerations and future residence plans. As more renters consider buying a home, professionals can consider some of the following highlights of the research in targeting these consumers.

Sewer Scope Inspections Can Save You $$$

While sewer scope inspections are inexpensive, blocked sewer lines and subsequent repairs are not cheap and can add up to thousands of dollars quickly. When you opt to have a sewer line inspection, a Top Flight home inspector will insert a long cable camera with a light on the end down your drain and all the way through your pipes to the service point, which is typically near the street. 

Water Heater Tips to Extend Life, Efficiency

The life expectancy of a typical water heat is approximately 8-12 years. However, the life of a water heater varies with the location and design of the unit, quality of installation, water quality and maintenance schedule. Checking a couple things annually could prolong the life of your water heater. 

Keep Your Cool with Pre-Season AC Check-up

With warmer months on the way, now is a good time to make sure your air conditioning (AC) unit is in good working shape!  A quick call to a reputable HVAC company to have a pre-season check-up could save you money and time, as contractors get busy once the summer heat arrives.  An effectively maintained AC unit…

Prevent Wet Basements with Proper Grade Around Home

Many homeowners are unaware of how much slope (grade) is needed around the foundation of a house. If grading is not done properly or has settled over time, excess water runoff could be directed toward the foundation instead of away from it.  With spring approaching, ensuring your home has proper grading…